Many consumers who are in the market for power wheelchairs may want to shop around for used Quantum rehab power wheelchairs or used Invacare chairs. Not only will a buyer save a significant amount of money on a used device, he or she will also be guaranteed a quality product from both of these two manufacturers. When buying used, a consumer will not be able to have the shiniest or most recent model of power wheelchair, but he or she can still be guaranteed the efficiency and innovative technology if a Quantum or Invacare power wheelchair is chosen.
Used Quantum rehab power wheelchairs and used Invacare power wheelchairs that are no longer needed by a family can be donated to a healthcare provider or charity. Those disabled or elderly persons who are in great need of a power wheelchair but may not have the money to afford to buy a quality chair may have one of these used chairs donated to them. Donated wheelchairs are greatly needed for those disabled persons who need to travel and cannot physically do so.
One of the greatest features of used Quantum rehab power wheelchairs is that many models come with rear wheel drive. This allows a rider to enter rough terrain, such as grass or gravel, and not have to worry about getting stuck. These power wheelchairs are also able to climb uphill if needed and are great for northern and mountainous states where hills are common. Quantum is a company that has an array of electronics and controls that can be installed on each chair. Since used Quantum rehab power wheelchairs will already be equipped with the electronics, a consumer should examine both the size and type of wheelchair and the electronics that are installed in the chair. Both of these factors should match the criteria that the consumer needs.
Invacare wheelchairs are designed with the comfort of the rider in mind. They focus on custom seating, cushioning and positioning for ample comfort and support of the rider. Since used or donated Invacare wheelchairs have already been custom upgraded for a different rider, the new buyer should test ride the wheelchair thoroughly. He or she should decide if the wheelchair provides the right support and is comfortable to ride in all day. If the wheelchair does not provide enough comfort for the possible buyer, he or she may want to look into buying a new or used seating cushion system. However, the consumer should price out these systems before settling on the used wheelchair. Adding a newer seating cushion system will cause the buyer to add more to the total cost of the wheelchair and it may not be as great of a bargain to buy the wheelchair used with this added cost.
Used Quantum rehab power wheelchairs or Invacare wheelchairs can be a great way for consumers to save money on such a large purchase. However, consumers who are looking into purchasing these wheelchairs used should make sure they are equipped with the functions and additions that are needed to avoid added expenses.