How to store your scooter?

An electric scooter is a mesmerizing ride full of adventure, but it demands high care and more protection to make it last. People usually only bother storing their motorized scooters for a few months or even years. Yet, it is essential to make your e-scooter workable for several years without causing damage to the battery or other parts.

If you feel your scooter is not responding appropriately after several months, recall where you kept him in those months. It is not difficult to make your scooter comfortable in a suitable location and allow it to rest for several months. Stay tuned to this blog until the last word to keep it safe.

Prepare your scooter for storage

Here are a few steps you need to know before storing it.

√ Thorough cleaning


If mild dirt or dust is stuck in your scooter registration, do a thorough cleaning for your electric friend.

Use metal-friendly detergents or shampoo to clean it properly so there will be no traces of dirt left on its body.

Now swipe all the water from the body with the fabric cloth so that there is no mark of water left on it.

√ Lubrication with oil

Use the scooter or car oil to lubricate the metallic parts of your scooter, including different nuts or nails. This will prevent the rust that usually occurs after washing the metal.

√ Recharge the battery

Never store your scooter without charging it. It is not compulsory to let your scooter’s battery out of the body, but you need to charge it before storing it.

Like your phone, your scooter’s charge also falls gradually. As a result, it falls by 1% to 2% per month until there is no charge at the end of the year. So, you should charge your scooter after one month if it is not in use.

√ Pack your scooter properly

It would signify your love for your scooter to make a proper place and a bag to store it in. It would be a good approach if the bag were airtight and waterproof, preventing dirt from entering the scooter.

Why does the battery lose the charging passively?

The gradual fall of charge happens if the temperature fluctuates. Whether you use it or not, heating fluctuations significantly reduce charging.

So, keep your scooter at room temperature, slightly chilled, and dry at all times. Remember, the temperature below freezing point, or you can say a freezing place, is also not appropriate for the battery, just like extreme heat is not suitable for it.

If your motorized scooter is stored at an extreme temperature, whether hot or cold, always give some rest to the battery at room temperature.

Where do you need to store your scooter?

The place you choose for your scooter must be accessible, as you will need to keep in touch with your scooter registration frequently for charging or other cleaning purposes. So it would be better to keep it in the corner of your room, inside your bed, or in your cupboard.

However, select a place having a temperature of no more than 45 degrees Celsius and no less than 5 degrees Celsius. Exceeding this temperature limit can cause damage to your battery as it is made of lithium.

The place you are choosing must be clean and dry. Dryness is the most preferable in this regard. If the ceiling is dripping, then the site is not acceptable to store your scooter.

Please don’t allow any other object to be placed near your bird scooter, as falling on it can cause permanent dent or damage to the body. And sometimes, left your scooter with no use due to a broken handle or other parts of your scooter.

An electric scooter is a mesmerizing ride full of adventure, but it demands high care and more protection to make it last. People usually only bother storing their scooters for a few months or even years. Yet, it is essential to make your e-scooter workable for several years without causing damage to the battery or other parts.

If you feel your scooter is not responding appropriately after several months, recall where you kept him in those months. It is not difficult to make your scooter comfortable in a suitable location and allow it to rest for several months. Stay tuned to this blog until the last word to keep it safe.

Needs additional security:

There is a chance of your scooter being stolen if placed in your cupboard or your home. But still, being more protective in this regard is better than regretting it after a mishap. So, keep your scooter secure with all the protective locks, so there is no chance of stealing it.

How to store your scooter during the winter?

It is impossible to ride your scooter in snowfall or cold weather. So in this climate, you have to store your scooter. But how?
All you need to do is manage the temperature of your storage area. A temperature below the freezing point is harmful and can cause damage to the battery of your scooter. So look for a dry, clean, and room-temperature place where you clean and polish scooter will feel at home. Cleaning should be mandatory, as mentioned above.

 

FAQs
Some frequently asked questions

Is it OK to leave my scooter outside in the cold?

People usually do not care about it. But leaving the bird  scooter outside anywhere is not a rational approach. You face multiple threats like stealing, snow falling, heavy rain, etc. But if you leave it for a few minutes or even an hour, you need not worry.

What is the life of an electric scooter?

The average life span of an electric scooter is 3 to 5 years, but it can vary according to your care and the quality of the scooter. A good battery can last a long time.

What is the appropriate time for the scooter to be plugged in?

People usually plug in the battery for charging all time, but it is not a good approach as overcharging cannot increase the strength but can indeed reduce the ability of your scooter. Yet, 8 to 10 hours is the maximum time to charge your battery completely.

What if I leave my scooter anywhere?

It does not seem to be acceptable due to the threat of burglary. Always use a lock to leave your scooter, as it is easy to carry, so thieves usually target it the most.

Final Thoughts:

Storing your scooter is the appropriate way to keep it safe for a long time. The article explores the tips that you must keep in your mind before storing your clean and polish scooter. Always charge it 100 percent before going for a good ride.