It is an exciting experience to ride your new electric scooter for the first time. Whatever your plan for using it, you will want to ride it as soon s possible, and have fun in the process.
While having fun with the electric scooter, it is important to keep in mind that your new investment needs to be looked after so it can run and perform well. Below are six great tips that will go a long way in helping you ensure that your electric scooter is always in good condition from the start.
Setting it up carefully
When you get your new electric scooter, the first thing on your mind is getting it out of the box and start riding it as soon as possible. You should not do this, take your time, and ensure you have followed the setup instructions provided.
The set-up process can involve fastening the bolts correctly, attaching handlebars, and fully charging the battery. Follow the instructions provided and you will be able to start enjoying your electric scooter safely and as quickly as possible.
Maintaining tire pressure
The tires provide the only contract between you and the ground, which makes it very important. There are scooters that are fitted with solid tires, but those with air-filled tires are better, especially when fitted with puncture prevention fluid because it protects against punctures and provides a better ride quality and more safety.
It is important to ensure the tires are pumped up to recommended pressures because it has many benefits. Some of them include optimal grip, greater puncture resistance, and longer range because of the reduced rolling resistance.
It is very important to ensure the tire pressures are always okay. Get a good pump that you will use for this.
Keeping the battery charged from day one
It is important to charge the battery of your electric scooter the money you get it. You need to have it charged for eight hours so that the battery cells can be fully ‘primed’. After this, your work will be to maintain the charge in the battery so that it can extend the lifespan of the battery.
While it is not a must to charge it after every use, you should try charging it at the end of the day when you are at home, even if only a small percentage of the charge has been used. This ensures that the battery retains its maximum capacity in its lifetime, and this reduces the risk of having to replace it in the future.
Wiping it clean regularly
Cleanliness is important when it comes to owning a scooter. While most electric scooters have not been designed for rainy and muddy surfaces, it is still a good idea to clean it often to prevent the build-up of dirt and grime.
When parts, seals, and joints are exposed to dust in the long-term, it is going to result in wear. This is why you need to wipe your electric scooter using a damp cloth. It will always be in the best condition possible.
Note: Avoid using excess water (e.g. buckets of water and sponge or hosepipes) when cleaning your electric scooter because you can easily end up voiding your warranty, especially if it doesn’t cover wet conditions.
Checking for brake wear from time to time
It is not hard to check for excess wear, especially when the electric scooter has disc brakes. Some of the signs to look out for are excess grinding on the rotor, thinning of the brake pads, etc. These are signs that your breaks pads are worn out and need to be replaced.
Another sign to look out for is a grinding noise or metallic rubbing when applying brakes. This could be a sign that the brakes need to be replaced and/or cleaned. Take the scooter for servicing if you notice the signs.
Booking in for a service regularly
You can expect wear and tear on your electric scooter because it is a mechanical device. This is why we advise you to take it for maintenance service at least once every six months. This will help you avoid maintenance issues. Make sure you choose a product specialist to do this so your scooter can always be in good condition.