The Essential Electric Scooter Maintenance Guide
One of the best things about electric scooters, is that they’re incredibly low maintenance, and with just a few regular check-ups, you’ll be sure to keep your Electric Scooter in top condition for as long as possible!
The first thing to consider is your battery; the “fuel tank” that powers everything from the DC motor, to the lights, controller and any other accessories. Most Electric Scooters come equipped with a Lithium battery pack providing you with optimum energy density and longevity. Keep an eye on your scooter’s charge level and try not to leave it fully charged, plugged in for lengthy periods, or completely empty. This can cause the battery to degrade. Most manufacturers recommend 50% to be the optimum level of charge for storage purposes. Electric scooters are incredibly versatile and durable, but extremely cold temperatures can be a bit much. Try not to ride it when temperatures are below freezing, as this can adversely affect battery life. And it probably goes without saying, but if you want to retain optimal battery performance, only ever charge the Electric Scooter with the supplied charger.
The folding joints that you’ll find at the stem base and the handlebars might come loose over time, but they can easily be adjusted using standard household tools or those provided with the Electric Scooter. You can usually find all of the help that you need in the scooters manual.
Electric scooter tyres are built to last, but since these are the parts that will keep you rolling, it’s important that you keep an eye out for any issues that may arise. There are two common types of tyre: Pneumatic tyres, which are made of supple rubber and filled with air, and solid tyres, which use rubber or solid polyurethane to maintain their structural integrity, meaning they’re immune to punctures. The maintenance routine for both are similar. Like any car or bicycle tyre, they will wear down over time and it’s essential that you replace them once the tread has been worn away. This is especially important with the rear wheel, which often wears down faster as a result of the heel brake. With pneumatic tyres you can prevent excessive wear on the inner tube by keeping an eye on the air pressure.
It’s hard to deny that the most fun thing about Electric Scooters is speed, but when it comes to safety, how you stop is just as important as how you go. Brake systems differ from scooter to scooter so checking your owner’s manual for maintenance guidance is essential. Like any other disc brake the pads will suffer from wear over time, and might need replacing. They might also need occasional adjustments to account for wear and continual stress.
It might not sound like much, but by following these simple guidelines you can stay safe, secure top level performance and keep your Electric Scooter in great condition for many years! And while they practically run themselves, there’s no harm in being proactive with your maintenance practices, after all, you can never be too safe!
And remember, if you have any questions regarding Electric Scooter maintenance, safety or any other scooter related queries, you can always contact us at The Electric Scooter store for further advice.