According to a report by the University of California San Francisco, 6.8 million Americans use some type of mobility device, and 142,000 of them exclusively use scooters. If you think all mobility scooters are alike, think again. You can accessorize your scooter to meet your needs and to express you individual personality. Here are some ways.
There is no end to the types and sizes of baskets that are available for a mobility scooter. Some small baskets will hang over the armrest of your scooter and are idea for carrying reading material, a wallet or anything you might otherwise keep in a purse. Larger baskets that are suitable for groceries and other types of shopping can be mounted on the back.
Other shopping baskets will mount to the sides and the front of your scooter. Simply decide how much storage you will need, and you will be able to find a basket or bag to accommodate you.
All types of devices can be mounted to your mobility scooter so you can take anything you need along with you on your adventures.
Secure your cane, your walker and even your portable oxygen tank to your scooter for easy access. This way your scooter can double as a carry-all for every medical supply you might need.
Have the wheels on your mobility scooter customized based on where and how you are planning to travel. If you use your scooter primarily at indoor places like the mall, you will want simple wheels on a regularly sized base. However if you find yourself moving outside on streets and sidewalks, you will want to choose more rugged wheels that can take on uneven ground.
Size isn't the only attribute that you can personalize on your mobility scooter. You can also choose fun colors and LED lights to make you look terrific when you roll through town.
Have your own chair cushion and chair cushion covers designed for your mobility scooter. Choose a fun print or something that symbolizes your personality. Change your seat colors to celebrate the seasons and holidays.
Flags, Reflectors and Rear View Mirrors
Many safety features are also available for mobility scooters. If you use your scooter outside or in the dark these may be very valuable to you.
Get a flag to mount onto your scooter to let drivers in parking lots and people in crowds know where you are. You'll never get lost again when your flags waves proudly in the sky.
If you use your scooter at night, you will want to install reflectors so that drivers will be able to see you as you make your way down roads and through parking lots.
A rear view mirror is also a great choice for when you need to back up safely.
Canopies and Covers
Protect your mobility scooter while you are not using it with a cover that will keep the dust, dirt and other people away. For sun and rain, you can have special hardware mounted to your scooter giving you the ability to use a sun shade or rain canopy in bad weather.
When you want to carry a large or heavy load with you, simply hook a small trailer onto the back of your mobility scooter. Depending on the size of your scooter, you can pull up to about 400 pounds. You can even tow a wagon or a cart with your scooter's trailer hitch.
You don't have to settle for a boring scooter that looks just like everyone else's. Choose from a wide variety of options to personalize your mobility scooter to your own needs and preferences. For more information, contact a local mobility aid supplier, like Twin City Stair Lifts.