Electric scooters are a fantastic means of transport. They’re quick, environmentally friendly, and cheaper to run than a car or motorbike. But they’re still electronic vehicles. And like all vehicles, there’s a chance that something can go wrong with them. If you have an issue with your electric scooter, you have a few options when it comes to repairs. Let’s have a look at who can fix your broken scooter.
Depending on the severity of the problem, it may be possible for you to be able to repair your electric scooter without any external help. Of course, this will also depend on the type of e-scooter that you have, as some (such as Segway’s Ninebot KickScooters) are notoriously difficult to repair, even when you have expertise. Generally, however, if your tire is flat or you need to adjust your brakes, you can do it yourself. You can find many excellent resources online that will instruct you on how to repair your electric scooter. Don’t try to do anything too advanced, as you could end up causing more damage and costing yourself more money in the long run.
A Bike Expert
As you’ll know, there is an abundance of bike shops around, but there are few personal electronic vehicle workshops in most places. If you live somewhere that only has a bike shop, you may want to consult a bike expert to see if they can repair your e-scooter. It’s a coin toss as to whether they’ll accept the work or not as if they have little experience with electric scooters, they may worry about liability issues. Many bike experts have to work with electric bikes these days, which means they may be comfortable repairing your e-scooter. Give a couple of bike shops a call, explain the issue that you’ve got, and see if they’d be willing to take a look at your scooter. You may be lucky.
If your e-scooter is under warranty, then turning to your manufacturer is a sensible option. Call or email them explaining the issues, and see if they will accept your scooter. If so, you can send it off to them, and then expect to receive your scooter in perfect condition with an exact replacement part, if it’s so needed. Even if you’re not under warranty, it could be a good idea to get in touch with the manufacturer or the distributor, as they may be able to repair the e-scooter for you at a cost, but still to a high standard.
Personal Electronic Vehicle Expert
This is your best option if you’ve got a broken electric scooter that you’re unable to fix yourself. Personal electronic vehicle shops specialize in electric scooters. People working there will have the expertise to fix any issue you might have with your e-scooter. They’ll also have the tools and resources to get the job done quickly, effectively, and for a reasonable rate.
The only issue is that they are not that common. However, they’re becoming increasingly more common, especially in cities. If you live in an urban area, then it’s likely that a quick Google search will present you with several local options. If so, call around and ask for quotes before deciding which one to take your electric scooter to. It can also be a good idea to check if the personal electronic vehicle shop has received any bad reviews. For people who don’t live in urban areas, it’s still worth looking online to see where your nearest personal electronic vehicle shop is, as it could save you money to make the trip there.