If you currently use either a manual or electric wheelchair, you might not be getting the advantages of a high-quality product. Whether your day-to-day requirements have changed or you picked a wheelchair electric motor chair model without much research before buying, there are dozens of reasons why now is an excellent time to upgrade. But how do you know when it’s time to start shopping for a power wheelchair that suits your current needs and lifestyle better? Here are a few of the signs to watch out for:
You can’t do everything you want to with your current wheelchair
When choosing a wheelchair, you want something that matches your day-to-day reality and requirements. Often, it takes time to learn what you actually want from an electric wheelchair, particularly if your independence increases over time. If your current wheelchair can’t do everything you want it to, from fitting in the boot of a car for longer journeys to providing the comfort you need if you’re in a wheelchair throughout the day, now might be a good time to consider an upgrade.
You need something that can travel further distances
Travelling further afield can be challenging with a power wheelchair not designed to keep up with that demand. Older and less powerful models may require battery changes mid-journey, which can lead to you being late for a commute or wasting time on switching out batteries when you have somewhere to be. Upgrading to one of the new electrical wheelchairs for sale UK gives you the benefit of longer battery life, and more availability for batteries to suit different lifestyles. For instance, depending on your needs, our product range includes options for both shorter and longer distance batteries.
Your current wheelchair isn’t suitable for cruise or air travel
Plan to travel abroad? If you don’t currently have a lightweight folding wheelchair, you may be stuck with a manual wheelchair or an unfamiliar, unsuitable electric chair at the other end of your flight. Folding wheelchairs which are designed for travel, whether on a cruise or a plane, meet necessary regulatory standards for battery size and safety. As a result, you’ll be able to arrive at your destination and have the same comfort and familiar operation you’re used to at home. If you have plans for an upcoming holiday, now might be a good time to invest in one of our fold-up wheelchairs.
Your requirements for a wheelchair have changed over time
A lightweight motorized chair is a natural next step for someone starting to get used to a disability due to an accident or degenerative condition. While, at first, you may use a standard wheelchair to get around, your requirements and confidence will grow over time, making upgrading to a high-quality electric wheelchair the ideal upgrade. Upgrading is also a practical choice for people who can move around easily using their arms daily but struggle to do so for long distances.
Are you looking to upgrade to a new smaller wheelchair? Browse our range of electric wheelchairs online to discover the ideal solution for your needs. You can also contact our team directly to discuss your requirements.