One of the greatest things about electric scooters is their low maintenance requirements. There are some things you can do to keep your scooter in tip-top shape.
This article focuses on electric scooter maintenance and is divided into the two main components of an electric scooter: the battery and everything else.
Maintenance of electric scooter batteries
Your electric scooter’s battery is the most important component. Our scooters are powered by lithium-ion batteries that are lighter than lead-acid batteries and have a higher performance. Modern mobile batteries can provide more power and efficiency than ever before thanks to advances in battery technology.
However, all batteries have a life cycle. If your battery is unable to charge for long periods, the life span is likely ending. To prolong the life of your electric scooter’s battery, here are some tips:
Keep the battery charged up but not completely. Research shows that a scooter should be kept at 90% to ensure the longest life span.
Li-Batteries typically last between 500-1000 charges. The battery is charged by charging it from 100% to 0% to 100%. The number of cycles is reduced by keeping it charged.
The scooter’s daily operating temperature will affect its life expectancy. Battery health may be affected by extreme conditions that are not to the manufacturer’s specifications.
It is highly recommended that you only use the charger supplied with your scooter or an official replacement. The batteries of electric scooters can vary in size and type. Therefore, charging with chargers or starters for other scooters, older chargers, or any other type of charger could lead to improper charging, overcharging, or undercharging. This could cause permanent damage to your e-scooter or worse, it could result in your scooter not starting at all.
Take care of everything else!
The rest of the scooter, aside from the battery, is made up mostly of moving parts that will eventually wear down. These parts include the wheels, brake pads, brake handles, and brake pads as well as the folding joints.
The folding joints don’t have to be fixed and can loosen over time. These can be adjusted using the included tools and simple household tools. This will be explained in detail in the manual.
Some scooters can be upgraded with additional parts like 3D printed parts, thick batteries cover, and hard tires. These will extend the life of your scooter.
Brakes Electric scooters use different methods of braking. It is best to consult your owner’s guide for detailed instructions on how to maintain the braking system. A disc brake scooter will experience wear, just as any other brake. Over time, pads may become worn and will need to be replaced. As they wear, disc brakes will need to be adjusted to maintain their expected level of braking.
Tires Your scooter will have either an inflatable inner tube tire or a solid tire.
The final word…
It is important to know how to maintain and care for your electric scooter so that it can perform at its best and lasts many years.
You can’t look at some of these things too often, so it is important to consider them all.
This article provides a basic overview of electric scooter maintenance. We recommend that you consult this manual before doing any type of maintenance work. It will contain important information specific to your model.