Getting a mobility scooter has its obvious perks; they provide a more accessible and fun way to get around. As well as allowing you to experience independence and freedom that simply wasn’t possible before. They make a real difference to your quality of life, especially if your mobility is limited or perhaps if you struggle to stand for long periods.
This means that with a mobility scooter, you can still enjoy the same hobbies and lifestyle that you always have, despite your mobility issues. Mobility scooters are designed to make your life so much easier so you can enjoy the life you deserve.
Our extensive range of mobility scooters offer the perfect solution for your comfort and convenience. But, in the meantime here are 14 great reasons why you should get a mobility scooter today!
How A Mobility Scooter Will Change Your Life
1. An Enhanced Quality Of Life
Top of our list and ultimate reason to get a mobility scooter to enhance the quality of your life. Just because your mobility is limited does not mean you have to stay confined to your home. A mobility scooter will allow you to go out more often and live your life to the fullest.
2. Sense Of Independence
Having to depend on others to do simple tasks such as running errands can make you feel like you’re losing your independence. A mobility scooter will not only help you regain your independence and allow you to do things for yourself, but you will also be able to move around your own house much easier, without having to rely on someone else to be available to help you, all the time.
The ability to leave the house when it suits you, and the peace of mind for both you and your loved ones, as it is a safe mode of transport make owning a mobility scooter the perfect investment.
3. Reclaim Your Confidence And Self-Esteem
Not being able to move freely on your own can be hard for anyone. So, whether your mobility issues have come from age, or perhaps a disability. You are bound to have moments where your confidence is down or suffer from low self-esteem. Especially if you were used to being active or if you’ve always been independent. It’s important to understand that your life is worth more than your mobility issues. Having a mobility scooter can help to remind yourself of that independence and before you know it you’ll start to feel like your old self again.
4. Comfort And Efficiency
If your mobility issues require you to use a walking aid, such as a cane or walker, you will know that it can be difficult to use them over longer distances. It can unfortunately, become quite uncomfortable, leaving you exhausted and sometimes maybe even in pain. Mobility scooters have soft cushioned seats, providing you with a comfortable ride and getting you to where you need to be that much faster.
5. No License Needed!
Yes! No license, you can enjoy the thrills of riding your mobility scooter without having to attend classes or take any dreadful tests! Because they are not regarded as vehicles they do not require a license or registration.
It is important to note though that operating a mobility scooter safely does require a certain level of functional vision, ability to identify hazards and respond to them timeously, as well as the ability to physically operate it.
6. Wide Range of Features and Models
There really is a mobility scooter to suit everybody and every need. You are truly spoilt for choice as there is such a wide range of features and models available. So whether you are cruising along on the pavement on an iGo Compact Lite Mobility Scooter or navigating through tough terrain on an iGo Outrider Heavy Duty Mobility Scooter , there is one out there just for you.
7. Easy to Operate
Mobility scooters are very easy to operate and the controls are simple. Despite all the various models to choose from, they all work in similar ways, allowing smooth movement with minimal strength requirements. There are also no tricky gear systems that you need to get used to, so you’ll be on your way before you know it.
8. Perfect for Shopping
Getting around the mall, especially when it’s busy, can make the shopping experience stressful, exhausting and the physical exertion can become unbearable. Using a mobility scooter for shopping is ideal as you can navigate around the stores easily.
Three wheel mobility scooters are designed for maximum maneuverability and because of its low turning radius, they adapt perfectly to small areas making it the best ride to move about at home.
Mobility scooters come in a number of fold up options that are ideal for indoor use. Their design means that you can simply fold it up and place it in the boot of your car, and take it with you anywhere you are traveling to.
11. Faster Healing & Rehabilitation
A mobility scooter is ideal if you have limited mobility resulting from an injury, surgery or illness, as it enables you to move around safely, without placing unnecessary pressure or strain on your body, allowing you to heal faster.
Socializing and being around people is important for your emotional well-being as well as your physical health.That said, mingling and taking part in gatherings can sometimes be challenging if your mobility is limited. So whether it is a meet up at a park, or lunch with friends at the mall, the mobility scooter will help you maintain a healthy social life.
13. Explore Your World
Exploring and getting out in nature is great, especially when you don’t have to worry about fatigue or walking around tough terrain. Using a mobility scooter while sightseeing makes the experience even that much more enjoyable.
14. Prevent Injuries
Whether you’re older or just don’t have the physical strength, falls that cause injury become a real risk. With the help of a mobility scooter, chances of fall-related injuries are decreased significantly and will also limit the physical exertion you need to move around, allowing you to be safely mobile.
Find the Right Mobility Scooter for You
Now that you have seen all these amazing benefits of a mobility scooter, and how it can change your life. Let SA Scootershop help you find the right mobility scooter for your lifestyle and needs. Visit our online store, where you’ll find a wide variety of makes and models to choose from. Alternatively, you can visit any one of our branches, located throughout South Africa.
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