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Which scooter is right for me?

  • Features

    • Simple one-step folding perfect for travelling
    • Well suited for use on Cruise Ships, shopping centres and well paved footpaths
    • Plain-safe Lithium batteries
    • New models available with rear suspension

    Suitable for

    While these scooters are great for well-paved footpaths, shopping centres and cruise ships, they are not designed for prolonged and “rougher” outdoor surfaces, such as parks, gravel or cobblestones.

    The added rear suspension, on the newer model, such as the Solax Charge (replacing the popular Solax Genie), makes for a more comfortable ride, however, we still recommend this scooter for use on well-paved surfaces whenever possible.

  • Features

    • Lighter to lift than travel scooter, thanks to the ability to “pull apart” into easier to manage pieces
    • Larger tyres and additional comfort features make this a versatile choice, well suited at use on footpaths, some parks and grassed areas as well as transport in the back of a car
    • Perfect for shopping centres and around the local neighbourhood

    Suitable for

    These scooters provide more comfort features, such as larger tyres, lights, suspension, bigger seats etc. The one exception is the Quingo Flyte, which is a self-loading scooter perfect for taking to the shops, without having to worry about doing any lifting.

    The constantly changing technology, is seeing many new developments in this particular type of mobility scooter

  • Features

    • Perfect everyday scooter to run errands and do your shopping
    • Well suited for use on trains and ferry’s
    • Suited for extended outdoor use as well as indoor use in large spaces, such as shopping centres and supermarkets, thanks to their narrow frame

    Suitable for

    Designed to be used in outdoor areas, larger shopping centres and supermarkets as well as some public transport.The mid-size mobility-scooter is a great way to get a high level of comfort, safety and visibility

  • Features

    • Highest levels of Comfort Features
    • Battery ranges of over 50km per charge with high weight capacities
    • Suitable for a range of different terrain and hills

    Suitable for

    These are the most substantial types of mobility-scooters available. Usually, these scooters are described as “top of the range” as they are packed with all comfort features, the most sophisticated suspension systems, larger tyres and bigger motors/batteries, which provide more power, range and carrying capacity.

Choosing the right Mobility Scooter

With are hundreds of mobility scooters on the market, each with their own unique set of features and benefits, knowing what you need and narrowing the field can be little overwhelming.

The information below will help step you through the questions you can ask yourself to identify which scooter best meets your needs.

1. What do you want to do?

It may seem like the obvious place to start, but identifying what you want to do and how you’ll be using the scooter will help point you in the right direction.

With today’s technological advances there are only a few places that a scooter can’t go. You can even take them on a plane at no additional cost (costs may apply when traveling on budget airlines).

Some of the main uses are:

  • Running errands
  • Joining the family for a walk in the Park
  • Use on public transport such as the train or bus
  • Inside use in public places such as shopping centres
  • Inside use in the home
  • For Travel
  • Putting it in the boot of the car to take to the shops
  • Taking it with you when travelling overseas or interstate

2. Considerations

Once you have decided what your main intended uses are you need to look at some other factors that will narrow your choices down.

Things to consider:

The terrain you live in

Are there hills? If yes, does the scooter have sufficient power to use on them?

How are the footpaths? eg: smooth or rough.

Your height & weight

Is the weight capacity right for your size?

Do you need extra legroom?

Some medium scooters have weight limits around 100kg – 130kg. You may need a large scooter if your weight exceeds this.

Your capabilities

If you struggle with your balance and transferring in and out of your scooter we recommend choosing a 4-wheel option over a 3-wheel option.

Your budget

If your main concern is price, you may want to look into a second-hand option. You can often save a lot of money by opting to buy a pre-loved scooter.

We do also offer assistance with the grants and subsidies available to you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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