If you require a motorized wheelchair or a power scooter for assisted mobility, you know how important a role your independence plays when it comes to the quality of your life. And if you have a mobility scooter and are looking to expand your future destinations, choosing the perfect power scooter lift for your mobility needs is no small decision.
With the addition of a scooter lift to your vehicle, you’ll be able to navigate such wonders as the Grand Canyon with the same ease as taking a drive around the neighborhood. But before you decide to purchase just any power scooter lift, there are a few details to consider.
Depending upon your level of physical ability, the vehicle transporting the power scooter and the amount that you are willing to spend, you have a few options when choosing a power scooter lift.
- Rotary lifts, while typically less costly than comparable options, are more physically demanding for the operator. Many vans and public shuttle buses rely on rotary lifts for their cost-effectiveness, but often involve additional aid to the user.
- Platform lifts are available in both fully-automatic and semi-automatic controls. While the rotary design involves a swinging motion to transport the power scooter, the fully-automatic controls of the platform lift makes transporting your scooter as easy as the push of a button.
- Some lifts are designed to carry your power scooter on the car’s exterior, while some lifts are designed for an internal transport within your vehicle. But no matter which lift you choose for your scooter, you’ll be given the independence to travel safely and with peace of mind.
If you’re looking to explore new destinations without worrying how your scooter will make the journey, contact the pros at Power Mobility. Serving clients throughout the Phoenix area, our polite and knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you may have about power scooter lifts.
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