3 undeniable reasons to always ‘try before you buy’ a mobility scooter or wheelchair

November 20, 2020

3 undeniable reasons to always ‘try before you buy’ a mobility scooter or wheelchair

So, it’s time for a mobility scooter. What next?

How to choose a mobility solution that will change your life 

As veterans of the mobility solutions industry (with extensive personal experience), we have learned so much over the years! But the one thing we choose to remain focused on today, is the fact that the decision to bring a mobility solution onto your life and choosing the right one for you - are both very emotionally charged processes. When it comes to limited mobility there is no “one size fits all”, and sifting through the myriad of makes and models, each with their own advantages and disadvantages, can really drain your time, your energy and sometimes even diminish your budget. This is something that many companies in the mobility solutions space can easily (and understandably) overlook if they are personally unfamiliar. That’s why when we started Folding Scooter Store, we decided we would not let our customers make the mistake of purchasing a solution without first getting to know all the available -and suitable options – and then giving the, a try.

That’s right, we only sell after you’ve taken at least one option out for a spin, and here’s are our top 3 reasons why:

1) Limited Mobility is highly individual. In fact, no 2 limited-mobility prospects are the same. Some will have a long-term degenerative condition, while others are in temporary recovery. Some are larger and others are weak or suffer from additional symptoms like dizziness or impaired vision, that will also influence the choice of mobility solution that best suits their needs. In other words, we need to get to know you a little so that we can help you effectively.

2) Limited Mobility is highly individual. Once you have a solution – what will you be using for? What types of journeys will you be making and on what type of terrain? Do you plan on using it every day or on that occasional outing? Where will you be storing the scooter or wheelchair? Where do you plan to store the vehicle? These are all defining factors in determining what mobility scooter best fits your needs, your plans and your budget.

3) Limited Mobility is highly individual. You try on glasses for comfort, why would you forgo a test drive on a scooter that will most likely become your closest companion? Once you know you need a scooter or a wheelchair, test driving at least one for fit and stability is the strongest recommendation we can make. Remember, some people feel most comfortable driving a minivan, whereas others prefer a sleek sportscar.


That’s right, there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to mobility scooters

So, hopefully you got over thinking the *3 repeated statement was a mistake and actually went through the 3 sections we prepared, because we couldn’t stress this enough: make sure to test drive any scooter or wheelchair you plan to purchase. The range of choices can be bewildering so make sure to consult with an expert to help you narrow down your choices in line with your needs. The opportunity to try the product before committing to buying it offers you peace of mind and confidence in what is most often a substantial purchase that will have a profound effect on your life.

We’d love to help you out.

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