There are two kind of mobility scooters, the ones you use for every distance you would normally travel by foot or bicycle and the ones you take with you when tray for zimmer frame you go somewhere by car and need to be mobile at your destination. The last ones are called folding mobility scooters and they are a wonderful addition to the one you can use everyday.
Such a scooter is really a godsend if you have problems with your mobility. When simple things, like going to the mall or taking a small walk in your own neighborhood, have become difficult you might get the feeling you are imprisoned in your own home. With a mobility scooter there is no reason to stay at home any more, it can give you back your freedom to go where you want. It is also great for an elderly couple when one of them is more mobile then the other. To keep an active life together a mobility scooter is a great option.
But a normal mobility scooter also has a downside. When you want to go a bit further then your own neighborhood, for instance by car, then you also would like to be mobile when you arrive at your destination. You are so used to being independent that stumbling around or being pushed inside a wheelchair has become your worst nightmare. You would like to bring your mobility scooter with you in the car, or otherwise you stay at home. A normal mobility scooter will not fit in a normal car, so for this purpose there are folding mobility scooters available. This way you can stay independent and be mobile anywhere you like. Folding mobility scooters are easy to operate, they are safe and prevent you from getting isolated.
Folding mobility scooters are perfect for outdoor and indoor use
Normal mobility scooters are often to big to use indoors, but because the folding mobility scooters are made to fit in a small storage space they are smaller and this means they are also a good option to use indoors to “walk” between rooms because this type is much easier to maneuver around indoor corners. It is folds in to a very handy package and it does not take up much storage space if you live in a small space.
For outdoor use folding mobility scooters are perfect to take with you in a car, they are very easy to fold away in the trunk.
Folding mobility scooters are not practical for rugged terrain.
All the advantages folding mobility scooters have: lightweight, small, folding, become disadvantages when you need to drive it on rugged terrain or go for long distances. This means you need to think carefully about the way you think you are going to use your mobility scooter and make a proper choice accordingly. A bigger model can’t be folded but will have more power, larger batteries and is able to withstand rugged terrain and weather. They are also faster, larger and heavier so it might take you more time to get adjusted to it and you might need some more time to practice.
Great tip There are very cheap 3 wheel travel scooters available these are not sold under the term folding scooters but they are in fact easy to assemble and they will fit in a car. If you do some research it might be an option to buy both a heavy duty mobility scooter and buy one of the small cheap folding mobility scooters at the same time. This will give you the freedom of both worlds.