Which mobility scooter is right for me?


If you have a hard time getting around and/or walking long distances, a mobility scooter will help you regain mobility freedom and independence. These electric scooters use rechargeable batteries and range from small and lightweight to large and heavy-duty.

In most scooter categories, there will be a 3-wheel option and a 4-wheel option. Generally, three wheels offer better maneuverability in narrow spaces, while four wheels offer better stability and evenly distributed weight. If you use a cane, walker, or other walking aid, 4-wheel scooters are recommended due to superior stability.


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Folding scooters are ideal for people who can get around okay but have trouble walking long distances. These portable scooters simply fold when not in use, and some have a remote that fold and unfold the unit for you. Some folding scooters disassemble into smaller, more lightweight pieces for easier transport. Folding scooters travel well and many are FAA approved for safe air travel. Most folding scooters fit easily in the trunk of your car, SUV, van, or truck. Ideal for vacations and travel.

Travel scooters are perfect for people who have trouble walking long distances and need something to help them get around on a regular basis. Travel scooters disassemble into smaller, more lightweight pieces that fit easily into the trunks of most cars. The universal accessory hitch on the back of the seat allows for scooter accessories, like spacious baskets, cane holders, and oxygen tank holders, and you won't need a vehicle lift to transport. Both 3-wheel and 4-wheel models are available. Perfect for daily errands, traveling, and shopping.

Mid-size scooters are designed for full-time use and offer extra comfort features, higher top speeds, and longer-lasting batteries. Mid-size mobility scooters are perfect for people who need help getting around on a regular basis and are looking for a full-time scooter. Some mid-size scooters can disassemble into smaller pieces for easier transport. You may need a vehicle lift. Mid-size scooters are available in 3-wheel models and 4-wheel models. A universal accessory hitch is on most models for scooter accessories. Great for daily errands and shopping.

Full-size scooters are heavy-duty and ideal for outdoor use. These large, high weight capacity scooters offer faster top speeds as well as advanced features for comfort, performance, and safety. Perfect for full-time outdoor use, full-size mobility scooters offer more leg and foot room, and they can be used as your main transportation to get you from home to the grocery store and other daily activities. Most full-size scooters have a universal accessory hitch on the back of the seat for scooter accessories, like rear baskets to hold all your groceries and shopping. You will need a compatible vehicle lift when transporting. Available in both 3-wheel and 4-wheel models. The ultimate in mobility comfort for all your daily needs.

Recreational scooters are fast and fun! Ideal for outdoor use, these large scooters that offer faster top speeds and longer driving ranges than other types of scooters. You will need a compatible vehicle lift to transport your recreational scooter. Perfect for people who want a more fun way to get the mail, “walk” the dog, or cruise around town.


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Have some questions about which type of scooter is right for you? Give us a call or ask us on Live Chat! Our Mobility Specialists are happy to answer any and all questions you have. Feel free to email us at info@topmobility.com or call us at 1-888-364-3813.

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