Scooter Maintenance

It all starts with a bit of love, once a month.

Scooter Maintenance

To ensure that your scooter keeps on working smoothly there are a few basic tips that you should know about to keep it safe and increase its lifespan.

All you need is a cloth, a spanner and a couple of Allen Keys to keep your scooter in tip-top shape.

An Allen-key
An Allen Key

A Spanner
A Spanner

A soft Cloth
A Soft Cloth

We use standard sizes for all our nuts and bolts so it's easy for you to maintain your scooter. You will need a standard Allan Key set and a 10mm spanner (a small adjustable spanner will also work).

Top Tip for Parents:

Get the kids involved, they can wipe the scooter with a lightly dampened cloth, and use the Allen Key to check bolts are tight. A fun thing for you to do together :)

1. Wipe, clean & dry

  • Wipe the scooter with a lightly dampened cloth to remove dirt.
  • Make sure it's dry before you continue.

Cleaning debris from your scooters brake

Occasionally you may get debris such as sticks and stones stuck between the brake and your back wheel. This can both damage the wheel and cause the brake to become less effective. A quick check under the brake for any obstructions could save you some hassle later on.

2. Check your bolts are nice & tight.

Depending on your model, there may be bolts to tighten on

  • the handlebar clamps
  • steering column
  • wheels
  • brake
  • on the folding block and under the deck.

When you go over rough surfaces on your scooter; over time the vibrations can sometimes loosen the bolts that hold your scooter together.

To make sure that your scooter stays in peak condition you should check that all the bolts are done up tightly at least monthly (more often if you use if regularly), especially if you hear any rattling or feel any shaking when using it.

Keep the folding block on your scooter done up tightΒ 

To help prevent breakages it's important that the folding mechanism is clamped up good & tight whenever you are using your scooter. This will make sure that you are minimising points of stress on the scooter, allowing it to keep in service for as long as you need.

  • To keep the folding block tight you should make sure that the release lever folds all the way over.
  • However there should always be some resistance when doing it up or undoing it.

This should be checked regularly, if you notice it getting a little loose it's easy to tighten by screwing up the nut on the opposite side of the folding block to the lever.

πŸ‘€ Look out for any parts that need replacing.

If you notice any repairs need to be done while you're doing your monthly maintenance you can read our helpful scooter repair tips and get in contact if you have any trouble.

    Storing your scooterΒ 

    To keep your scooter in the best possible condition we recommend that when not in use it is

    • stored indoors
    • away from the rain and sunlight which can cause damage, corrosion and fading if left for too long.

    LubricationΒ 

    To get your scooter to operate as smoothly as possible it's a good idea to lubricate it periodically.

    • Putting some lubricant on the wheel axles can make them glide a little smoother and
    • A little on the silver nubs on the folding block can make collapsing your scooter a little easier.
    • Also applying it to the brake spring can prevent any squeaking that may occur.

    Removed your axles at any point?

    Be aware that undoing axle screws several times will reduce the effectiveness of the screw thread securing the product. This means that the screws may come loose by themselves.

    • If you have removed the axles at any point, be sure to check them even more regularly or apply some thread locking fluid to keep them in place.

    And remember:

    If you're uncomfortable with working on your scooter yourself you can always take it into your local Micro repair agent and ask the professionals there to give you a hand. Have a look at our stockists page to find one near you.