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  • Buying Your Mobility Scooter - The Basics

    Buying Your Mobility Scooter - The Basics

    1. Regardless of your choice of dealer, please purchase from a local Home Care Mobility Company. As local dealers we want to maintain good relations with you, the community, and the medical professionals who may refer you to them.
    2. Choose a mobility scooter that will be suitable for the type of riding you do. Is it in shopping malls, on the sidewalks, or on packed gravel trails in Edmonton's river valley?
    3. Consider where you will store and charge your mobility scooter, is there room?
    4. Is the scooter uncomfortable when you sit on it? Do your legs feel cramped? If they do, then do not choose it. You would regret riding it every day. 1.Take your time making a decision. If you are not certain, ask the dealer to bring the scooter to your home so you can trial it there.
    5. Purchasing your scooter over the internet or from a big box retailer could make the after sales service more difficult and expensive.
    6. Choose a common brand from a dealer who has been in business over 5 years. If the company or manufacturer go out of business you may have no options for repair or service.
    7. Ask the dealer where the servicing is done and if they are able to pick up the scooter when it needs repairs. You would want them to stock basic items like batteries, tires, and accessories. MEDmobility specializes in medical equipment and employs formally trained technicians.
    8. Will the dealer modify the scooter or controls if you have special needs? Often the controls may need to be reversed if one hand is more dominant than the other.
  • How To Transport Your Scooter or Power Chair

    If your scooter is portable/transportable, you can disassemble and place the scooter in the trunk of a vehicle. However, if you have a medium or larger sized scooter, transport is a bit more challenging.

    If you have a van or pick up truck you can use aluminum ramps to put your scooter in the vehicle. The downside is that handling the ramp, and driving the scooter up the ramp can be difficult. You should never sit on the scooter while it is being driven up the ramp.

    You can install a scooter lift. A scooter lift makes loading simple and easy to perform, even if you have physical limitations. The scooter is either driven on to a lifting platform, or used with a docking collar and lifted with an electrical motor and placed in the vehicle. The is the safest, fastest, and most convenient method to load any scooter.

  • Prepare For Your First Mobility Scooter Ride
    1. After our staff provide you with a inservice on the mobility scooter, we suggest you become familiar with the service manual.

    2. If you are new to mobility scooters would you be able to have another person who could go with you on your first ride?

    3. Check to see if your seat in the right position and can you see the controls.

    4. We suggest you practice driving your scooter and know how to negotiate the type of terrain you may encounter.

    5. Dress for the weather conditions. Do you need a sun hat or raincoat?

    6. Do you have a plan for the route you are going to take?

    7. Is your scooter charged and ready for the distance?

    8. Safety - Do you have a reflective flag? Your scooter store should have these. They are great as a visibility item. Ask us to include it in the price at the time of purchase.

    9. Do not overload your scooter with bags or parcels. If you require additional room, consider a rear basket to carry more items (Available at MEDmobility). An overloaded front scooter basket may be a problem as the excess weight will cause the steering column to shake at higher speeds.

    10. If you use oxygen, consider oxygen bottle holders mounted on the scooter. This will provide you with a safer more comfortable ride.

    11. Having a cell phone can help get you out of a jam. Is your cell phone charged and turned on?

  • Mobility Scooter Driving Tips
    1. Slow down when you make turns.
    2. Using caution turning uphill while driving. The angle of the slope and your speed could cause the scooter to tip.
    3. If an automobile is parked near your crossing, use extra caution to make sure other drivers can see you.
    4. If you are in a mall or on a busy sidewalk there may be people walking much slower than your scooter. Remember that even if a scooter is considered a pedestrian, you must yield to people walking.
    5. Driving in rainy conditions and through water puddles could damage the motor or controls. Also try not to use the scooter during very cold weather with snow and ice.
    6. When you step off your scooter, you should always take the keys out first as you do not want to touch the throttle while getting on or off the scooter.
    7. Look for ramps or curb cuts to use instead of driving straight off of a curb. You may want to know if there is a ramp on the other sidewalk as you do not want to get stuck on the road.

    If everything is a go then enjoy the ride and your new found mobility. If you have any questions, please call us at MEDmobility

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