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Are you thinking of purchasing an electric wheelchair? Electric wheelchairs are powered by batteries and have some advantages (and disadvantages) over manual chairs. There are three major factors to consider when deciding between manual and electric wheelchairs-your budget, your physical condition and your needs.

If you are considering purchasing an electric wheelchair, make sure you match your needs to the features available. There are so many optional features to consider from style of chair (folding, all-terrain, etc) to wheel drive (front, mid or back). Each of these has a cost associated with them and you only want to pay for features you need or want. Here is a link to a resource guide that provides lots of good information and compares styles: Consumer Wheelchair Guide

Let us know in the comments if you have any advice for someone considering an electric wheelchair.

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