Scooters of Boise
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Winter Maintenance Tips
As winter rolls around, you may decide to put your scooter up for the winter. In order to insure that your bike runs properly come the warm days of spring, you should take the time now to perform a few basic maintenance tasks.
We suggest two major things to do before letting your scoot sit up over the winter.
1. Put a fuel stabilizer in your gas tank and run the engine for several minutes to insure the treated fuel reaches the carburetor. This will keep the fuel fresh. Stale fuel can cause gum, varnish, and rust deposits to build up in your engine. The results from this are starting problems, reduced performance and engine life. We recommend STAR TRON Brand fuel stabilizer. It works great and will keep your fuel fresh for 12 months or more.
2. Keep your battery fully charged . It will do absolutely no good to start your scooter for a few minutes every couple of weeks. Many owners mistakenly believe that doing so will keep their batteries charged. Most scooters consume nearly all the power they produce when running, this means very little goes back to the battery. It is highly recommended to connect your battery to a battery tender. Battery tenders are designed to remain connected over an extended period and to cycle on and off keeping the battery at its peak at all times. DO NOT use a standard automobile type charger on your scooter battery. Scooter batteries are light duty in nature and have very thin plates. The use of an automobile charger can melt these plates and quickly destroy the battery. Periodic maintenance is recommended, but Battery Tender can monitor a battery for years without the fear of boiling or destroying the battery 12V Battery Tender® Plus has new fused quick-disconnect rings with a weather cover Optional pouch for safe and easy storage or transportation Snap cords and extensions are available separately Earlier model Battery Tenders have a WHITE snap cord connector; later models have a BLACK snap cord connector. These snap cords are NOT interchangeable.
Where Are You Going To Keep Your Scooter This Winter?
The winter off season is the perfect time to take care of any maintenance needs or upgrades you wish to do. If a tire needs replacing, brakes, transmission or engine needs attention, why not get the work complete during the off season ensuring you'll be primed for spring. We'll discount parts or labor for your upgrades/repairs while you store your scooter with us. Call to reserve your space TODAY! 208-429-1465
Leaving it out in the cold all winter exposed to the elements will only guarantee a rocky beginning when the two of you meet in the spring. Need a warm, dry and safe place to keep your scooter this winter? Let Scooters of Boise give your scoot the love it deserves with its Winter Scooter Storage and Winterization services. We'll keep your scooter nice and warm (can we say snuggly), the battery charged and have it fully prepped and ready for you come next season.
Winter Storage & Winterization Service
Winter Storage & Winterization PLUS Scooter Health Check