Top Tips on Maintenance of Kick Scooters

a kids kick scooter

To make your scooter last longer and increase its life span, general maintenance, such as tightening your scooter parts, reduces the chances of breakage. Also, ensure that the bolts aren’t loose and make sure it’s appropriately assembled to the level of the manufacturer’s manual to decrease the possibility of a problem occurring.
You must look after your scooter, whether it is a kid’s or an adult’s scooter, so that you can prolong the life of your adventures.
You will find a variety of those machines that are available in the market. Also, you will learn what to look for when buying these machines.

Below are some tips on how you can maintain your scooter.

 

Wheel Condition

wheel of a scooter The wheels are important parts of the scooter because they are the contact point between you and the road. So, you must ensure that they are in good shape. Also, ensure that the roll is smooth with no catch.
The wheels of a scooter should not be greased because the bearings are self-lubricating, they come pre-greased. A lot of customers believe adding more grease increases the speed of the scooter. But on the contrary, it attracts dirt into the bearings. If there is a buildup of dirt strings or hair on the outside, you will have to clean it so the bearing can last longer.

Brakes

Brakes are essential because they help you when rolling into traffic. Always apply hand brakes easily because they provide immediate stopping power without squealing. Also, ensure that fender brakes are not worn out and too thin because it’s too dangerous, and it damages them quickly.

Handlebar and Handlebar stem

scooter handle bar and stemIncorrect tightening of the screws is the most frequent problem scooter riders have. Use the handlebar and the original stem to work them out when they are worn out. The visible deformation of the components requires replacement. If the parts are made of duralumin, it advisable you get help from an expert.
Additionally, ensure that your handlebar is straight and undented. If dented, replace the bars as they are affordable and easy to install.

 

 

Storage

Always store your scooter in a garage or house. This helps the machine to last longer. If you leave it in the cold or it gets rained on, that will affects the smoothness of the ride. Also, mud and rust can tamper with its smoothness. So, ensure that your main steering and wheels components are free from mud.

Author: Hazel Rawlins