Washing Your Ola E-Scooter (Do Not Use Pressure Wash)
We know you’re excited about your new Ola E-Scooter, and we’re sure a lot of other people are, too, but how do you go about cleaning an electric scooter with water?
Using high-pressure water to clean an electric scooter is not recommended.
Keep your electric scooter in top shape with these simple cleaning and maintenance tips.
One of the people who use the Ola Electric Scooter shared an instructional video on “How to wash an Ola S1 with high-pressure water by hand?” in a Telegram group.
- Use cello tape to secure two microphones beneath the touchscreen.
- Protect speakers and phone pockets with packing tape to avoid water damage and pocket flooding and the subsequent drying hassle.
- The footrest and handlebars should be drained by tilting the ola 45 degrees left or right.
- No need to wait 30 minutes after washing for it to completely dry; just put it out in the sun for 15 minutes.
- When it is nearly dry, use a soft microfiber cloth to remove water stains.
But is it safe to use high-pressure water to clean your electric scooter? Well, the Ola Electric Electric Scooter User Manual advises “DO NOT PRESSURE WASH YOUR ELECTRIC SCOOTER“. Electric scooters can be damaged by high-pressure washing.
For the benefit of Ola Electric Scooter Users, I’ve compiled this list of tips from the user’s manual to serve as a cleaning and maintenance guide.
- Wash your Electric Scooter on a regular basis to prevent damage to the paint and the long-term effects of exposure.
- The body can be damaged by corrosive substances such as brake fluid, brake oil, grease, and bird droppings.
- It’s much easier to see paint blemishes after the scooter has been cleaned. Use a clean cloth or a ball of cotton wool and cleaning-grade benzene or Petroleum spirit to remove these smudges or stains.
- When cleaning your scooter or its parts, avoid using high-pressure or steam jet cleaners. The paint or components of your scooter may be damaged if you do so.
- Dishwashing liquids, hand soaps, or glass cleaners should not be used. We recommend using a water-based four or two-wheeler washing solution to clean your electric scooter.
- A low-pressure water spray should be used to remove any dirt that could damage your paints before washing.
- Clean your wheels and tyres with one sponge while keeping an eye on your body with the other.
- A low-pressure water spray should be used after you’ve used a cleaning solution on your electric scooter.
Advice on Battery Life for Ola Electric Scooter
- Never let your battery’s charge drop below a certain percentage. Your ola Electric scooter may suffer internal damage as a result of this.
Cleaning and washing the tyres of an electric scooter
- Take care of your 110/70-R12 tubeless tyres on your ola electric scooter (front and rear). We recommend that you check your tyre pressure with an accurate pressure gauge at room temperature to ensure that it is always kept at the correct level.
- Cyclists should be aware of the dangers of underinflated tyres.
- Regularly inspect your tyres for any signs of damage or wear and tear. Replace them immediately if they appear worn below the TWI (tread wear indicator) mark.
- Tubeless tyres may not lose air immediately after a puncture. However, if you feel any tremors or vibrations, you should pull over and have the tyres checked for a puncture. Punctured tyres should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible if they’re repairable.
- A punctured tyre, even one that appears to have lost no air, should be avoided at all costs. In the blink of an eye, a punctured tyre can deflate.
Vehicle tyre replacement
Contact ola Customer support for tyre replacements. A service champion will be dispatched to assist you. It is the tyre manufacturer’s responsibility to provide a warranty. As far as warranty claims are concerned, the manufacturer’s representatives have the final say. S1-User-Manual
Long-Term Parking for Ola Electric Scooters: A Guide
- If you’re going to leave your scooter in a parking lot or storage facility for an extended period of time, be sure to read this.
- Place your scooter in a dry, level, covered, and well-ventilated location. E-scooters should now be left out in the open for long periods.
- Paint, aluminum, and anodized parts may be harmed by exposure to sunlight, rain, and dust. To avoid cracks in the seat and body panels, it is best to use a cover.
- If your scooter is going to be stored for more than three weeks, make sure the battery is charged to 50%.
Download the user guide for your Ola electric scooter here.
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