Renting vs. Buying A Knee Scooter
- A few factors should go into your decision on whether to rent or buy a knee walker for your recovery. Most of our customer's rental time ends up being 4-6 weeks on average, but that of course that can unfortunately turn into much longer depending on the injury or surgery being performed. Here are some common aspects to consider:
Length of Expected Use:A general rule of thumb is if you will need your knee scooter for four months or more, then purchasing is probably your best bet if your budget allows. Or of course if you won't need it that long but just prefer to have a brand new shinny model to call your own, that is fine too! We compiled all the models on our Knee Walker Sorter. You can sort the models on everything from price to height range. As far as what to do with your unit when you are finished, it's not uncommon for people to loan their purchased unit to family or friends, sell them on an auction website or even donate it to their church when they are done.
Budget:For those of not wanting to be out of pocket $300-$500 to start, renting a knee scooter allows you to break up your recovery cost into monthly increments. Plus, you can then afford to rent a higher end model that you would have probably purchased. It's win, win! We do offer the option to convert your rental model to a purchase as well, click here to read more about that process.
Quality:As with any product, the adage of "you get what you pay for" pretty much rings true with knee walkers as well. Overall, your higher-end models are going to be built to a higher quality and have more desirable features. We've organized the majority of knee walkers on the market today to help you quickly compare their different quality features. Just use our Knee Scooter Feature Chart to see everything at a glance.