What should I look for when buying a used jet ski?

How do you check a used jet ski?

Check for Damage

One of the first things that you should check on the used jet ski is its seats. If its seats are tearing up, this means that the previous owner doesn’t keep it well covered after use. Owners that are too lazy to even put a cover on their craft are most likely too lazy to maintain it regularly too.

How many hours is too much for a used jet ski?

A low-hour Jet Ski is one that has been used for less than 50 hours, while 150 hours or more of usage is considered high. Generally speaking, 300 hours of use is an average lifespan of a Jet Ski.

Why do jet skis only last 300 hours?

In general, 300 engine hours on a 4-stroke jet ski is already considered high usage hours, so it’s always wise to purchase a model with less usage. … This is because after you purchase your ski, over the next 2-3 years, you’ll probably put another 30 (or even more) hours on it, annually.

Do Jet Skis hold value?

Jet skis (PWCs) are very similar to cars in that they depreciate as soon as they are purchased. They will lose around twenty-two percent of their value in the first year of ownership, and then around eight percent of their value every following year.

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Do Seadoos break down a lot?

Many watercraft will have a break-in period where you must take it nice and easy for the first 5 to 10 hours of the watercraft. This is to make sure everything gets seated in properly. To do this many manufacturers will use a “break-in oil” that must be removed after the engine has been broken in properly.