Scooter, Electric Scooter and Electric Bicycle Tire Care.
are the most overlooked and under maintained part of a gas scooter, electric scooter and electric
Most gas scooters, electric scooters, kids ATV's and electric bicycles
use air filled tires (pneumatic) of smaller
These smaller tires are especially susceptible
to air loss by puncture, excessive rider weight (this may
cause a tire to blow out) or
non use as when being stored.
It is very important your tires are always inflated to their proper
inflated tires can rob as much as 30% of an electric or gas scooters power.
Low tire pressure will over work all scooter drive
components shortening their life.
you ride your gas scooter, electric scooter or electric bicycle with
an under inflated tire you stand a very good chance of
A bump or hazard in the road that would have been absorbed easily by a
fully inflated tire can be a disaster for a low tire.
Low air pressure can allow the tire to collapse into the wheel when
passing over even a small hazard or bump and in doing so squeezing a
hole in the inner tube and perhaps cracking, bending or breaking your
gas or electric scooters wheel. This can
cause a costly repair and a
dangerous situation for the scooter operator.
inflation values are expressed in "pounds per square inch"
pressure (psi). The inflation pressure of your gas or electric
scooter tire is determined by the use of a "tire air pressure
The tire inflation pressure value can be found in your owners manual or
molded into the tire sidewall of your scooter.
Things you will need to maintain your gas or electric scooter tires.
air pressure gage.
These are very common and you may already have one laying around. If
not they can be purchased for usually under $5.00 at hardware
discount stores, auto parts, and even some convenience or grocery
The most common type is known as a " bicycle tire pump".
manually and are usually priced under $15 dollars at the local discount
power air compressors are an easier, better and faster way
to supply air for your gas scooter, electric scooter and electric
These usually have a pressure gage built in so you can see the tire air
pressure while you are filling the tire with air.
This type of air pump (compressor)
is very popular not only because they are easy to use but also they are
inexpensive of and can be found easily at stores like, Discount, home
improvement, sporting goods, hardware, auto parts and the list goes on.
These are usually priced from $10.00 to $35.00 (for a
real nice one).
is one important thing to know before you buy a small
These small compressors will use one of two power sources.
first is12 volt which means you will need to plug it into your cars
lighter socket or something like that to supply power for the unit.
The second is household electricity. Using this supply you
simply plug it into any standard household electrical outlet.
should decide which one of the above power supplies will be most
convenient for your use before you buy one of these small power
We recommend you use a good quality puncture sealant like "slime" or
other brand in your gas or electric scooter tires.
These products are cheap and will save you hours of frustration.dealing
with flat tires on your gas or electric scooter.
Use these products only as directed by their manufactures instructions.
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