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Looking for an Outdoor Mobility Scooter?

The world of outdoor mobility scooters might seem quite overwhelming if this is your first time purchasing one. Here at Stratus Healthcare, though, we want to help match you to your perfect outdoor mobility scooter. There are a number of different things that should be considered when looking for a mobility scooter, particularly as their form and style are so dependent on the requirements of their user. So if you’re ready to invest in your mobility, then we have the perfect selection for you. From the Apex Finesse to the Freerider Knightsbridge, we have a number of outdoor mobility scooters for you.

What to Consider when Purchasing an Outdoor Mobility Scooter?

mobility scootersLike everything in life, there are several points that should be considered when choosing an outdoor mobility scooter. With careful consideration you can find the right vehicle for you. The first thing that should be considered is what you intend on using your scooter for. Like most vehicles, outdoor mobility scooters come in a variety of different classes. Class 2 scooters such as the Drive Envoy 4 are smaller, lighter and cheaper. They are not designed for road use, but instead should only be driven on the pavements and in shopping centres and are for shorter journeys and should be driven at just 4mph. 

Alternatively, if you’re intending to make longer journeys then a Class 3 might be a better choice. Class 3 outdoor mobility scooters such as the Excel Roadster DX8 can be driven on most roads excluding motorways and dual carriageways and can reach speeds of up to 8 mph. Which scooter to choose really depends on what you intend to do. 

You should also consider the outdoor mobility scooter has the right extras and weight capacity to work for your lifestyle. Some of the smaller, lighter class 2 outdoor mobility scooters have a maximum weight capacity. Exceeding this weight restriction can cause the scooter to become unstable and could invalidate your warranty. So it is very important to ensure that the weight capacity works for you. Additionally, you should make sure that you have the right extras to suit your needs. Indeed, you might find yourself unable to use it to its full potential, should you not investigate into what additions you might need.

Ensuring that you have a space to store your outdoor mobility scooter and charge its batteries overnight is also important. We would recommend having a covered space like a shed or a garage, which has a connection to the main plug. Ensuring that your scooter is safe and put away at night will make sure that it will be usable the next morning. Having a space that is out of the way is ideal, particularly as outdoor mobility scooters can become trip hazards.

Have you got any Questions?

If you would like to find out more about our excellent range of outdoor mobility scooters, then don’t hesitate to take a look at our website. We have an excellent range of class 2 and class 3 scooters available for you to choose from. However, if you have any particular questions or queries that you would like answered, then you can contact us directly. You can give us a call on 051 337054 or email on support@stratushealthcare.ie and we’ll get back to you.

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