Buying Vs Renting a Mobility Scooter: What You Should Know

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If you’re thinking about getting a mobility scooter, you’ve probably been facing the dilemma of whether to buy or to rent one. Both options have their own advantages and disadvantages and it is important to explore before making the decision.

You might need to rent a mobility scooter occasionally if you’re experiencing problems with walking but there are also some situations where you need a permanent solution. We are going to highlight some of the reasons why you should buy and also rent so that you make a decision based on the merits of your situation.

Buying a Mobility Scooter

Doctor’s orders: You will have no choice but to buy when it is an explicit order from your doctor. This will give you freedom when it comes to mobility and you don’t have to be housebound all the time. There are insurance providers that can cover up to 20% of the purchase.

Wheelchair-bound: You might be needing a wheelchair for a big portion of your life. If it is a situation, there is no reason why you shouldn’t buy a power scooter. The mobility scooter can be used on carpets, dirt and different surfaces except for the water.

Limited walking: If you like to take long walks but you’re limited because of back and knee injury, a mobility scooter is the way to go. A small mobility scooter will be ideal for such a situation. The battery can be charged when needed as it will only be used for a specific period of time. You don’t have to worry about the knee or the back hurting anymore as you get to enjoy nature as you would normally when walking.

Money: You can save a lot of money in the long run if you’re constantly renting a mobility scooter. Since you’re the owner, you can do whatever you please with it without having to worry when it should be returned.

Style: When you buy your own mobility scooter, you get to choose your own style and color. This might not be possible if you’re just renting because you get what is available at that time. There is no room for being picky.

Renting a Mobility Scooter

Money: You might not have cash in hand to buy the scooter but you badly need it in order to get to places without being a bother to others. Renting will be a fraction of the cost compared to buying a new unit.

Traveling: You could be traveling to a new city or country and you don’t have the space for the mobility scooter. Renting is seen as a viable alternative as it would be expensive trying to transport a mobility scooter.

Repairs and Maintenance: You don’t have to worry about the repair and maintenance when you rent. There are situations where you own scooter could be undergoing repair and maintenance and repair and it will take a few days before it is ready. For more information on mobility scooters, you can check out

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By | 2019-08-22T15:47:01-05:00 August 13th, 2019|Mobility Scooters|Comments Off on Buying Vs Renting a Mobility Scooter: What You Should Know

About the Author:

MJ Cook is the Managing Partner at Scoot Anywhere USA. She specializes in providing mobility solutions to customers throughout North America including mobility scooter rentals and sales.