Winter can be a challenging time for e-bike riders, with extreme weather conditions and prolonged storage periods to consider. Proper e-bike storage during winter is essential to ensure that your bike stays in good condition and is ready for use when the weather improves. Here are the steps you should take before storing your e-bike for the winter:
Clean your e-bike thoroughly：Regular cleaning is important for maintaining your e-bike's condition. Clean all the dirt off your e-bike's frame and wipe it down with a dry cloth. Make sure to check that the battery contacts are clean and dry to prevent corrosion. Lube the chain to protect it and turn the pedal to rotate the chain to ensure that the lube circulates around the system.
Store the battery：The best way to store e-bike accessories like batteries is by removing them from your e-bike. Batteries should be stored in a cool, dry place where they won’t freeze. The energy storage works most effectively in a temperature range of 20 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. At temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius, performance can be impaired. Lithium-ion batteries should never be stored with their charge level completely depleted, as doing so means that they might be unrecoverable after storage. Check the charge level on a monthly basis and make sure that the percentage does not drop under 60%. This will help extend your battery's life.
Store your e-bike in a cool, dry space：Ideally, your e-bike should be stored in a cool, dry space, away from high humidity. The ideal storage temperature for e-bikes is between freezing and room temperature, which is around 0 degree Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius. Under the above storage conditions, you can help prevent any damage to its motor and other electronic components. This will not only extend the life of your e-bike but also ensure that it performs optimally when you are ready to ride it again. We believe that proper storage is just as important as the design and construction of the e-bike itself.
Take your e-bike to a local bike shop for a tune-up after winter storage：Here in the local shop, they’ll check to make sure that your brake and gear lines are taut and all working as they should be. They check brake pads, chain lube, gear shifting, and other items so that you have a safe and perfectly functioning bike when you get back into the saddle.
Remember to always prioritize safety and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your e-bike. With good care from you, Tesgo e-bike will take you wherever you want and whenever you need. After the harsh winter, don’t forget to spend a happy weekend in nature with your e-bike.
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