JUST BOUGHT A NEW SCOOTER? WE WANT YOU TO ENJOY IT TO THE FULLEST.
HERE’S SOME HELPFUL INFO ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR SCOOTER LOOKIN’ AND FEELING BRAND NEW.
GET TO KNOW IT!
The vast majority of the concerns you might have during the first few days of owning your new scooter can be addressed by reading the OWNER’S MANUAL. It’s our job to make certain that you are familiar with all of your scooter’s controls and switches.
USE IT UP!
It’s important to run through your first tank of fuel quickly. Doing so helps burn of various anti-corrosive coatings and consumer again fluids. To find the freshest fuel, always try to purchase fuel from a busy station. Fuel can begin going bad within one month, assuming it was fresh from the station. When fuel goes bad it turns into a gel, drops to the bottom of the tank, and can then slog your carburetor. If you cannot go through your fuel within a month, add a fuel stabilizer. (Problems resulting from bad fuel are not covered by factory warranties.)
Another fuel issue is water in the gas. Some gas stations have old tanks in the ground and after a heavy rain storm, customers can get water in their gas tanks. If this happens, the scooter WILL NOT RUN. You will need to get a carb clean, as well as getting the bad gas pumped out of your scooter. Both of these services are not covered under factory warranty.
GET YOUR FIRST SERVICE!
Every new scooter needs to have a FIRST SERVICE performed within the first 300 – 500 miles/kilometers. Most warranties require this service because it is our first opportunity to confirm that your new scooter is running smoothly.
MAKE IT SPARKLE!
Clean scooters are happy scooters. Feel free to use the car wash, just avoid directly spraying bearings and other sensitive areas with full force. A gentle wash with a bucket and cloth works best. Use your favorite wax to keep the paint looking like new. We have several sprays that can protect your scooters paint job. Stop by to see what we have for all your cleaning needs.
FILL THOSE TIRES!
Scooters are safer and perform better when their tires are properly inflated. We recommend purchasing a tire gauge and carrying it around with you as well as keeping your tire pressure around 32 psi. Stop by our shop any time for FREE INFLATIONS.
CHARGE IT UP!
During period of storage in excess of 10 days, use a battery charger/maintainer to recharge your scooter. We recommend charging your battery once a month during the winter months. In trips under a few miles, your scooter may use more energy in starting and operating than the small charging system has had time to recharge. This is how new batteries can loose their charge, even when ridden daily. (Batteries that go bad under these conditions are not covered under factory warranty). Batteries only have a month warranty from the manufacturer.
FIRE IT UP!
It’s always a good idea to start your scooter and allow it to run up to operating temperature regularly, even when it’s not being ridden.
DON’T GET CAUGHT IN THE RAIN!
Cover your scooter responsibly! If you cannot store it in a garage, purchase a quality cover and use it! Nothing is tougher on scooters than constant exposure to the elements regardless of the season.
GET OUT THERE!
Don’t forget the most important things is to get out there and ENJOY YOUR SCOOTER! If you are looking for others who ride and love their scooters as well, please visit our website and give us your email address. We will let you know when we’ll be doing rides. If you have some photo’s of your scooter, send them to us and we will post them on facebook and twitter to share with other scooter-enthusiasts!
Your vehicle must be brought back to any dealership that services your brand of scooter to not get charged for any factory defective parts.