When you start looking for a scooter, you’ll probably notice that there are more 4 wheel mobility scooters than there are 3 wheel mobility scooters available. Still, there are some pretty significant reasons to choose a 3 wheeled scooter. There are a lot of features that both types of scooter share. But the 3 wheel scooter tops the 4 wheeler in several areas.
There are three major benefits to a three wheeled scooter. In basic terms, three wheeled scooters are more efficient than four wheeled scooters. They are also much more convenient to use and they just have a nicer appearance than four wheeled mobility scooters.
Let’s have a more in depth look at each of these benefits.
Three wheeled mobility scooters use advances in technology to allow for more fluid turns. Though the four wheeled type easily navigate wide sweeping turns, sharp turns are next to impossible. In fact to make a sharp turn, the driver has to go back and forth in the scooter until finally finishing the turn. This can be frustrating for many people.
The three wheeled mobility aid really shines when it comes to turning. With its single wheel in the front, the sharpest of turns are effortlessly completed. There is just no comparison to the difficulty a four wheel vehicle has in making sharp turns. Without a doubt, this one feature alone makes the 3 wheeled scooter a lot easier to use and lots more fun on top of that.
There is no doubt that four wheel mobility scooters do supply more stability, but not every user needs extra stability. For many people, a mobility scooter provides a handy way to get from point a, to point b.
The biggest reason for having a power operated vehicle in the first place is to allow for more freedom of movement by its user. The 3 wheel scooter does that. With its design and smaller size overall, it is easy to maneuver.
For many, appearance is an important issue. And why shouldn’t it be? When you choose a car, appearance certainly plays some part in your decision making. Some cars appeal to us more than others. When choosing a scooter why shouldn’t the same criteria apply? You will be pleased with the streamlined appearance and aerodynamic design available in a 3 wheeled scooter.
When the time comes to choose a scooter, think carefully about the benefits that 3 wheel mobility scooters offer. Unless your travels take you places where you need a more stable scooter, you can probably opt for a three wheeled scooter and be quite satisfied with your choice.