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5 Secret Steps To Find The Right Portable Mobility Scooter.

Where do I Start ?  

I'm going to agree with you, finding the right lightweight mobility scooter for your needs can be a hell of a task !  How much weight can this scooter withstand ? Does it fold ? Will it easily go up a hill ? How much does it weight ? Will I be able to lift it ? Will it fit in my car ?

No need to panic, because in this article i'm going to give you a quick step by step guide on how to choose the right lightweight mobility scooter for your needs. If you feel you need more support, you can always give us a call at (438) 498-8869 or reach out via e-mail at

STEP 1 : Determine How And Where You Plan On Riding The Scooter.

First things first, determine how and where you're going to use the scooter. Think of the main activities you plan on doing once you get your mobility scooter; Do you plan on grocery shopping ? Will you use it to get to your doctor ? To go visit some friends a couple of blocks away ? Do you plan on flying to Europe this summer and need a scooter to bring overseas ? 

Whatever the case may be the important thing to keep in mind is what tasks the scooter will help you accomplish once you get it.  Once you know what end result you're seeking, you'll know what features you need on your scooter.

For example if you need to do some shopping but the mall is at 25 km from your location, you might need to bring the scooter with you and put it in your car.
In that case, you want something light enough to be able to pick it up yourself and something that will fit either in the trunk or on the backseat. You might want to look for a folding or take-apart scooter ideally with three wheels as you'll be maneuvering through aisles and narrow areas. 

STEP 2 : Determine Your Budget.

"Well duh ?!" We all know that of course, budget rules most of our buying decisions. Honestly the amount of money you'll invest will greatly determine the quality of your scooter and the quality of your scooter will determine your ability to navigate through the world. The way we move ourselves through the world greatly affect our happiness as I'm sure you already understand.

Bottomline is this, you want to make sure the money you invest will be put to good use and will properly satisfy your needs. 
I'm not saying that the more expensive the better neither am I saying that the least expensive will be of lesser quality but I guess the truth lies somewhere in the middle. In any case, we're here to help you to make the best decision for your needs. 


STEP 3 : Look At The Warranty & Return Policy.

Make sure to be informed as to what kind of warranty you'll get when you make the purchase. At Reliving Mobility, all lightweight mobility scooters include a Warranty. Time of the warranty is determined according to the manufacturer and part of the scooter. General rule of thumb is the following : 
  • 3 Years on Frame to Original Owner (platform, fork, seat posts, frame welds) 
  • 1 Year on Motor/Brakes/transaxle
  • 1 Year On Electronics
  • 6 Months on Battery
    Returns are crucial when it comes to mobility scooters, especially when you're buying off the internet and you're not to familiar with the way it works. But you don't have to worry, because all lightweight mobility scooters (Shoprider, Golden Technologies, EV Rider, Zip'r, ect) are fully refundable.

    However, return requests should be made within 5 days of receiving the Product and must be in new condition (no cracks, scratches, dirty or marked tires, or any indications of usage.) For more details see our shipping & return policy.

    STEP 4 : Ask About Repair Services

    First thing to do when you receive your mobility scooter : inspect the unit and make sure everything works fine. If you notice something is wrong please contact us immediately and we'll assess the situation/solve the problem for you free of charge. 
    In order to keep your mobility scooter in great conditions for years to come, regular check-ups are of primordial importance. If you need repair services, contact us and we'll assist you in finding repair services in your area. 

    STEP 5 :  Look For Reviews  

    Online reviews can help you get a more objective view of the product you're looking at and can point to it's possible weaknesses or benefits. Always get a different view from actual consumer before making your final decision.

    Last Words 

    There you have it, these 5 steps will help you find the best lightweight electric mobility scooter for your needs. Generally speaking, lightweight mobility scooters rides best inside, they often have a sharp turning radius and are the perfect choice for active people having limited strength in their arms and legs. They are easy to lift, easy to travel with and easy to operate. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out and contact us by phone at (438) 498-8869 or by e-mail at

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