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How to Care for Your Scooter When Renting

Key West Scooter Safety 101

11/20/2020

 

What could be more fun than renting a scooter when you visit Key West? Well…nothing, so when you rent that scooter, it’s a good idea to know how to take care of it while you’ve got it. 

 

If you plan to have some fun on wheels, be sure to stay aware of the tire pressure. While each vehicle may differ slightly, the ideal tire pressure range should range from about 18 to 24 PSI, for the tire upfront, and the back tire should range from 28 to 36 PSI. If you are riding with a companion, your rear tire should have a higher PSI. The same goes for any extra cargo you load. Be careful, overinflated tires car wear prematurely thanks to the increased road friction. This can lead to them becoming punctured easily. Proper air pressure will lessen the risk of a crash, traction loss, and the potential of getting stuck with a flat tire. 

 

Low engine oil in your motor scooter can damage the engine. Keep an eye out for any signs of oil leakage, and if you see an issue, be sure to use the properly-rated oil. When you fill-up, be sure to use gas that is ethanol-free. Ethanol may absorb water and lead to the vehicle’s plastic tanks deteriorating. 

 

Be sure the brakes are working properly while you are using the scooter. A good indicator of brake pads that are wearing out is how much pressure you have to exert on the pedal to activate the brakes. If you hear a groaning or whooshing sound, this can also be a sign of a brake issue. 

 

There are just a few simple things to be aware of when you take that scoot around beautiful Key West. Stay aware, be careful, and have a blast. 

 

At A&M Scooter Rentals in Key West, you can learn about taking care of the scooter and other information you may need! With their help, you will be ready to ride in no time! Check us out for more information on the different electric scooters we provide in Key West. We offer scooter rentals, bike rentals, and even electric car rentals.

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