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Our tips for maintaining your scooter

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So you can't resist using your scooter for your daily journeys? You probably know that your scooter needs regular maintenance to prevent damage from regular use. With just a few simple precautions and a bit of common sense, you can make your scooting comfort increase and extend the lifetime of your scooter.

 

Anticipating wear on your scooter

Use your brakes only when needed

Repeated use of your brake wears down the rear wheel, which can cause it to lose its circular shape and flatten in some areas. To avoid this problem, put your foot on the ground to stop wherever possible. The rest of the time, gently press down on the brake (you'll decrease speed more slowly, but save wear on your wheel).

Avoid scooting through water or across mucky terrain

If you scoot through water, you'll wear down the bearings inside your wheels more quickly. Other possible damage includes loss of grip on the non-slip surface of your deck which could cause you to slip.

The solution is simple: scooter on dry ground, avoiding water, sand and earth as much as possible.

Cleaner is better

Keeping your scooter clean is the easiest way to keep your scooter in top condition. Simply using a cloth to wipe the bearings and other dirty areas (wheels, headset, non-slip pad) is always a good idea. This simple action prevents dust and dirt from building up and causing problems in the functioning of the parts of your scooter.

Économiser les freins d'une trottinette

 

Adjusting your scooter

Eliminate any play in your scooter's steering

Simply use an Allen key, to regularly tighten your wheels. These can wear more quickly when there is play between the wheel and the fork (front wheel) or your wheel and the deck (rear wheel). Do the same with the clamping ring on your handlebars, as it can sometimes become loose and no longer line up with the rest of the scooter. A shop assistant can help you if needed, but if you're feeling handy, just follow the instructions in our video

Spare wheel... almost.

Your rear wheel will often be more worn than the front wheel, as it absorbs most of the impacts and shocks as you scoot. Remove both wheels and swap the front and rear wheels over regularly to extend their lifespan. A in-store technician can also help you with this if needed. Another option: watch our video (link) to learn how to do this repair yourself!

 

A bit of elbow grease?

Use silicone oil to apply to your wheel (in the form of a pressurised spray) as you turn it. This lubrication will help your wheel turn smoothly and increase your speed for less effort when scooting.

To find out how to lubricate your Easyfold system by disassembling it or without disassembling it.

 

Changing worn parts

Unfortunately the parts of your scooter won't last forever, so you'll sometimes need to change a worn wheel (that is no longer smooth) or the non-slip grip when it loses its grip...

To learn how to change your rear brake or the lower clamping ring, watch our Oxelo Workshop videos...

 

Prevention is better than cure, and the best way to maintain your scooter is to use it wisely. If not, you'll spend even longer using your tool box!

Olivier Butel
Digital Leader Oxelo
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