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Electric Scooter Workshop

We operate a full electric scooter workshop facility on-site, and can take care of all servicing and repair work for the e-scooter brands we sell, and most issues affecting other scooter brands as well. The most common requests we receive are for repair of scooter punctures, replacement of tyres, and servicing / tuning of brakes. E-scooters are simple and reliable machines, but as with all machines faults can occur, and we are here to keep you scootering. Some repairs and servicing are things the home handyperson can take on themselves, and we are happy to supply just the parts, and the advice, if you like to have a go yourself.

Services available and pricing

Our Electric Scooter Workshop services are invoiced at an hourly rate, which is $70 plus GST, with a minimum half-hour charge. A quick opinion however is free, so don’t hesitate to pop in if you have any concerns about the condition of your scooter.

General service:

Our most popular e-scooter service takes up to an hour and gives you peace of mind scootering. Labour is up to $70 plus GST, plus the cost of any parts required. It includes:

  • Brake check. Clean and adjust.
  • Check and adjust tightness of whole scooter assembly.
  • Lubrication of required moving parts
  • Checking of tyre and wheel condition
  • Setting of tyre pressures
  • Clean up
  • Test ride

Puncture repair and tyre replacement:

Puncture repairs and tyre replacements usually vary from half an hour to an hour, depending on the model and which wheel requires repair. There is a special place in hell reserved for the manufacturers of the Xiaomi Mi front wheel, but we can usually get even this most hated job done within the hour!

Solid tyre upgrades:

A popular upgrade is to replace the air-filled tyre with a solid tyre, thus removing the possibility of further punctures. Fitting is usually an hour per tyre (they are a tricky thing to do, often requiring unusual activity like boiling the tyre in water to soften it enough to fit on!). A word of caution here is that a solid tyre will never have the performance of a pneumatic, so if you enjoy a sporty riding style, you are best to stick with air-filled tyres. We suggest a considerably lower top speed for solid tyres, as they have been known to throw off the rims at high speed. Not something you want to experience!

Off-road and hybrid tyre upgrades:

More powerful electric scooters generally go very well on gravel tracks and softer ground, and some riders like to change up the standard road tyres to a cross-road or off-road tread pattern. This can yield good results, but be careful that your new tyres will clear the mudguards, as they are always fatter than the original road tyres. Also be aware that a knobby tyre will be noisier and wear faster on the road than a road tyre, and will have less grip on tarmac in the wet.

We are often asked:

The answer is that you always replace, not repair, the tube. You need to match the replacement tube with the valve angle on your current tube or it may not seat in the wheel correctly. You will need a very sturdy set of tyre levers, and be careful not to pinch the inner tube while you lever the tyre back on

A quick-fix for scooter disc brakes can be to loosen the bolts mounting the brake bracket, squeeze the brake lever to grip the disc (which centres the brake), then re-tighten the mounting bolts before releasing the lever. The inner pad on a scooter brake is static, and to bring it out to the disc you need to access the back of it. The brakes come from the bike world where you can adjust through the spokes, however on a scooter you need to remove the whole mounting bracket and wind out the rear pad from the back of the backing plate, then re-mount it.

If you have cable-operated brakes the cables will stretch over time, especially when brand new. You can micro-adjust at the brake lever by winding out the thread and re-locking with the nut, or pull through a bit more cable at the caliper end after loosening the allen bolt that secures the cable, then re-tightening.

Changing a tire is much like changing a tube, except of course you remove the whole tyre from the rim. A bit of silicone sprayed on the wheel rim can help you slide the tyre over it. Make sure you fit the new tyre in the correct rolling direction (marked on the sidewall).

Tyre life varies a lot with riding style, and the performance level of the scooter. If you run a tyre-shredding power-monster scooter and leave a trail of rubber at every set of traffic lights, reckon on 500kms max. But we have seen a carefully-used tyres set run to 1500km.

This question is so important that we cover it individually with every electric scooter we sell. Correct pressures will make your e-scooter safer to ride, improve your mileage, and reduce the risk of punctures. And the opposites are also true! Most 10” tyres are designed to run at 45psi. Smaller tyres are sometimes (not always) set a bit higher. You WILL lose pressure over time, so check the pressures every 2 weeks minimum. We can guarantee that any electric scooter that comes for a puncture repair we will check it and find the other not-punctured tyre is soft and hasn’t been pumped for a good while!

All e-scooters run a controller unit that manages the electrical functions. These are a notorious weak point in many e-scooter designs, and any running issues usually come back to a problem with the controller unit. It isn’t a serviceable part, and if it has failed will require replacement. Sometimes, not always, you will receive an error code on the throttle display. This sort of issue will require a technician to examine your scooter.

An e-scooter is a moving piece of machinery, and as such vibration can begin to work components loose. Most electric scooters come with a multi-tool for home adjustments and tightening, and we encourage everyone to periodically check the tightness of the various nuts and bolts that assemble their scooter.

Contact us now to book your electric scooter in

Phone and book in

09 445 6969