Top 5 Electric Scooter Maintenance Tipsby Melissa W. Content Writer
The industry of transportation is changing at an alarming
rate, and it's all thanks to technology. Electric scooters have emerged as an
incredibly efficient and eco-friendly
form of transportation, to keep your fast
electric scooter (as capable and potent as it can be) it’s important to maintain it regularly.
Scooter Maintenance 101
I've been a mechanic for many years now and based on the many customers I've
attended in my garage workshop; I'm going
to outline some of my favorite folding electric scooter maintenance tips for
Electric Scooter Manual
Reading your electric scooter manual, the
maintenance section should be right on top of your list. Your manual usually
comes with some easy to understand tips and basic instructions on how to
maintain most of your pieces. Sometimes you'll need the help of an expert, but
it's usually only required when specific parts such as the brakes or control
box start failing.
It’s also important to remember that certain manufacturer
specifics instructions are included in
your manual, for example, how much
pressure your tires should have and how thick your brake pads should be.
Electric Scooter Battery Maintenance
Proper battery care and maintenance can extend its useful
life and keep your folding electric scooter at the top of its game. Simply
remember to recharge your batteries after every ride: if you had a long ride
wait around 30 minutes before recharging it
if you had a short ride you can
recharge it immediately.
One last thing: when storing your fast electric scooter,
remember to recharge your batteries at least every 30 days, else they'll
oxidize and before you know it you'll have to get a replacement.
Electric Scooter Tires Maintenance
Regularly checking up on your electric scooter tires to
make sure they have the right amount of air pressure is important. Maintenance
plays a big role in preventing accidents, so look out for signs of wear and
tear as well. As always, check your manual to see the manufacturer's specified
pressure for your tires and keep it in those ranges at all times.
Electric Scooter Brakes Maintenance
When we talk about basic brakes maintenance, it's all
about tuning and replacing the brake
pads. Testing your brakes in a controlled environment is a must if you think
some maintenance is required for your fast electric scooter, simply pull the
hand level while in motion and test out the brakes.
If you've replaced your brake pads and your brakes aren't
responsive enough, there's a chance you might need to service them.
Electric Scooter Cleaning
My last tip has to do with cleaning your electric scooter.
Preventing buildup of debris and dirt will dramatically
increase your electric scooter’s lifespan and keeps you safe as well.
Don't use high power water or jet stream hoses, instead
use a toothbrush and warm water to clean under the deck; it's important to be delicate, else you might remove the
lubricant from the bearings and cause corrosion and other issues you don't want
There you have it guys and gals! I hope you enjoyed this quick guide on how to properly maintain your folding electric scooter. As a closing note, I’d recommend always trusting your gut feeling, if you think your fast electric scooter is unusually slow, or its brakes aren’t quite working, then listen to yourself and check them ASAP. Stay safe!
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