Mobility scooters are about freedom. They provide freedom of movement to those that through time and circumstance have seen their ability to walk diminish. Which ever the condition, whether it be leg issues, balance problems or a question of general health, mobility scooters have been enriching lives and providing independence to people of all walks of live for nearly three decades now.
Choosing the right mobility scooter or power scooter is an important decision. Buying the right scooter can be an enriching experience, while purchasing the wrong mobility scooter can end
up being an out right waste of money. Our objective at Scooters On the Go has always been to provide our readers and customers sound, trusted information so that they can make a smart buying decision when it comes to the right scooter for their budget. Just like buying a car, each scooter has different characteristics and features, and with an ever growing list of scooter manufacturers out there, the gap in quality from entry level scooters to high end models is growing wider with every passing season. The good news is that regardless of your budget, finding a scooter that will fit your needs isn’t that hard when you know what you are looking for.
About Scooters on the Go…
Our goal as Scooters on the Go is to provide you all the information you need to make a smart choice. We do not manufacturer scooters – rather we test, rank and rate a growing list of popular models so that you can get a solid understanding of each model available. There is a lot of self serving information on the internet about scooters, and with seniors being a primary customer, it’s more important than ever to have trusted information rather than a sales pitch to help you make a choice. Chances are the following article is going to bring up some points you haven’t thought off up until now.
It All Starts With What You Need
For some, scooters are their main method of transportation – for others scooters are used in unison with their cars as a way to get around once they have driven to their destination. Both these scenarios are quite typical – yet both also have very different idea devices. A scooter used as a main method of transportation requires ample battery power to ensure the user can get to and from where they are going without having to worry about running out of juice. This then means a unit with more battery reserve and power, and the bigger the battery, the heavier the scooter will be. It also will need to be able to withstand the elements and have greater capacity to handle a variety of terrains and obstacles.
For a scooter that is more of a secondary mobility device for getting around the shopping mall or grocery store – a lighter model is far more ideal that can be easily loaded into the back of a small van. In this case, this unit requires more ease of use and transportation than long term power and durability. In many cases the smaller lighter scooter units are also less expensive than the more larger multi-use units.
Drive Medical Sfscout4 Spitfire Scout 4 Wheel Travel Power Scooter
This popular scooter is from a company called Drive Medical and can carry a person who weighs up to 300 pounds for nine miles. It’s maximum speed is 4.25 miles an hour and comes as pictured in the image ( to see a larger image click on the picture and you will be taken to information page on this model ). This model retails for a suggested retail price of $1849 but is available on Amazon.com for $749 with free shipping. ( Amazon is an excellent website to find wholesale scooters that are often discounted more than 50% off what you would pay at a retail store front.