Like any item that you use on a regularly, the e-scooter requires some maintenance to work properly. Follow our tips for effortless maintenance.
Like any item that you use on a regular basis, the e-scooter requires some regular maintenance in order to work properly. Cleaning is a must, but there are also more technical maintenance tasks that you need to perform. Despite the technical nature of these tasks, you don’t need to be a technician in order to take good care of your vehicle. An e-scooter is a pretty straightforward vehicle, without too many bells and whistles that could challenge you. Besides, if you follow some simple steps, this process can be almost effortless. Here’s what you need to know about e-scooter maintenance.
Why you should never postpone your electric scooter’s maintenance
You prolong the life of the scooter
By identifying small problems early on, you can solve them with minimum or no costs as well. On the other hand, if you ignore small problems, they will eventually turn into big damages which will cost a lot to fix and will eventually make your scooter unusable a lot earlier than it should have happened. Even something as tiny as a loose screw can cause big problems in the future.
You prevent future accidents
By regularly maintaining your scooter, you have the chance to remove high-risk hazards. A technical problem occurring at a high speed can cause serious injuries and it can even be fatal. Scooter maintenance is not just about the efficiency of the scooter, but about your safety as well.
Your scooter will deliver top performance
Overused tires, batteries faults or a dry suspension can impact your scooter’s overall performance. After all, what’s the point of investing in a high-end scooter if your lack of care is causing it to deliver a lower performance.
It’s easier to prevent than to repair
The point of regular maintenance is to avoid severe issues. Once the issues arise, they will require corrective measures which can take a lot of time and can cause quite a hole in your budget. Unlike maintenance, which can be done by anyone, scooter repairs require advanced technical skills. This means that you will have to take the scooter to an authorized dealer shop.
How often should you perform maintenance tasks?
There are several types of maintenance sessions that you must perform. First of all, you should check the battery level, the tires and the brakes before each use of the scooter. You should also clean the scooter once a week or after each ride that gets it very dirty. Avoid getting water on the scooter. Instead use a moist cloth. Regular cleaning prevents rust and prolongs the life of the scooter’s components. A more complex inspection should be performed on a regular basis. How often you perform this inspection depends on how heavily you use the scooter, but we recommend doing it at least once a month.
Scooter cleaning tips
Start by cleaning the frame with a warm water and a cloth. You can also use some dish soap if the scooter is very dirty. The cloth should be moist but not soggy. Clean all the frame’s mechanical components. Change the water if it gets dirty and wipe the scooter with a dry cloth when you are done. For the wheels you can use a sponge as they will most likely be very dirty. Use a brush to clean the rear suspension. After cleaning it, use a silicone-based lubricant to grease it.
Electric scooter maintenance tips
- Tires – As E-TWOW scooters have solid tires, you never have to worry about checking their pressure. However, check them from time to time to make sure that they are not too worn out. Worn out tires will decrease the performance of the scooter and can lead to slips.
- Battery – The E-TWOW scooter battery is not accessible to you, so there is no maintenance that you can do for it. However, make sure to always check the battery level before heading out with your scooter. You should also consider these tips for increasing the battery’s lifespan.
- Brakes – The only thing you can do for your brakes is check them regularly. Check both the electromagnetic brake and the rear drum brake. If you think they are no longer working properly, take your scooter to an authorized service shop.
Consider a technical inspection from time to time
If you have a nearby dealer shop and your budget allows it, try to take your scooter for an inspection every 1000 km. If the scooter displays any software errors, you should always take it to a service shop. Keep in mind that meddling with the insides of the scooter will void your warranty and you may cause more harm than good. With that in mind, try to prevent problems as much as possible so that you don’t have to worry about costly repairs. Last but not least, keep in mind that temperature changes have a big impact of your scooter so have a look at these summer maintenance tips. Stay safe!