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Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing an Electric Scooter Tire

To shop our replacement tires and learn more about the different types of tires for electric scooters, see here.

**We also have videos for replacing tires on youtube. **

Changing the tire on an electric scooter is a skill that can save you time and money, and increase the overall maintenance knowledge for your electric scooter model. This process might seem challenging at first, but with this easy step-by-step guide, you'll have your scooter up and running in no time.

Step 1: Preparation
Before you begin, make sure you have the right tools and replacement tire for your electric scooter model. Common tools required include a set of Allen wrenches, screwdrivers, a tire lever or two, and possibly a wrench for axle nuts.

Step 2: Scooter Positioning
Turn off your scooter and ensure that it is adequately supported. You may need a stand or can lay it on its side on a soft surface to prevent scratches.

Step 3: Wheel Removal
First, remove any hubcaps or covers. Then, using your tools, carefully loosen and remove the bolts or nuts securing the wheel to the scooter. For scooters with a brake disc or chain, be careful to handle these components gently as you remove the wheel.

Step 4: Removing the Old Tire
Deflate the current tire completely if it hasn't been already. Next, wedge the tire lever between the tire and the rim to pry the tire's lip over the edge. Work your way around the rim with the levers until one side of the tire is completely off.

Step 5: Installing the New Tire
Check the direction of the tire's tread before installing. Then, place one side of the tire inside the rim. Start inserting the tube, if applicable, making sure it is evenly placed inside the tire. Begin pushing the other side of the tire onto the rim, using tire levers as needed – be careful not to pinch the tube if your scooter uses one.

Step 6: Re-attaching the Wheel
Once the tire is fully on, inflate it to the recommended pressure. Ensure that the tire sits evenly on the rim, and there are no bulges or dips. Then, put the wheel back onto the scooter, reattaching the brake disc or chain as necessary, and tightening all nuts or bolts securely.

Step 7: Final Checks
Before taking your scooter out, do a thorough check to ensure that everything has been reassembled correctly and is functioning as it should.

With these simple steps, putting a tire on an electric scooter is a task you can complete at home with just a few tools. Always refer to your scooter's manual for specifications and any unique requirements.

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