Try the sta­bil­ity of a larger scooter

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COST is not the only con­sid­er­a­tion when you are choos­ing a mo­bil­ity scooter. It is im­por­tant that it meets your safety and com­fort needs, too. Make sure you can use all the con­trols with ease, prefer­ably by hav­ing a test drive af­ter first con­sid­er­ing where your jour­neys will take you. Class 2 scoot­ers are suit­able for pave­ments, while Class 3 mod­els can also travel on roads, so they are suit­able for longer jour­neys. They are heav­ier and larger, with more power to cope with hilly ar­eas, and they of­fer a more com­fort­able ride. Larger scoot­ers also cope bet­ter with kerbs and rougher ter­rain, and give greater vis­i­bil­ity and com­fort. Man­u­fac­tur­ers pro­vide max­i­mum user weights, so if you don’t over­load it, you can be sure your scooter is safe and sta­ble to use. They also of­fer more gen­er­ous and sta­ble seat­ing. And there are stick, crutch and oxy­gen hold­ers, bas­kets, bags and canopies avail­able for your in­di­vid­ual re­quire­ments. Heav­ier users will gen­er­ally get fewer miles per charge and re­quire more power, par­tic­u­larly on hills. Re­mem­ber that you will need some­where safe and dry to charge and store your ve­hi­cle when not in use. Lock­able sheds and stor­age canopies can help if there is not enough room to store it in­doors. It is help­ful to keep spare keys at home and with a rel­a­tive in case of loss. Al­ways be sure to re­move your key when you leave your ve­hi­cle unat­tended at any time. In­sur­ance and break­down cover and reg­u­lar ser­vic­ing by a qual­i­fied en­gi­neer will of­fer peace of mind.

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