Mobility Scooters Perth
If you or a loved one have difficulty walking, an electric mobility scooter could give you your independence and freedom of movement back. Mobility scooters are designed to be easy to use and may be used indoors or outdoors, depending on the type.
Whether you need a manoeuvrable scooter for shopping centres, a heavy-duty scooter for rough terrain or a light and compact model suitable for air travel, Motobility has a complete range of mobility scooters in Perth with free test drives.
Read this buyer's guide to help you find the best mobility scooter for your needs.
Who can benefit from mobility scooters?
Electric mobility scooters are suitable for most people who have limited mobility due to their age, a physical disability, health condition or injury.
However, as these scooters are designed for people who can sit upright unaided, you may not be suitable if you have impaired strength or balance, such as if you need assistance transferring from a bed to a wheelchair.
You may also not be eligible to use mobility scooters safely if you have impaired:
- reaction time
If in doubt, you should have a consultation with your doctor or an occupational therapist. They can check your suitability and recommend the best mobility device for you.
Mobility scooter or wheelchair?
The main alternative to motorised scooters is electric wheelchairs. These may be more suitable if you have impaired strength or balance and find it difficult to sit upright unaided.
Powered wheelchairs are generally smaller and more manoeuvrable than scooters, which can make them easier to use indoors. However, mobility scooters can travel longer distances, can be used indoors or outdoors, and are generally cheaper.
Types of mobility scooters
Mobility scooters aren't a one-size-fits-all solution. You can choose from a range of sizes and features to make sure you have the support, comfort and convenience you need.
The four main categories are:
Travel mobility scooters
These lightweight scooters are designed for ease of transport in cars and aircraft. They may be foldable or separate into one or two parts for ease of dismantling and assembly.They are suitable for use indoors and on flat and level outdoor surfaces such as well-paved footpaths, but can struggle on uneven terrain.
Portable mobility scooters
Slightly larger and generally more comfortable than travel scooters, portable mobility scooters are suitable for general outdoor use. These scooters normally have to be taken apart into a number of pieces when being transported in cars, but more advanced self-loading models are also available.
Medium mobility scooters
If you want a more substantial scooter for getting around town, mid-sized mobility scooters have the comfort, safety and visibility required for general outdoor use, while still being a suitable size to fit through doors and on most public transport.
Large mobility scooters
If you're looking for a car replacement, large mobility scooters have most of the features you'll need, including larger tyres capable of handling bumpy or hilly terrain, more suspension for extra carrying capacity and larger batteries or motors giving them a longer range. However, their size can make them unsuitable for indoor use.
How to choose a mobility scooter
If you think an electric mobility scooter is right for you, there are many things to consider when selecting the perfect vehicle for your needs. These include:
- Height – you need to fit comfortably in the seat and be able to reach the controls. You should also consider whether you need to pass through doors or other narrow spaces.
- Weight – your scooter needs to comfortably support your weight along with anything you're carrying, such as shopping. This will vary if you're travelling on uneven ground.
- Stability – do you only need a scooter for indoors and well-paved areas, or to travel on gravel, grass or other terrain?
- Batteries – do you need long-life batteries for longer excursions or will you always be close to a charging point?
- Controls – these should be easy to see and comfortable to operate.
Once you've found your perfect match, make sure your supplier offers a home test drive so you can try it out and see for yourself.
Mobility scooters in Osborne Park
Motobility is a trusted supplier of electric mobility scooters, electric gophers and other mobility equipment in Perth and WA. We deal directly with leading manufacturers and only sell high quality products from leading Australian and international brands including Kymco, Quingo, Solax and SupaScoota.
Call our friendly and knowledgeable team in Osborne Park on 08 9242 7333 or contact us online so we can help you choose the best mobility scooter for your needs. We offer a free in-home test drive for all products so you can be confident you're making the right choice.
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