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Step-by-Step Guide to Changing the Rear Tire on Your Electric Scooter

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

When it comes to maintaining an electric scooter, knowing how to change the rear tire is an essential skill, as tires are prone to wear and tear or can be punctured by sharp objects. Changing a back tire can seem daunting, but with our step-by-step guide, you'll be back on the road in no time.
Firstly, ensure you have the necessary tools for the job: a set of Allen wrenches, a tire lever, a new inner tube or tire if needed, and possibly a pump for re-inflation. Start by turning off your electric scooter and placing it upside down, resting on the handlebars and seat to provide full access to the wheels.
Using the appropriate size Allen wrench, unscrew the bolts or release the quick-release mechanism on the rear wheel. Carefully remove the wheel from the frame, paying attention to how the chain, gears, and brake components are situated.
Next, use the tire lever to pry the tire away from the rim; remove the old inner tube from the tire if you're replacing it. Check the tire for any debris or objects that might have caused damage, and remove them. If you’re replacing the tire, remove the old one entirely.
Place the new inner tube inside the tire and partially inflate it to give it shape. Fit one side of the tire onto the rim, and then work the other side on, using the tire lever carefully to avoid pinching the new tube. Once the tire is fully seated on the rim, inflate it to the recommended pressure.
Finally, reattach the rear wheel to your scooter, ensuring that the chain, gears, and brakes are correctly aligned. Tighten the bolts or engage the quick-release firmly. Double-check all components to ensure everything is secure before flipping the scooter upright.
Before hitting the road, test the scooter for any unusual noises or performance issues, which could indicate something has been reassembled incorrectly. Congratulations, you've successfully changed the rear tire on your electric scooter! Remember to routinely check your tire pressure and state to avoid future inconveniences.

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