Hoverboards are an exceptional personal mode of transportation that has been exponentially gaining publicity since its released. Although it does not hover as its name suggests, rather it moves on the ground using it two wheels. With the popularity and aesthetics, everybody desires to own a hoverboard. We must agree, the hoverboards are fun to ride and provide a hassle-free control unlike when riding a skateboard. This is as a result of the advanced technologies and systems used in the design and production.
Now that you own a hoverboard, you want to keep it as many years as you can. To achieve this, regular maintenance is vital. Proper maintenance is needed to keep your hoverboard in good condition ranging from its board to batteries and to the wheels. All these crucial parts of the scooter need to be taken care of. Take a walk with us while we discuss how you can properly maintain your hoverboard to last many more years.
How to maintain your Hoverboard
The board is a vital part of the hoverboard. It carries the weight of the rider and therefore, you can say it is the most abuse and most susceptible to scratches and structural damage. Part of maintaining your hoverboard is making sure your weight doesn’t exceed the speculated maximum weight for your self-balancing scooter.
Aside from this fact, to also keep your board working well, the boards itself need a thorough cleaning as often as possible. Before cleaning, make sure you disconnect from the power source, get a soft damp cloth and wipe the board from top to bottom. A very good precaution is not to get the cloth wet in order to prevent water from entering the board's internal systems. In addition, you should also clean the pedals, footrests, and tighten loosen screws.
The hoverboard is a battery-powered accessory. It depends on power from the battery to function, which means a bad battery equals a bad hoverboard and vice versa. Thanks to the UL Certification that prevents hoverboards battery from exploding. Unlike before, we can now keep a calm mind when using the hoverboard. Even though they are safe and possess a strong internal system preventing it from malfunctioning, maintaining a hoverboard battery is still needed to prolong the life of the battery.
After you remove the plug from the power source and detach the battery from its housing, check for structural damage and scratch. If you notice anything, and you can wipe them off, do that immediately but if you can’t, contact an expert or the Manufacturer’s customer service (warranty required). Aside from dirt and scratch removal, you should avoid overcharging your hoverboard as this limit the battery life. Once the battery is fully charged, remove the charger and enjoy your ride afterward.
The hoverboard wheels
Most commonly known hoverboards are dual-wheeled systems, that is, they function on two tires that navigate them both forward and back. For better experience coupled with enjoyment, the wheel needs proper maintenance. How do you maintain your hoverboard wheels?
You maintain your hoverboard wheel by making sure its motion remains smoothly rolling and also includes quality tires that can improve friction on surfaces. After cleaning the board and the battery, you want to make sure there is no debris or dirt on the wheels. Also, check if the tires are still okay or worn out. If they are worn-out, they need replacement as this will only make the hoverboard move with less traction.
Probably you notice certain changes on your board and you can’t phantom what it is or you don’t know what to do, it is expected of you to contact the local retail customer service about your issues and get a fix. You can also contact the manufacturer directly as long as your warranty is active. You should also lubricate joints while removing debris to ensure smooth riding. Make sure that all these vital parts are perfectly okay before taking your self-balancing scooter on a walk.
In conclusion, you should avoid riding your hoverboard close to water or probably during rain, either heavy or drizzling as your board and water aren’t friends. You should try and keep your hoverboard as dry as possible. By doing this, we can assure you that your hoverboard will last longer than what you planned.