When looking for a scooter to increase your mobility, there are two different options: three wheels or four. It may seem like a small distinction, but there are many benefits unique to each model. For example a scooter with three wheels is better for taller people because it offers more legroom, while a four-wheeler is better for outdoor use or rougher terrain. It’s important to understand what will work best for you.
If you plan to use your scooter for indoor use or on smooth surfaces, you will probably want to test out a three-wheeler. These also offer a sharper turning radius and are better for entering and exiting the cutout of sidewalks and streets. Three-wheeled scooters are lighter and are much easier to fit into a car. Many models come with headlights, tail lights and turn signals, making them safe for use on sidewalks and near roads.
Four-wheeled scooters are generally more rugged, durable and stable because they have a wider wheelbase. Gravel, wet grass and loose dirt are no problem for a four-wheeled scooter, and many models can handle steep hills and curbs. Some people prefer the weight distribution of a four-wheeled scooter, especially if they have any balance issues. A four-wheeled scooter is also much more powerful and can go up to 10 mph.
Still need help deciding? Watch our video above to see how Scott from Advanced Driving Systems can ask a few simple questions to help determine which scooter is perfect for you! It’s important to us at ADS to ensure you get the perfect product to drive your mobility and independence.