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The Best Amigo Scooters To Buy For 2020

Oct 04, 2020 0 comments

Have you found moving from room to room in your home a little more difficult lately? What about getting out to the store, or to visit friends? Well, you are not alone as more than 18 million people in the USA suffer from mobility problems. Many of which can have a severe impact on their quality of life and mental health. 

Fortunately, there is no need to let your freedom and independence be restricted due to a lack of mobility, because there are many devices that can help you restore your autonomy and live a fuller and more exciting life. Of particular use in such a situation are mobility scooters, a topic that you can read all about below. You will also find some guidance on one of the top brands in this field, Amigo Scooters, so keep reading to discover more. 

Who needs a mobility scooter?

Anyone struggling with their mobility, whether clinically disabled or not, can benefit from a mobility scooter. Therefore, if you've; noticed that getting out to see your family or around the house is a little more challenging than it used to be, a mobility scooter may be just the thing to help you restore your sense of independence and freedom.

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Of course, many people who do have a clinical disability such as obesity, Multiple Sclerosis, or arthritis choose to use a mobility scooter to continue to live their life as usual. Mobility scooters can help them complete tasks and errands on their own with which they would otherwise need assistance, from popping to the local shops to attending social and community events. 

In particular, a mobility scooter can be an excellent option for people that do need a wheelchair but still struggle with pain or exhaustion after walking smaller distances. Additionally, for folks that need to stop driving in later life, having a mobility scooter can provide them with the opportunity to get around under their own 'steam' and retain that sense of autonomy that is so important to self-esteem and mental health later in life.

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It is also worth noting, however, that mobility scooters are the best fit for everyone. In fact, for those struggling with hearing or sight problems piloting a scooter may not be safe. Additionally, mobility scooters are designed for shorter distances where the user would otherwise walk. Therefore they aren't a suitable replacement for longer journeys or trips on busy roads. 


What is an Amigo mobility scooter?


Mobility scooters are innovative pieces of battery-powered tech that allow those with limited mobility to get around better. They are a hybrid of a road scooter and a wheelchair. Mobility scooters also have steering mechanisms similar to that of a bike. However, mobility scooter speeds are significantly lower than their roadworthy companions. 


There are thousands of brands of mobility scooters on the market from which to choose. However, Amigo, founded by Al Thieme in Bridgeport, Michigan, is one of the most popular and enduring brands. Thieme started his business when a familiar member, who had Multiple Sclerosis, began to struggle with their mobility.


This insight into the specific needs and perspectives of those using Mobility Scooter makes Amigo stand out among their competitors. Among their extensive range, you can find portable scooters such as the TravelMate to their top-end, heavy-duty model the Amigo HD


What are the key features and benefits of Amigo Scooters?


Before we get into Amigo brand scooters' specifics, it's a smart idea to take a look at some more general advantages and disadvantages of using this type of mobility aid. 

Advantages of mobility scooters.


To begin, there are a whole load of plus points to using a mobility scooter. The first of which is that they are a great alternative to using a manual wheelchair. This is mainly because you don't need as much upper body strength to be able to use them, something that makes them perfect for older people, or folks whose condition affects their upper as well as lower body. 


Then there is the benefit that mobility scooters are usually a lot cheaper than electric wheelchairs, which can cost a pretty penny. Something that means unless you absolutely require one because of your condition, it's much better to go for a mobility scooter instead. 

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Finally, one of the biggest draws of mobility scooters is that they are easy to operate; you don't even need a driving license to be able to use one. Something that makes them an excellent option for a wide range of people that are struggling to get around. 

Disadvantages of mobility scooters


Of course, nothing in this world is without its disadvantages. Although here at Scooters N Chairs, we pride ourselves on being wholly open and honest with our customers. Therefore, we have covered the less than perfect things about mobility scooters in general, below. 


The first of these is that as battery-powered vehicles, they do need regular charging. A task that some owners can find tedious. Another commonly reported issue is that storing your mobility scooter can be a problem. After all, they need to be large enough to be comfortable while using them, so keeping them inside your home isn't always an option. 


The good news is that if you are using a mobility scooter to replace your vehicle, you can store it in your garage. Alternatively, there are secure and waterproof sheds and boxes that can be sited on your property that are perfect for keeping your mobility Scootersafe while it's not in use. 


Summary of advantages and disadvantages of mobility scooters vs. electric and manual wheelchairs 



Scooters

Electric Wheelcahirs

Manual Wheelchairs

Need upper arm strength to operate?

n

n

y

Less expensive options

y

n

y/n

Need a driving licesne to operate?

n

n

n

Can cover larger distances

y

y

n

Can be used inside as well as outside

y

y

y

Need regular charging

y

y

n

Often need dedicated storage

y

y

y/n


 

Key features and benefits of Amigo Scooters


Now you understand more about mobility scooters in general; we can move on to Amigo Scooters' specific features and benefits. 


