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3 Quick tips to get you started towards your new scooter

Before clicking that purchase button on a brand new scooter, you’re going to want to make sure that you have done a little homework especially since the topic of scooters is quite broad. In this quick article I’ll give you a couple tips to consider before buying that fancy new ride. 

Accessibility

Scooter going up Ramp

First things first, accessibility. The term accessibility in this case refers to how easy it will be to access the scooter. Sometimes when looking at a scooter purchase we can forget that we will have to eventually store the scooter away for the winter season so we end up purchasing something that is entirely too big to fit within the home. On top of the fact that even before ordering the item, some prep work might have to be done to your home location to accommodate a scooter coming in. An example is you might need a ramp installed so you have the accessibility to get the scooter in and out of the home, if that is something that you require.

Also something else to consider is the general area around your home, living in the city versus living in the country will have a great impact on the scooter you will be purchasing. All in all, make sure you have a good understanding of the area you live in before hitting that purchasing button. 

Service

Like a car, scooters have to be maintained on the regular, otherwise they can start having issues prematurely. Noticeably one of the most common issues that you'll come across on a scooter is either the batteries have died or a blown fuse has occurred. Now if you yourself have some technical skills, regularly checking the fuses or doing a load test on the batteries will save you some time and energy in the long run, especially if you take the scooter out everyday. Be warned though that for some scooters accessing the battery casing can be more difficult than others, especially the bigger scooters. 

Even if you don’t have any technical skills one of the main things you can do to help maintain the scooter is to always charge the batteries at the end of the day after use. Now that sounds like basic knowledge but it's important! Scooter batteries are quite expensive and if you let the charge get too low for an extended period of time, they will have trouble carrying the same amount of charge, or potentially not charge at all. At the end of the day you should regularly get the scooter assessed at your local repair shop every six months, that way you can prevent any major breakdowns or surprises along the way.

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Scooter Selection

Lady Walking with Buzzaround Scooter

This is going to be a pretty straightforward tip but when buying a scooter you should also keep in mind how active you are in your daily life. This does tie into accessibility somewhat but even more so if you are always out and about, maybe getting a scooter that's a little more adaptable to travel will be better for you. If you know that the scooter will be regularly in and out of the car, selecting one that's lighter will be much more beneficial to you in the long run versus a robust scooter that can't go in a car. Vice versa maybe selecting a scooter that is more robust will benefit you more than something that is light. If a certain requirement is needed to be met, for example "shock absorbers" then you should look up all scooters that provide that part and start sorting what works and doesn't work from that criteria you listed. Always pick the scooter that meets the requirements you need and then worry about perks after.  

If you can take these small tips into account when looking to buy your next scooter you’ll have made a great step in finding the scooter that suits your needs and lifestyle best.  But these aren’t the only tips that we have to offer, stay tuned for more articles throughout the season. And as always We are Here to Help!

     





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  • Clement Le Blanc on

    Thank-you ! Very good tips to take into consideration.

    Bye-Bye,

    Clement Le Blanc.

  • Lillian Froese on

    Need mechanism for van to load large 3 wheel scooter. One that is nit too complicated for driver or attendants to operate


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