As one of the oldest electric wheelchair companies in business today, Scooter Link has been serving the needs of people who need power wheelchairs since 1999. We can't force you to purchase a power wheelchair from us, but we truly believe it is in your best interest. From New York to California, we want to make sure you get the best price on any of our electric wheelchairs and the best service and warranty, nationwide. If you don't think our price is fair or you are not happy with the price you see, let us know and we'll do what we need to have you as our customer. Why? Because we're Scooter Link and we're proud of it. Call 888-910-0444 now - Our sales lines are open 9am to 9pm, Monday through Friday and 11am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday. Call us for the price and information you deserve for all your medical equipment & supplies.
Wheel chairs have become a familiar piece of medical equipment, yet most people are unaware of the wide variety on the market today. With so many styles to choose from, doing your research will help you get a wheelchair to fit the users specific needs. The two main categories are manual wheelchairs and electric, or power, wheelchairs. There are also a variety of styles to choose from, generally including standard power wheelchairs, transportable/travel power wheelchairs, heavy-duty, extra wide bariatric wheelchairs rugged terrain wheelchairs, beach wheelchairs and rocking wheelchairs.
Whether it is designed for indoor or outdoor use. If you plan to do a lot of outdoor activities, you might need to buy two wheelchairs. You also need to think about the size and the weight it can hold, and the size of the seat. If you are planning to buy an electric wheelchair, you should know where the power source is located. A RWD (rear wheel drive) electric wheelchair will usually move faster than FWD (front wheel drive) wheelchairs. Will you need a reclining wheelchair or one with removable armrests? Some power chairs have adjustable footrests. Last, but not least, you need to find out if it has a warranty and for how long.
In general, if you are only temporarily in a wheelchair and have ample arm/upper body strength a manual wheelchair is probably the way to go. If, however, you are confined to a wheel chair and expect to be for a longer period, or if you lack the physical strength to operate the manual chair for an extended period of time, an electric power wheelchair may be the perfect choice. Why exhaust yourself trying to get around, save that valuable energy for something you enjoy! Lead a self-reliant life by choosing the wheelchair that is right for you! Like any other type of purchase you make, do your research before you buy. If you put some thought and consideration into what you need in a chair, and how much you will use it, you will be much happier with your purchase in the end.