25 Things You Need To Know Before You Buy An Electric Scooter

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Of course, there are a lot of things to think about before your purchase , especially operating time, speed,  In this buying guide we will help you with everything you need to know before your purchase electric scooter.  Here are the list.

 



1. HOW FAR DO I WANT TO GO AND IN WHAT TERRAIN?
Consider whether you will use the scooter. Perform best in flat or more than 20-25 degrees concrete uphill road with the help of its powerful motor on the other hand, they are stow-able, fit comfortably in the lift, can usually be unfolded and transported in a car.

If you need a scooter for everyday rides, for example for shopping, the offer of scooters is the largest in the category of city ​​scooters - they can handle most of the common terrain, smaller curbs, cobblestones, broken sidewalks, etc. The distances are usually 20-40 km. They take up more storage space and usually cannot be disassembled for transport.

Off-road scooters - are designed for long rides in nature, on bike paths, in the mountains, etc. (range 40-80 km) in the field (city, field, forest). You need a lot of space to store them. All-wheel drive scooters are also available.

2. THREE-WHEEL OR TWO WHEEL SCOOTER?
The myth that three-wheeled scooters are more stable survives among customers . The truth is that three-wheel scooters are more agile, they are more suitable for shopping in shops, for driving into cellars, elevators and the like. But be careful when driving on a slope or when approaching the curb. The four-wheel scooter is more stable, safer and more comfortable for longer rides and in the field.

3. WHERE WILL I STORE THE SCOOTER?
Sometimes it happens to us that when bringing the scooter, the owner did not think that he has several steps in front of the house and he lacks a ramp . Or the entrance to the garage or house is too steep, or there are narrow doors, a small elevator, narrow winding corridors and the like. Consider all these important details well. We will be happy to advise you on your choice.

4. DO I HAVE A POWER SUPPLY AT THE STORAGE LOCATION?
It happens that there is no socket with a power supply in the place where you want to store the scooter. Proper and regular charging is very important for battery life.  it is necessary to have the option of recharging solved!

5. WHAT ARE MY BODY PROPORTIONS?
The load capacity is always stated for the technical parameters of the deck. Please do not underestimate this information.

If you overload the deck, you will lose the warranty, the deck will have a shorter range and less incline. We will always find a solution for a higher rider weight.  with wider deck or wide tires are available. For a comfortable ride, the height of the rider is also important, which should correspond to the size of the scooter.

6. I WANT TO CARRY A SCOOTER IN A CAR
There are customers who take scooters with them for shopping, vacations, 
We will be happy to advise you on choosing a scooter that can disassemble and fold a into a small car in a few minutes. If you have a large SUV or station wagon, you can load almost any scooter when the rear seats are folded down.

7. OLDER OR NEW SCOOTER?
A new scooter is always better. You have a longer warranty, new batteries, spare parts available and service.

8. WHAT ABOUT BATTERY LIFE AND MAINTENANCE?
Battery life and battery capacity are two different things. Battery capacity decreases with use and self-discharge. We use Panasonic batteries on all our scooters and they are lithium-ion batteries.Even a battery that is not used loses capacity and must be recharged regularly. This is a natural feature of batteries. Different manufacturers have different guarantees for battery capacity. It is usually 6 months when the battery capacity (Ah) must not fall below 80% of the original state. It's normal - you drive on batteries and therefore consume them. It's similar to the gasoline you use in a car. You can't think the battery is bottomless and you will drive with it indefinitely. With decreasing capacity, the range of the scooter decreases! Remember a simple rule for maintenance: Use only the charger that you received when you purchased the scooter. Do not use car battery chargers. Always check the charge status on the charger and not on the scooter display. Do not use car battery chargers. 

9. WHAT ABOUT THE WARRANTY?

We provide one-year warranty to the main body including Handlebar, Deck, Forks, Motor, Charger and Control Panel.

6 months warranty period for the battery (covers malfunction, but does not cover deterioration of performance)


10. I DON'T HAVE A DRIVER'S LICENSE ANYMORE. WHAT AGE CAN I DRIVE?
You do not need a driver's license to drive an electric scooter. It just depends on your abilities. 

11. DO I HAVE TO RIDE A SCOOTER ON THE ROAD OR SIDEWALK?

In some country like Australia e-scooters can only be ridden on paths. You cannot ride them on the road, even in on-road bike lanes, unless you're crossing at a set of lights or avoiding an obstruction on the footpath.

