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Top 5 Electric Scooter Problems and How to Fix Them?

How to Fix an Electric Scooter?

Whether it’s a car, a bike or an Electric Scooter, at some point, every weapon in your transport arsenal is going to need some sort of repair.

Whilst you can easily take your car to a garage, Electric Scooters don’t always have a mechanic ready and waiting to help you fix the problems that will need fixing - and going out and buying a new one can become an expensive habit.

So, to help you out we have taken a look at all the things that could go wrong with your scooter and found some helpful tutorials to get you going again.

What could go wrong?

Scooters, like anything, will require maintenance. Over time and with use you will find that, as with anything parts will need replacing. But what parts of your scooter need regular inspecting and maintenance?

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    Your Tyres: The tyres on any vehicle always need work, and over time they will wear down. Keeping an eye on your tyres and making sure that they are replaced when needed will keep your scooter running and to keep safe. If you fail to do this, it could lead to irreversible damage. 
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    Brakes: Whether you have a manual brake or an electric brake, making sure these are in good working order is absolutely paramount. Not regularly checking the brakes of the scooter could lead to an accident. No matter what kind of brakes you have, you may need to repair them at any point, so learning how to do this would be a good idea.
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    Batteries: Whilst rechargeable batteries do last a while, at some point, you will need to buy a new one because the old one will wear out. Replacing a battery in your scooter is a must know, because it will never be as simple as buying a new charger.
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    Accessories: You may need to replace even the vanity parts of your scooter at some point. This includes the kickstand and the handlebars. Whilst this may seem like a vanity task, it can help keep your scooter in good nick, and can make it easier to use and more comfortable to ride. 
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    Motor Chain: The chain that connects your motor to your rear wheel is something that you need to keep a close eye on. You need to make sure that it is well maintained, or if needed replaced. This will keep your scooter running, because without its leg power only!

These are only a few of the problems that you may come across with your scooter. Knowing your scooter inside and out is always going to be the biggest bonus when it comes to spotting problems that may need fixing.

Whilst some problems may be obvious to the eye, others may come in the form of a strange noise or a difficult start, and just like a car, when you start hearing these noises or noticing these changes, this is the time to think “is there something wrong?”

So, now we have covered just a few of the things you may need to fix on your scooter, here are some useful videos that we have gathered together to get your scooter back on its wheels and you back on the handlebars.

Fixing Your Scooter:

To help you learn how to fix these common problems, we have looked around and found some tutorials on how to fix basic problems that you may come across whilst owning and maintaining your electric scooter.

Tyres:

Video by Jay Danner

This video gives you a really detailed look at how to change your Scooters wheels. The creator takes you through the process step by step and helps you navigate this difficult task with ease and humour.

This video really does show take you through every part of the task as well as taking you through some of the things that might go wrong, or might be tricky.

This video is really great because its down to earth, it makes you feel at ease, and as though fixing your scooter will be no mean feat.

Brakes:

Video by MACH1 E-Scooter

This video gives you quick and helpful advice on how to check and tune your electric scooters brakes.

Whilst this video may only look as though it is suited to certain types of scooters; it does help you understand how your scooters brakes may work, and how adjusting them can help.

The best part about this video is its simplicity. There are no fancy words that make you want to pause and Google there meaning. The creator also doesn’t treat you like a complete novice, which also makes the video so much more helpful and inviting.

Batteries:

Video by Hoohoohoblin

This video shows you in great detail how to change your scooter's battery. This is something that, at some point, you will have to do. Replacing the battery on your scooter may seem like a daunting task, particularly if you are not mechanically minded.

As this video creator tells you, it is actually an easy task. This video shows you every step and keeps it quick and to the point. The creators friendly and easy-going approach makes it an even more enjoyable to watch.

The only thing this video doesn't remind you to do is to check your charger first, because if it's just the charger, then you might not have to replace your Scooters battery, yet.

Accessories:

Video by Falcon PEV

We chose this video based on replacing the handlebars of the scooter, as this is possibly something that you may need to repair or replace if your scooter is unlucky to receive a little bit of damage. This video is great because it's simple and yet incredibly detailed.

You don't need to scroll through the video to find the right bit to help you, and you don't need to listen to a lot of talking to find the few words you actually need to hear. The only thing about this video is a little bit of wobbly camera work.

This video does also show only one brand of the scooter being fixed, but looking through the wonderful Youtube, there seems to be a plethora of scooter fixing videos, and plenty of different scooter brands as well, so you will always be able to find someone who can help you. 

Motor Chain:

Video by Recreation Ltd

This video is the most professional of the few we found, but don't let that deter you. It shows you very simply and easily how to fix your scooters chain.

Whilst it is marketed by Razor, it can still give you a good idea of how to look at your chain and how you might need to fix it or make it safer.

This video is really informative, the narrator speaks incredibly clearly, and he puts you at ease as he does, never using complicated words or dialect, so you don't feel confused when you are trying to learn something new.

Other notable videos:

Video by MAGS How to Videos

This simple video helps you look at common problems that you might encounter when owning an electric scooter. It's informative, interesting and the creator has a friendly and laid-back approach.

If you just want to learn about the insides of an electric scooter, then this is definitely a video that you can delve in to.

Video by Recreation Ltd

Another video from Razor, so you know it will be an easy and informative one. This video takes you through everything that could go wrong with your scooter, and how to troubleshoot it. 

Whilst this video doesn’t necessarily take you through how to fix an electric scooter; it gives you a great insight into what’s inside your scooter, and how it works.

This video is really interesting, and if you want to learn about the insides of your electric scooter, then you should watch this video, even if it’s just to enjoy yourself. 

To Conclude

Whilst owning an electric scooter is always going to be fun and full of adventure, and whilst the majority of time will be easy going, there may be times that you need to get your tools out and fix your scooter.

Even if you are not a technical person, there are so many videos online that help you fix absolutely every problem that you can think of, as well as some you maybe haven’t thought of.

Now that you have your scooter, and you know how to fix it, there really is nothing stopping you. So, no matter what problem you come across, there will always be a solution.

What did you think of our electric scooter repair guide? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below – we love hearing from you!

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