You may encounter various problems when riding an electric scooter. Some of them can be easily fixed, while others require professional repairs. So what should you look for when identifying problems?
One of the most common problems is punctured tyres, especially if they are inflated. Some e-scooter models have self-sealing tyres that automatically seal small punctures. However, most models do not have this technology.
If the tyre is punctured but the hole is small, it can be sealed with tyre sealant if the tyre is tubeless. If the hole is large, you will need to buy a new tyre or contact your dealer.
Another type of tyre problem is low air pressure. This can lead to poor grip and manoeuvrability, increased resistance to driving, which increases the risk of punctures.
Tyre maintenance is easy: If the problem is only with the air pressure, just inflate the tyres to the manufacturer's recommended PSI level.
The brakes on an electric scooter are essential and should be checked regularly. Defective brakes are a high risk of an accident.
Issues that should be addressed
- Rubbing brake pads - this can be a common problem with new scooters or new brake pads. It is usually detected by a scrubbing or rubbing sound from the wheel. This is usually solved by adjusting the brakes with a screwdriver.
- Air in hydraulic brake lines - if you feel a slight resistance when braking, this could indicate air bubbles in the brake pipes. In this case, you need to "bleed" the brake system, which is best done at a workshop.
- Limited effectiveness of mechanical brakes - this can happen if there is too much play between the brake lever and the brake itself. This can usually be solved by adjusting the brake cable.
- Slow and heavy operation of electronic brakes - it's a harder problem to fix than mechanics. If you notice that the brakes are not working efficiently, the problem may be related to the electronic brake. In this case, it is recommended that you contact a workshop.
The e-scooter's engine is its heart. It's important to know where it is, what type it is and how it works. The most common problem is overheating of the motor, which can damage the battery and other components.
If you smell a burning smell, switch off the scooter's engine immediately and wait for it to cool down before checking for damage. Afterwards, contact a workshop to check the wiring, electrical control and fuses.
Engine problems are often not easy to solve and can be costly, but it's not always necessary to say goodbye to your scooter.
You cannot drive if the battery is dead. Rapidly ageing batteries are a common occurrence, whether due to improper charging, factory defects or battery age. It is recommended not to discharge the battery completely, but to recharge it when it has a balance of about 15-20%.
First, check that the battery is still charging. If so, try charging it for a little longer. But this is only a temporary solution.
However, it is best to go to a service centre where a technician will determine the optimal solution, usually a battery replacement.