How to Clean Your Electric Scooter

  • 1-2 hours
  • Beginner
  • 5-20
What You'll Need
Compressed air

Many people take a electric scooter for granted. They are those tiny mini-bikes that many of us pass by while we are riding down the road. However, scooters are a very efficient when it comes to saving gasoline and keeping the environment clean. Scooters are also the traffic killers since they can swoosh right past us while we are stuck in traffic. They can just go on one side of the road or between cars. For this reason it is very important to keep a scooter clean and running.

Step 1 - Dusting off the Scooter

Before washing your scooter it is best if you dust off the body of the scooter first. You can do this by using a rag or a dusting cloth. This will also help you remove any excess dirt or grime and help you inspect your bike to see if something is broken or scratched.

Step 2 - Cover peed Control Electronics

Wrap the electronic speed controls with waterproofing material.

Step 3 - Preparing the Soap and Water to Clean the Body

With a bucket of water use soap that is not coarse or harsh. Sometimes people make the mistake of using powerful soap that will ruin the body paint. Mix about 1 cup of soap with the bucket of water.

Step 4 - Washing the Scooter with a Brush

In order to scrub the scooter make sure to use a brush that will not scratch the paint of the scooter. Make sure to scrub all areas evenly and wipe off or hose down the soap. Do not leave the soap on the scooter for too long as this will burn the paint and it will leave ugly stains on the body of the scooter.

Step 5 - Degreasing the Engine

On many occasions, the engine can either be dusty or greasy. Both conditions can contribute to the malfunction of the scooter. It is very important to clean these parts in order to keep your scooter up and running. For this reason, you can use liquid or cleaning chemicals to degrease the engine.