National Seating & Mobility offers a wide variety of mobility scooter solutions to residents across the United States. We have showrooms with scooters in stock in many locations as well as an educated inside sales team that can work with you to have a scooter delivered directly to your home. Contact us for a free evaluation.
3 Wheeled Scooters
3 wheeled scooters are basically configured with 2 drive wheels at the back and one wheel at the front used for steering. 3 wheeled scooters provide excellent maneuverability, thanks to the scooter’s lower turning radius which makes them great for indoor use where maneuvering around various obstacles is necessary. While the scooters include anti tip wheels to ensure safety, they aren’t quite as stable as the 4 wheeled scooters. They’re best used on the smooth, level surfaces, and not on the rougher outdoor terrains like gravel or grass. Compared to the 4 wheel models, 3 wheel scooters provide users with more legroom, especially to those who are tall or those who suffer from leg or knee ailments. In addition, 3 wheel scooters are much lighter and cost much less as compared to 4 wheel scooters.
Advantages of 3 wheeled scooters
-A tight turning radius which enables better indoor maneuverability
-Lighter weight than the 4 wheeled scooters
-Lower cost than the 4 wheeled scooters
4 Wheeled scooters
4 wheeled scooters provide improved stability as compared to the 3 wheeled scooters, which makes them a much better option for those who plan on regularly driving on the uneven outdoor terrains. 4 wheeled scooters are basically configured like automobiles, with 2 drive wheels on the rear and 2 wheels on the front for steering. Compared to 3 wheeled scooters, 4 wheel models offer excellent stability on all kinds of terrains; outdoor and indoor, by resisting tipping over, even at the top speed, and also safely handling curbs and hills, 4 wheeled scooters stability is great for those who have poor balance.
Because the 4 wheel configuration increases the scooter’s turning radius, the scooter gives up some maneuverability, which makes them much less desirable for indoor use. However, the smaller 4 wheeled scooters still do provide a turning radius which allows users to easily perform most of their indoor functions. 4 wheeled scooters are also a little heavier and they cost a bit more than the 3 wheel units.