Electric scooters can be an expensive but worthwhile investment. Whilst they primarily provide a fun mode of transport, you should also remember they are vehicles and need to be cared for and maintained. In this article we look at our care and maintenance tips for your e-scooter.
Storage: Correctly storing in a suitable location.
When storing your scooter, you should ensure it is stored in a safe, dry area. It is important to check that the area is of ambient temperature, as the storage location should not be too cold or hot as it can affect the performance of the scooter.
It isn’t just the location you need to consider when storing, but also how you are storing it. You may find that your scooter folds down for storage. If this is the case, ensure it is folded down correctly. The reason why this is important is that folding the scooter down prevents it from falling over and knocking, which could damage the scooter.
Charging: Taking care of the battery.
It is important to understand that you should never let the battery run completely flat. This is because it may damage the performance in the long-term. We would recommend charging when necessary.
Similarly, you should always ensure the correct charger is being used for the scooter. Whilst some third party charging cables may fit your scooter, it doesn’t always mean they have the correct voltage. If the incorrect charger is used it may cause damage to the battery.
Error Codes: Acting immediately.
It is important to act immediately if your scooter is showing an error code. Error codes will vary by the model of scooter, but the user manual or relevant support team will be able to confirm what the error code means. The error code may require something as simple as checking a cable or restarting the scooter, so ensure you carry out the support to rectify any errors.
Lubrication: Looking after moving parts.
As part of the maintenance of your scooter, you should lubricate moving parts. There are different lubricants available, but WD-40, specifically for scooters, is usually the most appropriate. This can be used on the wheels and folding mechanisms. Always refer to your product guide before lubricating to ensure you are following the correct steps.
Spare parts: Replace worn and damaged parts.
If parts of your scooter become worn or damaged over time, this would indicate it is time to replace these. Using your scooter with damaged parts can be dangerous as the scooter will not work as effectively, and it could leave to further issues down the line. To ensure you rectify the issue correctly, you should contact the relevant support team who should be able to advise the best steps.
Cleaning: General tips.
Like with any product, it is important to clean the scooter as part of the general maintenance. It is recommended to wipe the scooter down with a dry cloth, avoiding any harsh abrasives. This helps to prevent the build-up of dirt and grime.
By following this advice, you should be able to look after your scooter and prevent issues from occurring.