Being one of the leaders in the market, we know a thing or two about
scooters. We chose the brands we carry because they too are leaders in
the scooter world. So, if you are in the market for a scooter, you are
in the right place!
Who Needs a Mobility Scooter?
Mobility scooters, also known as power scooters are a perfect option
for people who want to maintain independence but need a little
assistance getting around. Shopping, day trips, doctor appointments,
vacations, walking the dog, checking the mail – these are all
activities that purchasing a mobility scooter can assist with.
Here is a list of the different types of power scooters that you'll
want to consider:
Standard & Full-size Power Scooters
– Full size scooters work well in larger indoor spaces as well as
outdoors. Models range from 4 mph up to 10 mph with varying battery
ranges and weight capacities of 300 – 500 pounds.
- considered safe and stable, 3-wheel scooters are able to turn in
tighter spaces than a 4 wheel.
- 4-wheel scooters have a wider wheel base allowing more room for your
feel, additional stability on inclines and varying terrains.
- Recreational scooters are usually a lot faster, bigger and a lot more
fun (and stylish) to ride. In addition to added comfort and style,
recreational scooters have superb suspension and extra battery
- Lightweight, Compact, Easy-folding. Travel scooters are ideal for all
forms of travel - car, plane or train. Their compact size and light
weight make them exceedingly maneuverable. When not in use they fold
into a compact storage form that effortlessly transits airports, hotels
and easily fits in car trunks. With base widths from 18" to 19", these
travel scooters can go where most other mobility scooters cannot.
Compact / Transportable
– Compact transportable scooters generally feature light weight
construction that are easy to disassemble and fit into most trunks and
back seats. This means that you can use your compact scooter and easily
take it apart without tools. They are comfortable for both indoor and
outdoor use. Their portability and ease of use means that there is
usually no need for any kind of trailers, lifts or other devices in
order to transport your scooter.
Heavy Duty / High Weight Capacity
– These scooters feature weight capacities of up to 400 & 500
pounds and have a wider seat for added comfort.
One thing you should know is that we do not recommend scooters for use
inside the home. Even the smallest scooters are challenging to navigate
around furniture and to turn into a room from a hallway. If you need
full-time mobility assistance to include inside the home, you will want
to consider a power wheelchair.
Before we get into the details of picking out your perfect scooter,
here are some questions to ask yourself:
Where will you be riding your mobility scooter? Mainly indoors or
outdoors as well?
Compact transportable scooters with their smaller wheel diameters are
recommended only for smooth, man-made surfaces like tile, carpet,
asphalt, smooth unbroken concrete and pea-sized or smaller gravel. They
may not perform well or may not perform at all on grass.
If the turning radius is small and passage ways small, see compact scooters
otherwise, you can consider a
standard, midsize scooter
While 3-wheel scooters with their smaller turning radiuses allow for
better maneuvering in tight spaces, 4-wheel models deliver a superior
ride, don't feel "tippy" and also are only a little more expensive than
the 3-wheel variety.
When riding your scooter outside, what is the terrain like? Are there
inclines? Is it paved, grassy, or rough? You'll need to consider the
durability of the scooter based on your answers.
If you're outside terrain is hilly, grassy or rough – you'll want to
consider the extra durability and ride comfort of 4-wheel, full-sized
How much do you weigh? This is actually the most important
consideration when choosing your scooter. If you want your scooter to
last, keep a battery charge, go up inclines, carry bags when shopping,
then choosing a scooter that can handle your weight capacity is most
important. Once you get to 90% of a scooters weight capacity, you'll
start to see issues such as the scooter not able to climb hills,
circuit breaker popping, poor battery range and more.
If you are close to the scooter's weight limit, consider what it will
be if you also carry objects, if you are close, you will need to choose
a scooter with an increased weight limit. Again, weight capacity is THE
MOST important consideration when choosing your scooter.
When considering scooter weight capacity, also think about comfort. If
you are going to be sitting in the seat for long periods of time, you
will need the extra comfort of a larger seat.
Adhering to the weight limit of the scooter enables you to ride safely
and maximizes scooter performance.
Exceeding a scooters weight capacity puts excessive strain and wear on
the scooter motor and parts. This will void the warranty!
Are you going to transport your scooter in your car? If so, you'll want
to look at transportable scooters. There are two types, folding
scooters and transportable which disassemble. A major consideration
here is the weight of scooter parts. Typically, scooters break down
into 4 pieces. The heaviest piece weighs around 30 pounds. Also, will
the pieces fit in your trunk? Don't worry, we have images and
dimensions for our transportable scooters, so you can make sure that it
is an option that will work for you.
Is comfort important to you? If you will be using your scooter the
majority of the time, comfort options should be considered. Seating,
arm rests, and accessories can make your scooter more comfortable.
What about style? There is nothing wrong with wanting to "ride in
style"! We have scooter options that are stylish such as our
that are the way to go if you are looking for comfort, mobility, and
We hope you found this information helpful for choosing the right power
scooter for you. Living Well Stores is proud to offer the best extended
warranty offer on our scooters IN THE MARKET! If you have any questions
regarding your scooter purchase, please contact us at or (800) 704-8432