Owning An Electric Scooter

There has been a surge in the purchase of electric scooters in the UK. Privately owned electric scooters are legal to own in the UK. However, it is currently illegal to ride a privately-owned e-scooter in any public place. This restriction includes roads, pavements, parks, town centres or promenades. UK Laws currently state that a privately owned e-scooter can only be used on private land, with the landowner’s permission.

Anyone caught using a privately owned e-scooter in public could be fined up to £1000. Rental Scooters however can be legally used in public places.

The UK Government offer E-Scooter Trials: User Guidance covering details of areas, driving licences, insurance, safety wear, registration plates, excise duty and other safety rules.

That being said, if you own one for use on private land, it is still important to maintain it. Due to the speed capabilities of these motorised vehicles, you should always wear personal protective equipment such as a bicycle safety helmet, knee and elbow protection and suitable clothing. This will minimise injury should your fall off. As a result, electric scooter repair shops are offering a range of services to owners.

Maintenance

Accidents do happen and damage can be sustained to your scooter, in addition to general wear and tear. Cyle Fix London are an electric scooter repair shop that recommends the following:

Puncture Repairing

It doesn’t matter what terrain you are riding your e-scooter on, eventually, the tyres will wear out and need to be repaired. Punctures are more likely to occur to tyres that have been checked and services in a long time. The wear and tear that older tyres have suffered will make them more susceptible to damage from foreign objects. That’s not to say brand new tyres can’t get punctured, they can, immediately if you are not being sensible and cautious.

The tools you need to repair a punctured tyre are a repair tyre kit, a minipump, and an Allen wrench. When needing to deal with repairs, these tools will help you repair your punctured tyre and get on with your day in no time at all. Alternatively, you can visit a local repair centre to get your puncture fixed.

Inflate Tyres Frequently

The recommended tyre pressure for most electric scooters is around 40 and 50 PSI. If you need more traction, then you should reduce the PSI by about 5, and if you want to go faster, then add about 5 PSI. If you are a heavier person, then you should add about 5 PSI and if you are lighter, then you can remove it.

The factors that determine the correct tyre pressure for your electric scooter include your weight, the terrain you ride on, the size of your tyres, the balance you want between traction and speed. All of these factors will determine how much you need to inflate your tyres.

Electric scooters should come with a user manual which you can use to find out what the recommended tyre pressure is, and if you can’t locate that, then check the tyres themselves should help, as they usually have the recommended pressure written on the sides.

For the Xiaomi M365, Xiaomi M365 pro, and pro 2, the recommended tyre pressure is 45 – 50 PSI. The PSI for riders under 70kg is 35 – 40 and the PSI for riders over 90kg is 50.

Scooters Key Features

Different electric scooters have different features to offer to their users. When deciding which electric scooter you should get, you need to find a good balance between the features, quality of the scooter, and its performance. You shouldn’t just go for the most expensive electric scooter; different scooters are great at certain tasks. So when choosing, you need to know what exactly you need out of the electric scooter and then find one that can complete that task.

Looking at the Xiaomi M365 Pro 2, you will see many of the latest features the electric scooters have to offer. These features are some of the best around and will make the rider safer, make the travelling easier and more enjoyable. Some of these features include:

  • 300W rated motor (deliver up to 600W output in challenging situations)
  • 25km/h top speed and 45km claimed range
  • Air-filled tyres
  • Stylish integrated display unit
  • 100kg weight limit
  • Front, side, and rear reflectors (360-degree visibility)
  • Improved front and rear lights

Solid Tyres (No More Punctures)

One of the most important questions you will have to answer when it comes to getting an electric scooter is whether or not you want air-filled or solid tyres. This decision is important as your choice will impact the quality of your electric scooter’s ride.

Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, and it can be difficult to figure out which one is the best one for you. Below you will see some of the reasons why you should choose solid tyres. If these benefits match what you are looking for out of your electric scooter experience, then you may want to choose an electric scooter. If you tend to travel on rough terrains such as gravel surfaces and other rural areas, then solid tyres are the choice you want to make as you won’t need to deal with electric scooter repairs frequently.

E-Scooter Repairs & Servicing

Cycle Fix London offer electric scooter repairs and servicing to keep your e-scooter in top condition. We can offer a servicing agreement for rental companies that are currently part of the UK Government trials or for private electric scooter owners.

We repair many of the popular branded scooters and hold extensive stock of parts for the Xiaomi M365 electric scooters for both the Pro and Pro 2 models. In addition we offer a range of accessories such as phone holders, storage bags, upgrades etc.

Please visit our E-Scooter repair page to see the range of repairs and adjustments on offer from Cycle Fix London, along with pricing. If you need any advice, please call us on 0207 820 0028.

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