Many people hesitate to buy a Chinese scooter because they fear they will not find a scooter repair shop or a mechanic.
Unless one lives in a remote area, it should be fairly easy to find a scooter repair shop that works on Chinese scooters. Here is what we do when a customer needs to locate a scooter repair shop:
1. Go to maps.google.com 2. Click “Find Businesses” 3. Enter “motorcycle repair” under “What” 4. Enter the zip code of the area being searched under “Where”
Ignore all one brand shops (Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Vespa…) and custom chopper shops; but do call all the multi-brand and all others from the resulting list.
When talking to a potential mechanic, consider the following: many mechanics are reluctant to work on Chinese scooters because they either they experienced or heard some stories about not being able to find parts. If the mechanic that is closest is refusing to work on the scooter, ask if they would accept to work on it if both the scooter and the replacement part would be brought in at the same time. It may take a little convincing but it is not hard to find a scooter repair shop in metropolitan areas.
It’s a good idea to locate a sco oter repair shop prior to buying a scooter, but it is not a prerequisite. Only people in remote areas should worry about finding a repair shop.