The secret to keeping your electric scooter running well isn’t complicated – it’s just sticking to a regular maintenance routine.
Store Somewhere Dry And Not Too Hot
Keep your scooter safe when not in use. Security is paramount so many people prefer to bring their scooter indoors overnight but during the day it is important it is not left outside in strong sunlight or exposed to rain or spray from passing traffic.
Keep The Battery Charged
Get into the habit of charging your scooter after every journey or at least every few days instead of waiting for it to lose all power. Draining the battery down to zero too often can limit its ability to hold a full charge.
Keep Your Scooter Clean
A weekly rubdown with a damp cloth will help ensure grime does not build up and cause a problem but take care not to get any of your scooter’s electrical components wet. If this happens, excess moisture can be mopped up with a microfire cloth.
Twigs and leaves should be removed from axels and wheel spokes as soon as possible to prevent jamming.
Correct Tyre Pressure Improves Performance
Ensuring your tyres are correctly inflated reduces pressure on the motor.
Check Your Brakes Regularly
Maintaining your brakes is an absolute must so it is important from the start that your have a weekly check of pads, disks and rotors for signs of wear. Do not hesitate to replace any worn part before it’s too late.
Remember also to check your brakes engage when you pull the handles as saggy cables can mean brakes don’t apply even when the handle is pulled right back.
Lubricate all moving parts each month.
More Good Habits To Keep The Fun In Your Scooter
Before every ride it is best to give the scooter a quick visual check and to tighten any bolts and screws that may have come loose.
These steps and an annual inspection by a mechanic will keep your scooter running safely for years.