top of page

Use code SCNEWCUST15 for 15% off ALL scooters through month-end.  Redeem here

How to Clean an Electric Scooter Chain: A Step-By-Step Guide

Electric scooters have soared in popularity in recent years, offering an environmentally friendly and convenient way to get around. One essential aspect of maintaining your scooter chain in tip-top shape is ensuring that its chain is clean and well-lubricated. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of cleaning your electric scooter chain to keep it running smoothly and efficiently.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
To clean your electric scooter chain, you will need:

  • A soft brush or old toothbrush

  • A chain cleaning tool (optional)

  • Bicycle chain degreaser

  • A clean cloth or rag

  • Chain lubricant

Step 2: Remove Any Debris
Begin by using the soft brush or old toothbrush to remove any dirt, dust, or debris from the scooter chain. Make sure to get in between the links and around the sprockets as these areas can accumulate grime over time.

Step 3: Apply the Degreaser
Next, apply the bicycle chain degreaser to the scooter chain and allow it to soak for the time indicated on the product label, typically around 10-15 minutes. This will help break down any grease or dirt on the chain, making it easier to clean.

Step 4: Scrub the Chain
For a deeper clean, use a chain cleaning tool or the soft brush to scrub the scooter chain while the degreaser is soaking. Be sure to get in between the chain links and around the sprockets to remove any stubborn grime.

Step 5: Rinse and Dry the Chain
After you have allowed the degreaser to soak and scrubbed the scooter chain, rinse it thoroughly with water to remove any remaining dirt or cleaning solution. Using a clean cloth or rag, dry the chain as thoroughly as possible.

Step 6: Lubricate the Chain
Finally, apply chain lubricant to the scooter chain, making sure to get in between the links and distribute the lubricant evenly. Wipe off any excess lubricant with a clean cloth. Lubricating the chain will help prevent rust and reduce wear on the chain and sprockets, ensuring a smoother ride.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your electric scooter chain remains clean and well-maintained, prolonging the life of your e-scooter and ensuring a smooth ride. Regularly cleaning and lubricating your chain can make all the difference in the performance and longevity of your electric scooter.

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Start a Fleet

Start a rental fleet with Levy

Levy Electric Scooter Icons


Wholesale Levy scooters at your online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Retail Partners

Wholesale Levy scooters at your 
online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Tag us

Follow and tag us on social!

Brand Ambassador

Earn money for referring friends and growing the network

Service Guides

DIY repair tools, videos, and more


Interested in working at Levy?


Invest in the Levy Network

Levy Locations

Find our rental, repair, and store locations

The Levy App

Download the Levy app to find scooters closest to you


Technical specs for all of our scooters


The Levy swappable battery system

Spare Parts

Every spare part you need for your scooter


Choose the Levy scooter that suits you best


Learn more about electric scooter tires


Bags, phone holders, helmets and more

Levy Electric Scooter Icon

The everyday electric scooter, perfect for the daily commute.

Levy Electric Scooter Fleets Icon

Start a rental fleet with Levy scooters and software

Levy Plus Electric Scooter Icon

Our high-end, long range cruiser with double the range of the Levy.

Support Center

FAQs, how-to videos, and quick start guides

Shipping App

Discounted shipping labels for moving your scooter (or any package).

Range Calculator

Estimate real-world range for any scooter

Electric Scooter Laws

Electric scooter laws by state & city


Subscribe to a scooter for $70/month

Shop Locator

Find a location to test ride or bring your Levy in to get repaired


Get in touch with our team

Quick-start guide

Get started with your Levy

Returns & Warranty

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Shipping Policy

Shipping Policy US and International

bottom of page