If you find that you are replacing scooter batteries on a regular basis without changing the way you operate the vehicle, there are a few things that you could look at in order to save a little money. You will need to do a little maintenance on your scooter so that you save as much of the battery life as possible. If there is something wrong with the electrical components, then it could deplete the battery. Most auto parts stores or mechanics will check the battery level and some of the other electrical components for free or a small fee.
One of the things that you can do to make sure the battery stays charged is to ride the scooter at least every few days. If you let the scooter sit for several days or weeks without riding, then this can cause the battery to weaken. If it sits for too long, then it could die. When you get on the scooter and it won’t start, you might have a short in the wiring. Check the battery to make sure it’s charged. If you notice that your lights are getting dim when you’re riding at night, then you need to recharge the battery instead of waiting until it dies. Other signs to look for are if your horn sounds like it’s weak or if there are components that sound like they aren’t going to work, such as a radio if the scooter has one. Check to see that there aren’t any wires that are touching each other. This can make one component use more energy from the battery than others.
Make sure you store the scooter in an area where there isn’t any moisture as moisture can short the battery. If you don’t have a shed to put the scooter in or there isn’t a covered area, then place a tarp over the scooter so that it stays dry. If you follow a few maintenance tips, then your battery should last for some time, especially if you pay attention to some of the signs that indicate a failing battery.