Storing your electric scooter correctly
There're are a few steps you will need to to extend the life of your scooter. It doesn't matter if you have a reasonably prices or astonishingly expensive electric scooter. It needs to be taken care of.
Below are the easy steps to take
1. Take care of the battery
Batteries are the number one thing you need to take care of. If you do not remember anything else please remember this. A battery has about 500 cycles, which means that after about 500 charges/discharge cycles your battery performance will drop to about 80% or its original capacity. Many things can effect this so I am going to cover how you can prolong you battery life as much as possible.
- Do not charge it below 0 Celsius or 32 F
- Bring it inside where it is warm. If you charge it while its cold, you might start the chemical process inside that will damage your batteries.
- Charge only between 50%-70% DO NOT CHARGE TO 100% This is the perfect storage voltage and will make for a health battery.
2. Clean your scooter and place it in a bag or cover it before storing
The best way to find out if there is anything wrong with your scooter is some good old fashion regular maintenance and cleaning. If you need more information on maintenance please visit our electric scooter maintenance page. This way you can prevent future problems like cracks, corrosion, dents and loose nuts and bolts. Use a damp cloth to wipe the entire electric scooter. Inspect ever part of it as you are doing this. After the cleaning process is complete get some WD-40 and spray it on another cloth and important parts to prevent corrosion.
3. Find a perfect place to store it
After all this fun is done it is time to find that perfect spot. Things to avoid are basements full of moister, and shed without heat, Areas that get extremely hot or cold, and places that will be flooded. The best places are around 10 Celsius (50 Fahrenheit), are dry and have no dirt or dust. Examples will be a warm shed, maybe an attic without dust or some isolated place in a heated workshop.