When buying a used Jet Ski or other brand of personal watercraft, look for one with low usage hours, ask for maintenance records, and inspect the watercraft for major damage. Hire a mechanic to look at the engine of the Jet Ski before purchase.
The number of hours a Jet Ski has been in use indicates its age and overall condition. Jet Skis with more than 150 hours are considered high-hour, and those with 300 hours are completing their lifespan. Ask for maintenance records to find if the Jet Ski has been in any major accident and if it may require major repairs. Check for signs of wear and tear and excessive rust.