RULES for the use of electric scooters on the road
If you want to ride on the road, you must have a scooter in perfect technical condition:
- brakes, horn, 
- follow road signs and traffic lights
- when maneuvering, take into account other road users and pedestrians
- Drive predictably and carefully
- In general, use your scooter to ride on the sidewalk, if at all possible
- when operating the scooter on sidewalks and pedestrian zones, follow the rules - pedestrians have priority in all circumstances. Keep in mind that some pedestrians cannot see or hear you. Take special care with visually impaired people, the elderly or the disabled.

For all other states please consult your local authorities as different states has different rules.


INSURANCE
Although not required by law, we strongly recommend. Remember that if you ride the scooter carelessly, you may injure someone or cause property damage. Check with your insurance company. Usually this insurance is part of the household insurance.

12. I'M AFRAID I CAN'T CONTROL THE SCOOTER.
The controls are very intuitive, simple and safe. Everyone can really handle it. We will be happy to show you everything. The scooters are equipped with an electromagnetic brake, so if you release the "gas" lever, the scooter will stop by itself. In addition, some types of scooters have an "emergency" brake. You can control the scooter with your right or left hand forwards or backwards, depending on your health options. You can continuously adjust the speed with the potentiometer. Electric scooters are suitable for healthy seniors, who will enjoy life, but also for patients after a stroke, with multiple sclerosis, after an injury and for the disabled.

13. WHAT IS THE SLOPE OF THE HILL?
The slope of the hill is stated differently - in degrees or percentages. In general, the larger and more powerful the engine. Of course, it always depends on the rider's weight, temperature and battery condition. When driving up a steeper hill than the technical parameters of your scooter state, the engine will heat up and "blown" the protective fuse, thus saving the engine from burning. After the fuse has cooled down and "thrown", you can continue driving according to the truck's parameters.

14. HOW FAR CAN I GO WITH A SCOOTER?
In general, it always depends on the rider's weight, terrain, temperature. Older batteries have a proportionally shorter range. The important thing is how you take care of the batteries.

15. HOW MUCH DO NEW BATTERIES COST?
Batteries that are used in cars are definitely not suitable. The price of the battery varies according to capacity and quality.  Ask about current prices - we will offer you various types that we will have in stock.

16. CAN I GO TO THE STORE WITH A SCOOTER?
Of course, yes, but only where appropriate and where shops have barrier-free access. Yes, to most shopping malls and supermarkets. In this case, a three-wheeled scooter or a scooter of smaller dimensions is more suitable and agile.

17. I'M A BEGINNER, WHAT ELECTRIC SCOOTER CAN YOU RECOMMEND?

We recommend our light and easy to operate entry-level scooter Ausstech x6 backpack electric scooter  

18. IS THE SCOOTER LOCKABLE?
It is not possible to leave the scooter with the key removed from the ignition switch. If you still want security, we recommend bicycle locks or an electric alarm.

19. HOW CAN I BUY A SCOOTER?
You can purchase any of our scooters online using credit card, PayPal or bank transfer. If you want to buy the scooter in installments, you can use ZIP Money portal in our website. Ausstech E-scooter 

20. IS THE PURCHASE OF AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER COVERED BY A CONTRIBUTION FROM A HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY?
Unfortunately, insurance companies do not contribute to electric scooters. 

21. CAN I CARRY AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER ON AN AIRPLANE?
Yes, most airlines allow transportation. However, the rules may be different depending on the type of batteries your scooter works on. Before booking a flight, check the exact conditions with the travel operator or airline.

22. CAN I TRANSPORT AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT?
There are no restrictions on electric scooters in public transport. Check the possibility of barrier-free entry and exit. Treat other passengers with consideration.

23. HOW LONG IT TAKES TO CHARGE THE BATTERY?

Our 6.4AH / 36V Panasonic only takes 2-3 hours to fully charge the battery and can go as far as 25 kilometer maximum range and can go as fast as 25 km/h.

How much do they weigh? Generally electric bikes range from 45 pounds to 60 pounds. 

24. WHY EVERY  CAR OWNER MUST HAVE E-SCOOTER IN THEIR TRUNK.

Ausstech Scooters are not just a toy for big boys who just want to enjoy the breeze in their face while surfing the sidewalk. Its a life saving device, Time management tool if you are stuck in an urban traffic jam or very far parking lot, emergency backup transport, Your lifeline when Car stalled or ran out of gasoline, Your micro transport in your vast school or working facility,  

25. WHY AUSSTECH SCOOTER IS THE BEST OPTION TO BUY.

We offer the smartest way of micro commuting raising the level of its essential benefits. Transform it from a boring street toy into an indispensable must have tool that is really worth of your money. Best solution to  save time and money. 

 

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