If you buy a hoverboard from a reputable manufacturer, you know you’re getting a seriously well designed piece of kit that will prove reliable, but you may be asking yourself the question, how many years does a hoverboard last?
A good hoverboard should last for at least three to four years with some lasting for much longer than that, but the lifespan of your hoverboard will also depend on how well you look after it.
The first thing you need to do, is make sure that it is charged regularly – the battery is the key component of your hoverboard and if you don’t look after it, you may reduce the lifespan of the board.
Always store your hoverboard indoors at room temperature, because if the battery gets too cold, it can shorten its life. The same goes for water – if it gets wet or you leave it somewhere humid, you are in danger of damaging the battery.
Charge your battery when the indicator light turns red – don’t worry, charging your battery frequently will do no harm, but remember to make sure you are in the room when the hoverboard is charging and don’t leave it plugged in over night.
Keep your battery levels fully charged, even if you aren’t using your hoverboard a lot. Because the battery is key with a hoverboard, it’s best to buy a model with a quality battery such as Samsung Certified batteries. You may have read about hoverboards catching fire or exploding and this has always been down to inferior quality batteries, which should be avoided at all costs.
Every hoverboard has a weight limit for the rider and you shouldn’t exceed this – look it up in the manufacturer’s instruction. With most boards, it’s around 100kg, while some, like the all terrain models, are a bit tougher and can withstand a weight of up to 120KG.
Try not to let the hoverboard get dusty and don’t ride it through puddles or during a downpour. The last thing you want is for water to get into the electronics.
When riding, try and avoid too many lumps, bumps and stones. An all terrain hoverboard can cope with much rougher ground than a classic 8.5” version, but they’re not four wheel drives, and while the motor is well protected, it is best not to take too many chances.
If your hoverboard does get dirty, wipe it with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly before charging.
Should you experience any problems with the hoverboard, you can either perform a reset or consult an expert. Don’t try and fix a broken hoverboard yourself, because if anything does go wrong, you’ll only have yourself to blame and may have broken the terms of any manufacturer’s warranty.
Most good boards, come with a warranty and if you have problems during this time period, always consult the manufacturer.
Take care of your hoverboard and use it the way it was intended and you’ll have a good few years of riding ahead.