If you need, or have thought about the idea of a mobility scooter you will probably have looked on the Internet and found so many options that it could put you off, the trouble is, if you are looking for a mobility scooter the chances are that it is a really important purchase and one that you need rather than a ‘nice to have’ purchase. To help you narrow down your search and make your life a little easier, here are some things to consider or look for when making your purchase.
Ask questions when you are shopping around
Despite the abundance of Internet shops, it is recommended that you try before you buy when it comes to buying mobility scooters in Melbourne – even if this means limiting yourself to a few models, some of the online retailers offer home testing so you can try before you buy. When checking out each scooter, ensure sure it allows you to sit in a comfortable and stable upright position with enough leg room and controls that are easy to reach.
Some little scooter seats will be too narrow for larger body types, whereas more expensive scooters will include adjustable seats and backrests. Make sure you sit on a mobility scooter as well as drive it, and try several kinds. If you’ve decided on a model, you may always look for it cheaper online if you’re not in a hurry to buy. For more information on buying a new or used scooter online, go to the links in the left-hand menu.
Check to see if your scooter has a warranty and after-sales service. At the very least, models should come with a one-year warranty; some even come with two or three years. If one is available, you might want to think about getting an extended warranty.
Ask the right questions
- Is there anything else I’ll need to buy, or does it come with everything I’ll need?
- How long will it take for my order to arrive?
- Will the scooter come fully completed or will I have to build it myself?
- Is there a warranty and after-sales service included with the scooter?
- Are spare parts for the model I’m considering available, and if so, how easy are them to obtain?
Choose the company you are comfortable with
With so many online offers it can be easy to go for the cheapest option but od be sure to check out what else the company offers in terms of care for their customers.