How to Wash Your Electric Scooter

Electric scooters are prone to getting dirty from outdoor riding conditions and different weather. In order to keep your electric scooter from deteriorating from weathering and dirt, Kaabo USA has made this short and sweet guide on how to properly wash your e-scooter.

First, we want to point out that different e-scooters have different weather rating. Until now, there are few e-scooters with certified IP ratings.

Kaabo USA electric scooters are designed with premium water resistant materials, giving it a certain level of water resistance, but are not waterproof. This is important to remember when choosing the proper riding conditions as well as how to safely wash your e-scooter.

Getting Down to the Dirty Work

Kaabo is known for the unparalleled all-terrain performance Wolf Warrior 11 electric scooter. This dual motor scooter is capable of riding in a variety of on and off road terrains. Because of this, you might find yourself deep in a forest, surrounded by trees, mud, dirt, and more. After a long ride through the depths of nature, your Wolf Warrior might end up looking like this: 

Dirty Wolf Warrior


Those that ride on the street performance Mantis 8 or Mantis 10 also have access to some off-roading opportunities as well. To understand the off-road capabilities of your electric scooter, explore our off-roading rating guide. Riding on city streets will still expose your e-scooter to dirt and dust that must be cleaned.

Regardless of where you are riding and what e-scooter you are on, it is going to be important to wash and maintain your scooter. Dirt and dust buildup can influence performance and scooter longevity.


Clean it Up

Cleaning an e-scooter is super easy. You will take some of the same steps that you might be familiar with for cleaning a car. Be mindful that Kaabo scooters are not fully water proofed or water resistant, therefore do not apply water directly on to the scooter in any way. To properly clean your e-scooter, you will need four main ingredients:

  • A Water Source
  • A Sponge 
  • Household Cleaning Agent (dish soap, hand soap, detergent)
  • A Towel or Rag

*Note* Do not use pressure washers on the scooter. You can pressure wash the tires from distance to remove dirt and built up grime. Remove tires from the scooter before washing. 

Important Note: Do NOT apply hose water or dump water on your electric scooter. This is not designed to take large amounts of water and it could harm the circuitry on your electric scooter. Apply water to a cloth or sponge and clean by hand.

Step 1) Water it Down

Give the scooter a once-over with some wet sponge or cloth. Make sure there is no built up water and be extra careful around the deck and handlebars where the controller and throttle is located. This first step is used to get some of the dirt and grime off of the surface. For some, this might get most of the dirt off right away.


Step 2) Soap it Up

Use your trusty sponge and add a small amount of soap to get a nice lather going on the surface. No need to put too much pressure unless there is a stubborn spot that won't come clean.


Step 3) Rinse it Off

Use your clean, wet cloth or sponge to rinse of the soap and remaining residue. You should notice the shining surface of the e-scooter now. Once again, be sure to be mindful of where you apply the water and do not use excessive amounts of water. Simply using a damp cloth or sponge is enough. the It looks just like the day you bought it, even better probably!


Step 4) Drying

If it is sunny enough, you can let the scooter sit out to dry. It is our recommendation that you give the scooter a proper drying treatment with a clean towel or rag so there is no water marks left over as the scooter dries.


Step 5) Get it Dirty Again

Now that you have cleaned off the scooter, its time to take it for a spin and show off that freshly cleaned shine.