A solid electric bike maintenance plan is vital to ensure the best life for your e-bike. Like any vehicle, maintenance will keep your e-bike in top working order.
At Electrified E-bikes, our maintenance team offers the following maintenance guidelines.
Regular electric bike maintenance plan
Regularly check your battery for any signs of corrosion, damage, or dents. Never ride with a damaged battery. Check your charge level to make sure it is charging correctly. If you ride regularly (1000 miles or more a week), check every 3-4 months.
Clean the connectors: Dirt and grime prevent proper charging, so clean the connectors once a month for optimum charging or after riding in dirt or rain.
Don’t overcharge your battery: Keep it charged between 30-70%, but keep it charged regularly.
Store in a cool, dry place, especially when it is hot outside—store at room temperature between 50 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. If your bike is outside, park it in the shade.
- Wheels and Tires
Check tire pressure, keep inflated at the manufacturer-recommended level, and regularly inspect tires for issues. Ensure wheels are true, so they operate optimally, and check hub bearings for smooth rotation.
Regularly inspect pads for wear and replace when less than 1mm thickness is left. Ensure brake cables are in good condition and the brake calipers are correctly aligned and functioning.
Your e-bike chain should be inspected for wear or stretch, lubricated, and cleaned as needed. Check the freewheel for any worn or damaged teeth, and make sure the front and rear derailleurs are aligned for smooth shifting.
- Electrical System
As we said previously, regularly check your battery for any signs of damage or swelling. The motor should be inspected for loose connections, corrosion, or strange noises. Lastly, examine the wiring for any compromised wires or damaged cables.
General Inspection and Maintenance
FRAME AND COMPONENTS
Regularly inspect your e-bike frame for cracks, dents, or any hardware that might be loose. Be sure to keep all bolts and fasteners at the right amount of manufacturer-recommended torque specifications.
HANDLEBARS AND STEM
Keep handlebars aligned and securely attached to the bike frame. Adjust the headset bearing for smooth steering when needed.
Inspect pedals for wear and tear, and be sure they are securely attached to the crank. Lubricate pedal threads periodically.
Check for smooth operation and proper cable tension—Lubricate pivot points when needed.
When monitoring your electric bike maintenance, understand that your care schedule depends on your riding habits, conditions, and terrain.
At Electrified E-bikes, we can’t stress enough the importance of regular maintenance because it will extend the lifespan of your e-bike and keep it working at its best for years to come.
Why an E-bike Store is the Best Place for Regular Maintenance
Highly trained technicians like the maintenance staff at Electrified E-bikes have the extensive knowledge required for correct examinations and repairs.
A good e-bike repair department also has the specialized tools for proper repairs, and with an authorized dealer, you are sure to keep your manufacturer warranty intact.
Other significant advantages are the convenience, the safety assurance that all parts of your e-bike are operating correctly, and software updates and diagnosis.
Trusting your e-bike maintenance to a qualified service department like Electrified E-bikes will give you peace of mind, knowing your e-bike is in good hands. Genuine parts, proper diagnosis, and warranty protection offer years of exciting adventure with brands you can trust.
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