How To: Care for Your E-Bike


Crazy eyes… Getting the best performance out of your e-bike battery doesn’t stop when your ride ends. Once you’ve reached your destination, care for your battery by charging it near room temperature and store it in a dry environment. You never want to charge your battery when it’s wet, and you shouldn’t store it in extreme temperatures. Less than negative ten degrees Celsius, or fourteen degrees Fahrenheit, is too cold. More than sixty degrees Celsius, or one hundred forty degrees Fahrenheit, is too hot. And in the winter, you’ll definitely want to bring your battery inside with you between rides. If you’re transporting your e-bike by car, make sure your rack is rated to handle the weight of the bike. Remove the battery before placing the e-bike on the rack. This will make loading the bike easier. And transporting the battery inside your car will protect it against rain and road debris. When you’re cleaning your e-bike, it’s fine to rinse and clean the bike with water after the battery has been removed. However, use a gentle hand when wiping down your e-bike and keep the power washer in the garage. Aiming a high-pressure hose at your e-bike risks water seeping into sensitive electronic parts. Likewise, make sure all your electronics’ contact points are completely dry before reattaching any electronic parts. Cleaning the battery itself is easy, simply wipe it down with a damp cloth. If your battery or any electronic features on your bike need service, please do not attempt to service your e-bike yourself. The dealer locator on trekbikes.com can help you find your local Trek retailer, where our trained technicians can help with all of your e-bike needs.