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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing Your Shoprider Mobility Scooter

When you know, you know. This is often the way people think when buying a mobility scooter. It’s simple, right? Perhaps not! With so many choices on the market, how do you know which is the right one for you? Before you invest in the first mobility scooter you lay your eyes on, do your homework and avoid any unnecessary ‘Post-Purchase Stress’! 


Shoprider is making the process easier with these 4 questions to ask yourself before choosing the future of your mobility scooter. Now, you can know that you know!


#1 Where/When will I be using it?


If you’re looking for a daily scooter to use around the house, you will need one with a tight turning circle that lets you tackle the corners of your home. 3-wheel drive scooters navigate narrow spaces easily. Remember to measure the dimensions of your living area - you don’t want to get home with your new Shoprider scooter, only to find that you can’t fit through your kitchen door! 


If you love the outdoors and spend a lot of time on rugged terrains and open roads, a 4-wheel drive scooter is a good, durable option. If your adventures take you away for long periods of time, scooters with a long-lasting battery life will take you the distance.  


For quick errands or travel purposes, opt for a compact scooter that can be assembled and disassembled with ease.


#2 What are my Weight Requirements?


The weight capacity of your scooter matters. Consider your own weight, as well as any additional load that you would normally carry. Will you be taking Benji the Bulldog to the park? Do you need to transport groceries or your laptop bag? Invest in a scooter that accommodates your lifestyle. And because there is always going to be a chance that you will buy extra potatoes … or eat another slice of birthday cake … play it safe and cater for your maximum capacity! Shoprider has a wide range.  


#3 How can I get the Utmost Comfort?


Your comfort requirements depend on what you will use your scooter for. For quick errands or travel purposes, a smaller,  lighter, less-padded scooter is suitable. Otherwise, a well-padded seat that gives your body comfortable support is necessary. Your feet should rest squarely on the floor with your knees at a 90-degree angle. You don’t want a standing appointment with a chiropractor because your back keeps curving backwards or forwards, so make sure your seat can adjust to your body. Shoprider will assist you through these steps. 


#4 What are my Physical Abilities?


Always consider your physical limitations and special needs. If you do not have full agility in both hands, for example, operating a scooter will prove tricky. If you have any issues with eyesight, balance, responsiveness, perception, or motor function, you may struggle with the controls, speed, and navigation of a scooter. Take a look at what Shoprider offers as alternatives. 


If you still have pre-purchase anxiety, rest assured: Shoprider is here for you. We are committed to finding the best mobility scooter for your lifestyle. We also sell pre-owned, pre-loved scooters that will fit with your budget. Contact Shoprider to start your mobility journey today.

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