When you buy your new scooter, you will probably do all of the research in the world to make sure you know how to look after it properly. Vehicles that are looked after work better, after all, so it makes sense to invest in the care aspects of scooter ownership. Below, there are some core areas that you should pay attention to and put energy into maintaining.
Check the Tyres
The good thing about lead brands like BMG scooters is that they will always come with top-tier tyres ready to go. However, as a responsible road user, and someone looking to protect their asset, there are plenty of reasons to keep a close eye on the overall condition. The biggest piece of advice in this area is to ensure the tyres are properly inflated to the recommended level for your make and model.
Clean It Well
A fun part of having a scooter is spending time cleaning it up and making it look nice. There is no reason at all why it can’t look just as shiny and beautiful as the day you bought it, but only if you keep up with a regular cleaning schedule. For instance, don’t let mud build up on the tyres or around the frame because this will not only affect the way you drive but the way the vehicle handles it as well.
Keep It Fuelled Up
It’s crucial for any vehicle that takes fuel to be kept well. Don’t let the tank run too low because it will start to create other problems with the internal mechanisms over time. This will lead to a scooter with a whole load of problems to deal with and end up being an ongoing expense that detracts from the pleasure of ownership.
Make Sure It’s Safe
You also have to think about how you’re going to store the scooter when it’s not on the road. Safety is a top consideration, and everyone has a different strategy. Generally, it’s wise to invest in a professional cover for it when it’s not in use, and a good, standard locking system too. Though this is an additional expense, they are arguably worth the money if they protect your scooter from things like theft and damage. Scooters are vulnerable, after all, because unlike cars they are very easy to access for any opportunist looking to make an easy steal.
Preserve the Battery
Batteries are important parts of the scooter blueprint. When the battery health is declining, you will be able to tell because everything will start slower and be generally less responsive. That’s why it makes sense to buy a charger and monitor the status when you use it. Often, this is one of the first things to deteriorate so it helps to have it on your radar.
Looking after your scooter is just part and parcel of owning one. There are, thankfully, lots of ways you can do this to protect the vehicle and ensure it’s the best it can possibly be for the years to come.