Frequently Asked Questions
You don't need to look any further than Road Rat Motors for a complete line of low speed vehicles and electric carts
, electric vehicles for sale
, street legal golf carts for sale
, racing go karts
, or motor scooters
. Contact us today if you don't see the answer to your question.
Q: Do you have all parts in stock?
A: We try our best to always keep all parts in stock. Occasionally we may run out of a few of the more popular items, but always have a new shipment already on order.
Q: Are you open weekends?
A: We are open on the weekend by appointment only. At this time only new sales appointments may be made.
Q: What is your labor rate?
A: Our labor rate is $60/hour.
Racing Kart QuestionsQ: Are there any age limits when it comes to the racing go karts you have for sale?
A: We have racing go karts for ages 4 and up. Q: Where can I get suitable parts and accessories for the racing go karts that you have for sale?
A: We also have all the accessories and parts you need to get your racing go kart in action. We provide driving gloves, driving suits, gear and helmet bags that you will need if you are racing go karts.Q: What type of oil should I use in my racing go kart?
A: The oil that you use will likely depend on your location and what's available. We use 10w-30 oil in all the racing go karts.
Q: What type of brake systems do the racing go karts you have for sale use?
A: We manufacturer a hydraulic disc braking system that is used on all of the racing go karts that we have for sale.
Q: Where is the closest track for racing go karts?
A: There are hundreds of racing go kart tracks around the country that you can go to. Call us at 352-376-6275 and we'll help you find one.
Q: Can you modify your the racing go karts you have for sale?
A: All racing go karts that Road Rat Motors sells can be modified by you to fit whatever your tastes may be. However how they are listed on our website is how we are able to sell them at this time.Q: Who is the manufacturer of your racing go karts for sale?
A: We manufacture all of our racing karts and chassis kits that we have for sale, so you know the racing go karts that you see online are the ones that you'll get in hand. We have been producing racing go kart equipment for 7 years.
Q: Do you any dealers around the United States that I can go look at a kart?
A: We have dealers nationwide, please give us a call and we can provide you with the contact information of the dealer closest to you. Q: There is a track near me but they do not offer a class for these karts. Is there anything you can do to help get a class started?
A: Please contact us with the track information. We will contact the track and try to get a class going for you and your friends. Most tracks require that each new class must have at least 3 racers.
Electric Vehicle Questions
A lot of questions can come through your mind when you're looking to buy an electric vehicle. Take a look at some of the frequently asked questions we get asked about electric vehicles
. If you don't see your answer, contact us today.
Low Speed Vehicle Questions
Buying a low speed vehicle can be a tough choice. If you've never done it before, then you probably have a lot of question about the buying process and which vehicle is right for you. Browse through our FAQs on low speed vehicles
here. If you still have question, then contact us today.
Q: Do you sell new and/or used scooters?
A: We only sell new scooters at this time. When purchasing a used scooter, not only will you not receive a warranty, but you have no way to know if that scooter had been cared for correctly with regular oil changes, etc.
Q: Do you pick up scooters in Gainesville, FL?
A: Yes we do. Our pickup fee is $40 one way or $60 round trip.
Q: Do you sell helmets?
A: Yes! We have a full selection of DOT helmets available in many styles and colors. We welcome you to come visit our showroom in Gainesville, just four miles north of the University of Florida - home of the Gators!
Q: What brand of scooters do you sell?
A: We sell several different brands of scooters. Our two most popular lines are Jonway and Keeway models.
Q: Are the scooters reliable?
A: Yes they are! With regular oil changes and check ups, your scooter can last you for many years!
Q: Do I need a motorcycle license for a scooter?
A: Every state has different laws. In Florida, you only need a motorcycle license if your scooter has an engine larger than 50cc. If you purchase a 49cc scooter, you only need a standard driver license.
Q: What type of brake systems do you offer on your scooter models?
A: Both drum and disc brakes are available throughout our scooter line up. All scooters have both front and rear brakes.
Q: Do scooters need insurance?
A: You do not need to carry insurance for any of the 49cc scooters that we offer.
Q: What type of oil should I use?
A: You may want to use different grades based on your location, but we use a 10w-30 oil in our four stroke scooters.
Q: Do you offer extended warranties?
A: Yes, additional warranties may be purchased for your scooter. Please contact us for the details.
Street Legal Golf Cart Questions
We know buying a street legal golf cart isn't a quick purchase. And we know there's a lot that goes into the buying decision. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions
Service Center Questions
Q: Do you offer free estimates?
A: Yes, we offer a free estimate for every scooter brought to our repair center. You will not be charged for any work performed until you approve the estimate given.
Q: What brand and type of product will you repair?
A: Our service center will repair any brand of scooter, atv, go kart, dirt bike, generator, gasoline engine, and lawn mower. Practically anything smaller than a car with a gasoline engine can be serviced!
Q: Do you provide storage?
A: Yes, if you would like for us to store your scooter, we can do that for you. Winter break storage is $60. Summer break storage is $100. We will keep your scooter indoors at all times and will ensure the battery remains charged.
Q: How much is an oil change?
A: We charge $30 for an oil change and a thirty point inspection that covers all essential parts of the scooter.
Q: How much is a battery?
A: Our scooter batteries are $49.99.
Q: Why is there water in my gas?
A: We always recommend that our customers cover their scooters when not in use. If left uncovered, small amounts of water can leak into the gas tank.
Q: Why does my scooter not start?
A: The most common reason for a scooter not starting is a battery with low voltage. If you kick start the scooter and drive it around, the battery should charge itself up.
Q: What is an ethanol kit?
A: In 2010, the United States started placing Ethanol in our fuel. Scooters were not previously built to run on fuel with Ethanol, so kits are sometimes needed to be installed to convert a scooter to be used with fuel with Ethanol.
Q: What type of gas should I use?
A: Premium gasoline should be used for all of our motor scooters.