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3 Things To Consider When Buying Mobility or Power Devices

3 Things To Consider When Buying Mobility or Power Devices

Buying a mobility unit or power vehicle should be a straightforward process. Based on what we know from our customers, price is not the only factor.

Usage, surroundings and travel frequency will play a big part in your choice of scooter. In this quick guide, we will present three important things to consider when buying mobility devices.

Buying a Mobility Product

Most people ask us; how comfortable are your models? And what are the safety features? Which brand is the best? If you have any of these questions, it's your lucky day. Because we are going to answer your questions and even give you a list of recommended products.


In our previous post, we did an in-depth review of brands, how they are different, and what you get for your money. You can read that here or keep on reading to discover a summary.

In general, each brand that we work with at Scooters ‘N Chairs has a company goal to design and build mobility equipment that serves their elderly users for the long-term. Ultimately, these brands want to provide independence and help their users regain their mobility.

Afiscooter is a brand known for its reliability, and off-roading capability. Afiscooters are well-built for prolonged travel on gravel or grass.

We recommend the S-Series 4 wheel unit if you are looking for a great model that is comfortable, customizable and durable.

Another great brand known for their durable models is Amigo. Their products are very sturdy! It is not for you if you travel a lot because their scooters will not disassemble; however, if you are looking for a durable model that looks good on the outside as much as it does on the inside, the Amigo RD model is ideal.

Drive Medical is one of our most popular brands. They make simple and easy to operate mobility equipment. The Trident Powerchair for example is a beautifully designed electric wheelchair with great comfort features like suspension and reclining seat options.

Drive Medical Trident

Some people often overlook the importance of customer service when buying mobility equipment. We understand how important it is and so does Golden Technologies. Their stock availability is second to none, meaning you will most likely never be disappointed when you purchase a Golden Scooter from us. One of our most popular models is the Alante Sport Powerchair. It is really popular because of how stable and cost-effective it is.

Golden Alante Sport


Looking for comfort over performance? Our brands have built scooters and power chairs with features to keep you comfortable regardless of terrain, or the length of your trips. Whether it is going grocery shopping or meeting a few friends for lunch, you need to be comfortable.

The most popular comfort features offered by our products are:

  • Ergonomic throttle control
  • Adjustable seats
  • Suspension
  • Seating space

Read our full guide on the most comfortable units here.

Safety Features

Safety features on mobility scooters are extremely important. That is why we wrote an entire article, explaining which safety features to look out for. Some of the most popular and frequently asked about safety features are:

  • Steering and suspension
  • Over-acceleration sensor
  • LED headlights
  • Battery-gauge
  • Emergency handbrakes
  • Rear-view mirrors

When choosing mobility equipment for yourself or a loved one, carefully evaluate your surroundings and consider which of these features will be most useful.


We hope this article has given you an idea of the sort of things to consider and look out for when buying mobility equipment. Mobility equipment brands all offer various things and at Scooters ‘N Chairs, we bring you variety such as durability, comfort, safety and performance.

If you need any assistance, do not hesitate to give us a call or chat with us online.

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