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Is a 3 Wheel or 4 Wheel Mobility Scooter Better for You?

Mar. 03, 2022

KingChe 3 Wheels Electric Scooter XMF

 KingChe 3 Wheels Electric Scooter XMF


Scooters make traveling easier for patients with limited mobility. There are two main types for you to purchase: a 4 wheel or 3 wheel mobility scooter. Most scooters have a swivel chair and a traveling range of about 20 miles, though these factors may vary from model to model.

Despite some similarities, both 3 and 4 wheel mobility scooters have different pros and cons. Keep reading to learn which is the better option for you!

 

What You Should Consider Before Buying

Maneuverability

Typically, 3 wheel mobility scooters have a more lightweight steering mechanism. As a result, these scooters are much easier to steer. In fact, the turning radius can be up to 10 inches less than a 4 wheel mobility scooter.

That being said, it's important to evaluate where you will most likely use the scooter. In a confined space, a 3 wheel scooter is best because it will be easier to turn.

 

Balance

Ultimately, 4 wheel mobility scooters offer more stability because of the extra wheel. Therefore, they are a better option for individuals who struggle with balance.


KingChe 3 wheels electric scooter BSL

KingChe 3 wheels electric scooter BSL


For example, bariatric patients who struggle to walk may benefit from a 4 wheel scooter. The added stability will help support such patients.

 

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Travel Terrain

Generally speaking, 3 wheel mobility scooters are better for indoor use, while 4 wheel scooters are better suited for outdoor use.

Typically, 3 wheel mobility scooters are better for indoor use because of its small, compact size. Additionally, 3 wheel scooters often have smaller wheels, which offer less resistance. In comparison, 4 wheel scooters often have larger wheels, which enable them to travel on rougher terrain.

However, some 3 wheel scooters come with large wheels and some 4 wheel scooters have small wheels. So if you would like a 3 wheel scooter that is more equipped on rougher terrain, you can opt for that option.

 

Legroom

Because 3 wheel scooters only have one wheel in the front, they have more legroom. That being said, taller individuals or ones suffering from a leg or knee injury may benefit from this model.

However, every mobility scooter is different, so if you require a 4 wheel scooter but want added legroom, you may be able to find one that suits your needs.

 

Price

Generally, 3 wheel scooters are less expensive than 4 wheel scooters.

However, you can find affordable prices for 3 wheel scooters at kingche.

 

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Purchase the Scooter That's Right for You!

In the end, 4 wheel mobility scooters are better for outdoor use, while the easy mobility of 3 wheel scooters are better suited for indoor use.

 

With kingche, you can easily find the scooter that's right for you! Contact kingche today to learn more, or give them a call at 86 157 2245 2468!

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