Due to their size, weight and range, electric scooters are perfect for short journeys. But today we will talk about how to take care of an electric scooter so that everything works properly and to avoid, as far as possible, that overnight it fails or breaks a part.

If you are thinking of buying one or already have one, you can take into account some of these tips that will extend the life of your electric scooter. They are all very easy to do.

1. Take care of the battery

Chances are you have heard on more than one occasion that once the battery reaches 100% charge you should disconnect the charger, otherwise you will be overcharging the battery. This is unnecessary nowadays as modern batteries have had a protection system in place for years to prevent damage to the battery.

It is best not to let the battery run down completely. You should charge it whenever possible, even if it is only at 50 percent of its capacity. Otherwise, if you let it run down too many times, then it will lose efficiency.

Another thing to consider is heat. Batteries do not do very well in very hot climates. In the height of summer, it is recommended that you do not leave your electric scooter in the sun.

2. Check the tyres

In order for the electric scooter to work efficiently, it never hurts to check the tyre pressure for safety reasons. Manufacturers of electric scooters usually specify the recommended tyre pressure in their instructions.

To take care of the tyres it is also recommended not to hit them against the curb when trying to climb up the pavement. Otherwise you may get a puncture one day.

3. The best way to clean it is with a damp cloth.

When cleaning your electric scooter, do not clean it with pressurised water. Although the electrical components of many scooters are well protected, water can still get in and damage parts. The best thing to do is to take a damp cloth or sponge and patiently wipe each part.

4. Avoid rainy days

We have already mentioned that water can damage certain components, so it is not advisable to use it on rainy days, as some parts do not cope well with humidity. In the short term nothing happens, but over time problems can occur. If you use the scooter on a rainy day, wipe it down with a cloth as soon as possible to prevent water from accumulating.

5. Check the brake pads

As a final tip, the brakes are an indispensable part of the scooter, so they must be in perfect condition. The most important thing is to check the condition of the brake pads. Depending on the use they will suffer more or less wear. Of course, they do not last a lifetime, at some point they will have to be replaced.

In terms of maintenance, you can clean the brake pads and the disc brake by removing parts, but you will probably lose the scooter’s warranty if you have to have it repaired. That’s why we only recommend that you go to your local service centre to have the parts you need replaced.