One of the best thing about electric scooters is for sure requiring low maintanence. However, there are a few things that will help keep your scooter  running smoothly. We will talk about maintaing you electric scooter, and focus on two most important elements that keep electric scooter going – battery and everything else.

Battery maintenance

The battery of your electric scooter is a crucial component that determines its performance. Our electric scooters come equipped with lithium-ion batteries, which are not only high-performing, but also lightweight and much smaller in size compared to traditional lead-acid batteries. With the latest advancements in battery technology, modern lithium-ion batteries offer superior efficiency and long-lasting power, making them the ideal choice for electric scooters.

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The battery of your electric scooter is a crucial component that determines its performance. Our electric scooters come equipped with lithium-ion batteries, which are not only high-performing, but also lightweight and much smaller in size compared to traditional lead-acid batteries. With the latest advancements in battery technology, modern lithium-ion batteries offer superior efficiency and long-lasting power, making them the ideal choice for electric scooters.

While batteries have greatly improved, they still have a limited lifespan. When you start noticing a decreased ability to hold a charge, it’s a sign that your battery is approaching the end of its life. However, there are several steps you can take to maximize the lifespan of your electric scooter battery:

Prolong the battery life

Firstly, avoid fully depleting the battery charge and instead keep it topped up to around 90% capacity. Overcharging can also be a problem, so be careful not to exceed the recommended charging time. Secondly, research your electric scooter’s manual to know for instructions. By following these simple tips, you can help prolong the life of your electric scooter’s battery and ensure that it continues to provide reliable power for as long as possible.
Li-ion batteries typically have a lifespan of 800-2000 charge cycles, which involves charging the battery from 0% to 100% and back to 0%. However, keeping the battery topped up at around 90% capacity can help reduce the number of full cycles and prolong its lifespan.

Daily operating temperature of your electric scooter can also affect the battery’s health. Operating the scooter in extreme temperatures outside of the manufacturer’s recommended specifications can have an adverse effect on the battery’s performance and longevity.

To ensure the best performance and longevity of your electric scooter’s battery, we highly recommend using only the official charger that was supplied with your scooter. Electric scooters have different battery sizes and types, so using chargers or electric starters from other scooters or older chargers can result in overcharging, undercharging, or improper charging. This can cause lasting damage to your e-scooter or even prevent it from starting at all..

And in case your scooter needs a new battery, get in touch with our service team via the service form.

Everything else

Apart from the battery, most of the components in an electric scooter consist of moving parts that are prone to wear and tear over time. These moving parts include wheels and tires, brake pads and handles, and folding joints.

To ensure the safety and longevity of your electric scooter, it’s important to perform some key check-ups before each ride and after covering a certain distance:

Before Every Ride:

  • Check tyre pressure
  • Check that wheels and handlebars turn smoothly
  • Look for any loosened screws, bolts and fasteners
  • Check lights and indicators

Every one month:

  • Check tyres for damage
  • Check bell / horn function
  • Clean with damp cloth and inpspect for damage

Every 6 months, or every 500 km:

  • Tighten screws
  • Adjust brakes or bleed the brakes
  • Check cables for damage
  • Check charger ports and charging cable

Every year, or every 1000 km:

  • Eengine care
  • Full safety check
  • Check & tightening of loose screws
  • Check and adjust brakes
  • Steering column adjusted
  • Check the folding mechanism
  • Adjust and lubricate steering head bearings and wheel bearings
  • Check lighting system for function
  • Check tires and inflate
  • Lubricating moving parts
  • Battery test 
  • Service all folding points
  • Waterproofing your e-Scooter

Our tips on Maintenance, Recharge and Storage

Electric scooters are a great investment and it’s worth picking up some basic maintenance tips to help you protect that investment in the long term.

Recharching

  • Avoid fully depleting the battery while riding – min. 30% of the battery!
  • Never store the scooter with battery empty, always recharge to 50-60%.
  • Before recharging, make sure the scooter, charger, and the charging port are dry.
  • Do not charge the scooter immediately after use. Let it cool down for 1h before charging.
  • Use only the original charger.
  • Never leave the scooter unattended while charging.
  • Recharge the scooter in a safe area where the damage to the surrounding is limited in case of malfunction of the battery
  • Recharging of the scooter must not be continued for more than 1 hour after it is fully charged (green LED indicator on the charger).
  • Always replace the charging port cover after recharge to avoid water or other damage
  • Recharge the scooter in dry environment, away from flammable materials at 15-25°C.
  • Do not charge in direct sunlight or near fire.

Storing and Cleaning

  • Recharge the scooter to 50%-60% before storing it for any longer period.
  • Recharge the scooter (including new) again to 50%-60% every 2 (two) months when stored.
  • Store the scooter in a dry environment at 15-25°C, away from flammable materials.
  • Do not store the scooter outdoors.
  • Before cleaning, make sure the scooter is turned off and the charging port is covered.
  • Do not use water, alcohol, gas, kerosene, or any other chemical solvents for cleaning.
  • Do not use pressurised water guns or running water for cleaning.
  • The scooter is not waterproof. Do not expose it to rain or water nor soak it or wash it with water.

Maintanence

  • Before each use, run a quick check for: (i) error messages/signals; (ii) physical malfunction; (iii) excessive wear and tear, (iv) loose or broken parts; (v) any other damage or problems.
  • If any issues are present, the user must not use the scooter until the problems are fixed.
  • Wear and tear items (tire, brake-pads, etc) that do not require opening up the scooter, may be fixed by the user or by any service.

Our repair service

Electric scooter needs regular maintenance, similar to bicycle or any other vehicle. At LifeRacer we are specialists in the sale and repair of electric scooters in Switzerland. You can find us in Zürich, Wettingen, Basel, St.Gallen, Lausanne and soon we see as in Bern. 

Our LifeRacer Geeks are certified repair agents who work with authentic spare parts in our own service centre. We have all scooters and most spare parts directly in stock and that for the scooters can be shipped and repaired very fast within a day. To ensure the validity of the warranty and good condition of the scooter, it must be serviced once a year at the end of the season or at 500km (BASIC), 1000km (1000KM)and from that on at every 1000km.

VSETT Swiss-Integral Package

In order to enjoy e-scooters fully and for a long time, LIFERACER.ch strongly advise you the correct use of scooters and a BASIC CHECK-UP that should be carried out (just like by any other vehicles) once a year and a 1000 KM SERVICE for every 1000km. 
LIFERACER.ch as the official VSETT distributor in Switzerland gifts you with VSETT-SWISS-INTEGRAL package and you benefit from one Basic check-up and 1000 km Service free of charge. The exclusive combination of these services is completely free for all VSETT e-scooters purchased by LIFERACER.ch from 15th May 2022. 

The basic rates apply when you bring the e-scooter to us. Please contact us in advance for an appointment via e-mail at [email protected]. For a surcharge, our courier will pick up your vehicle from your home anywhere in Switzerland and deliver it after the service or repair back to you.

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