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Overhaul and maintenance of electric bikes

, by ISAURE DUCROS, 4 min reading time

Maintaining and servicing your electric bike is essential to ensure its proper functioning and extend its lifespan.

Electric bikes need regular maintenance. Having your electric bike serviced is essential to ensure its proper functioning and extend its lifespan.

Maintenance and cleaning

E-bike maintenance includes several tasks that you can carry out yourself in addition to regular professional services.

Here are some maintenance tips:


  • Charging : Follow the manufacturer's instructions for charging. It is often recommended not to let the battery completely discharge and not to overcharge it.
  • Storage : If you will not use your bike for a while, remove the battery and store it in a dry place at a moderate temperature. Our tips for battery storage.
  • Cleaning : Clean the battery contacts regularly with a dry cloth to ensure a good connection.

Chain and transmission

  • Cleaning : Clean the chain and sprockets regularly with a brush and a specific bicycle degreaser.
  • Lubrication : After cleaning, apply a lubricant appropriate for the conditions in which you ride (dry or wet).


  • Pressure : Check tire pressure regularly and inflate them according to the manufacturer's recommendations to avoid punctures and reduce wear.
  • Inspection : Check the condition of the tires for cuts, cracks or other signs of wear.

General cleaning

  • Bike body : Use a soft cloth and water with a little neutral soap to clean the frame and non-electrical components. Avoid high pressure water jets which can damage electrical components.

By following these maintenance tips, you can help extend the life of your e-bike and maintain its performance.

However, for technical interventions, particularly on the electrical system, it is preferable to call a professional.


Why have your electric bike serviced?

  • Safety : The service ensures that all components of the bike are working properly, including the brakes, lights, motor and battery. This ensures your safety as well as that of other road users.
  • Performance : Regular servicing ensures that your e-bike (electrically assisted bicycle) is operating at peak performance. Adjustments can improve battery efficiency, motor response, and pedaling smoothness.
  • Longevity : By detecting and repairing minor problems before they become major, you extend the life of your electric bike. This includes replacing worn parts and maintaining the battery.
  • Savings : Although servicing may have a cost, it can save you money in the long run by avoiding more expensive repairs due to neglected maintenance.
  • Warranty Compliance : For some e-bikes, regular maintenance is required to keep the warranty valid. Without this, you may not be covered in the event of a manufacturing defect.

Generally, the checks carried out as part of a review are as follows:


  • State of wear of the brake pads
  • Bleeding the hydraulic fluid (if there is a lack of pressure with new pads or if the brake lever is spongy)
  • Brake lever free play adjustment


  • Cleaning and lubricating the chain
  • Checking the state of wear (using a chain tester)
  • Derailleur cable and housing


  • Front and rear wheels
  • Gallows
  • Headset
  • Brake levers
  • Bottom bracket and crank
  • Pedals
  • Wheel spoke tension

When to service your electric bike?

The frequency of servicing depends largely on how you use the bike.

  • Recommended frequency : Service frequency may vary between manufacturers, but a good rule of thumb is to have your e-bike (electrically assisted bicycle) serviced at least twice a year.
  • Mileage : Some manufacturers also recommend servicing after a certain number of kilometers traveled, often around 1,000 km, depending on use.
  • Intensive use : If you use your electric bike very frequently or in difficult conditions (rough terrain, extreme weather conditions), it may be necessary to have it serviced more often.
  • Warning signs : Don't wait for the annual service if you notice performance issues, unusual noises, or a significant drop in battery life. These signs may indicate that an overhaul is needed immediately.

In conclusion, regular servicing of your e-bike (electrically assisted bicycle) is essential to ensure its safety, performance, and longevity. Adapt the frequency of these services to the use you make of your e-bike (electrically assisted bicycle), its condition and the manufacturer's recommendations.

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