New Wheelchairs or Used Wheelchair: Which One?

Are you trying to figure out what the best wheelchair is for your needs? There a number of different kinds of wheelchairs on the market today.  They come in a variety of colors, styles and functionality. There are a number of things you will need to consider when buying the ideal wheelchair for your needs.

The final choice should be the user’s since they are the one who will have to live with that choice for years to come. Your doctor or physiotherapist can help you make the correct selection for your needs.

Making a Wheelchair Selection

Additional things that you need to consider when buying a wheelchair include your disability, body type, age, gender, price, kinds of accessories and the speed of the wheelchair.

All of these factors are very important when you are about to make your wheelchair selection. They will help you narrow down your choices dramatically and you will be left with choosing from among 3 or 4 options.

Priority is your Daily Needs

Don’t get caught up in the most recent model or even price. You will be using this wheelchair for at least the next 5 years, so it is more important that you choose one that best suits your needs.

So you might be asking yourself should you buy a new wheelchair or a used one? It doesn’t really matter but you will have to look at your needs. Buying a used one has the advantage of being less expensive.

As long as the used wheelchair meets all of your requirements, you can end up saving lots of money in the long run. Be sure you are thorough before making the final purchase.

Used Wheelchairs Must Be Completely Checked Before Purchase

Some used wheelchair types like electric wheelchairs will need to be inspected a bit closer. One of the important things you will need to take a closer look at is its battery. Confirm that they are still working and holding the charge properly.

It would be even better if they were new. Another very important thing to look for in a used wheelchair is the warranty. Don’t buy a used wheelchair without a warranty. That way if you have problems down the road you will be covered.

Buying a used manual wheelchair is much easier since there are no batteries or motors involved.  Whichever wheelchair you decide to go with, be sure it has all the elements you need to make your wheelchair experience a safe and comfortable one.
 

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