One of the things that make Amigo Scooters so popular is that they have an excellent turning radius. That means it's easy to get an Amigo scooter around even the tightest of corners both outdoors and in. Sadly, many other Mobility Scooter Scooters are only suitable for outdoor use because of a poor turning radius. Howver, this is not the case with many of the Amigo range. 


Reliability is another significant benefit to scooters from Amigo, with some clients using their devices for years without any need for repair. The Amigo scooter's sturdy and robust design is one factor that keeps customers coming back time and time again. 

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Then there is the 360 seat rotation feature, standard on the RT Express, Amigo RD, and Amigo HD models. The advantage here is that you can get into the scooter easily from any angle or direction because the seat turns all the way around. It also means you can easily reach any item while still onboard your scooter. 


Many Amigo Scooter customers also love their optional power seat lift feature. This allows the user to adjust their seat when completing tasks, or for comfort with the touch of a button. Something that further enhances the functionality and comfort of their Amigo Scooters. 


Finally, for those that are part of the Jewish faith, Amigo Scooters offers a Shabbat option. A scooter is halachically approved so users can still get around while honoring the Sabbath. The Zomet Institute certifies each Amigo Shabbat device. You can even enter Shabbat mode with a flick of a switch.


The 3 Best Amigo Mobility Scooters to buy in 2020


Now you know about the critical advantages and benefits of choosing a scooter from the Amigo brand, it's time to look at the range of models available. There are three main models from which to choose, all of which we stock and Scooters N Chairs. The good news is you can get the lowdown on the top three Amigo brand scooters below.

Amigo: Amigo HD

Amigo HD - Mobility Scooters Store

 

$4,500.00 - $3,199.00 USD - That is a saving of $1,301.00


The Amigo HD is the most high end and so most expensive Amigo model on offer. The good news is that here at Scooters N Chairs, we are currently offering a massive discount of  $1,301.00, which means you can purchase an Amigo HD scooter for USD 3,199.00. 


The Amigo HD comes in three colorways, including midnight black, classic red, and true blue. It stands at 37.5 inches high, 45.5 long, and 24 inches wide, making it a durable yet still maneuverable mobility scooter option. 

 

Like all Amigo Scooters, it comes with a basket attached to the front, carrying up to 10lbs. Ideal for toting shopping or essential items while leaving your hands free to steer. 

 

The particular draw of the Amigo HD is its bigger size, robust build, and focus on comfort, making it the best choice for the heavier customer. The HDs can, in fact, comfortably support individuals of up to 500lbs, and the seat is specially crafted to provide more room. 

 

Similar in design to the RD model, the HD will traverse a range of surfaces, both indoor and outdoor, with a maximum of 5MPH. It will also go 30 miles before needing recharging and includes rear-drive and an adjustable handle for additional comfort. 

 

The HD's turning radius is an efficient 34 inches, which means it's agile and maneuverable even in the smallest of spaces. The HD also includes a pull throttle system for comfort and an Ergonomic handle. 


You can purchase the Amigo HD here


Amigo R.D.

Amigo RD - Mobility Scooters Store


$3,299.00 $2,600.00 USD - that's a $699 saving! 


Similar in design to the Amigo HD, the RD differs from the previous model in that its maximum passenger capacity is 350lbs. Yet it has all the HD model features, including an adjustable handle, rear-drive, and 360 seat rotation. The Amigo RD is also suitable for use inside of your home and out of doors. 


The Amigo RD is available in the standard colorways of true blue, classic red, and midnight black.


One of the best things about the Amigo RD is that it has a larger battery capacity than the HD model, doing 35 miles to every charge. It boasts a slightly higher maximum speed of 5.9mph as well.  


You can purchase an Amigo R.D. here.

 

Amigo: Amigo RT Express

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$2,999.00 $2,600.00 - That’s a saving of $399


The final Amigo Mobility Scooter option to consider is the RT express. It is a very popular choice for folks looking for an indoor mobility aid because of its narrow wheel width, making it much easier to navigate narrow halls and doors way indoors. 


The Amigo RT Express's design has explicitly been streamlined to allow it to fit inside of a vehicle trunk with no disassembly at all. Something that makes it an excellent option for folks who want to travel a little further afield and explore their new surroundings by mobility scooter once they arrive. 

 

Despite its sleek design, you can expect all the significant Amigo Scooter benefits to be present in the Amigo RT Express, including convenient 360 seat rotation and rear drive. There is even a junior model available in this design too. 

 

Once again, the Amigo RT Express colorways include red, blue, and black. However, its weight capacity is slightly less at a maxim of 250lbs. The battery capacity on the Amigo RT Express is also marginally lower, at 22 miles per charge. However, most users believe that this is a small sacrifice worth making for greater ease in transporting the device. 


You can purchase an Amigo RT Express here!

Additional Amigo Scooter Information 


In addition to the three main Amigo Scooter models that we stock at Scooters N Chairs, you can also access a range of accessories that can help improve your ownership experience. These include a rear basket to add storage and carrying space to your scooter, as well as a phone holder that allows you to keep your hands free for steering. 

