Flat tires are no fun, but it is something that you obviously cannot always avoid. However, since it has been a few years since we have been using electric scooters, by this time, we do know of a few ways to fix your flat tire and even prevent it from happening in the future.

For someone who has just purchased an electric scooter, a potential flat tire in the distant future may seem like a complete nightmare. Especially if you have never fixed a tire before by yourself. But don’t worry; in this guide, we will discuss,

  • How to fix an electric scooter flat tire?
  • How to prevent an electric scooter flat tire?

How to Fix an Electric Scooter Flat Tire?

If you’re riding around town and you feel you have encountered a flat tire on your scooter, then you must stop riding immediately. If you continue riding the electric scooter with a flat tire, it will damage your rims gravely and will be irreversible.

For those who don’t know how to fix a flat tire, the better option would be to take your electric scooter to a mechanic, who will be able to fix it.

In case you don’t have a repair shop around and it will be miles until you find one, here are a few ways that you can use to fix the flat tire. But before you move on to techniques, keep the following things in mind.

  • Always carry a spare tire with your all time
  • Learn how to change a flat tire
  • Carry the accurate tools as well to get the job done efficiently

Two main methods exist to fix a flat tire for an electric scooter. One is a primary method, while the other involves using slime. Here is what you need to know.

Primary Method to Fix E-Scooter Flat Tire

  • Release the remaining air from the flat tire
  • Grab your tools and take the scooter parts apart
  • Remove the flat tire from the rim
  • If you think the tire’s damage is repairable, try to fix it if you have the necessary tools available.
  • Otherwise, attach the new tire to the rims.
  • Inflate the tire and screw all your scooter parts together

This process can be a bit complicated for some electric scooter models since it requires you to take apart most of the scooter parts. You may find it difficult to DIYing the whole thing together. You can also try to fix the tire without removal. Here is what you should do,

  • Deflate the tire by removing all the remaining air and then unscrew the valve
  • Make sure you have the tools arrived with your scooter on the spot. It should contain an Allen wrench that you can use to remove the plastic covers from the scooter.
  • Unscrew the nuts around both wheels and remove the fork.
  • Now remove half of the tire from the wheel and dig a little deeper to find the inner tube by using your fingers.
  • Now it is up to you whether you’d like to replace or repair the tube. If there are too many holes in the tube, we suggest replacing it altogether.
  • Insert the tube back in after you have cleaned both sides of the tire.
  • Use the Allen wrench to screw the tire tightly.

You just fixed your tire, so congratulations. However, this is still a complicated process. But, there is another method that you can use to fix a flat tire that involves the use of slime.

Fix an E-Scooter Flat Tire with Slime

  • Deflate the tire completely and make sure to clean off all the debris.
  • Be sure the position the valve on the upper half of the tire so that when you apply slime over it, it should fall downwards.
  • Fill the valve with about 1.8oz slime after removing the cork.
  • The slime will seal the hole effectively from the inside.
  • You can inflate your tire and spin the wheel to ensure it’s placed correctly.

It’s pretty easy and quick. You won’t have to take apart your scooter for this method to work.

How to Prevent an Electric Scooter Flat Tire?

So, that was how you could fix an e-scooter flat tire. Here are a few ways to prevent a flat tire,

  • Clean and maintain your electric scooter.
  • Be responsible when riding.
  • Always check the pressure of your tire before riding. Keep it inflated.
  • Buy heavy-duty and durable inner tubes.
  • Replace tires when they are old.

Final Verdict

Fixing your electric scooter flat tire with slime is probably the easiest and most convenient method. You don’t have to take the whole thing apart. Instead, pour slime down the valve, and you’re good to go.

Keep your electric scooter well-maintained, and if you’re facing a frequent issue of a flat tire, chances are your inner tube is damaged. Take it to a repair shop so they can replace the tube altogether.