Your hoverboard will get you outdoors and provide years of riding fun, but to get the most out of it and ensure that it is always safe, there are a few simple measures that you’ll need to take.
Follow our tips on maintaining your hoverboard:
- Where to store hoverboard – you should always endeavour to protect your hoverboard from moisture, dust, dirt and cold weather when storing. Ensure it is in a warm, dry place and if you need to put it away for long periods of time, charge it every two months – it will discharge naturally over time.
- Hoverboard covers – you can buy specially made hoverboard cases or covers, which will make sure that your hoverboard remains dust and moisture free while it is in storage. If you need a hoverboard replacement cover, these are easy to find at most good hoverboard stockists. Hoverboard covers come in a range of materials, from hoverboard silicone covers, that you can keep in place when your ride protecting the board from dirt, water splashes etc through to carry and storage cases.
- Can you overcharge a hoverboard? - yes, you can overcharge a hoverboard battery and you should be aware that hoverboard overcharge will shorten the life of your battery. You should ensure that your hoverboard is always fully charged (between 80% - 100%) and once the green indicator light shows, remove the charging device. Most hoverboard batteries take between 1.5 to 3 hours to charge fully. Don’t worry about your hoverboard spontaneously bursting into flames. You may have read stories about this, but any hoverboard you buy from a reputable seller such as Official Hoverboard, has been rigorously tested and won’t post a fire risk.
- Cleaning your hoverboard – all hoverboards should be kept free of dust, dirt and salt. Always make sure that there isn’t any debris between the wheels of your hoverboard and the body. If you have an off-road or all terrain hoverboard, that you can ride over grass, gravel and other bumpy surfaces, you’ll need to make sure that it is clean after every ride. Don’t use any strong chemicals to clean the board and never douse it with water, instead, use a damp cloth with some soapy water. You can use a soft brush to clean the wheels.
- Servicing your hoverboard – hoverboards are a sophisticated bit of electrical kit and occasionally, things can go wrong. You should get your hoverboard serviced regularly (every 6 – 12 months) and if you experience any faults, it is always best to consult an expert. We offer UK based customer support and you can ask us if you have any queries about Official Hoverboard products.
- Ride your hoverboard with care – hoverboards are relatively robust, but you should always be mindful about how you ride them. It’s always best to avoid mud and don’t immerse the board in water. Try and avoid potholes and very bumpy terrain and remember, you should always wear a certified helmet when riding.