Amigo Scooter Battery Advice 


Amigo Scooters are battery operated mobility devices and as such, need to be correctly charged. The manufacturer recommends that you charge your Amigo whenever it's not in use. This is possible because Amigo Scooters contain smart batteries that prevent overcharging when full. 

Summary of 3 best dual Amigo Scooters compared.



Amigo HD

Amigo RD

Amigo RT Express

Rear drive

y

y

y

Travel surfaces: indoor/outdoor

y

y

y

Extra room

y

n

n

360º seat rotation

y

y

y

Adjustable handle

y

y

y

Proudly made in the U.S.A.

y

y

y

Shabbat option available

y

y

y

Junior model available

n

n

y

cost

?

?

?

blue

y

y

y

red

y

y

y

black

y

y

y

Weight capacity

500lbs

350lbs

250lbs

Basket weight capacity

10lbs

10lbs

10lbs

Battery capacity

30 miles per charge

35 miles

22 miles

Overall width:

24"

24"

25"

Overall length:

45.5"

45.5"

42"

Overall height:

37.5"

37.5"

35.5"

Turning radius:

34"

34"

33"

Rear wheel width

23"

23"

>23"

Variable speed

0 – 5 MPH

0 – 5.9 MPH

0 – 5 MPH

Pull throttle system for comfort

y

y

y

Ergonomic oval handle

y

y

y



Why buy your Amigo scooter from Scooters N Chairs?


After reading all about each model in the Amigo range, you are probably wondering where to get one. Well, there are a myriad of mobility scooter sellers online. Still, just as you wouldn't buy an expensive scooter without doing your due dialogue and prosper research, it truly does pay to be picky with who you go through to make your purchase. 


First of all, beware of overly sweet deals! You know the ones on the global online marketplaces that only have a short description and one grainy picture. Fakes and undisclosed reconditioned equipment are everywhere, and if a price looks too good to be true, it usually is. 


Instead, what you need to do is find an established and reliable store for your Amigo Mobility Scooter. The good news is that that is precisely the experience Scooters N Chairs can offer. 


Indeed there are numerous reasons to buy with us rather than anyone else selling mobility scooters in-store or online. The first of these is that our customer care team is second to none. We operate with a "family-style" customer care policy, treating our clients with kindness, diligence, and the utmost respect. 


Amazing customer service  


In the unlikely event that you have a problem with your order, we will always do everything in our power to identify the problem and fix it. Oh, and you can be sure that we will be polite and helpful while working to resolve the situation too. 

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Authorized dealer status

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Here at Scooters N Chairs, we also make sure to gain authorized dealer status for every brand we sell. The crucial benefit of this is that we both know a great deal about the products we stock, and a brand warranty will cover anything you buy.

Brand new stock 


When purchasing through Scooters N Chairs, you can also be sure that every single product we offer is brand new, and that means you have the peace of mind of being under full warranty in the unlikely event that anything does go wrong. 


Another great thing about Scooters N Chairs is that you can be sure that no one else has ever used your scooter, even for a trial in a showroom. This is because we ship all our devices directly from the manufacturer's US based warehouses. This single journey will also help minimize any potential damage to your device, too, during transit. 


US made brands

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All of the scooters and devices we stock are made in the US. We find this allows us to offer the best service for our customers for several reasons. The first is that shipping times are reduced, while the second is that if you do have any queries, we can contact the manufacturer quickly to get them resolved. Often within the same day! 

Best possible prices


We pride ourselves on offering a high-quality product at the most reasonable price. In fact, we do all we can to keep prices low from waving sales tax, and offering free delivery on any order above $99. After all, at Scooters N Chairs, We know that mobility is not just important to you but vital to your quality of life. Therefore we want as many people as possible to be able to experience this! 

Norton money back guarentee


Finally, when it comes to shopping for your mobility scooter online, you will have the peace of mind that every purchase is covered by Norton's 100% money-back guaranteed here at Scooters N Chairs. That means for 30 days, you are covered for identity theft protection up to $10,000, $1000 purchase guaranteed, and even $100 lowest price guarantee. The latter means if you can find it cheaper anywhere else, you will be refunded the difference or $100, whichever is the smaller amount. 

Call Scooters 'N Chairs Today! 


Of course, what that all means is, if you are looking for a great price on an Amigo Mobility Scooter, calling our team at Scooters N Chairs today is a smart move. 


After all, we are America's leading online mobility aid store, and our stock is all brand new and covered by manufacturer warranty. 


Also, unlike many of our competitors, we only ever stock the most reliable and sturdy, US made brands. We also offer a level of customer service that is unsurpassed, priding ourselves on treating our customers not just with dignity and respect, but as if they were part of our very own family. 


To that end, if you are struggling with your mobility, have pain when moving, or find yourself exhausted after even a short walk, give us a call on 1-800-674-8395 or visit our website at www.scootersnchairs.com today. You will find our friendly, helpful team and knowledgeable team will be only too pleased to help you choose the right Amigo Scooter for your needs.


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