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Tips for Maintaining Your Kids Battery Electric Ride on Car

Tips for Maintaining Your Kids Battery Electric Ride on Car

Ride on toys have become increasingly popular over the years, starting with wooden rocking horses and now electric battery-powered cars. Today’s online market includes a wide variety of styles for all ages and features to keep kids busy riding around until they are too tired to play anymore. 

Playing with these ride-on toys is not only fun but also gives them an idea of what it feels like when driving their own car someday. Driving your very first car may be just as much a dream come true for children who have grown up playing with toy versions from day one.

Follow the manual of instructions  

After you've purchased your new ride-on car, we recommend that before you get into the ins and outs of this electric toy vehicle, read through the instruction manual. Once you have read through the instructions be sure to follow them to the rule.

Teach your kid how to drive the car   

Teaching kids how to operate a ride on car is no easy task. It will take considerable amount of time and patience. Think of teaching your kid as if they were learning how to ride their bike: safety should be the number one priority at first while you go through every step slowly and carefully so that they are able pick up everything quickly.

Maintain all car parts   

All you need is a set of tools and some time. First off: take care of your kid's ride-on car by checking for broken parts like axles or wheels; replacing any old batteries with fresh ones if needed (you'll know because it will start right up again); oiling moving gears and hinges; greasing cables where necessary so everything can move smoothly. That includes making sure there are no major cracks in the plastic body shell too!

Battery

Your kids ride on car battery is the main part of the toy, and the problem is, if it dies or becomes damaged then you won’t be able to use it. That’s why we recommend following the instructions manual that came with the car for recommendations on how to look after its health. Never overcharge because this could cause even more damage.

Take care of the body  

After your kid has been out on their battery electric ride on car, it's always a good idea to give it a good clean after every use. Wipe the car with a damp cloth daily and a more thorough clean once in a while to maintain it if you've been using it outside. It may not always be easy trying to tell your kid not to hit anything as this could result in scratches on the vehicle’s body paint. When storing it away at night, we recommend placing a cover over it so that it doesn’t get dusty, protect it from continuous sunlight or drink spills. Since it’s electric, it means that if any water is spilled into the electrics it probably won’t switch on or work afterward.

Wheels

Like every vehicle, the wheels on your kids ride-on car are generally the first to get damaged. But, many of these electric toys are only supposed to be driven on specific  surfaces. So it's important to make note of this before going too crazy.

Check if there is any wear and tear on tires (especially when they've been used outdoors). Keep the rims clean from soil or dirt; check regularly that they wheels are on properly and aren’t loose since this will both affect the ride and they may work themselves loose making them dangerous.

Store the car in an appropriate storage area   

Keep your kids electric car safe and sound in a designated space when it’s not being used. A garage, basement or even the kid's room would be more than suitable for storing this toy away. Storing it inside instead of outside will keep any damage to a minimum as well as protect against various weather conditions!

Tips on How to Repair your Kids Electric Car

Please note: We don’t recommend repairing your kids electric car yourself. It’s always best to get a professional involved. Otherwise you could cause further damage and potential injury.

Kids absolutely LOVE it when they get their own electric car, and parents love seeing them have fun. If you're thinking about getting your kid an electric toy car for the holidays - here are a couple of things to keep in mind! Make sure that whatever type of battery powered vehicle you purchase will be durable enough to withstand any spills or collisions with other children's toys. 

You'll also want something sturdy that won't break easily if dropped from table height onto hard surfaces; kids fall down A LOT as toddlers. So make sure there is a warranty on the product before making a final decision.

Diagnose The Issue And The Equipment Needed

There are many common issues that can stop an electric toy car from working. A volt multi-meter will be necessary to diagnose and fix the problem, but a less expensive one will suffice in most cases where only minor repairs need to be done like replacing batteries or repairing loose wires.

Testing The Connections and The Batteries

One of the first things you should do with your ride-on when it isn't working is to check its battery. You can test if a 6 volt model has enough power by checking that sixes plus shows up on your voltmeter, and 12 volts for higher voltage batteries. Whether it's an electrical problem or something else like one of the motors in need of repair, there are quite a few reasons why a toy vehicle might not be running properly and require some work.

Test The Foot Pedal and The Throttle

Using your volt multi meter, test the throttle on your kids ride-on car. By disconnecting the  foot pedal switch should help you determine where the fault lies. If the motor starts turning then you know it's not a problem with the pedals! 

Most electric ride on toys have fast/slow switches as well as forward/reverse ones on these vehicles, so make sure to check them out before taking any steps further.

Replacing The Battery or Battery Charger

Replacing the battery could be quite difficult. So it's best to know what you're doing. The first thing that must be done when replacing your car battery or charger is figure out which type of cable goes where! You'll need two cables for this: one red and one black. 

Hold them side by side with their positive (+)and negative (-) ends facing each other in order to match up the colors correctly--red on top/positive (+) makes contact with black below/negative (-). 

Once they are matched properly, plug them into appropriate ports inside your vehicle; make sure everything fits snugly together before proceeding because once those things snap shut there’s no going back I’m afraid.

Check Motor And Controller

What is the first thing you should do upon noticing that your ride-on toy isn't working? Quickly test both switches and batteries. If they're in good condition, then it's time to go a step further: push down on one pedal or turn the throttle with your hands (not too hard!).

You'll want to hear a click sound from either switch for this next part; if not, disconnecting them could be just the answer. Plug those controllers into an AC adapter - don't use any battery power at all now because there might very well be something wrong internally.

Changing The Vehicle Switch And Battery

You can also choose to use the same battery that was in your vehicle or replace it with a new one. Cut off any connectors and clean all metal pieces of corrosion before connecting up again using either the charger that came with your car, purchase a universal charger instead if you want more options, connect them up tightly together by ensuring they are positive-to-positive and negative-to-negative.

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