With the rising cost of gas prices, many folks are looking for a more economical way to get around. Trading in your gas-guzzling car for a more efficient scooter can be just the way to do that.
While riding a scooter is a great way to get around, buying a scooter can be intimidating if you have never done it before. That’s why we’ve put together this short guide to walk you through the process, and help you find the perfect scooter for you.
Why a Scooter?
Before we talk about what to look for when you buy a scooter, let’s discuss some reasons why a scooter can be the right choice for you. Knowing what you want to use a scooter for will help you decide what to look for when you go to buy one.
One big benefit of a scooter is saving money. The average commuter spends $10 a day to get to work. Over the course of a year, that adds up to $2600.
A scooter uses less gas than a vehicle, but that’s not the only way it saves you money. Since scooters are smaller, you can often park them in less expensive motorcycle spots. You also won’t have to spend as much time circling around looking for a spot.
How Much Does a Scooter Cost?
What you will spend on a scooter depends on what you are looking for. You can buy a decent, basic model for just $1000. If you want something more advanced, you could end up spending as much as $9000. Less expensive scooters will typically be smaller, and won’t go as fast as others.
Types of Scooters
To figure out what type of scooter you will need, you should ask yourself some basic questions:
- What kinds of roads do you plan on driving on?
- Do you want room for passengers?
- Do you need room for storage?
Finally, you should also consider whether you want a vehicle with an automatic or manual transmission. Like cars, scooters come in both varieties. If you are a beginner, choosing automatic transmission will be easier to learn.
If you plan on driving on smooth roads in town that aren’t very busy, a scooter with a 50 cc engine should fit the bill. By contrast, if you want to be able to keep up with traffic, you will need a scooter with 125-150 cc. These scooters can usually hold passengers as well.
Buying a Used Scooter
One of the best ways to save money on a scooter is to buy a used one. If you choose this option, there are a few things to look for to make sure it is in good shape.
For instance, always test drive any scooter you plan on buying. Pay attention to how it steers, brakes, and accelerates. Also, look at all of the metal on the scooter to check for signs of rust.
Buying a Scooter that’s Right for You
With these tips in mind, you’ll be on your way to getting the perfect scooter for commuting to work or running errands.
What factors do you keep in mind when buying a scooter? Let us know in the comments!
Making Your Scooter
After you purchase your scooter you There’s a very high probability that you’ll be like 99% of all scooter riders and you’ll want to go faster. Below is a video that talks about how you can do that. Check it out.