Best Mobility Scooters
      October 17, 2018

Home  >  Mobility Scooters  >  Articles


Mobility Scooters

  1. Spinlife
  2. Easy Med Online
  3. Medical Supply Depot
  4. Colonial Medical
  5. CWI Medical
  6. Hoveround
  7. All Electric Scooters
  8. US Medical Supplies
  9. Mobility Ready
  10. Heartland America

Compare Products

  • Select any 2 companies in our reviews to compare them head-to-head!
  • Compare

Your Information Is Secure
Guide to Dealing and Caring for the Elderly Newsletter

Latest Reviews

Acne Products

Coffee Clubs

Company Incorporation

CPA Exam Reviews

Credit Repair Companies

Dog DNA Testing

LLC Formation

Meal Delivery Programs

People Search

Pet Insurance

Wholesale Dropshippers


Related Articles

How to Choose a Mobility Scooter

On the Road with a Mobility Scooter

Tips for Buying a Mobility Scooter


Top Consumer Reviews Articles provides unique articles that you won't find anywhere else on the internet. These articles are designed to help you make the most informed decisions possible.

How to Choose a Mobility Scooter

There are many differences between a powered mobility scooter and a powered wheelchair.

Powered wheelchairs are smaller, primarily for indoor use, and can be either front-wheel or rear-wheel drive. They provide mobility for people who have limited use of their arms and hands. They are often controlled by a single joystick that can be mounted on either the right or left. An advantage of a powered wheelchair is that they have no obstruction in the front, so they can pull directly up to a table or counter. They are also compact, not much longer or wider than a regular chair. This means they can be driven down hallways and through doors that might be too narrow for a larger scooter. If you need to be able to get around in your own home and have limited use of your arms or hands, a chair might be right for you.

Scooters are built primarily for outdoor use (or in large venues, like shopping malls) and are for people who are able to do some walking, for example getting off the scooter and walking into a store to shop. Scooters come in three wheel or four wheel configurations, often with pneumatic tires to handle uneven terrain. Larger tires provide increased ground clearance, which helps cross low obstacles that might be more challenging to powered wheelchairs. Scooters usually come with handlebars mounted on a steering column in the front, so they cannot be pulled directly up to a table. To use a mobility scooter, you must be able to steer and operate the controls with your arms and hands. There is usually an accelerator control mounted to one side of the handlebars or the other. Releasing the accelerator is what activates the brake.

Every chair or scooter should have a comfortable seat, a backrest, and support for the feet that together provide a sturdy and safe platform for riding. The seat on a mobility scooter will usually swivel right and left, making mounting and dismounting easier. A scooter might require a higher step up or down compared to a powered wheelchair.

If you are going to be using your chair or scooter outdoors, the seat should be wide enough for you to sit comfortably in outdoor clothing. However, it should not be so wide that you do not feel secure when sitting facing squarely forward. On the other hand, if the seat is too narrow you might be unable to shift your weight occasionally and limit the amount of time you can sit comfortably.

To sum up:

  • If you have limited upper body strength or control, you might consider a powered wheelchair instead of a scooter.
  • On the other hand, if you can handle the steering and controls, and can get on and off the vehicle to walk a little bit, a scooter might be just what you need.

Niu Technologies IPO: Chinese E-Scooters Company Aims To Redefine Urban Mobility

Niu is a Chinese manufacturer of smart e-scooters. During the IPO, Niu plans to raise $95.5 million, selling 8.3 million ADSs. The company's revenue is growing at an insane pace of more than 95% ...

Published:  Tue, 16 Oct 2018 05:42:00 GMT

A Long-Term Solution for Scooter Sharing

But if the many kinds of micro-mobility can be worked out, the scooters and mopeds and electric bikes and one-wheels will fundamentally change city transportation systems, and in so doing, reshape the ...

Published:  Mon, 15 Oct 2018 06:49:00 GMT

Huntington Beach moves to ban scooter and bicycle sharing services

Citing public safety concerns, the city of Huntington Beach is taking steps to ban bicycle and scooter sharing services. The City Council without discussion Monday unanimously approved the first readi...

Published:  Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:27:00 GMT

Five Ways to Redesign Cities for the Scooter Era

The rise of electric scooters in cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco has led to no small amount of debate and angry community board meetings, but it seems safe to say that the mobility toothp...

Published:  Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:36:14 GMT

Global Medical Mobility Scooters Market 2018-2022: Analysis & Forecasts by 4,5 and 3 Wheeler Medical Mobility Scooters

The "Global Medical Mobility Scooters Market 2018-2022" report has been added to's offering. The Global Medical Mobility Scooters Market to grow at a CAGR of 7.78% during the pe...

Published:  Tue, 09 Oct 2018 12:23:00 GMT

Share Us!    Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest

Home      About Us      Terms & Conditions      Privacy Policy      Contact Us      Disclosure