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Can I ride my mobility scooter in the rain?

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We are often asked whether it is okay to ride mobility scooters in the rain.

The short answer is to avoid moisture as much as possible. Water on the ground can be kicked up underneath the machine and onto the electronics if the pavement is saturated or if the customer rides through a puddle.

Can You Purchase A Mobility Scooter With A Smaller Weight Capacity Than Your Actual Weight

This is a question we are often asked.  It's not recommended that you weight more than the scooter's weight capacity. It will put a strain on the motor, batteries, wheels, etc. and won't give you optimum performance. It will also void the warranty.

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Careful Steps to Avoid Falls

As we age, our balance and ease of walking are compromised. You may have diabetic neuropathy, osteoporosis, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, poor eyesight, high or low blood pressure or any other chronic or acute condition that can affect walking and balance. You are more likely to lose your balance and fall. Here is a list of things you [...]

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Will Medicare Pay for My Scooter or Power Wheelchair?

If you have Medicare Part B you may be able to get a POV, a power operated vehicle which include scooters and power wheelchairs, and Medicare will pay will pay 80% of the cost. You or your secondary insurance has to pay 20%. Here is the information you need to find out if you qualify. You have a condition [...]

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350 lb Weight Capacity Portable Scooters: Which One Is Right For Me?

There are many people that want a portable mobility scooter that they can carry in a car trunk and also can hold a person that weighs up to 350 lbs. These three scooters match that definition. Below we compare and contrast the specifications and features of the Drive Phoenix HD4, the EWheels M41 and the Golden [...]

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Sealed Lead Acid Battery Maintenance FAQ

1.How often should I charge my batteries?If you use your POV, every day, you should charge it every night. (In this article, POV or power operated vehicle, refers to motorized scooters and power wheelchairs.) The next morning when you wake up, unplug it from the wall and unplug it from the vehicle and it will be ready for [...]

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How To Choose A Scooter

How to Choose a ScooterIf this is your first scooter purchase, it can be a daunting experience. There are so many questions that must be floating around in your brain since there are so many to choose from. Do I want one that costs $700 or one that costs $3000? How much can I afford? [...]

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Careful Steps to Avoid Falls

As we age, our balance and ease of walking are compromised. You may have diabetic neuropathy, osteoporosis, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, poor eyesight, high or low blood pressure or any other chronic condition that can affect walking and balance. You are more likely to lose your balance and fall. Here is a list of things you [...]

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How To care For Your Skin Or The Skin Of Someone You Are Caring For When Using Disposable Undergarments

Feces and urine are hard on the skin, and the resulting skin irritation is very uncomfortable. It does not matter whether you are caring for a baby, child, or adult. The following are tips for preventing skin irritation for individuals who are incontinent.1. Disposable briefs, diapers and undergarments are designed to "wick away" [...]

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Add Light to Your Wheelchair, Walker, Rollator or Cane for Safety

In low light situations, it is important to be visible.See and be seen! Drive Medical has a small product that adds to the safety in a big way for users of wheelchairs, canes, walkers and rollators. It is the Light & Go Mobility Light. It is a very useful both inside and outside.The [...]

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