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Top electric scooters will last anywhere from three to five years, with some models lasting even longer than that. If you want to maximize the lifespan of your scooter, you should regularly clean and maintain the unit.
There are many benefits to cleaning an electric scooter. These include an increased maximum lifespan, better overall efficiency, and an aesthetically pleasing exterior. To achieve this, a soft sponge should be used to remove any dirt and grime from the surface of the scooter. Once scrubbed, rinse it off with clean water.
For an even more increased lifespan, learn how to check your e-scooter motor regularly.
The process to clean an electric scooter will differ slightly depending on your make and model. However, regular cleaning of the electrical components is essential to maintain optimal performance. Be sure to refer to your scooter’s owner manual for specific cleaning instructions, as some models may require different techniques. But for now, we have assembled a list of universal tips and guidelines to follow.
The first thing you should do is gather up any cleaning supplies you may need. You can never go wrong with a microfiber cloth or two, though the liquid cleaning agents may differ depending on your individual scooter. We recommend checking with your scooter manufacturer or reading the instructions to figure out what cleaning agents are good to use with your model. On the other hand, cleaning solutions that are used for cars and other vehicles can be a great supplement to your cleaning routine. Blow dryers are also a great tool when it comes to cleaning scooters, and they provide gentle but effective cleaning power. For tough stains, consider investing in automotive cleaners that can provide optimal cleaning results with minimal effort.
If your scooter can be cleaned with water, have a bucket with water at the ready. Other useful supplies include sponges, toothbrushes, biodegradable soap, and towels. Start by using a dry cloth and gently running it in circular motions over the scooter. This will help to remove dust particles that have settled onto the frame and other areas.
Other useful supplies include sponges, toothbrushes, biodegradable soap, and towels.
You should cover up any of the scooter’s ports with duct tape before beginning the cleaning process, including the battery recharge port. This will prevent these ports from becoming wet as you go about using your preferred cleaning liquid. A plastic bag can be taped onto the port if duct tape doesn’t work. Remember to also tape up the ground wire when deactivating the kill switch on your e-scooter.
If your scooter can be cleaned with water, be sure to carefully rinse off any dirt and debris that may have become lodged throughout the exterior of the scooter. Pay close attention to the tires, as dirt and debris can easily become tangled within the components.
A cleaning brush can help to dislodge any additional dust that may have accumulated in crevices. Taking the time to thoroughly clean your scooter is a daunting task, but it can go a long way in preserving its lifespan.
A plastic bag can be taped onto the port if duct tape doesn’t work.
Using a microfiber cloth, a clean towel, or a clean rag, carefully begin to scrub the scooter. Go slowly and be gentle, as electric scooters are complicated pieces of equipment. Oil and caked-in dirt will require a bit of effort, so keep at it until the scooter is cleaned. Also, use an old toothbrush to reach out-of-the-way places.
Moreover, use cool or lukewarm water on your scooter, especially if it’s made of waterproof material, during the cleaning process. Using common sense, be sure not to get any of the electronics wet.
Now you are done with the work. Just let the scooter dry out for an hour or two until you begin to use it again.
We recommend checking with your scooter manufacturer or reading the instructions to figure out what cleaning agents are good to use with your model.
Aren’t scooters waterproof?
Not necessarily. Most scooters feature some form of water resistance, but that is not the same thing as being waterproof. Be sure to look up the resistance rating before you begin the cleaning process.
How to waterproof an electric scooter?
We recommend investing in a waterproof case to stuff the scooter in when it is not being used. Additionally, try to avoid severe rainstorms as they can damage the scooter’s internal components.
How to extend the life of an electric scooter?
Cleaning and maintaining the scooter regularly should extend its lifespan. You should pay special attention to the battery, taking care to never let it fully deplete and to max it out at around a 90 percent charge.
STAT: Scooters marked IPX7 are 100% waterproof and can be fully immersed in water for up to 30 minutes, up to 1 meter (~3 feet) deep. (source)