How to Properly Store Your E-scooter

How to Properly Store Your E-scooter

Proper storage is crucial to ensure your VMAX remains in top condition and has a long lifespan. Whether you're mothballing your scooter for the winter break or storing it for longer periods, here are some tips to keep your micromobility vehicle in top shape.

Cleaning Before Storing

Before storing your VMAX, you should clean it thoroughly. Remove dirt, dust, and any residue from riding. Use a soft cloth, mild detergent, and water. Be careful not to directly expose any electronic components to water. Dry the scooter thoroughly before you plan to store it.

Battery Care

The battery is one of the most important parts of your e-scooter. To maintain the battery's lifespan, you should prepare it optimally before storage:

  • Partial Charge: Charge the battery to about 50-60% before storage. A fully discharged or fully charged battery is not ideal for storage.
  • Regular Charging Cycles: If the scooter is stored for a long time, charge the battery briefly every few months to keep it in good condition.
  • Storage Temperature: Store the battery at moderate temperatures. Extreme heat or cold can affect the battery's performance.

Protection From Environmental Factors

An e-scooter is exposed to many environmental factors that can affect its lifespan. Protect it from:

  • Moisture: Store the VMAX in a dry place to prevent rust formation.
  • Direct Sunlight: UV rays can damage the material and color of the scooter. A covered storage space is ideal to avoid direct sunlight.
  • Dust and Dirt: Use a cover to protect your scooter from dust and dirt. A tarp or a special scooter cover are good options. A tarpaulin or a special scooter cover are good options.

Protection From Environmental Factors

The place where you store your e-scooter plays a critical role in its longevity. Here are some points to consider:

  • Dry Area: Store your VMAX in a dry area to prevent moisture damage. A basement or garage are good options, provided they are well-ventilated.
  • Security: Ensure the storage location is secure to prevent theft or damage.
  • Stability: Store the VMAX in a location where it can stand stable and upright to avoid deformations or damage. 

Regular Maintenance

Even when your VMAX is not in use, it's important to perform regular maintenance checks. Periodically check the condition of the tires, brakes, and other moving parts. Lubricate moving parts as necessary to prevent seizing or rusting.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your VMAX E-Scooter remains in optimal condition even after prolonged storage. Proper care and storage will not only prolong the life of your scooter but also enhance your riding experience when you use it again.

See you soon and safe riding!