Essential Electric Scooter Maintenance Tips: MUST KNOW!

Essential Electric Scooter Maintenance Tips: MUST KNOW!

If you're a proud owner of an e-scooter, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to keep it in tip-top shape. That's why we've created a bunch of videos and articles on maintenance. 

Today, we will share some essential tips to help you extend the life of your scooter, so it stays on the road and out of the repair shop, saving you a few bucks in the process. Let's get started!

Cleanliness is Key

In today’s fast-paced world, cleaning is the last thing you want to do, especially after getting home from work. But in this case, a stitch in time saves nine, so regular clean-ups of your scooter can save you both money and time. 

  • General Maintenance 

If you're not just a sunny-day rider or your scooter isn't just for show, it's likely accumulated some dirt. For a comprehensive guide on cleaning, see our video linked below. Long story short? A damp cloth and cleaning solution will do.

  • Water Resistance 

While Apollo scooters boast from IP54 to IP66 water resistance, they AREN'T 100% waterproof. So, skip the pool or washing machine and opt for a quick wipe post-ride. 

Battery care

We know they exist, but usually, we take them for granted. And this has a huge impact on their longevity and max power output. 

  • Charge Cycles 

Batteries typically have 600-800 charge cycles. Letting your battery completely drain can hurt its capacity or even stop your scooter from turning on. 

  • When to Charge

Recharge when the battery is at 40-50%. Overnight charging is fine but avoid extended plug-ins. For more details, click here.

Tire Maintenance

Your scooter's tires also need attention. Proper inflation reduces flat tire risks and enhances your ride. So, what else do you need to remember?

  • Ideal Pressure

The sweet spot for most of our Apollo scooters is 40-50 psi. However, always cross-check the tire or inner tube's printed recommendation for specific requirements.

  • Inflation Tips 

Aim for the Goldilocks principle – not too hard, not too soft. Overinflation risks puncture, while underinflation can harm your rims. More tips on this subject can be found here.

Make it or brake it

Brakes are the most critical parts of your scooter, as they can save your bacon. Treat it respectfully. For more information, read this article.

  • Importance of Brakes

Braking is paramount for safety. Regular brake maintenance ensures you can halt instantly. We've detailed videos on every brake type, from disc to hydraulic.
While speed thrills, always be cautious and aware of your environment. On bustling streets, be prepared to slow down. Maintain control to tackle unforeseen challenges. Click here to learn more about how to stay safe on your scooter.

Usage Recommendations

Each Apollo scooter is purpose-built. While versatile, use them as intended. Stunts? Leave them for the pros.

Conclusion 

For more insights on scooter care, revisit our video on Apollo Scooter Maintenance. Do you have questions or video suggestions? Reach out. We value your feedback. 

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Table of contents

    1. Cleanliness is Key
    2. Battery care
    3. Tire Maintenance
    4. Make it or brake it
    5. Usage Recommendations
    6. Conclusion