If you are looking at second hand mobility scooters, you should always be sure that the refurbished mobility scooter you are thinking of buying is a current model and be clear on the availability of parts. Some older models will have been discontinued along with replacement parts. Ensure that the seller is clear on the age of the mobility scooter, even when a scooter looks like new it could easily be an older model. Electronic components such as controllers, not to mention tyres and batteries all deteriorate over time and these can be expensive to replace;- make sure these parts are in good condition when you buy.
When buying privately always assume that the batteries will need replacing, use this as a bargaining tool. A pair of batteries could cost between £60.00 and £360.00 depending on the model and even if the batteries have recently been replaced, they could be an inferior type. Second hand scooters should always be supplied with the original charger, using the wrong charger can be dangerous and costly if it needs to be replaced.
When buying privately always ensure you have a lengthy demonstration and ensure that the person the product is for is present. This will help to safeguard you against buying the wrong product for your needs.
If you are looking at second hand mobility scooter in a private deal make sure the equipment is serviceable and make sure that your local dealer will support you if anything goes wrong.
Remember, just because it is cheap it does not always mean it is a bargain.
If you have any doubts at all give us a call free on 0800 772 0744 and we will give you our expert opinion and advice without prejudice.