Service Department - Road Rat Motors
Give us a call at (352) 376-6275 to schedule a service appointment or FREE scooter pick up request!
As we have the fastest and most affordable service center in town, we currently have no extended wait! Bring in your UF scooters today and get them repaired faster and cheaper than at any other store in town!
Road Rat Motors will service any brand of motor scooter in Gainesville, Florida. Our labor rate for motor scooter repair is the lowest in Gainesville, at only $50 per hour. Unlike other stores in town, we don't make it a habit of raising our labor rates every year! We provide the fastest turn around times on repairs, at the lowest price in town! We will give you a free thirty minute diagnostic estimate before starting any work on your street legal scooter in Gainesville, so you will not be caught off guard with any hidden costs in getting your scooter back in good working order. We employ more fully qualified mechanics than any other service center in town. We have become well known by the Gainesville community as having the quickest turn around time for getting your scooter returned to you.
Scooter Towing Service
We also offer a pick up and drop off service EVERY DAY Monday - Friday, just in case you are not able to bring your Gainesville scooter up to us. Beginning with scooters picked up after January 1, 2013, we have now started offering FREE pick up service for every paid repair.
If you'd like it dropped back off, the return is $20. If we are to pick up your scooter, you MUST complete this repair form and place it with the scooter. We are no longer able to pick up any scooters without having this form completed. Additionally, you may also complete it and either email or fax it to us before the pickup is to occur. A trip charge will be enforced if this form is not completed prior to the pickup - Thank you!
We recommend that you have a qualified scooter mechanic to inspect your Gainesville scooter every six months or 1500 miles - whichever comes first. Due to the high vibration rates on motor scooters, bolts and screws can become loose without your knowledge. If your scooter is not inspected regularly, a very dangerous situation may present itself. Our service center offers an inspection program for motor scooters that includes:
- Complete oil change
- Inspection of all screws and bolts
- Tire pressure checked and adjusted if needed
- Thirty point inspection
The cost of this inspection program is $30. We can typically can have your scooter ready for pick up within 24-48 hours from the time of drop off. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us!
Motor Scooter Storage Fee
We will call to inform you once your scooter is ready to be picked up. Unless prior arrangements have been agreed to, if your scooter is not picked up within seven days of the servicing being completed, a storage fee will be added to your bill. Our current rates are $10 per day or $50 per month (whichever is lower).
Small Engine Repair
We are well known by the Gainesville community as having one of the fastest turn around times in regards to completing repairs.We are now proud to announce that along with power sports repairs, we will also now be accepting any small engine repairs needed. Do you have an old engine you need rebuilt? Do you have a lawn mower, weed wacker, dirt bike, atv, or golf cart that needs to be repaired? Well, if you do, our service center would be more than happy to take a look at the engine for you. As always, we offer free estimates, so you will not be charged for any work until we are able to better diagnose the problem. We will perform small engine repair in Gainesville on any lawn mower, weed wacker, go kart, gas scooter, dirt bike, atv, golf cart, or any other application that uses a small gasoline powered engine.
Scooter Repair FAQs
Q: Does your repair center offer free estimates for scooter repairs?
A: Yes we do. Bring your scooter in and we will provide you with a free estimate before any work is done!
Q: What brands of scooters can your repair center work on?
A: Our service center is trained to repair any brand of motor scooter.
Q: If I can’t bring my scooter to you, can you come pick it up?
A: Yes, for a fee we offer a pickup service to bring your scooter to our service center.
Q: What is your current scooter repair labor rate in Gainesville?
A: Our labor rate is the lowest in the city, at only $50 per hour.
Q: What are some of the most common problems you see on scooters in Gainesville?
A: Some of the more common problems relate to improper use of the scooter. For example, if you allow the scooter to sit for months without use, the carburetor can become clogged. It’s also a good reminder to cover your scooter when it’s raining so you don’t get any water in your fuel tank.
Q: I haven’t used my scooter in a year, how expensive will it be to get running again?
A: It shouldn’t be that bad if all we have to do is drain the gas and clean the carburetor. Bring your motor scooter to us and we’ll take a look at it for you!
Q: How many years have you been repairing scooters in Gainesville?
A: Our staff has over 40 years of experience in repairing motor scooters.
Q: What other types of products will your service center repair in Gainesville, Florida?
A: Pretty much any power sport product with a motor – scooters, atvs, dirt bikes, pocket bikes, mopeds, and go karts. We also work on electric vehicles, golf carts, lawn mowers, and perform small engine repair.
Q: Do you stock parts at your Gainesville Florida facility?
A: We stock a lot of the most common parts. Occasionally we need to order manufacturer specific parts, but even if we do, the lead time will only be a few days.
Q: How often should I get my oil changed?
A: We recommend once after 500 miles and then six months or 1,500 miles thereafter, whichever comes first.
Q: Do you ever offer any specials?
A: Yes we do! Make sure you like our Facebook page to be alerted to the current specials and discounts we are offering: http://www.facebook.com/RoadRatMotors
Q: How many technicians do you have working in your scooter repair service center in Gainesville?
A: Depending on the time of year, we normally have between three and six techs working on repair scooters full time.
Q: How long does it take to get to your facility from the University of Florida Campus in Gainesville?
A: We’re only about five to ten minutes from UF. The #8 bus can bring you very close to our store.
Q: Can I drop my broken scooter off after hours at your Gainesville scooter repair center?
A: Yes you can! We have a lock box where you can leave your key and contact information just outside of the service center doors.
Q: Can I wait for my scooter to be repaired?
A: It depends on what needs to be fixed. Give us a call and we should be able to give you an idea over the phone if it would be better to drop off or if you can wait for the repair.
Q: Do you offer on site repairs if something minor needs to be fixed?
A: Yes we do! For only $25 (plus the cost of labor/parts), we can come out to your location and fix minor problems right on the spot for you!
Q: Do you sell scooter parts out of your service center?
A: Of course! Give our staff a call and they can quote most scooter part prices for you over the phone.
Q: How much does a scooter battery cost?
A: There are several different sizes available, but most batteries are approximately $49.99.
Whether you're looking for low speed vehicles, electric vehicles for sale, street legal golf carts, racing go karts, or motor scooters, Road Rat Motors has you covered.