Have you discovered the complete freedom of owning an electric skateboard? Imagine hopping on your electric motorized longboard and going anywhere you choose for a fraction of the money you would spend in a car or public transport.
E-skateboards offer a more sustainable way for people to get around at a lower cost than a car. There is no doubt that you can benefit greatly from investing in a motorized longboard, but like any vehicle, it requires regular maintenance to run smoothly.
Daily, weekly and monthly e-board maintenance checklists ensure your Veymax Skateboard continues to perform at peak performance. It also helps you identify potential problems before they become major problems.
In this guide, you'll learn the importance of preventative maintenance and how to create your own motorized e-skateboard maintenance checklist.
Common problems that may occur with electric skate boards
Despite some bad press, e-longboards are relatively safe and accidents are not as common as you might think. Motorized skate board accidents are more likely to happen on weekends and after drinking alcohol, research shows, suggesting human error rather than the skateboard itself is to blame.
Aside from bugs, any problem with a motorized skateboard can lead to an accident, so it's important to maintain it regularly and spot problems. Here are the most frequently asked questions about electric motorized skateboards.
- Battery related issues. Batteries are an integral part of any motorized e-longboard and must always be in top condition. Malfunctions usually occur when the battery cannot hold its charge or charge properly. Knowing how to extend your skateboard's battery life can make a big difference, but even with care, problems can still occur.
- Motor failure. Electric motors power the skateboard's motion, but worn parts, electrical failures, and overheating can cause serious problems. You may notice that the skateboard does not move or stops while riding.
- Brake problem. Brake-related issues can affect rider safety and should always be in top condition. If your brakes are squeaking and grinding and braking is poor, they need to be repaired or replaced.
- Skateboard problem. Eskateboard rely on wheels for a smooth, safe ride. Common problems with pneumatic wheels include punctured tires, flats, and worn and misaligned wheels. These problems can be caused by debris on the road, poorly maintained wheels, or hitting potholes and curbs.
- Electrical system failure. Electric motorized longboards have complex electrical systems that can experience various failures. Regular maintenance can help you identify problems with wiring, connectors, and other components that could affect the overall performance of your skateboard.
- Parts are loose or damaged. Skateboard components may loosen from regular use and vibration, resulting in rattling or loss of stability. Accidents or improper storage can cause physical damage to the e-skateboard's frame, handlebars, or fenders.
Now you know what kind of problems you may encounter with motorized longboards, right? Following our maintenance plan ensures that you notice any issues and fix them before they damage your electric longboard and your safety.
Motorized e-skateboard Checklist
Daily Maintenance Checklist
If you only use your electric scooter for commuting or city riding, it's a good idea to give it a general check-up every day. Not only will this ensure smooth operation, but it will also keep your electric skate board looking great. By regularly following this daily maintenance checklist, your e-longboard will run smoothly and keep it in top condition.
- Brake check. Before departure, you need to check whether the brake function of the motorized skate board can be used normally. This needs to ensure that the connection between the remote control and the skateboard is correct. You should be able to follow your motorized skateboard's manual if anything goes wrong, but if you're not sure how to fix the brakes, it's best to ask for help.
- Battery check. Next, test the battery to make sure it can hold its charge and power the board. Sometimes, a battery is fully charged but won't hold its charge, which means you may need to replace it. You should also wipe the electric motorized skateboard with a damp cloth and then dry it to make sure it's free of dirt and debris.
- Check the lights. Checking your lights and turn signals to make sure they are working properly ensures safe nighttime riding. Lights should be bright enough to notice other road users and react quickly to hazards.
Weekly Maintenance Checklist
Next is the weekly maintenance checklist, which is stricter than the daily checks, but absolutely necessary. Schedule some time each week to check on your motorized e-longboard so you can rest assured that nothing will go wrong.
- Check the skateboard for wear. Wear can be caused by anything from poor tire pressure to loose bolts. Starting with a general inspection, you can identify any components that require further inspection.
- Check the wheels and the board for any signs of wear or damage. You can stand on the skateboard and listen carefully to see if there are any strange noises.
- Check the headlights. It's also important to check your electric skateboard's lights and make sure they're working at their best. Any damaged lights should be replaced immediately to keep you safe on the road, and you can also wipe them down with a microfiber cloth before heading out.
- Clean your electric motorized longboard. Cleaning your e-skateboard once a week will keep it in good condition and prolong its life. Metal parts are always prone to rust, but regular cleaning will protect everything and save you time and money in the future. After cleaning the skateboard, you can gently brush off stubborn stains with a brush. Keep in mind that if you take your motorized longboard out in extreme temperatures it will be more susceptible to damage, so it is crucial to dry it after cleaning.
- Lubricate the electric longboard. The best electric skateboards usually have moving metal parts, and you need to make sure those are properly maintained as well. Check the owner's manual to see if these parts need regular lubrication. Remember to check that the lube is right for your electric skate board.
Monthly Maintenance Checklist
Monthly inspections are crucial, as this is when you will often look at other areas of your e-longboard that you might otherwise overlook. Performing these tasks on a monthly basis will not only keep your motorized skate board running smoothly, it will keep your motorized skateboard running smoothly. It can also save your life.
- Recheck brake function. Yes, checking your brakes is an ongoing task as they are critical to safe driving. If you have used your electric motorized skateboard a lot in the past month, you need to make sure that the brakes are still working properly.
- battery connection. Your motorized e-longboard battery is also something you cannot ignore. Common problems include batteries that won't charge or battery life that dwindles quickly, so it's a good idea to evaluate your battery pack monthly with a voltmeter. In some cases, you may need to replace the battery, but a new battery will ensure that you get the most out of your electric skateboard, and you can take steps to keep the problem from happening again. It's always a good idea to charge your battery regularly and never let it drop below 50%.
- Check the nuts and bolts. Finally, check the tightness of all nuts, bolts and screws monthly to avoid accidents while riding. If you're riding on rough roads, vibration can cause bolts and nuts to loosen, so even if you think everything is fine, it's a good idea to check.
Maintaining an electric motorized longboard doesn't have to be a headache, especially considering it's a lot easier than maintaining a car. If you want to get the most out of your e-skateboard and enjoy all that your lifestyle has to offer, following our top tips will help.
Motorized longboard maintenance is part of responsible ownership and is critical to ensuring everyone continues to enjoy the convenience and portability of electric longboards. Regular checks on battery condition, wheel condition, remote controls and lights, etc., as well as lubricating metal accessories, are all key elements to keeping your motorized e-skateboard healthy and everyone else on the road safe.