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Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing Your 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. **

If you find yourself with a worn or punctured tire on your electric scooter, replacing it is often a straightforward process you can do at home with some basic tools. Before you start, make sure you have the appropriate sized replacement tire and tube if necessary, tire levers, a wrench, and a pump.

Follow these steps to replace your electric scooter tire:

  1. Safety First: Turn off your electric scooter and ensure it’s on a stable surface.

  2. Wheel Removal: Depending on your scooter model, you may need to unscrew bolts or a quick-release mechanism to detach the wheel. Consult your scooter’s manual for specific instructions related to your model.

  3. Tire Deflation: If your tire still has air, fully deflate it by pressing on the valve stem.

  1. Tire Removal: Carefully insert the flat end of a tire lever under the tire’s edge and pry it off the rim. You may need to use a second lever to work your way around the tire.

  2. Tube Removal: Once one side of the tire is off, pull out the inner tube (if your scooter has one).

  3. New Tube and Tire Installation: Check the new tire and tube for any defects. If your scooter uses a tube, slightly inflate it to give it shape and place it inside the tire. Fit one side of the tire onto the rim. Then, insert the valve through the valve hole on the rim and work the other side of the tire onto the rim, being careful not to pinch the tube.

  1. Inflating the New Tire: Once your new tire is on the rim, use a pump to inflate it to the recommended pressure.

  2. Reattach the Wheel: Put the wheel back onto your scooter, ensuring everything is secure, and tighten the bolts or fasten the quick-release mechanism.

  3. Test: Before riding, give the wheel a spin to make sure it's seated correctly and there’s no wobbling.

Keep in mind that while these steps cover the basics, some electric scooter models may have different requirements. Always refer to your scooter's manual for specific guidance. Moreover, if you feel uncomfortable performing any of these steps, seek professional help from a mechanic who is familiar with electric scooters. Safe riding!

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