What to Check for Before Buying a Second Hand Mobility Scooter
Purchasing anything second hand can be difficult. You want to make sure you are getting a high quality product that is true to the sale and not one that will break a few minutes after it is received. To help you make an informed decision, here are out best tips for buying a second hand mobility scooter.
If the price seems too good to be true, watch out. There are some people selling second hand mobility devices unaware of their true value, but these are rare cases. Avoid the potential for being scammed with a too good to be true price.
Check the Battery Life
The battery life of a mobility scooter is essential. Old, worn our batteries will have to be replaced and those can cost a lot of money depending on the model of the device.
Just like when purchasing a vehicle, check the tyres. Tyre condition will show how long or hard the device has been run. New tyre replacement is often an indicator that the owner took great care of the device.
A good owner knows the value of keeping records of service history of their mobility device. Ask the owner about the service history. If they do not know, you might need to walk away.
Overall Age of the Device
How old is the mobility device in question? Age is not always a factor, but in the case of mobility scooters it can be. Older mobility devices are difficult to find replacement parts for or find maintenance service for discontinued models.
Damage happens from time to time and surface scratches are not major issue, but if you notice deep dents and scratches, it can be an indication that the device was involved in a major accident that could have damaged electrical components. No second hand device will be perfect, but they should not have any major damage.