Selecting A Motorized Wheelchair
Whether you are replacing an existing power chair or shopping for your first electric wheelchair, SpinLife has the selection and expertise to make sure you get the electric wheelchair that is right for you. We understand the choices available in power chairs can be overwhelming. By understanding the features and applications that the different models offer, you can know which electric wheelchair will best meet your needs.
Here is a brief overview of the different types of power wheelchairs that are available. For personalized recommendations please call our ProductExperts for help.
Travel/Portable Power Wheelchairs
Travel power wheelchairs are designed not only for portability but also work well in compact or crowded spaces such as apartments, stores, cruise ships or malls. All of the Portable Power Chairs we carry must be able to disassemble. Most of our travel/portable models are disassembled by removing the seat, battery pack and base. Most components are relatively light but there may be some lifting involved in moving the heaviest components.
Folding power wheelchairs combine portability with full-time use. They have adaptable seating that accepts pressure-management cushions, full-coverage armrests and highly supportive backrest options. These models easily fit into automobile trunks or cargo areas for easy transport.
Full Size Power Wheelchairs
Full size power wheelchairs are built for everyday use and abuse. Sturdy and durable, they are highly maneuverable due to their joystick controllers and small footprint. Several drive-types are available to suit every need. Center wheel drive power wheelchairs have the tightest turning radius' of all. They are perfect for moving around indoors in tight or confined space. Front wheel drive and rear wheel drive systems have benefits for outdoor use and climbing or descending hills.
Heavy Duty Motorized Wheelchairs
Designed for higher weight and larger users (ranging from 300 lbs. to 650 lbs.), heavy-duty electric wheelchairs are available in a variety of styles, including folding and center-wheel drive.
Elevating Power Wheelchairs
Elevating power wheelchairs are full size power wheelchairs that have the ability to raise and lower the seat. These chairs are great for enabling the user to have face to face conversations with other people while they stand and access items that would otherwise be out of reach while seated. Elevating power wheelchairs perform best indoors or on flat, smooth surfaces.
How do I buy an electric wheelchair from Spinlife?
Just configure your electric wheelchair online by clicking the "Customize" button, or call our experienced SpinLife product experts at 1-800-850-0335 to help you build the perfect wheelchair today.
Will I be charged sales tax?
SpinLife is required to collect sales tax for items shipped to certain states. Please click here: Sales Tax Info to see if your state is on the list.
Is shipping free?
Yes, standard ground shipping is FREE for all electric wheelchairs. (Orders over $50 always ship for free everyday at SpinLife?)
What happens if my power wheelchair breaks down?
SpinLife is here to support you through the complete sale and this includes helping you with any problems that may arise after you receive your electric wheelchair. Contact us directly at 1-800-850-0335 and we will start by troubleshooting your problem over the phone. In most circumstances, the solution can be as simple as the flip of a switch to help get you on your way again. It is also possible to send warranty parts directly to your home in the case of a simple repair. If the problem is more challenging, we will arrange for a service technician to come to your home (included at no charge for 1 year after purchase on Pride and Golden Tech power wheelchairs.)
What happens if I want to return my power wheelchair?
If your electric wheelchair arrives and does not meet your needs, you can return it within 30 days as long as the power wheelchair is unused (tires are clean and no scratches) and in the original packaging. You are responsible for freight charges and for a 15% restocking fee. If the wheelchair arrives damaged or there is an error in what was shipped to you, SpinLife will arrange for freight and for shipping you a new or corrected unit.