Electric Scooter Maintenance Guide: Detailed Maintenance Tips and Methods

joyor-escooter May 21, 2024

As a convenient means of transportation, scooters have become widely popular in recent years. In order to ensure the long-term use and safety performance of the scooter, regular maintenance is crucial. This article will detail how to care for your scooter, from routine maintenance to in-depth cleaning, helping you extend the life of your scooter and ensure its optimal performance.

1.Routine inspection and maintenance

1)Electric skateboard body cleaning

Keeping your scooter tidy not only makes it look good, but also prevents dirt and sand from causing wear and tear on the body and components.

  • Tool preparation: soft cloth, warm water, mild detergent.
  • Cleaning steps:
    1.Use a soft cloth dipped in warm water to gently wipe the body of the scooter.
    2.Where there are stubborn stains, you can clean them with a small amount of mild detergent and then wipe them clean with clean water.
    3.Be careful not to let water enter the motor, controller and battery parts.

2) Tire inspection

Tires are an important part of a scooter, and checking them regularly can prevent blowouts and slips.

  • What to check:
  • Tire pressure: Make sure the tire pressure is within the specified range. Too low air pressure will increase tire wear, while too high air pressure may cause tire puncture.
  • Tire wear: Check the tire surface for obvious wear and cracks. If there is serious wear and tear, it needs to be replaced in time.

3) Braking system

The quality of the braking system is directly related to the safety of riding.

  • Check the brake pads: Check the brake pads regularly for wear. If the brake pads are severely worn, they should be replaced in time.
  • Debugging the brakes: Make sure the brake handle is appropriately tight and the brake line is not loose. If problems are found, adjustments should be made in time.

4. Screws and connecting parts

Each component of the scooter is fixed with screws and connectors. Regularly check the tightening of these components to prevent safety hazards caused by looseness.

  • Inspection tools: hexagonal wrench, screwdriver.
  • Check parts: handlebars, pedals, frame and other connecting parts.

2. Deep cleaning and maintenance

1) Motor maintenance
The motor is the core component of a scooter. A good motor condition can ensure the power output and endurance of the scooter.

  • Clean the motor casing: Use a soft cloth to clean the motor casing to prevent moisture and detergent from entering the inside of the motor.
  • Check the motor wiring: Make sure the motor's connecting wiring is intact and has no signs of aging or wear.

2) Battery maintenance
The battery is the power source of the scooter. Proper battery maintenance can effectively extend the service life of the battery.

  • Charge regularly: Avoid keeping the battery in a low power state for a long time, and try to charge it promptly after each use.
  • Storage environment: Batteries should be stored in a dry, cool place, away from high temperatures and humid environments.
  • Clean the battery connector: Use a dry, soft cloth to clean the battery connector and make sure the connection is good.

3) Controller check
The controller is responsible for the acceleration and braking of the scooter. Ensuring the normal operation of the controller is a prerequisite for the safe operation of the scooter.

  • Check the connection cable: Check the controller's connection cable regularly to see if it is loose or damaged
  • Test function: Make sure the acceleration and braking functions are normal, and perform professional debugging if necessary.

4) Chain and bearing lubrication

Lubrication is the key to maintaining scooter chains and bearings. It can effectively reduce friction and extend the life of components.

  • Lubricating tools: lubricating oil, brush.
  • Lubrication steps:
    1.Clean dirt from chain and bearing surfaces.
    2.Use a brush to spread the lubricant evenly over the chain and bearings.
    3.Gently rotate the chain and wheels to make sure the lubricant is evenly distributed.

3. Seasonal maintenance

1) Summer maintenance
In summer, when the temperature is higher, scooters may be used more frequently, so special attention must be paid to sun protection and heat dissipation.

  • Sun protection measures: Avoid exposing the scooter to the sun for a long time and choose a cool place to park it.
  • Heat dissipation treatment: Check the heat dissipation of the motor and battery, and add a heat dissipation device if necessary.

2) Winter maintenance
When temperatures are lower in winter, batteries and lubrication systems require special attention.

  • Battery insulation: To prevent the battery from being exposed to low temperature environments for a long time, you can use insulation materials to wrap the battery during storage.
  • Lubrication protection: Lubricating oil tends to thicken in winter, so you need to choose lubricating oil suitable for low-temperature environments.

4. Regular maintenance records

1) Maintenance log
Record the time, content and problems found of each maintenance to facilitate tracking the maintenance status of the scooter.

  • Record content: date, maintenance items, problems found and handling measures.
  • Storage method: You can use electronic forms or paper records to ensure complete information.

2) Professional testing
It is recommended to conduct professional inspections every once in a while and have the scooter comprehensively inspected and maintained by professionals.

  • Test content: motor performance, battery health, braking system, tire condition, etc.
  • Testing frequency: It is recommended to conduct professional testing every six months, which can be adjusted appropriately according to the frequency of use.

5. Adjustment of usage habits

1) Avoid overloading
The scooter has its own load-bearing range to avoid overloading and ensure the safety and longevity of the scooter.

2) Pay attention to the riding environment
Try to ride on flat roads and avoid long-term driving on bumpy roads to reduce the wear and tear of the scooter.

3) Standardize parking
When parking, try to place the scooter in a fixed parking space or stand to avoid inversion or tilting to protect the body and parts.

6. Common problems and solutions

1)The scooter cannot start

  • Check the power supply: Make sure the battery is charged and the connections are good.
  • Check the switch: Make sure the power switch is on.
  • Check the circuit: Check whether the connection circuit between the motor and the controller is intact.

2) Brake failure

  • Check the brake pads: The brake pads are seriously worn and need to be replaced in time.
  • Adjust the brake line: Make sure the brake line is appropriately tight and not loose.

3)Abnormal sound problem

  • Check the screws: Whether the screws of each component are loose.
  • Lubrication treatment: Whether bearings and chains need lubrication.

For detailed video tutorials, please refer to Joyor YouTube official social media account electric scooter after-sales tutorial

7. Benefits of electric scooter maintenance

Regular maintenance of your scooter will not only extend its life, but also improve your riding experience and safety.

  • Extended life: Reduce parts wear and extend the scooter's use time.
  • Improve performance: Keep the scooter in good condition to ensure power output and braking effect.
  • Ensure safety: discover and deal with potential problems in a timely manner to reduce the possibility of accidents.

As a convenient means of transportation, scooters require us to pay attention to maintenance in daily use. Through regular inspections, cleaning, lubrication and professional testing, we ensure optimal performance and safety of your scooter. I hope this detailed maintenance guide can help you better maintain your scooter and make it a helpful assistant in your life. Happy riding!