Top tips on taking care of your electric bike

Jul 30, 2022

Top tips on taking care of your electric bike

Electric bikes are a great way to get around, but they do require some special care. Here are a few tips on how to take care of your electric bike:

1. Always charge your bike after each ride

Disconnect the charger when charging is complete.
It is important not to leave the battery charging overnight when you cannot actively monitor it.
If you have an inexpensive e-bike battery, one trick to extending battery life is to disconnect it when it is not fully charged.
This is because its battery management system (BMS) may not be as good and is perhaps more likely to overcharge the battery.
Almost all e-bike batteries include a BMS.
Its role is to protect the health of the battery cells while in use, so they don't get overcharged and stay within their optimal voltage range to avoid damage.

electric battery

2. Inspect the tires and brakes regularly

If you use your electric car very often. You need to check the front and rear tires and also the brakes once a week. Check the tires by squeezing them with your hands to see if he has a bulge or any abnormal protrusion. Check the outside and side of the tire for cracks. To check the brakes, Take the front and rear tires off the ground, start the e-bike and press the throttle. Squeeze the brakes and then check to see if the rear tail light turns on when you press the brakes. If the rear tail light does not blink, it proves that the brake handle of the brake needs to be replaced. Consider if there is a lack of brake fluid or if the brake line is damaged.

brakes regularly

3. Lubricate the chain regularly

Lubricating your chain regularly has a long list of benefits.

Ensure that your chain has an extended, happy and healthy life because it suffers less frictional damage over time.
Lubrication is cheaper than a new chain - by maintaining the chain you already have, you'll save a lot of money.
Environmental conditions, such as dust, grit, water and sand, have less of an effect on a lubricated chain.
A well-lubricated chain will run more quietly.
A dry chain will interfere with your shifting, causing the bike to slow down and become less efficient, and none of us want that.

electric bike chain

4. When not in use

When not in use, store your bike in a dry, cool place. This will help prevent rust and other damage. If you do not use it for a long time, please remove the battery. The battery should be placed in a dry, ventilated and cool place. Do not expose the battery to the sun for a long time to avoid accidents.

ebike battery

How to use and maintain electric bicycles in wet and rainy places?

It is recommended to wear a raincoat when riding in wet and rainy places, and do a good job of waterproofing the display. Store in a dry place after use. If the electric bicycle has scratches, it should be repaired with paint in time to avoid rust in the scratched places.

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