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How to Maintain Electric Scooter?

April 25, 2021

How to Maintain Your Electric Scooter?

E-scooter maintenance is essential for a safe journey

Did you notice uncommon problems or abnormal noises recently while you were riding your scooters? If yes, you need to read below electric scooter maintenance tips!

Regular maintenance of your electric scooter is important to ensure the value and safety of your scooters. One of the best things about electric scooters is that they require little maintenance compare to vehicle with gas engines. If you take note of the following two things, you will be able to enjoy your scooting for a long time.

The better you take care of your electric scooter, the more complacent it will do its job. Before you take the scooter to a two-wheeler workshop or to your trusted electric scooter dealer, you can carry out minor maintenance work yourself. Don't worry: it's not that complicated and usually only takes a few minutes to maintain your scooter properly.

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5 ESSENTIAL Electric Scooter Maintenance Tips

Routine check

Battery pack

General maintenance

Lubricate moving parts

Safe brakes


Maintenance Tips for electric scooter

eRoller check before the journey

Proper maintenance of the scooter can be ensured by starting a pre-check, similar to what pilots do before take-off. Inspect your scooter carefully to ensure there are no missing or loose bolts(Fender bolts, brake caliper bolts, handlebar and gooseneck bolts should be checked routinely). If any loose bolts are located, apply a small amount of Loctite before tightening. No matter how high quality your scooter is and how carefully you have maintained scooter parts - the unexpected can happen at any time. Checking everything out before starting your daily commute, or just taking a short ride through the park, can ensure that you are as prepared as possible if a scooter breaks down.

Maintaining the battery of the electric scooter

Besides your motor and wheels, your escooter battery is probably the most important part. Most electric scooter manufacturers equipped scooter with lithium-ion batteries. Compared to the lead-gel batteries of the cheapest electric scooters, they deliver better performance in terms of volume, light in weight and much smaller in size. Advances in battery technology have enabled modern mobile batteries to offer better efficiency and longer life than ever before, but still have a finite lifespan. The following advice will prolong or maximize the life of your electric scooter battery:

Never empty Do not discharge the battery completely, regardless of whether it is a lithium-ion or lead-gel battery. Research has shown that for the longest life it is best to charge the e-scooter to around 90 percent. In practice this will rarely be feasible. But the fuller the battery is, the better. Most Li batteries manage 500-1000 charge cycles before their performance drops noticeably. During a charging cycle, the battery is charged from 100% to 0% and then back to 100%. The daily operating temperature of the scooter affects its service life. A disadvantage of the lithium-ion battery is its sensitivity to temperature, extreme conditions outside of the manufacturer's specifications can impair the condition of the battery.

Original charger we strongly recommend using only the scooter charger that came in the package or an official replacement. Scooter batteries can vary in size and type. Therefore, using chargers or electric starters from other scooter sellers or other chargers may result in overcharging, undercharging or improper charging. This can permanently damage your e-scooter or, worse, prevent your scooter from starting at all.

electric scooter battery maintenance

General maintenance

Regular maintenance reduces the possibility of major problems and increases the efficiency of electric scooter. An e-scooter has many moving parts that become prone to wear and tear over time. These include, for example, wheels and tires, brake pads and brake levers. Always read your scooter manual before performing any maintenance to ensure that it will continue to operate safely in the future. Below are some general maintenance considerations that should be performed on a regular basis for any Escooter.

Lubricating moving parts

All scooters have in common that they move parts - wheels, throttle, brake cables and similar parts. By making sure that important parts such as bearings, wheels or brake calipers are adequately lubricated, you can reduce the friction between these parts and thus increase scooter lifespan. Consult the owner's manual for your scooter to find out what type of lubricant is best for your product. As a rule, lubrication should be done at least once a month with regular use and possibly twice with heavy use.

Safe brakes

Who brakes, loses? It should rather be said: If you don't brake, you will definitely lose - maybe even your life. Scooters offer different braking methods, disc brakes are common or, in older and very inexpensive models, drum brakes are also used. Depending on the type of brakes your electric scooter has, you should make some special considerations. The best advice is to refer to user manual as recommended by the scooter manufacturer. Below are general considerations for scooter braking systems.

brake disc electric scooter

Replace worn brake pads

Clean brake pads by removing the brake pad panel and spray clean with compressed air. The brake pads gradually wear out during riding. Visually inspect your scooter's brake pads once a week to make sure they are still in reasonable condition. At the latest when you hear a metallic scratching noise or notice that your brakes are less responsive, you should immediately check or replace the brake pads. Incidentally, this task is done by every two-wheel mechanic in your area, should you not trust yourself to do it.

Tires with grip

By making sure that your scooter's tires are in perfect condition, you are contributing to your safety during operation and the longevity of scooter. According to legal regulations, the tread depth for e-scooters up to 45 km/h must be at least 1 mm, with faster scooters at least 1.6 mm. But you shouldn't let it get that far: it is best to change the tires when the tread depth is 2 mm, then you have enough safety reserves. The age of the tires also plays a role: Change the tires after five to six years at the latest, because they lose plasticizes and thereby lose their adhesion, i.e. their grip.

atv electric scooter

Monitoring air pressure Scooter tires are not subject to the same performance standards as most car tires. The amount of pressure per square inch (PSI) your scooter's tire will require should be indicated on the sidewall. Before each use, check that the tires on your scooter have the recommended air pressure. Your tire pressure should be kept between 15-20 PSI. Add or remove air as needed to maintain safe tire pressure at all times.

Conclusion on electric scooter maintenance

Preventative maintenance pros:

  • You became more familiar with your electric scooter
  • Almost eliminates fatal hazards
  • Keeps electric scooter more reliable
  • Keeps you safe
  • Reduces repair costs
  • You can do it by yourself
  • Riding experience is much more enjoyable

Corrective maintenance cons:

  • Waiting for the disaster to happen
  • Higher costs
  • You are in danger
  • Other traffic participants are in danger
  • More often it requires professional help
  • Poor riding experience
  • Unavailability to ride it at least 1/3 days during the period of repair (generates costs for a car, cab, etc.)

If you properly maintain your electric scooter, you can usually use it for many years without breakdowns. In addition, it is a comforting feeling that, for example, the brakes are working correctly and the tires have sufficient tread depth. However, this do-it-yourself maintenance does not replace a regular workshop visit for inspection.

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