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Key point when buying a scooter

| Blog | March 10, 2014

Buying a Scooter can be a great experience whether it is for yourself or someone else you know such as your teenage child. Scooters are a great way to get around town and can also be great for going to work if you live in a city since they are cheap on petrol. There are a lot of different things you need to consider however before you buy your first Scooter so that you do not waste your money or find yourself regretting the decision. Here are four things you should consider before you buy your first Scooter based on my own personal experience.

1. The first aspect about buying a Scooter you need to consider is who the Scooter will be for and this is the most important detail. If you are buying a Scooter for yourself and you are an adult then you are likely to be willing to spend more money on it whereas if it was for a family member, you might not want to spend R20,000 or more on it. This is important to think about because you might be looking for a specific design, feature or style for yourself or someone else you are buying it for and everyone has their own style preferences. Knowing who you are buying the Scooter for will also go into the other aspects you will have to consider before your purchase and it is a good starting point before shelling out the money. What you may need to consider when buying the Scooter is the size, weight and cost before anything else since these are more important.

2. After you figured out who the Scooter will be purchased for you also need to think about how much the Scooter will be driven. If you are purchasing it for yourself you will need to think about whether or not it is just something to drive up to the store or if you plan on using the Scooter to drive to work in the nice weather. This is important because you do not want to be spending a lot of money on a Scooter if you are not going to be riding it very often because that would just be a waste of money. If you are buying the Scooter for your teenager then consider how often he or she will be riding it, and whether or not it will be an alternative to a car or bus. It is important to have it thought out in your mind how often the Scooter will be used because you then have to think about parts, general upkeep and everything else associated with the Scooter. If you plan on using the Scooter at least a few times each week then you have to consider the cost of petrol, oil, general upkeep and whether or not the cost would be worth it for your intentions.

3. You also need to think about whether you want a used Scooter or a new Scooter and whether you want petrol or electric. There are a lot of different brands and styles of Scooters on the market and some of the best Scooters are the classic older models. Buying used might also be a better idea if you are buying it for a family member or your teenage child because of the simple fact they might wreck it or not take care of the upkeep and it could get ruined easily. Figuring out who the Scooter is for and how much the Scooter will be driven are all factors that help you determine whether to buy a new or used Scooter. If you are buying the Scooter for yourself then you might want to go all out and buy a new electric model if that is something you are interested in. Generally if you are buying the Scooter for you or you have interest in riding it frequently then you will be more likely to buy a new Scooter even if it costs a little more. Cost also plays a factor in whether or not you want a used model or a new model, because the new Scooter are always going to be more expensive. If you are unsure of how often you will ride the Scooter you might consider buying a gently used model for half the cost of a new one, until you know how often it is getting used in your home. Some people also prefer newer designs and styles as opposed to the older and more classic styles, so it just really depends on what your personal expectations are.

4. Lastly, before you consider even purchasing a Scooter it is wise to look up the laws in your country regarding how Scooters are classified and what courses or licenses you will need. Some say that anything over a 50 cc engine is considered a motorcycle, which requires a separate and valid license. There are also a lot of rules regarding where you can and cannot ride your Scooter such as on highways, streets, bike paths and so forth which you will need to look into. It would be very bad if you bought a Scooter only to find out that you cannot ride the Scooter on the street like a normal vehicle, especially if you planned on riding it to work or school. You also want to know the laws and regulations to your state because you want to make sure you buy a Scooter with a small enough engine that it is classified as a Scooter by your government. You might also require you to have certain training courses or a take a written examination before you are street legal with your Scooter, so you want to make sure you are following the codes and laws in your area. It is important to also factor in the costs associated with the tests and license, title and other fees required by your country so that you know how much you have to actually spend on the Scooter itself. Also keep in mind that depending upon where you live, you might have to have insurance on your Scooter as well and this might sway your decision about buying a Scooter all together. These are just four of the most important aspects of buying a Scooter you should think about before you actually make the purchase. If you want to ensure you are getting the most for your money then considering these situations will help you make the best choice for your personal situation.

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Welcome to SA Scooter

| Blog | September 21, 2013

SA Scooter is an online classifieds where you can buy and sell all types of scooters. Feel free to browse through all the available scooter to find the right scooter for your needs. You can also post an advert of your scooter for free on our site, just click on the “Post an Ad” button in the top right of the screen.

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SA Scooter Team

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