A mobility scooter is a mobility aid equivalent to a wheelchair but configured like a motorscooter. Much like a bicycle, the user sits on them on a similar seated position and steers them by way of handlebars.
Scooters run on integrated batteries and need regular charging. Each model differs slightly, but in general, you can expect around 10 to 16 km of use from each charge for a standard model, though some heavy duty models go as far as 48 km per charge.
Models suitable for road use run at up to 13 kmph, while indoors and sidewalk suitable models max out around 6 kmph.
A motorized scooter for seniors is a mobility aid designed to make it much easier to get around. Some seniors use their mobility scooter in place of walking, taking public transit, or relying on a lift from another person, to get around their local area with minimal trouble. Others use their scooter to get around the home if walking is difficult.
There are four types of mobility scooters:
1. Three-wheel: Three wheel mobility scooters are ideal for indoor use as they are typically smaller and lighter than their four-wheel cousins, and offer a tighter turning radius that is much better for indoor use. Their outdoor use is limited, however, so think carefully before choosing one.
2. Four-wheel: Four wheel mobility scooters are a much better option for those who want to drive their scooter outdoors. Having four wheels gives them extra stability.
3. Travel: Travel scooters are the lightest weight mobility scooters and are designed to fold down for transportation in the trunk of a car.
4. Heavy Duty: Heavy duty mobility scooters can carry up to 227 kg or more and are suitable for heavier people who might exceed the weight limit for a smaller model.
Some three and four-wheel models also come with a canopy to protect the user from the elements.
What terrain does it drive on?
Some mobility scooters are only suitable for indoor use, while others can only be driven on sidewalks, and still others can be driven on roads.
How easy is it to transport?
If your loved one needs a scooter that can be folded up for taking on public transit or in a car, make sure the model you pick is designed to do so.
How easy is it to turn?
Three-wheeled models have a much smaller turning radius, but are only suitable for use at home. Consider where the scooter will be driven to make sure it’s maneuverable enough.
What is the maximum weight capacity?
For larger individuals, it’s important to check out the maximum weight capacity before purchase, to be sure they can use their scooter comfortably.
Does it have good safety features?
The three most important safety features to look for are non-tip wheels, an easy to use brake, and an easy to use single hand controller. Some models also offer non-leak batteries for extra reassurance.
What is the battery range?
Some batteries allow 10 to 13 km of use, while others go as far as 48 km – be sure to pick one that suits the typical distance the scooter will be traveling.
How comfortable is it?
Finding a scooter that’s comfortable to sit on for long periods of time is a must. If this a particular concern, look for one with an adjustable backrest, movable arms, and an extra padded seat.
For many seniors, loss of mobility is a distressing part of getting older. When it becomes hard to walk around the home or to get to church, the library, the shops or for meetups with friends, a mobility scooter can be a wonderful piece of equipment. Using a mobility scooter gives many seniors their independence back, which is good for their confidence, and helps them keep up with their social life and stay active.
- Cash & Carry
- Credit card (Visa,Master) *There will be a processing fees of 2.3% for any scooter purchase*
- Nets (There will be a 0.8% processing fee)
- Instalment plan (OCBC)
- In-House Instalment (Coming soon)
- Lease Purchase (Coming soon)
Model 6 months 12 months
T802 RRP + 3% RRP + 4%
F806 RRP + 1% RRP + 2%
F808 RRP + 0% RRP + 0%
*RRP, Recommended Retail Price
For online payment,
- Bank transfer
- Credit card *There will be a processing fees of 2.3% for any scooter purchase*
UL2272 is not required for Personal Mobility Aids (PMA). It is only required for other personal mobility devices (PMD), such as e-scooters.
Terms and Conditions:
1.Trade in program is only available only at SETI showroom.
2.All brand for mobility scooter are accepted for this trade in program.
3.The mobility scooter and its accompanying charger with safety mark must be provided during the trade in program.