What to Look for When You See Scooters for Sale
When you walk around your city, do you see signs saying scooters for sale wherever you look? If so, then you’ve probably got scooters on the brain. While signs offering scooters for sale are in fact proliferating at a rapid rate across the United States, they are still not that common that the average person will notice them unless they are looking for them specifically. Don’t worry though. Lots of people are looking for scooters for sale, either from previous owners or from used scooter dealerships. Here’s what you need to look for when you are thinking about responding to one of those signs that say scooters for sale:
Check the CC
The first thing to look at before purchasing any scooter is the CC or cubic centimeters. This is a measurement of how powerful the engine is. To put this into perspective, a full fledged motorcycle will typically have at least a 1,000 CC engine, while the best schools for sale today will have in the range of around 400-600 CC engines.
Stay away from anything less than 125CC and even then, try if at all possible to go for at least 250CC. The scooters for sale at big box stores which have 50CC engines may be tempting since they are so incredibly cheap, however, you pay for that when you get them on the road and realize that your fancy new scooter can’t even climb a hill and is in fact quite dangerous to take into real traffic.
The truth is that those things shouldn’t be sold as “scooters for sale” at all. Instead, they should be classified as “toys” which can be used in the backyard, but not on roads.
Look for Signs of Obvious Damage
If you are looking at used scooters for sale, it’s important to look for obvious signs of damage on the scooters. These include things like rust or paint that doesn’t seem to quite match what the rest of the scooter has on it. Not only do you not want to pay full price for a damaged scooter, but, like a car which has been in a wreck, a rebuilt scooter will not necessarily perform the way you want it to perform and will ultimately be a waste of money.
Take it for a Test Drive
Another thing that you should look for when considering scooters for sale from both private owners and used dealers (as well as new dealers, though to a lesser extent) is that they should be willing to let you take it out for a test drive to see how the thing handles. This is another reason to avoid the cheap scooters for sale at big box stores since you can’t see how they handle and ultimately, you’ll be spending a significant amount of time on the thing, so you want to know that you’ll be comfortable.
The bottom line is that the old saying, caveat emptor, let the buyer beware, applies whenever you are looking to buy a scooter. Especially when you are looking at used scooters for sale.