14 steps to make your scooter last longer
The arrival of good weather and the many advantages of personal mobility vehicles make electric scooters a great alternative for city trips. However, it is a vehicle and, as such, a series of precautionary measures must be put in place to extend its useful life.
These are some of the recommendations with which you can make the electric scooter last longer in perfect condition:
1.- Monitor the wheels, especially their inflation (if they are wheels with an inner tube). It is important that users check that they have no malformations, lumps or cuts. Air tires should not be changed for solid tires if the manufacturer does not recommend it, as it affects the safety and integrity of the personal mobility vehicle.
2.- Always use the electric scooter's own charger. If it breaks down, you must purchase another of the same brand and characteristics.
3.-Polymer lithium batteries used in the majority of modern electric scooters are very powerful and have to be treated with extreme caution. Unappropriated charging, damage or overheating can result in a fire. Do not leave your electric scooter to charge overnight. Always supervise the electric scooter while it is charging and avoid battery over-charge. Do not use, charge or leave a damaged battery unattended and follow the disposal protocols immediately.
4.- Do not charge the scooter if you have suffered a damage to the battery area. It must be checked by a professional.
5.- Once the scooter has been charged, it must be removed from the charging point. It should not be left charging for longer than necessary so that it does not reach high temperatures.
6.- It is recommended to charge the scooter before the battery is completely discharged.
7.- Do not manipulate any element of the scooter. The warranty might be void. Therefore it is recommended that is always done by a qualified professional.
8.- Keep the scooter clean. It must be cleaned frequently but always taking special care. Do not power wash the scooter. It is advisable to do it with a slightly damp cloth and always avoiding electrical zones. Never charge the scooter if it is wet or humid.
9.- Under no circumstances should the electric scooter software be modified. It is common to find videos where it is taught how to modify certain parameters to increase its power and speed. This is dangerous and illegal.
10.- It is recommended that the maintenance of the electric scooter is always done by professionals and preferably in authorized centers. It is also important to mention that the parts used for repairs are always those recommended by the manufacturer.
11.- The battery is one of the most delicate elements. It should not be manipulated or changed without knowledge The battery must always be the one indicated by the brand.
12.- Check frequently the proper functioning of the brakes. Apply slightly the brakes to check that they work properly. In case of malfunctioning, it must be taken to a specialized center.
13.- It is not recommended to use the scooter if it has broken parts, if the battery life has decreased considerably, if there are air leaks in the tires or signs of wear. It should also not be used if there are sounds when turning or other abnormal noises.
14.- Ride in a responsible way. Avoid sudden changes in acceleration and braking, potholes, bumps, jumps ... If you take care of the scooter both when driving and when it is parked, its durability will be extended.
Do not leave your electric scooter in freezing cold or under the sun in a middle of a sunny day. Keep the battery dry. Negative environmental conditions can damage the battery.
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