There are 5 main things to consider when it comes to choosing a mobility scooter.
This one is the most important. What do you want to use your scooter for? Some scooters are large and powerful. They’ll get you up and down hills to the shops and back. Others are small, manoeuvrable, and highly portable. They work better inside, or on gentle slopes, and can easily fit in the boot of your car and even on aeroplanes or cruise ships.
Scooters have a travel range from 10km to approximately 60km, depending on the size of the scooter, the terrain, payload, and batteries. So make sure you are clear on your travel plans before deciding on your scooter.
Different body sizes and shapes work better with different scooters. Whether it is leg room, the positioning of the controls, or the power of the motor and sturdiness of the frame, your body type influences your scooter choice.
Mobility scooters range from the very cheap (a few hundred dollars for an old, used scooter) to more expensive (over $8,500 for the absolute deluxe builds). And of course, it’s ‘horses for courses’ with scooters, just like most things you buy.
Style, comfort, colour and design, are all considerations. People love different things, and that’s what makes it all so much fun. You can choose from the snazzy to the unobtrusive, from the vintage to the minimalist. Then have a laugh about it when you turn heads at the shopping centre in your scooter that looks like a Rolls Royce.
How can Big Mike’s assist you?
At Big Mike’s, we have a large range of mobility scooters to suit all needs and preferences – you can check them out at one of our showrooms. The best way to figure out which scooter best fits your specific needs is to have a chat with one of our staff. We pride ourselves in what we do and the products and service we provide. We believe we are the best in North Queensland and we think you will believe the same after you have come to see us.
Our great friendly staff at Big Mike’s are always available to answer any questions you have about mobility scooters. We are committed to helping you find the right scooter at the right price and assist you to test drive and see what is right for you. We are also available to provide any after sales service you may need – whether it’s for some new accessories or your routine service or repairs.