Whether you are a handicap scooter owner or planning on purchasing one, you should know the basic handicap scooter knowledge. Such questions involving usability, requirements, insurance, batteries and transportation will help you on your way to being a competent scooter user. So whether you call it a handicap scooter, electric scooter or mobility scooter, do not make any purchases until you know the knowledge.
Many people purchase a scooter without knowing if they are physically capable of using one. You need to be able to get on and off a handicap scooter without much strain. You also have to be able to lean forward to use the controls. There are people who lack this upper body strength and they are not the right candidates for a scooter. Here are more tips for scooter users.
Deciding on 3 or 4 wheels on a scooter is an important when you have a home that is tight and requires sharp turns. Three wheels will help you maneuver around the corners.
People can move their scooters around by using a minivan or renting a transportation van. Mobility scooters are run on batteries and for long distances, it is not wise to travel solely on it. A handicap scooter transporter will also reduce the wear and tear.
Insurance for handicap scooters is not automatically required unlike a car or other larger vehicles. You should check your local laws for more information but it is usually not required.
Mobility scooters are mostly run on batteries and it is inevitable for them to lose the charge. Before you toss the batteries, check the connections and the outlets for any damages or loose connections. This might save you from buying a new scooter battery.
Get a warranty if you know you will end up using it often, indoors and outdoors. It is a small investment for something that becomes a part of your life.
Keep your scooter clean and well maintained if you decide to opt out of the warranty. Simple things like cleaning out the debris on the axles and gears can keep the scooter running smoothly for years.