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When test drive of electric scooter should be booked?

If you are considering purchase of any electric scooter, it is when test drive comes in handy. Are you a first time buyer? You want to see if the vehicle is fit for you? The choice can be made easier by booking a test drive option from our site.

When a test drive is something you would like to try, you can do so easily. At Velobike we understand fully that such products are bought once for years to come. It is not a decision to make lightly and many of our customers can have plenty of questions.

What is the best way to address all of them? By showing and letting you all experience the scooters for yourselves! Interested enough? Read on to our handy guide about booking one for yourself.

How to book a test drive from Velobike? — Handy guide

How does it work? Once you book a test drive, you will be paying 100 pounds deposit. The order is received by us and then the scooter is being assembled.

Once that is done, between 3 and 9 working days in the UK or 5 and 12 in the EU, our driver will deliver the scooter for you to test. This way you will be able to check whether it meets your expectations before deciding to purchase.

  1. Find the product you would like check in our shop.
  2. Enter the product page.
  3. You will notice a navy blue “Book test drive” button, under the duologi section. Click it.
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  4. In the window that shows up, fill in your billing details so that we know where to deliver the scooter.
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  5. Fill in the card details, it will cost you only £100! Then once done, click the “Submit payment” button.
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Congratulations, you have just ordered the test drive. The driver will be with you in between 3 and 9 working days (UK) or 5 and 12 working days (EU).

Remember, the £100 aren’t refundable, however if you decide to buy the scooter after the test drive, the £100 you have already paid will be deducted from the full price.

What should you know after booking one?

When test drive is booked, you can expect a newly assembled scooter to be delivered up to your doorstep. This machine was assembled just for you, no one else had tested it as it is a brand-new vehicle.

On top of that, our driver will be there to answer all of your questions regarding the usage of this scooter, so you will be able to learn anything you might be curious about.

Remember, that test drive option is amongst top 5 questions asked by customers when buying electric scooter!

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Would you like to know how to buy scooter in finance?

Howdy, looking to buy scooter in finance, to pay in installments? For us it is very common thing, and since many have asked us about our plans we have prepared simple guide in this short article. Hope this helps you out!

First of all let us begin by answering that you can indeed buy scooter in finance from us. Not only that, at Velobike, we offer only the best finance deals because you can fully customize them to suit your own needs!

Duologi company, is a great finance partner which allowed for us to add to our payments methods their unique system. This way when looking for mobility scooter, guaranteed finance plan is almost 100% available!

Velobike’s scooter finance calculator – 5 step easy guide

How does it work, what is scooter finance interest rate and can we really offer the best scooter deals?

One step at a time! To learn those things you can calculate it yourself with our simple scooter finance calculator. Here’s how to check plans if you want to buy scooter in finance:

  1. Find the product you would like check in our shop.
  2. Enter the product page.
  3. You will notice a purple “Info” button, right next to the Duologi logo. Click it.
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  4. In the window that shows up, you can select the number of months for your finance plan, do note that there is a 0% scooter finance interest rate.
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  5. By changing the slider, you can change the deposit amount. This will calculate the monthly payment amount for you.
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Okay, you know how to check the monthly plan, but how to actually buy the desired scooter?

It’s simple, if you enter our checkout, from the right side payment methods, all you have to do is select Monthly payments with Duologi and it will allow you to choose the desired plan. After you proceed with the purchase, Duologi will forward the information to your bank, who will check if this plan is affordable by you, to keep you safe.

Congratulations, now you know how to buy scooter in finance at our shop!

Mobility scooter in finance — Bad credit and how to deal with it?

There are times when your bank just won’t let you have the desired finance plan. What to do then to buy scooter in finance?

First of all, at Velobike we are always happy to try to help you find a suitable solution. After all, our interests are mutual, you want to become our happy customer, and we very much would like you to be one.

If by some chance, your desired finance plan doesn’t pass, it can be caused by things like:

  1. You already have too big credit
  2. The bank doesn’t think it is safe for you with such big monthly installments

What can be done in this situation? You can always try making the initial deposit bigger, which will lower the monthly payment. In some cases, this is exactly what needs to be done to pass the finance check with Duologi.

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How to maintain mobility scooter properly?

Do you want to know how to maintain mobility scooter the best way possible? At Velobike we often receive this question.  This is why we have decided to answer it to the best of our ability. Here you will learn how to store and maintain your precious vehicle!

It is no big surprise that when you decide to buy a vehicle from us, you would wish to maintain mobility scooter the best way you can. We could go in deep details on this as specialists. However, we believe that you, our dear reader, would rather know the most important basics fists.

Thus, we have concluded that storage of the scooter as well as taking care of the battery would be the most important two things.

How to store electric mobility scooter?

The perfect storage for your mobility scooter would definitely be in a dry, clean space like a garage or shed. It might seem trivial but moisture is the worst enemy as it can have negative impact on your battery longevity and brakes.

Did you know the brand-new scooter can start off with squeaky wheels in the beginning until the brakes settle in? If the scooter was used for some time and you notice that your wheels start to squeak, the issue in most cases can be related to brake pads which grew bigger due to constant exposure to water. The issue will fix itself after riding a few hundred meters but this is already a signal for you that maybe the scooter needs to be kept more secure from moisture.

When picking a storage place, a wise choice is one with electricity socket which would allow you to charge it at the same time. You should also keep it locked, to avoid any possible theft. 

Is there anything else you should be aware of?

  • Keep it clean to prevent dirt from getting into any moving parts,
  • Regularly check underside of the scooter to remove any obstructions,
  • Keep the scooter dry to avoid corrosion,
  • Buy a cover to keep it from dust

Can the scooter be stored at home? There is no reason not to as they aren’t that big!

How to charge and maintain scooter batteries

How to perfectly maintain mobility scooter batteries? You won’ be the first one that asks about this. Most mobility scooters you can buy over internet have only two 12-volt rechargeable batteries that come in varying sizes. At Velobike, all of our scooters come with  powerful batteries either 48V or 60V battery which will last long rides.

It is a good practice to always keep the battery charged after any longer ride. Our experts advise to absolutely never allow the mobility scooter battery to be completely depleted and stay in garage without charge for longer period as it might damage the battery.

Properly maintained, all of the batteries would be able to last up to two or three years (in some cases even five), after which they would need a replacement around 300£.

It usually takes between 8 and 10 hours to charge the scooter, so it is best to do it overnight 

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