Are you looking for a scooter for you or a beloved one? You can find out more here about the available options. There are countless different scooter models and choosing the best one based on your preferences might take some time. Then, as you start getting used to your newly acquired scooter, you might want to personalize it a bit so that you feel more proud of it. Here are some basic tips on how to customize your scooter.
Why should I buy a scooter?
Nowadays, these products have become quite fashionable and there is nothing strange about riding your scooter to get to work or enjoying a pleasurable and relaxing ride in the evening.
If you haven’t ridden a kick scooter since you were 10, you might want to consider buying one. There are multiple advantages to getting a scooter. One of them is the fact that you will be able to get faster and easier to work or anywhere else without getting stuck in traffic.
Moreover, a scooter is an environmentally-friendly way to travel. Even if you opt for an electric model, you only need to charge it. Unlike cars or motorbikes, it doesn’t require any fuel, which makes it less harmful for the environment.
Additionally, riding a scooter implies spending more time outdoors which is both a healthy and necessary habit. Once you get used to your scooter, you won’t want to go back to spending all that time seated in your car.
Finally, you might wonder why not get a bicycle instead of a scooter if you want to adopt a healthier lifestyle and get more physical activity. A bicycle is also great, but it might cause some inconveniences for several reasons.
First of all, bikes are larger than scooters and you need to have a designated area where you can safely secure them at your destination, and looking for such a place and securing your bike takes time.
A scooter, on the other hand, is lighter than a bike and many modern models can be folded and easily carried. No matter where you go, you can fold them in a matter of seconds and take them with you in any enclosed space.
Why should I customize my scooter?
People choose to customize their possessions for different reasons. One of them is to make them unique. Think about those who customize their cars. There’s a lot of work and investment in a project like that, but if you are truly fond of your vehicle, then it’s worth it.
The same applies to scooters. If you use yours often and you really want to give it a personal touch and make it stand out, you can personalize it in different ways.
Finally, besides striving to get attention with your outstanding and peculiar scooter, there is another purpose you might bear in mind while customizing it – making your scooter easily distinguishable.
If you work in an office where 80% of the staff is made up of millennials, which, let’s face it, would be nothing surprising these days, there are quite high chances that many of your colleagues come to work by scooter too.
The likelihood of having a similar or identical scooter with some of your colleagues is quite high. If you are asked to ‘park your vehicles’ in the same area, there might be a great deal of confusion each day at 5 when everyone rushes to get their scooter and head home.
Customizing your scooter allows you to easily recognize it, grab it fast and be on your way while the rest of the crowd is disputing the ownership of the other scooters.
How can I customize my scooter?
There are different things you can change about your scooter. Most models currently available for sale are quite plain. They usually come in one color and they don’t have any particular features to distinguish them.
But this shouldn’t concern you. On the contrary, if you are creative and you like to personalize your objects, it is far easier to do this if they have a minimalistic look. Just like bicycles and vehicles, scooters can also be customized but you have to think precisely what it is that you want to change before you get down to work. Here are some options to consider.
Painting your scooter
If you are skilled at this and you have painted before (at least your house doors) you can customize your scooter by changing its color. However, if you have no experience in painting at all, you might want to let someone else who’s done this before paint your scooter.
Paint enables you to be completely creative. There is much more you can do with paint than simply changing the color of your scooter, although a striking scarlet or a bright green can have quite an impactful effect.
If you want to go the extra mile, you can also paint patterns or figures on your scooter. There is nothing more personal than giving your scooter a ‘tattoo’ everyone will certainly notice. Also, you can choose to write a quote or anything else that represents you on it.
Before you start this ambitious project, make sure you have all the equipment you require; paint, brush, an area where you can get messy, and, of course, sufficient time to do this.
Put stickers on it
If painting is not quite your thing and you don’t want to spend an entire afternoon customizing your scooter, here is an easier way to give it a personal touch – put stickers on it. There are myriad stickers you could use. If you don’t have something specific in mind, just go online and search for stickers for sale.
Then, get ready to spend some time trying to find the model that suits you. The good thing about stickers is that they are quite affordable. You might want to buy more than a few stickers in case you change your mind and you want to replace them periodically or if they wear off and you have to change them.
Also, if you have a precise idea of what type of sticker you would like for your scooter, you can customize your own stickers on demand. There are numerous gift shops and firms that can do this for you if you tell them what design you want.
Cover it in duct tape
This is another creative idea that will make your scooter draw attention wherever you go. You can use duct tape to cover the handles of your scoter and any other parts that are visible. Of course, we are not talking here about the regular duct tape you use when you want to fix something at home, although there is nothing stopping you from opting for that one either.
There are special types of duct tape that are used precisely for decorative purposes and they don’t cost an arm and a leg. These items come in different colors and they have different patterns. If you discover one model that you really like, you can also use it to cover a surface in your home or personalize different other objects.
Build your own scooter
Finally, there is nothing more personal than building your own scooter. If you have been using scooters for a while and you are handy, you can purchase all the parts of the scooter and create your own design.
Alternatively, it is possible to do this by working with a provider who customizes scooters. In this case, you have to check what parts they can offer you and provide them a description of your ideal scooter. If you don’t have a clear idea yet, get inspired by browsing online through custom scooters.
Some features you should be taking into account when building a custom scooter on your own are durability and stability. If you purchase the parts from different manufacturers, make sure you check their technical specifications carefully so that they match with the overall design of your scooter.
Also, try to opt for quality items, ideally, accompanied by a warranty. You should also check that there is the possibility to send them back and get a refund in case you can’t use them. A cautious approach would be to buy all the parts from the same manufacturer and ask them first if they can easily be assembled in a new scooter.
Customizing your scooter by building it or simply adding some elements that can make it more appealing can be a fun project. If you like riding your scooter and you are looking for a DIY challenge, this could be it.