Originally published at: https://wheelive.com/2022/09/25/how-to-do-maintenance-on-an-electric-scooter/
Why Is Important To Do Regular Maintenance On An Electric Scooter?
While using your electric scooter recently, did you notice any issues? If so, you should use these maintenance advice for electric scooters.
Even while electric scooters (or “e-scooters”) don’t have nearly as many parts as a vehicle does, they nevertheless need routine maintenance. When it comes to reducing the likelihood of serious mechanical issues, electric scooter maintenance is crucial. It also increases the bike’s efficiency.
To keep your electric scooter in good working order every time you take it out for a spin, pay attention to these maintenance guidelines.
Clean your scooter regularly
Cleaning your electric scooter is the first step. Do not hose down your scooter while it is outside. Water and electricity typically don’t mix. Wipe down your scooter with a moist rag or wet sponge to clean it. You can use some all-purpose cleaner spray if you need a bit extra. On your scooter, mist a little bit and wipe it off. Continue until the scooter is thoroughly clean. Paper towels can be used as rags.
The idea is to wipe your scooter clean without soaking it more than necessary or spilling water within the battery or circuits. In the video shown below, an electric scooter is cleaned.
Lubricating moving parts
Electric scooter maintenance includes lubricating all of the scooter’s working parts. To oil wheel and headset bearings, use WD-40 Specialist Bike Chain Lube or a comparable substance that contains PTFE. Spray a tiny bit on the parts, wipe off the excess, and be very careful not to get any of the product on the brake parts.
The folding mechanism and shock absorber need to be lubricated with the same caution. Keep in mind that WD-40 won’t work for lubricating scooter parts and that PTFE-containing products are required to avoid friction from damaging crucial elements of your ride.
Check the air pressure in the pneumatic air tires on your electric scooter. The sidewalls of the tires should be marked with the recommended air pressures. Always maintain the recommended pressure for them. Check your tires for wear and damage if they are in good condition.
While you’re at it, check the tread on the tires. It’s time for new tires if the current ones have no tread left.
You must have working brakes in order to ride your e-scooter safely. Check the pads on your scooter’s disc brakes for wear and make sure the friction material is still present. The ability to stop quickly while driving can be significantly impacted by even minor wear and tear, so be sure to replace your brake pads whenever necessary to keep both you and other road users safe.
Electric Scooter Guide
Checking cables and fasteners
Check all the fasteners on your electric scooter to make sure nothing is coming loose. Make sure that everything is snug by using the appropriate allen wrench or standard wrench. Applying a little locktite to a fastener that keeps coming loose will solve the problem. This ought to keep it tightly wound. Examine the cable fittings and casing for deterioration and tightness.
Caring for the battery
Since batteries are typically the most expensive component of a scooter, regular maintenance and preventative care are necessary to avoid expensive replacement. In order to avoid overcharging or overheating, see your owner’s manual. If your scooter contains a lithium battery, make careful to keep it charged, as completely discharged lithium batteries cannot be repaired.
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