In addition to fixing things that have fallen off your scooter during the long winter, now is the time to make sure that your oil, brake and radiator (if equipped) fluids are fresh. The oil is the most important, as modern scoots thrash oil pretty well and have relatively short maintenance periods. If your scoot has hydraulic brakes, the fluid must be changed every few years in order to ensure that it’s not holding water and rusting from the inside out. If your scoot is water cooled, be sure to follow manufacturer’s recommendations as to frequency of changing the water/coolant mixture, the type of coolant used (very important on the aluminum engines of most scooters) and how to do it. If you don’t want to mess around with the sometimes complex systems of brakes and radiators, have your local shop fix it up for you. They will be happy to help. Ride safe and reliably this spring.