Here’s a record of issues earlier than you select the mannequin of scooter you will purchase. This text is predicated on being in Spain however it related wordwide.
Do I want to make use of my mobility scooter in my residence – indoors?
The place do I need to journey on my mobility scooter?
Do I need a small foldable scooter mannequin that can go on quick journeys, say to one of many purchasing centres right here on the Costa del Sol, Spain, maybe the native supermarkets and so on., one which I can simply put within the trunk of a automotive?
Do I need to use my mobility scooter within the space close to my residence?
Do I need a three or four wheeled mannequin mobility scooter?
Do I’ve to manoeuvre spherical tight corners in both the inside or exterior space the place I dwell?
Are there any tough areas I have to entry? Take into account the world the place you reside; are the pavements scooter pleasant with dropped curbs; or do you must take excessive kerbs; is the terrain pleasant; is there tough floor; no pavements; is there a lot of sand or grass?
Are there many hills that it is advisable to go up frequently? What camber they’ve, are they steep? Be sure that they aren’t too steep for a mobility scooter to stand up.
Take into account the quantity of labor the mobility scooter has to do on hills and so on after which contemplate your weight. It’s no good anticipating a small mobility scooter to have the ability to go up steep hills and carry a number of weight on the similar time.
An alternative choice is that you simply would possibly really want two mobility scooters, a small scooter to be used within the residence and journeys out within the automotive and maybe a bigger mannequin to have the ability to drive round your native space? Have you ever thought-about shopping for a van or folks service to allow you to utilise a bigger mobility scooter on a regular basis?
The place are you going to cost the scooter? Your mobility scooter will want common charging so you will need to have entry to electrical energy.
The place can you allow the mobility scooter if you end up not utilizing it? Is there room in your own home or condominium or do you may have a storage or different lined constructing the place you possibly can depart it? If not then contemplate shopping for a objective constructed cowl to maintain it dry and clear.
What kind of tyres do I would like on my mobility scooter, stable tyres or pneumatic tyres? Stable tyres don’t puncture however give a much less springy snug experience. The broader the tyres the higher the grip and stability.
What kind of seat do I would like on my scooter? Does it swivel to make transferring on and off simpler? Does it alter for peak? Does it have ahead and backward adjustment?
What to Ask your Supplier
Be sure that your seller provides a house evaluation service, you want them to go to to evaluate your wants and advise on the perfect scooter in your setting the place the mobility scooter shall be used, similar to slim doorways, too small lifts (The lifts in Spain are very small) impassable steps (it’s possible you’ll want a ramp placing in).
What’s the supply time?
Do you must pay for scooter supply?
Will the corporate assemble the mobility scooter for you?
What assure is out there? Bear in mind in Spain the legislation is that the corporate has to provide a 2 years guarantee.
What after care service is obtainable, (most firms in Spain don’t provide any) do they service the mobility scooter through the guarantee?
Do they make a name out cost through the guarantee interval?
Guarantee that the mobility firm does have an after care service that’s native, there are some firms who when a mobility scooter goes fallacious should ship the scooter away and do not even give a substitute mobility scooter while you wait generally a number of weeks for the repairs to be completed.
Does your seller provide a attempt before you purchase scheme? Normally you possibly can hire the mannequin scooter you suppose shall be applicable so that you could attempt it in your house setting earlier than shopping for. Ideally they need to refund the worth of the rental if you buy the scootmobiel.