While riding a hoverboard is always fun and gaudy, it can well wear-off without the proper maintenance. Here, we have compiled a set of tips for maintaining hoverboards that will hopefully help you keep yours in shape for years for the fullest of enjoyment.
- Regularly Clean the Wheels
The base of your hoverboard is wheels, where the motors are kept embedded. And that’s why you should regularly check if any dust or debris are stuck in there. Try to clean it with a brush that can go down the middle of it. It’s essential to do it so often as you can since any stuck object in the wheels can impact your ride.
After every ride, don’t forget to clean the wheels with a clean cloth. Also, make sure that the tires and the wheel shafts are always aligned in the same direction.
- Never leave it to Sit Dead
While a fully charged battery is important to avail the full advantage of the hoverboard’s speed and range, it’s also essential to ensure its health. It’s needless to say that you’ll want your scooter to be fully charged before every ride, but it’s vital for keeping the inner components in their best condition. Also, you should remember not to use up all of the battery power and not to overcharge it either.
With frequent use, it’s natural for your hoverboard to encounter wear and tear in its inner wirings. It’s essential to check the connections every month to make sure the internal wirings are neat and tight.
If you see any scraped up wire, you should immediately replace it with the help of an expert, so it doesn’t cause any misconnection, and therefore, permanent damage. While doing the checking, don’t forget to unplug the device.
- Ensure that the Components Sit Firmly in Place
The inner components in hoverboards can well get loose with all the heavy use and shake-ups. And it might cause annoying rattles in between the rides and may cause loud noise when it starts up. So make sure every component sits firmly where they belong.
If you’re set to go out on vacations or tours where you won’t be able to take your hoverboard with you, or if it’s unlikely that you’ll use it anytime soon, you should store the device well.
Store it in a dry, well-ventilated place, or somewhere under a shed where it won’t catch moisture. It’s an essential measure to consider since the motherboard and the battery of the device may get damaged otherwise.
You should always follow the user manual that comes with your hoverboard. Do not experiment riding on a terrain that the manual doesn’t instruct. Also, avoid rocky surfaces and uphills even if your device can withstand the impacts. It will help maintain the good overall health of your hoverboard.