The Benefits of Electric Wheelchairs

Wheelchair users are impossible to define because each and every individual has their own challenges and requirements. Here at Assurance Mobility, we believe that it is important to take these qualities into consideration when helping our customers select the perfect chair for their requirements as the market is so inundated with choice that it can often be overwhelming. Read on as we go over some of the benefits of investing in an electrically powered wheelchair…


Many wheelchair users tend to find that they are grouped into one category by the general public as the majority of people will presume that paralysation of the lower body has caused their condition. In actual fact, there are dozens of disabilities that may require the aid of a wheelchair and a motorised variety may be more suitable than the manual alternative because they are so versatile. After all, they can be controlled with ease using a joystick and are incredibly reliable.

Easy to Transport

It is safe to say that modern society is yet to fully adapt to the needs of wheelchair bound individuals. In fact, many users often find that there are no alternatives to stairs in place in many restaurants, bars and train stations. As a result, investing in a motorised wheelchair can be off-putting due to the risk that it may be difficult to transport. Luckily, many designs can be folded for storage in order to allow easy transportation on coaches, planes and even ferries.


There is a common misconception that wheelchair users require help from strangers at all times, however the majority of individuals want to cling on to their independence and live their life just like everybody else. An electric wheelchair can provide this independence because the motorised controls allows people to make their way around on their own without worrying about overcrowded locations, steep ramps and uneven surfaces, or the need for a carer to accompany them.

An electric wheelchair is the perfect solution for those who do not have the upper body strength to self-propel a manual chair. In fact, they are manufactured with safety in mind which means that our customers will always be safe in an Assurance Mobility chair! To find out more information, get in contact with the best wheelchairs Oldham has to offer today!