Electric Bike Basics
4 Essential Tips for Maintaining Your Electric Bike
May 8, 2023
If you’re an electric bike owner, you’ll want to ensure that your investment lasts a long time. Regular maintenance is essential, particularly if you enjoy off-road riding where dirt can take a toll on your bike. Proper care and maintenance can also help your ebike perform at its best and extend the life of the battery and motor. Here are four tips to keep your bike in top shape.
How to keep your electric bike clean, charged and rolling
- Keep Your Bike Clean One of the easiest ways to keep your ebike in good condition is to keep it clean. When dirt builds up, wipe it down with a damp cloth. This helps to prevent dirt from causing damage to your bike. If your bike gets wet, make sure to dry it off with a clean cloth before putting it away. Also, keeping your bike lubricated will help it run smoothly.
- Don’t Leave Your Bike Exposed to the Elements Moisture can cause rust and other damage to your ebike. To avoid this, don’t leave your bike outside in the rain, dew, or snow. Even if you use a cover, moisture can still get through. If you have to store your bike outside, make sure it’s under a covered area and protected from the elements.
- Charging and Storing the Battery Your ebike’s battery is one of its most important components. To keep it working properly, charge it in a dry location at room temperature. Avoid leaving the battery fully charged or fully depleted for long periods of time, as this can reduce its lifespan. Extreme heat and cold are also enemies of ebike batteries, so avoid storing your bike in direct sunlight. Be sure to use the correct charger provided to you, as an incorrect one could damage your ebike battery.
- Tire Care Checking the tire pressure regularly is crucial to preventing tire damage and ensuring a comfortable ride. Optimal tire pressure also balances grip and rolling resistance. Make sure the tire pressure is in the recommended range and check for any signs of damage. Lastly, regularly check the tires for wear.
Keep Your Electric Bike Running Smoothly and Efficiently
Basic and routine maintenance of your ebike is important. At Pedego, we understand this and offer a full range of maintenance and repair services for all Pedego models. Your bike deserves special attention and care to run its best!
Pedego offers a industry leading warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for each original retail purchaser of a new Pedego bicycle. Maintaining the warranty for your Pedego bike requires proof of purchase and registration at the time of purchase, as well as a 100-mile tune-up and an annual service by an authorized Pedego dealer. But don’t worry, your local Pedego dealer will handle the registration process for you, so it’s hassle-free. Just bring your bike to an authorized dealer for the required tune-ups and annual service to keep your bike in top condition and maintain your warranty coverage.
By following these maintenance tips, you can ensure that your Pedego bike stays in excellent condition for years to come. With Pedego’s local dealer network, you have access to factory-trained technicians who specialize in Pedego electric bikes and can provide the care and attention your bike needs. So, when it comes to maintenance or repair work, Pedego’s authorized dealers are the best option for top-quality service. Find more detailed information on our warranty and Pedego care here.