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A scooter is a great way for those with mobility challenges to be able to move around indoors as well as outdoor. The powered scooter is different in design and use from a powered wheelchair, offering faster speeds for outdoor use as well as easier maneuverability across a wider variety of surfaces.

When purchasing a powered scooter for someone in the Dallas area, there are three different things to consider before making a choice. Different brands and styles of scooters may be a better selection based on the answers to these questions.

Indoor or Outdoor Use?

Scooters can be used both indoors and outdoors. Generally, the three-wheel scooters are narrower and shorter in design, making them easier to turn and maneuver in smaller indoor spaces.

Scooters can also be used both indoors and outdoors. For dual use, the four-wheel models may provide more stability on more uneven outdoor ground surfaces.

Where Will You Operate the Scooter?

Larger wheels are ideal for traveling across uneven surfaces such as gravel or packed soil. For working in the yard or traveling on any Dallas sidewalk, wider wheels add stability and traction. Four wheels may also be more practical for uneven surfaces.

Ease of Portability?

There are lightweight powered scooter designs that are ideal if you want to take the scooter with you in a vehicle or on a plane. These scooters come apart or fold to make them easy to stow and carry.

It is also important to match the fit and weight capacity of the scooter to the individual. This can be difficult to do online, so consider trying out scooters at a local dealer before making a purchase.