Whether you are a thrill seeker, a traveller, a holidaymaker, someone who just loves a day out with the girls, or a weekend away with the boys, you likely enjoying trying out the occasional powersport. During the pandemic, when many things were shut down, and keeping your distance from others became important, many turned to powersports as a way to unwind, relax, or let off some steam. People went from hiring these items for the day or the week, to wanting to own their own so they had access to something they could still enjoy while the world locked down. As it is becoming such a popular option for many to own their very own powersports vehicle, it inevitably raises some questions such as: What classes as a powersports vehicle? Am I better hiring one or is it worth my while owning my own? Is it important to have a powersports extended service contract?
What classes as a powersports vehicle?
Generally, if it has no doors, no roof, you sit on a saddle and you hold on to the handlebars, you are riding a powersports vehicle. So, think things like a motorcycle, a jet ski, a snowmobile, a scooter, etc. As you can probably guess, the most popular one by a long way is the motorcycle. Unlike most of the others, it isn’t just used for fun, many use it as a part of their daily lives, for their commute to work, and any other travelling they do.
Is it worth owning my own, or should I hire one?
This depends on you and what you intend to use it for. Obviously, to use a motorcycle daily, you would be much better off owning your own. And even using different powersports vehicles for leisure activities, it may well be worth it if you will get regular use out of it. As we’ve said, these activities have become much more popular so many have benefitted from owning their own that they have access to at any time. No having to book one out and risking them not being available.
Powersports extended service contract
Each vehicle should come with a standard warranty. However, ‘should’ doesn’t mean that they always do so, when buying one, make sure you know exactly where you stand with the warranty. Just having a standard warranty though, might not give you the peace of mind you originally thought. It will likely not cover everything you would have hoped for and could leave you vulnerable should something happen. This is where an extended service contract comes in. These will give you greater cover for any repairs or maintenance to your vehicle. Just be sure to do your research as, like with all contracts, the terms can vary from place to place. So, make sure you are getting what you want from your contract.