Purchasing a jet ski isn't something that you do very often, so it is important to inspect and calculate whether you have chosen the right jet ski for you.
Here are 5 things to look for when buying a used jet ski.
1. Service History
Just like vehicles, jet ski also has a certain lifespan before its optimal performance wears off. Ask the seller about how long the jet ski has been used or its service history. This will help you identify whether the jet ski is still good for use and whether it matches the cost of you spending money before buying one.
2. Inspect all panels of the jet ski
One of the most important things to look for is the physical state of the jet ski. Check for any physical damages, abrasions due to water pressure or any wear and tear visible. Inspect the top deck and seats to see if there are any malformation with the stitches. This will help you identify whether the jet ski has a history of repair of modification.
3. Do a jet ski water test
Doing a water test will help you identify particular performance of the jet ski as an overall. Check the warning lights if it's lighting up accordingly, the brakes if it is optimal state, inspect RPM if it is consistent, ensure if the steering are also working.
4. Identify the engine type
Most jet ski engines are running in 2-stroke of 4-stroke. Different strokes means different speed and performance. The higher the stroke, the better the speed and performance.
5. Request a compression test
Before you purchase a used jet ski, ask the seller for the compression test. Compression tests are being performed to help identify whether the engine needs any sort of tuning or repair. This will save you the time to find out in the future if the jet ski you purchased has some hidden issues or damages, engine wise.
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