Scooters, unlike any other vehicles and automobiles, are ridiculously easy to take care of and maintain. These guys are very little demanding and aren’t going to drill holes through a wallet for you to take care of them. That said, they do require some attention if you want them to work like a horse and last a lifetime. And that’s exactly what we are going to discuss today! Hello and welcome to our article where we will be telling you How to take care of your electric scooter!
Gathering details and information about your scooter
You know one of the funniest things to happen to most scooter drivers when they take their mobile to a mechanic is not being able to tell the model and year of it… . . …..Awkward.
Alright, we won’t judge, but identifying your scooter only through the color scheme isn’t enough. Knowing certain details about your scooter is very important in times of emergencies. In your quest to take care of your scooter, you first and foremost need to know about it. Note down details about the company and brand you got, the make and model, year of purchase, warranty details, and most importantly, a specification sheet which gives you all the necessary info about speed, mileage, engine, and so on. Keep a copy folded under the seat and retrieve it whenever necessary: at the mechanics, police station, local DMC office, etc.
External maintenance of Electric Scooter
Before you get into the internal stuff, it is important that you can analyze the well-being of your scooter by just looking at it every day.
Start off with the seat. Try and detect any rids on the seam while also checking the height. You need to be a 100% comfortable and confident when you hop on that seat.
Run your hands over all the switches. Do they work properly? Are any of them feeling loose or too tight? Are the beams and brakes doing fine? Do you display screen (if you have one) malfunction? Check everything!
Clean your mirrors every day, if possible. Check to see if they have any cracks in them. Mirrors tend to get blurry or hard water stains so you may want to invest in a good glass cleaner.
Tires are hands down of the most important parts that you NEED to inspect. They need to be perfectly inflated at all times. If the tires form an indent or give in to the pressing of your finger, then it is time to top up the air inside it. Also, make sure to not over-fill this since tremendous pressure can potentially burst the tire! Ouch.
Internal maintenance of Electric Scooter
Internal maintenance is the most important factor contributing to the longevity and performance of your vehicle.
The first thing to look into is the battery. Always charge your battery after it has cooled using quality chargers. Don’t ever overcharge as this can cut back on its life. Try and invest in a lithium-ion battery over a lead-acid one, if possible. Replace your current battery when you realize things are starting to go bad: won’t take or keep a charge for too long, is leaky, etc.