Try the stability of a larger scooter
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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