How To Maintain Your E-Bikes

Although electric bike is heavier and more complex than traditional bike, its maintenance is not much different from that of ordinary bike. Here are some practical tips for the maintenance of electric bikes.

Regular cleaning
It is strongly recommended that electric bikes be cleaned at least once a month. Ideally, if you have more free time, it would be better to clean your bike after each ride. When scrubbing the electric bike, do not point the high-pressure hose directly to the components of the electric bike, which may damage its waterproof seal. Worse, it will force water into the machine, causing the machine to malfunction. Therefore, only use a clean cloth. In addition, please pay more attention to the adhesion of dirt, sand, gravel and soil to all parts of the bike, such as around the transmission, chain and wheels. Besides, you should dry your bike after washing it. Mechanical experts also advise users to lubricate chains, transmissions, cables, etc. After applying lubricant to different parts of the bike, wait a few minutes, and then wipe off the excess lubricant. In short, keeping your bike clean and lubricated will make it run smoothly, improve its life, and ensure that the bike works normally, as it should.

Regular inspection
No matter how clean your bike is, you need to check it regularly. But the frequency of inspection depends on how often you ride an E-bike and under what conditions. The more bicycles you use, the more often you need to check their performance. There are some parts that need to be checked. For example, you should check that the tires are inflated correctly and that the brakes and chains work smoothly. More importantly, you should thoroughly check your battery and rotor. Also, check the movement of the bottom bracket to see if there is a problem. When you find something wrong with your electric bicycle, you must repair it as soon as possible, because a small and easy problem may become expensive if ignored. Therefore, in the long run, regular inspection can save you money and time waiting for bike maintenance.

Recommended storage
Like mobile phones, the batteries of electric bikes don't like extreme cold and heat. If the battery is placed under extreme temperature, its life expectancy will deteriorate sharply, and may even lead to fire, which poses a great threat to people's life and property. Therefore, if you live in a place that is too hot in summer or too cold in winter, it is recommended that you store your bike at home. Please note that you do not need to remove the battery from the bike when storing the battery. In addition, do not let the battery run out and store it in the warehouse for a long time, and do not leave the electric bike in heavy rain or snow. As for the place where the bike is stored, it is better to put it on a flat ground rather than on an uneven ground to prevent the bike from falling and damaging its parts.

Before riding an electric bike on the road, you need to check some things to ensure comfort and safety. Please check the condition of the tires, because deflated tires will drain the battery faster and shorten the tire life. In addition, because the electric bike is a little heavy, it is very important that the brake works well. Don't brake hard often. This will not only damage the brakes, but also very dangerous. Also, make sure your battery is fully charged.

In short, here are some general suggestions to keep your e-bike looking new. Want to know more about electric bikes? Please subscribe to us and we will provide you with more tips. 

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