Everything About Electric Scooter Repairs and Maintenance 2022

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Electric scooter repairs are important and critical for the proper performance of your vehicle. You have probably owned your scooter for a while but haven’t had it checked out or inspected. You may have noticed a few differences from when you first tried it out in the store. Maybe it’s something with the brakes, or the throttle, or even the wheels. Whatever it may be, as an electric scooter owner, you should have a good understanding of how to repair and maintain your vehicle. If you own one, then continue reading to learn how to solve the common problems for electric scooter repairs and some basic scooter maintenance tips. Besides, replacing electric scooter accessories and e-scooter parts regularly can go a long way in keep your electric scooter operating as it should.

 

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3 Common Problems on Electric Scooter Repairs

There are three common problems that come with an electric scooter. You have probably encountered at least one of them and thought to yourself, "How do I fix this?" Well, let's look into these problems so you won't have to ask that question again.

 

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The scooter is not charging - this is a common problem and probably the most frustrating. Without the ability to charge, there is no way you can use your vehicle. Here are the things you need to do:

  • Check for loose connections and wires - There may be loose or faulty wires in your device's electrical wiring. It could be that the connection between the battery and the charging port is not stable or is faulty. To check this, simply open up the battery compartment, and with the use of a voltage meter, check whether the lines are sending the required electricity. Reconnect and tighten up any loose connections and make sure everything is connected properly.
  • Check the battery or charger - Faulty chargers are a common reason as to why your scooter is not charging. You can easily check this by plugging in your scooter to the charger and the charger to a wall outlet. Usually, a charger has a green and red indicator light to let you know the status of your charger or battery. When you plug it in and only the green light lights up, it may indicate a number of different things. It could be that the battery is already fully charged, the battery may need to be replaced, or there is a loose wire between the charging port and the battery, and it’s a faulty charger port, a fuse has burned out, or a faulty battery charger. Figuring out which of these is the case will allow you to make the necessary repair or replacement.

 

Scooter runs - slowly speed is usually caused by a battery issue, but before you replace it, do a few checks to rule out other reasons.

  • Make sure your battery is fully charged, then test the speed.
  • Make sure your scooter is not in a speed mode that limits top speed.
  • Check the tire pressure of your scooter. Low or deflated tires affect the acceleration of your scooter.
  • Some scooters have chain drives. If yours has one, check to make sure it is neither too tight nor too loose and that the sprockets are well aligned.
  • Check the brakes. Sometimes, brakes can be in a semi-active state which affects acceleration and top speed.
  • If all of these are not the issue, then it’s most likely that your battery needs replacement.

 

Brakes are not working - This is a very important issue that needs to be solved as soon as possible. There are a couple of brakes on electric scooters.

  • Electronic Brakes - Some scooters use a braking system that uses a switch to short the motor terminals, preventing the motor from rotating. If you have this type of brake and it is not working, most likely, it is a switch or a wiring issue. So, check for any loose wires or parts.
  • Disc Brakes - This is the more common braking method used in electric scooters. When you start hearing a scraping sound from your brakes, it means your brake pads may need to be adjusted or replaced, or that the calipers need realignment. In other cases, the brakes may be loose, and you simply need to adjust the tension on the cables. You can tighten the handbrake tension knob, and you can also tighten the rear tension knob if you need more tension.

 

How to Do Electric Scooter Maintenance

If you do not like asking, "How do I fix my electric scooter?" or finding the nearest electric scooter service center, then it is best to learn how to maintain your vehicle. Scooter maintenance is critical to keeping your vehicle running nice and smooth. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind.

 

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As a start, you need to do the following:

  • Keep it clean
  • Check the chain/belt
  • Avoid rain
  • Charge regularly
  • Check bolts

Regularly doing these five things will save you from many problems in the future.

 

Scooter Batteries

Here are six golden rules to extend your battery life.

  • Make sure you're using the original charger.
  • Charge your scooter after it cools down, not right after a ride.
  • Keep your scooter above negative temperatures (Fahrenheit).
  • Unplug your charger when the battery is full.
  • Don't let your battery completely run out.
  • If your battery does run out, charge it as soon as possible.

Maintain your battery and you will get numerous good rides out of it.

 

Cleaning

  • Always turn off your scooter when cleaning it. You don't want to short the electronics in your vehicle.
  • Your scooter is not a bike and is most likely not waterproof. Never spray it with a hose.
  • Wash your scooter outdoors.

 

Tires

As cars, your scooter tires need to be replaced regularly. Worn-out tires can make your ride dangerous by being more prone to accidents and punctures.

 

Tire Pressure

Maintaining the recommended tire pressure is the best option. Always have a gauge with you and check your tires often. The recommended tire pressure optimizes the performance of your scooter. If there is too much air, the tires could burst. Alternatively, too little air can affect your speed.

 

Brakes

Brakes are crucial to your safety and the protection of your scooter. Therefore, check the brakes regularly and make fine adjustments so you can have these benefits:

  • Save the battery
  • Save on brake pads, calipers, and brake shoes
  • Save your rims' braking surface
  • Free spin
  • Get a faster ride

 

Grips

Grips will eventually wear out. When it starts to feel like you can’t maintain a grip on the handlebars, it is time to have your grips replaced.

 

Belt/Chain

Always check that your chain or belt has just the right amount of tension. Too loose or too tight is not good for your electric scooter's performance. Remember to lubricate your chain for a smooth function, but never lubricate a belt!

 

Conclusion

Knowing how to repair your electric scooter will save you time and money. Make sure you are familiar with the three major repairs mentioned above, as they are the most common. However, as they say, prevention is better than repair. Performing regular maintenance is much more beneficial, as well as prolong the lifetime of your scooter.

Maintenance is often overlooked by a lot of owners and is most often the reason their vehicles break down. If you want to have an uninterrupted and enjoyable ride, be sure to keep on top of maintaining your scooter.

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