Scooters are all the rage for kids now days. They come in different styles with differing speeds and types of motors. Gas scooters are faster than the electric and the electric are faster than the kick scooters.
Gas and electric scooters require more maintenance than the kick scooters, but some older children can care for the electric scooters too. They only require plugging them in to charge. Gas scooters require engine maintenance, keeping spark plugs cleaned and oil changes.
Parents need to take all this into consideration when buying a scooter for their child. Age appropriate gifts are always the best way to go.
The electric scooters are most likely best suited for younger children up through the early teens. They are not as fast as the gas powered and require less maintenance. Plus, they are step up from the kick or foot powered scooters.
There a variety of scooters in different models, sizes and with different features that a parent can choose from. If you are having trouble deciding which to choose, there are a few tips that you can keep in mind that may help make your decision easier and help you make the right choice. Keeping the age and maturity of the child in mind will also help.
First, consider your budget and what you can afford to spend on the scooter. Prices of electric scooters vary and there are some cheaper ones that may fit those on a tight budget. Gas scooters are most expensive and require costs with maintenance and trips to the gas station.
The kick scooters are the least expensive, but they are not motorized and if your child is allowed to use the scooter on longer trips, then the motorized scooters are best. Children may get tired and need the motorization to help them make it home safely. Compare cost before making a decision.
Keep in mind the age, height and weight of the child. Electric scooters are generally recommended for a specific height, weight and age. Most only go up to 120 pounds. So, it is important to know this information before purchasing any type of scooter.
Check the various aspects of the scooter such as brakes, speed limits, warranty information just in case you have problems with the scooter. Scooters also come in a variety of colors, so choose a color that fits your child’s taste. Finding the right scooter for your child does not have to be difficult if you stay informed.