Connecticut Scooter Pros:  New England's #1 Dealer  

Subtitle

FAQ

Laws

  1. Do I need to register or insure my scooter?

    Each state is different, but in Connecticut, you are NOT required to register or insure a scooter if the engine size is under 50cc. No worries, all of our scooters are 49cc and meet this critera!

  2. Do I need to where a helmet while operating a scooter?

    Although we strongly reccomend the use of a helmet for riders of all ages, In the State of Connecticut, you are not required to where a helmet while operating a scooter unless you are under the age of 18 years old. It IS however a law in CT that you must wear eye protection while operating a scooter.

  3. Am I required to have a motorcycle license to operate a scooter in CT?

    All of our scooters have 49cc engines and do not require a motorcycle license under CT law. However, any scooter with an engine displacement of 50cc or greater does require a motorcycle lisence/ endorsement under CT law.

  4. Do I need a drivers license for a 49cc scooter?

    Yes, for any Gas-engine scooter you need a valid CT drivers license. If the scooter's engine is 50cc or above, you will also need a motorcylce license. See CT DMV for more info. 

Back to top

Layaway Program

  1. How does CT Scooter Pros' layaway program work?

    Our layaway program is very simple. With a deposit of only $ 2oo down, you can reserve the scooter of your choice and we give you up to 12 months to pay off the remaining balance of your scooter. When the scooter is paid in full you can drive it away! There is no interest and no monthly payments required!

Back to top

General Questions

  1. What methods of payment are accepted by CT Scooter Pros?

    CT Scooter Pros accepts cash, certified bank checks and most major credit cards, we also offer multiple financing options. NOTE: due to a few bad experiences we Do NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS.

  2. How many gallons of gas do your scooters hold?

    The fuel capacity of most models is about one gallon while other model scooters have tank sizes upwards of 1.5 gallons. Although this may sound small, don't forget that all of our scooters get over 100 miles per gallon!

  3. Do these scooters have two-stroke or four-stroke engines?

    All of our scooters have high output four-stroke engines. This means they are less maintenance, more fuel efficient, very quiet, environmentally friendly and you don’t have to mix the gas and oil like you do with a two-stroke! You just fill up the tank at any gas station just like with a car or motorcycle.

  4. What type of gas should I use?

    You should always use a premium grade gasoline such as super 93 octane so the scooter will run cleaner and preform better. Upgrading to premium grade fuel is very cheap because you only need 1.5 gallons to fill up. Be careful not to use old gas out of a can sitting in the garage or shed as this will likey clogg the carburetor and cause major perfomance issues.

  5. What to do if I need parts or want to get my scooter serviced?

    You are in luck! We have a full line of parts in stock for all of our 49cc scooters. If for some unlikely reason we didn't have the part you were looking for we could get it in as soon as 2 days. If you need us to service your scooter, simply give us a call to make an appointment and we will get you into our service shop ASAP and back on the road in no time!

Back to top

Maintenance Questions

  1. How often should I change my oil?

    All of our scooters have two types of oil: engine oil and gear oil. The initial oil change (both engine and gear oil) should be done at 150km and every 600km after that. Use 10w-40 for the engine oil and 80w-90 for the gear oil. Click on our "oil change" tab for step by step oil change videos to guide you through the process!

  2. What do I do to winterize my scooter?

    If you are planning to store your scooter for more than a 30 day period without riding it, there are a few steps you will need to take to ensure your scooter will be ready to ride again when the time comes. This process is know as winterizing your scooter. To Properly winterize your scooter you must first make sure you fill your gas tank with fresh 93 octane gasoline. Next you must add a fuel treatment to the gas tank so it mixes with your fresh fuel. You will want to make sure the fuel treatment says "ethanol treatment and stabilizer" on the bottle. We highly reccomend Startron brand ethanol treatment/stabilizer wich can be purchased at most autoparts store. Once you add this fuel treatment to the gas tank (following the directions on the bottle) it is important for the freshly treated gas to make its way into the carburetor. This best way to do this is to take the scooter for a short ride ( about 10-15 minutes). Once you do this you can park and shut off your scooter for the season. However, you are not done yet. Lastly you will want to disconnect and remove your battery from its compartment located under the foot matt. Make sure to store the battery in a warm location as cold winter temeratures can damage the battery. Warning battery acid is corrosive and can cause burns if it comes in contact with skin.

  3. What other basic maintenace does my scooter require?

    Other than regular oil changes these scooters are very low maintenance. However, you will want to replace the spark plug (type NGK-C7HSA) annually or every 2000km which ever comes first. You will also want to clean your air filter annually or every 2000km which ever comes first. The foam air filter can be cleaned with dish soap and water or air filter cleaner, dried and lightly coated with air filter oil. If the filter is ripped or separting it should be replaced. It is also important to regularly check nuts and bolts for tightness and tighten if loose. Tire air pressure should also be monitored. The recommended tire pressure (PSI) is stamped on the side of the tire.

Back to top

Warranty

  1. What is so good about CT Scooter Pros 1 year/1000km drivetrain warranty?

    When you purchase one of our fully assembled scooters, you can be at ease knowing that the major components of your scooter are covered by CT Scooter Pros Above and Beyond Drivetrain Warranty. WIth our parts and labor warranty, the internal engine and transmission components are covered for a period of one year or 1000km which ever comes first. We encourage you to compare our warranty to other dealers and see if they are willing to cover PARTS AND LABOR for up to 1 Full Year! Most other dealers will not provide any warranty at all, or at most a PARTS ONLY warranty (which does not include labor) for a month or two if anything.

Back to top