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You might think to yourself “why rent a wheelchair?” Well, there are a number of benefits and reasons you should consider when looking to rent a wheelchair. In fact, wheelchair rental is one of the most popular ways to access a wheelchair in the US. In this article, we’ll go over the top 5 reasons you should rent a wheelchair.

Wheelchair rental is flexible.

The first benefit to wheelchair rental is the flexibility. If you are in need of a wheelchair for a short period of time, renting a wheelchair is a great option for you as it makes it much more affordable vs. purchasing a wheelchair. Renting also allows you to sign up for a specific period of time with the option to extend your wheelchair rental if you need it longer. Many people who are dealing with injuries or are doing rehab after a surgery like to have a flexible wheelchair rental to accommodate any changes in their healing process.


Try a wheelchair before you buy it.

Another big benefit we hear from our customers is that they like to rent a wheelchair because it allows them to try a wheelchair before they buy it. Having the ability to rent a wheelchair before you purchase it ensures that you are happy with an expensive product before you make the investment. Renting a wheelchair allows you to use it everyday for a period of time in your everyday life to ensure that it works well for you.


Get the right wheelchair or scooter when you need it.

Your mobility needs may change, and wheelchair rental allows you to access the right equipment for you, when you need it the most. For example, you may have a sturdy wheelchair at home, but you’re taking a trip. With your wheelchair at home being too heavy to bring with you, you might need a lightweight, foldable wheelchair or scooter. You can rent one for your trip, take it with you on the plane or on your cruise, and then return it when you no longer need it. At Feather, all of our power wheelchair and power scooters are airline approved so you won’t have any trouble taking them with you on your adventures! They’re also very lightweight and fold down easily so they’re a great travel companion. Here are some tips for traveling with an electric wheelchair or scooter. 


Rent-to-own your wheelchair.

Buying a wheelchair is a big purchase. They can cost a lot of money and sometimes you don’t want to have to pay interest on monthly payments when you do a buy-now-pay-later option. Some wheelchair rental companies offer you the ability to rent-to-own where any rental payments that you make are applied towards the purchase price of that wheelchair. This means that after 4-6 months you would own your wheelchair, interest free! If you’re interested in this option, you can ask our customer care team about how you can get this plan set up for yourself.


Wheelchair rental is affordable.

If you’re looking at getting a quality wheelchair or scooter, this can cost anywhere between $600-$2,500. If you are in need of a wheelchair or scooter for a short period of time, choosing to rent one is a much more affordable option instead of buying one as you only pay a fraction of the price. For example, if you are looking to buy a motorized scooter, the cost to purchase may be $2,400. However, at Feather, you can rent a scooter for $299 for one month. That’s an eight of the cost to purchase it. This is a much more feasible option to purchasing if you need one for a short period of time. Additionally, you’re more likely to get a quality product through renting through a trusted brand vs. buying a cheap option off Amazon. If you run into any troubles, you can contact the company and get help, whereas on Amazon most of the time you might find yourself out of luck.


Our customers tell us the biggest reason they love to rent a wheelchair or rent a scooter is the flexibility it gives them. Whether it’s because they need it for a short period of time after surgery, or to take on a trip, or for them to try before they buy it, wheelchair rental is a very accommodating way to access the mobility equipment you need.