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    One of the best things about electric scooters is how little maintenance they require. However, there are a few things you can do to keep your scooter in good working order. 

    Our electric scooter maintenance article below focuses on this and is divided into two sections: the battery and everything else that makes up an electric scooter.

    Battery!

    Your electric scooter's battery is most likely the most significant component. Lithium-ion batteries are used in all of our scooters, which are high-performance, light-weight, and physically smaller than comparable lead-acid batteries. Modern batteries are more efficient and provide longer-lasting power than ever before thanks to advancements in battery technology. 

    All batteries, however, have a life-cycle, and if you notice a decrease in your battery's ability to produce long-lasting charges, it's time to replace it. However, the following tips will help you extend the life of your electric scooter battery:

    Keep the battery charged up to roughly 90% to avoid overcharging via KERS (the scooter's Kinetic Energy Recovery System, which converts forward momentum to battery charge when breaking). According to research, it's advisable to store your scooter at roughly 90% charge for the maximum lifespan. 

    Most Li-Batteries have a 500-1000 charge cycle lifespan. A charge cycle is the process of charging a battery from zero to 100 percent capacity. The number of full cycles is reduced by keeping it topped up. ​ 

    The scooter's daily operation temperature has an impact on its lifespan. Battery health may be harmed if extreme conditions exist outside of the manufacturer's specifications.

    We strongly advise you to use the charger that came with the scooter or an authentic replacement. Because the size and type of batteries in electric scooters vary, utilising chargers or electric starters from other scooters, older chargers, or other types of chargers may result in overcharging, undercharging, or inappropriate charging. This could cause long-term harm to your e-scooter, or worse, it could prevent it from starting at all.

    What else?

    Aside from the battery, the rest of the electric scooter is made up of moving parts that will wear out over time. Wheels and tyres, brake pads and brake handles, and folding joints are examples of moving parts. 

    Folding joints: These are not always secure and can loosen over time. Simple home tools or equipment included with the scooter can be used to alter these as needed. The scooter-specific guide included in the box will show you how to do this. 

    Tyres: An inflatable inner tube tyre or a solid composite tyre will be on your electric scooter. Tyres wear down in the same way that a car or motorcycle tyre does, and they should be replaced when the tread is worn down. To avoid excessive wear on the inner tube, they should be kept at the proper pressure. Harder tyres will last longer in general. Finally, on scooters with a heel brake, the back tyre will wear out quickly. 

    And lastly

    Understanding how to properly care for and repair your electric scooter will not only assure optimal performance and safety, but will also assist to keep it in good working order for many years. 

    Some of the above factors require more regular attention than others, and you can never have too many checks! 

    Although this article provides a decent introduction of electric scooter maintenance, we always recommend consulting your owner's manual before completing any type of maintenance work because it contains critical model-specific information.

    We also have an in-house servicing department if you wanted to give us a call.

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