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Should I Rent or Buy a Mobility Scooter?

Posted by Carlo B on

What is Better: Buying or Renting a Mobility Scooter?

Is it better to buy or rent a Mobility Scooter for yourself or a loved one? That is a good question. Do you have any back problems, hurt knee(s) or any other health problem that slows you down? If you said yes, then keep reading for more information on how to choose from buying or renting your mobility scooter. Many people need a little helping hand to move around. The mobility scooter will give them that hand.

Below I will list the top five reasons to buy and to rent. Please, take a couple of minutes and look at the differences before making your choice.

Buying a Mobility Scooter

Doctor's orders

Sometimes your Doctor may tell you to pay for a mobility scooter to give you some freedom and not be housebound. Unfortunately, not all insurance will cover even 20% of the purchase. Call your insurance company for more details on coverage.



If you are like some people, you may need a wheelchair more than half of the time. If so than buying your power scooter might be the best way to go. You can use the mobility scooter on dirt, carpet, title and many more surfers. Not in the water, please.


Limited walking time.

Do you love to take long walks in the park? I sure do. However, long walks make my back and knee injuries flare up. That's why a small mobility scooter is a plus. Charge the battery when needed and out the door to the park we go. No need to worry about the old back or knee hurting. You sit down and push or turn the handle, and you are off. A loved one might go even for a jog as you ride around.



When renting a mobility scooter, it's like throwing away your hard earned money sometimes. When you buy the scooter, it's yours to keep and use ever how you please to. However, you are responsible for the up keeping for the bought one.

Styles and colors

Please, don't think of the mobility scooter as some small, powerless scooter. There are many sizes, colors and prices to fit your budget. I have seen some that look like they have a captain chair and ATV tires. Ever the color was a cool neon green (if that's a color you like). That was one cool looking scooter.


Renting a Mobility Scooter


I listed money as number one because sometimes money is not there to buy. However, you might not get the mobility scooter with ATV tires but you will still great a way of moving around. Like I said above there are many prices and styles to fit your budget.



Maybe you are going on a trip and have no room for your mobility scooter. Not to worry most places allow tourist or handicapped people to rent one for the day.

You might choose to find a place that allows for more than just a day rental. Once you at your destination look online or in the yellows for a scooter rental.


Repairs and Maintenance

As we all know everything has to be repaired or replaced. Maybe you have to have maintenance done on your mobility scooter, and it will take days or weeks before its ready. Now its time to look into renting a scooter. Ask at the repair shop if they can loan you a mobility scooter. They might have something for you.


Learning to use a Mobility scooter.

Let's say you are looking to buy your first mobility scooter and not sure how to use one. Renting one for the weekend and learning to drive it might be something that can work out for you. This way you can get a feel as to how the scooter works. Try to rent something as close as possible to the one you are looking to buy.


Temporarily Injured

Maybe you were injured on the job, out shopping or playing a sport and cannot get around with ease. The mobility scooter will allow to still get out with friends and family like before. However, keep in mind you are just renting, so please respect the contract you signed.

As you can see, there are many pros to buying or renting a mobility scooter. I think it all comes down to what you can afford and your lifestyle. If you are someone that is not really into traveling or going outdoors much than renting maybe just right for you. Renting allows for an as needed service. On the other hand, if you enjoy traveling and getting out then buy yourself a mobility scooter.

Please, keep in mind there is no reason for you not to have a mobility scooter if you need it. I am sure you will enjoy it. Freedom is something we all can enjoy. Also, you will be less dependent on family and friends. I feel that alone is a significant advantage to owning or renting a scooter.

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