Electric bikes are pretty much maintenance free, however a small amount of maintenance will ensure your ebike is running efficiently. The lithium battery is essentially what sets your ebike apart and is the most crucial area to focus on, before, during and after a ride – To find out more about your ebikes Lithium Battery – See my Guide here. Below are a couple of top tips to look after your ebike.
- Lithium Battery: The battery is the powerhouse of your eBike, and so, taking good care of it directly correlates to the overall performance and lifespan of the bike.
It’s recommended to keep the lithium battery of your eBike charged between 20% and 80% to maintain its health. Overcharging or completely draining the battery regularly may lead to a reduced battery lifespan.
Inspect your battery regularly, for any external impact damage, swelling or producing an odour. Also check the battery terminals or any connections (if accessible), for any early signs of corrosion or discolouration (eg: turning green) Consult your local bike mechanic, or from where you purchased the bike ASAP to avoid further damage. Immediately isolate your ebike lithium battery away from flammable materials and seek to dispose of, if safe to do so. Best Practice: Battery Safety Tips – see here.
Ensure you are charging your Lithium Battery correctly – See my Top Tips: How to Best Charge you ebike Battery.
Remember, eBike maintenance isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ and depends on your specific bike. Every ebike is different, each ebike manufacturer is also different, although similar in its application. So, always refer to the maintenance practices and guidelines set out in your specific owner’s manual. Routinely riding and also checking your ebike and battery will lead to a happier, smoother and more efficient riding experience.