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Do it yourself – Take care of your scooter

It has been a while, but do you know how to take care of your scooter? In this blog post we want to focus on simple day to day maintenance checks, which can be done every so often to ensure that your mobility scooter will run as smoothly as possible.

It is very common that proper usage of the vehicle means you should also take care of your scooter. By doing so, you make sure that the machine will perform to its full capacity and extend it’s longevity.

There are numerous ways of proper care and in this short post we have selected the most important and vital ones. They might seem simple enough, but believe us, it’s those small things that are quickly forgotten.

Don’t let nature claim your vehicle

Humanity vs Nature is an ongoing conflict since many years ago. It’s certainly not the first time you have encountered overgrowth or rust which happened due to humidity. The best way to take care of your scooter is to always keep it safe and warm.

You just wouldn’t believe us, how many times we see scooters being left without proper rain cover under heavy rain. Of course rain can always catch up with you as you ride. What to do then? Simply use cloth to get rid of excess water and let the remaining one dry up, before using the vehicle.

Did you know that humidity is often the main cause of squeaking wheels? That is because brake pads become inflated. However, it isn’t anything to worry about, they will return to normal by riding the scooter.

Proper conservation is the key

If you are interested in daily day-to-day conservation, here’s what we recommend at Velobike.

First are the tyres, the most vital part. If you ride daily, they do get used up, so it is always a good idea to check on the pressure. If you lack the proper tools, that can be done at every gas station that you pass!

Speaking of tyres, a good tool to use would be K2 tire-doctor. Not only can it replenish missing air, in case of puncture, it can also fix that up for you. K2 is a product we are familiar with and use them to keep the scooters in pristine, shiny condition, so we really recommend giving those a go!

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