Routine care and maintenance can keep your scooter running smoothly for longer time. Maintenance of scooter is crucial to get most out of it.
Droom cares about well-being, maintenance, safety, and resale value of your vehicle from the moment you buy. Following are some DIY scooter care and maintenance tips:
Check your scooter regularly for dust and debris. Use soft, damp cloth to clean surface of your scooter. Use appropriate cleaners to wash it properly at least once a week.
Regularly check the air pressure to enjoy longer tyre life. Inappropriate air pressure exerts extra pressure in every ride. This also increases the friction between road and tyre, increasing the tyre depreciation rate, especially when you have pneumatic tyres. It’s is recommended to maintain the optimal air pressure in tyre as recommended by the manufacture.
Protect your scooter from dust, moisture and sunlight. It’s is recommended to park your vehicle in shade to avoid extreme temperatures (hot or cold) and rain, as it can damage the body. You can protect it by putting a water proof cover on it.
Frequently change the oil to enjoy better riding experience. For new scooters, it must be done within initial 300 – 500 miles and then once after every 1000 miles. Use high-quality oil that’s good for your scooter.
Clean the spark plug regularly and change it immediately when you see a sign of wearing out. The most common problem faced is the clogging up of carbon with oil. Assure that it is clean and electrode has a gap of .023”.
Cleaning carburetor is quintessential as it is responsible for pumping fuel and mixing it with air at a specific value. It does all this with tiny diaphragms, ports, and orifices, which can be easily contaminated. Carefully clean it and seek professional help to make any adjustments in it.
No matter how well you take care of your scooter, yearly inspection by a professional or a local repair shop can help finding out small problems that can be devastating later. It helps in finding issues that might go unnoticed otherwise or you don’t know how to spot.