The Best Mobility Scooters for First Time Buyers

Mobility Scooters are aids that are similar to the basic wheelchair, but differ in the method of travel. Most mobility scooter owners initially used an electric wheelchair to help them travel from one place to another. One of the main peeves of driving a basic wheelchair is that the owner does not have much independence. To get from location A to location B, the basic wheelchair user would, in a majority of cases, require that a person stand behind them and push the user to the intended location. While there is nothing wrong with accepting another person’s help, this method isn’t efficient in the long term. There will be times that schedule conflicts prevent the user from getting to where they need to be; an emergency may arise where the person must leave as soon as possible, or something as simple as a delivery that requires a signature requires immediate travel. As an alternative, the basic wheelchair user can push themselves, but this is often an exhausting activity that is not recommended for long distances to travel.

Drive Medical Maverick 3-Wheel Mobility ScooterWhen our company asked several owners of mobility scooters what they found most desirable in their model, the most common answer was that their model did not look like a basic wheelchair. Rather, the model had a sleek appearance and a more comfortable seat to travel with. A second desirable trait was that the model could handle diverse terrains. The first recommended model from our company for first-time mobility scooter buyers is the Drive Medical Maverick 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter. This model has the appearance of a badass motorcycle, often stunning first-time mobility scooter buyers because they did not expect such a sleek model to be available for purchase. The model from Drive Medical also has excellent specs. The weight capacity is 400 lbs. The travel range is 35 miles and the maximum speed is 9.5 mph. One of the reasons that this model—and the following models from this article—is recommended is that it can handle beaten up sidewalks and street conditions. These can range from cracks in the sidewalk to awful sidewalk corners at the crossing start. This model is also able to travel off-road, such as in grassy fields or on diminished roads with holes. Regardless of the conditions, the Drive Medical model has swivel captain seat that is often cited as the most comfortable seat for mobility scooter users.

A second model that is recommended as one of the best mobility scooters for first-time buyers is the Heartway USA S12X Vita Monster Mobility Scooter. Where the prior model from Drive Medical is easier to store when driving by van or taking a bus, this model is amongst the best for traveling on alternative routes or simply playing golf with the fellas. This model from Heartway USA is extremely durable, looking more like an ATV than a mobility scooter—a perk that our buyers love that have purchased this model. This model has a weight capacity of 350 lbs., a travel range of 28 miles and a maximum speed of 11.5 mph. The seat on this model is a sports seat and like all products is tax-free and offers free shipping.

A third model from our company that is recommend for first time mobility scooter buyers is the Shoprider Flagship 4-Wheel Mobility Scooter. Many first-time mobility scooter buyers forget to check weather conditions before they travel. This can be a problem because it can ruin the clothes that the person is wearing and can be bad for additional accessories that the owner of the model has added. This model from Shoprider offers a durable cover that some have compared to a soft top convertible. The weight capacity of this model is 350 lbs. The travel range is 25 miles and the maximum speed is 7 mph.

Lastly, a model to consider from our inventory is the AFIKIM Afiscooter Breeze C Mobility Scooter 4-Wheel. This model has a more traditional look. However, when operating this model from Afikim, it is obviously apparent that there is a sharp distinction between the AFIKIM Afiscooter Breeze C Mobility Scooter 4-Wheel and a traditional wheelchair. The product details on the model says it all: weight capacity of 330 lbs., a travel range of 25 miles, and a maximum speed of 9.3 mph. Often times, customers have equated this model with the look of a small car. Like a small car, this model has several locations on its body to store important belongings and is simple to steer from one location to another.

Retiree; Ismael Nieto - UnsplashIn conclusion, our company has a comprehensive understanding of what people who need aids in mobility desire. The models recommended from this article aren’t just sleek upgrades from a traditional wheelchair; the models also are effective in allowing persons with disabling conditions and low stamina travel. We pride ourselves in making acquiring a mobility scooter to be simple and rewarding. Most of our customers are so satisfied with their mobility scooter that they often recommend our company to friends and family who are looking for a mobility aid. To purchase a model recommended from this article, simply follow the hyperlink placed on the name. If you have additional questions, visit: On our website, you have the ability to speak with one of our specialists, which can be performed by initiating in a LiveChat or by e-mail. A third option is to call our company direct at (877) 721-7748.

For questions that were not answered in this article, our specialists are more than capable of providing assistance. You can also visit our help forum or FAQ section for more answers to frequently asked questions. An advantage of purchasing a mobility scooter through our company is that we are an authorized dealer, Better Business Bureau accredited, we guarantee the lowest price, have excellent factory warranties and we offer free and same-day shipping on a majority of our products.