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There's Always a Cheaper Solution for a Mobility Scooter!

Updated on April 1, 2013

People who faced with mobility challenge or having difficulty when walking often take the advantage of the generous availability of mobility scooters that are made available for use at public places such as amusement parks, shopping malls and departmental stores. With such mobility aids, they are now able to catch up with their friends and family without having to overexert themselves or have the freedom to go in their own direction without needing any assistance.

Even though such mobility device can provide many benefits and enable them to reclaim their freedom, many people still can’t own a personal mobility scooter, mostly due to limited budget. This is even truer for people who come from lower income range of family. For that, a cheap mobility scooter is the answer for people who need one but are constrained by the money that they have.

Cheap Mobility Scooter
Cheap Mobility Scooter

Those mobility scooters that are available for use at public places are generally the four wheeled type which are more durable but does not offer the comfort and convenience that some other models do.

They were purchased to serve the public need and that’s why reliability and durability are always the priority compare to other needs such as comfort and convenience. These mobility scooters do not come cheap and they are always not the choice when people are considering having them at home.

If you could spend some times doing online research on mobility scooter, you will definitely become familiar with the different types of scooters, models, features and etc. For general guideline the cost of a brand new mobility scooter could range from as low as $500 to as high as $3000 plus. If you are looking for one with many options, features and a more powerful motor, you will expect to pay at least $2000 for it.

A clue that you can use to determine the power of the motor is the number of batteries the mobility scooter has. A model that has two batteries onboard normally will have a more powerful motor. Compare to a smaller motor, a powerful motor makes riding steep slopes quicker and easier. However, that will definitely cost you a lot; so if you are on budget, getting the cheap mobility scooter with a smaller motor is still better compare to not getting one at all.


Getting A Cheap Mobility Scooter

Due to the cost, some people might consider a walker over a mobility scooter. A walker is a low cost piece of equipment that is specifically designed to assist those who have trouble walking. This is a good piece of equipment but the individual that uses a walker mush have a good upper body strength and energy to move around. It depends entire on the upper body strength in order to support the lower body. So this might not be true for elderly person.

A cheap mobility scooter also requires the individual to have adequate body strength in order to operate the steering column and hand operated controls. However, it is not as hard as when comparing to a walker or a manual wheel chair. If you are interested in getting one cheap mobility scooter, you can always try searching online but do not go with the premium one. A basic mobility scooter will cost you few hundreds bucks only.

A Woman on A Mobility Scooter
A Woman on A Mobility Scooter | Source

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