How do you clean your electric scooter?
- Ready your cleaning materials
- Ready your electric scooter
- Start cleaning the major parts
- Scrub the parts down
- Dry it immediately
So, you’ve bought a new electric scooter from us, and now you’re thinking about how you should take care of it — especially when it comes to cleaning.
If there’s one thing that most e-scooter owners don’t know, it’s how to clean an electric scooter. Knowing how to do so is important for its maintenance. But, the right cleaning routine depends on many things, such as the style of your electric scooter, and how often you use it.
Cleaning an electric scooter is done with effort. In capital E. But don’t worry! This blog will walk you through a simple guide on how to properly clean your electric scooter.
Ready your cleaning materials
To thoroughly clean your electric scooter, first, you need to prepare your cleaning supplies. Don’t have any idea what are your go-to cleaning supplies for your e-scooter? Don’t worry. We’re here to tell you!
Listed below are the cleaning materials you need for your e-scooter:
- An unused or old toothbrush.
- A soft sponge (to prevent your e-scooter from scratches).
- A vehicle-appropriate soap.
- Two buckets of water (one for clean water, and one for soapy water).
- A microfiber towel.
- A WD40 lubricant, or oil if you don’t have one.
Once you prepare these items, you’re also ready to properly clean your e-scooter. Just a heads up! Don’t use dish soap. It could fade the color of your e-scooter over time. You can use automotive cleaners to be safe.
Ready your electric scooter
Prepare your electric scooter by unplugging it from its socket, or any charging device it’s attached to. Make sure any charging ports on your electric scooter are covered. If you don’t have plastic covers, you should cover them with any waterproof material, such as a plastic bag. This should prevent damage to its electric parts.
Place your electric scooter outside, or in a well-lit area so that you can see how much dirt or debris is on its body.
One precaution you should take is checking the temperature of your scooter. If you’ve used it recently, it may be a bit warm. If so, you should wait for it to fully cool down before cleaning.
Start cleaning the major parts
Once you have prepared your electric scooter and your cleaning materials, it’s time to start with cleaning your scooter’s major parts.
The parts you should start with are the scooter’s wheels, forks, kickstand, deck, handlebars, stem, fenders, and lights. Start by lightly rinsing the scooter with some water to wash away most of the debris. Be extra careful with where you’re placing water if your scooter has non-waterproof parts.
Then, mix in some of your soap and some in a bucket, while keeping another bucket with clean water. Use the soap solution to soak your soft sponge, and begin scrubbing down the different parts of your scooter. Rinse off your sponge occasionally with clean water before soaking it again in the soap solution.
This should take care of most — if not all — of the dirt on your electric scooter. If not, you can deal with stubborn parts with some scrubbing.
Scrub the parts down
After the first pass with your soapy sponge, you can rinse your electric scooter down. Then, you can spot-clean any stubborn spots of dirt left behind using an unused or old toothbrush.
Dip your toothbrush into the soap solution, and repeat the same process as you did with your sponge. Scrub gently and in circular motions to lift any dirt stuck to your electric scooter. This is a great way of loosening the dirt while avoiding any scratches to its body.
Dry it immediately
Once you see your electric scooter is free from any dirt, it’s time to rinse it thoroughly. Again, we suggest caution on this step, to avoid any damage to your electrical components.
Making sure to leave no soapy spots behind is important. This is because leaving any of the soap to dry can create small stains or marks on the body of your electric scooter.
To avoid this, use a microfiber towel to dry your electric scooter thoroughly after rinsing. Wring out the excess water every few passes you make with the towel. Depending on the size of your electric scooter, you might need more than one towel to fully dry it.
If using a hair blower comes to your mind to quickly dry off your electric scooter, don’t do it. This could overheat and eventually damage electrical parts and the circuit itself.
Knowing how to clean an electric scooter is important for the care and maintenance of your new purchase! If you’re not sure how to do it, simply follow our quick step-by-step guide to give your electric scooter the thorough wash it needs.
Need more help with maintaining Simply Moving’s electric scooters? Contact us today. As the official distributor of Segway electric scooters in the Philippines, our team will be happy to help you with all the best practices!