Folding Mobility Scooters Top Choice As Best Overall Scooters

| Saturday, April 2, 2011
By Chris Station

Having any kind of difficulty walking and getting around without help can be depressing. You're forced to depend on others for practically everything, especially those things that take place outside of your home. But now you can get back some of your independence with folding mobility scooters.

If you're one of those people who've lived an independent lifestyle throughout their life, you probably find it hard asking others for help. Wouldn't you rather take care of doing your own errands and your own grocery shopping?

That's just what's so terrific about a folding mobility scooter. These scooters are sometimes referred to as travel mobility scooters. But whatever you call them, they are portable.

That's why vacationers take them along when traveling. Because they can be folded up, they take up very little space. And they are so easy to maneuver they are perfect for sightseeing. If you have your own portable ramp, you're going to be able to move around freely practically anywhere.

Mobility scooters are most often electric powered and so are ideal for those who experience difficulty in walking around. They generally come with a built-in charger that is designed to plug into any wall outlet. That way you can recharge where ever there's an outlet.

There are all different types of scooters ranging from heavy duty models, to 3 or 4 wheel scooters. But you'll find that folding mobility scooters may be the best all around option for use at home or if you're out and about.

What could be the best part of having a folding scooter is the flexibility. Since these scooters are smaller than scooters used in a single location, they're also much lighter in weight. Because of that, it's going to be easier to fold it up and put in the back of your minivan or SUV, or into your trunk.

Another useful feature available on many models is the ability to disassemble the scooter into smaller pieces. This makes for easier handling. Neither the assembly or the dis-assembly is difficult.

Although folding mobility scooters are generally smaller, manufacturers have been making some models that can carry around 300 pounds. This allows you to to bring along any medical equipment you require and even a portable ramp.

The cost of a folding mobility scooter is fairly reasonable, ranging from about $400 to about $1000. Much of the cost will depend on extra features you need as well as the model. Part of your cost could be covered through private insurance or Medicare.

With the huge variety of folding mobility scooters currently available, your only problem is deciding which one you want. The sooner you pick one out, the sooner you'll get back to an independent lifestyle.

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