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Spring Tune-Up Tips for Your Electric Tricycle

26th April, 2024


Spring Tune-Up Tips for Your Electric Tricycle

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Spring is in the air, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to bring out your trusty electric tricycle for the warm days ahead. Just like any vehicle, your trike deserves a seasonal tune-up to ensure it’s in tip-top shape for the excursions to come. So let's get into the nitty-gritty of giving your three-wheeled bike the TLC it needs.

Preparing Your Tricycle for Spring

As the season turns, it's essential to consider what it takes to get your electric tricycle road-ready in a way that's comfortable and manageable. For our riders who navigate mobility challenges, this preparation is not just about the tricycle—it's about setting up for a season of joy with ease and confidence. Think about a comfortable space to work in, perhaps a flat, stable surface where you can sit or stand comfortably. Gather your tools and supplies—like a pressure gauge, cleaning materials, and lubricants—within arm's reach. Allocating a little time each day for these tasks can make the process less strenuous and more enjoyable.

Trike Maintenance steps

Checking Your Trike's Battery Health

Your tricycle’s battery is the heart of its electric soul. Start by giving it a full charge, then check the terminals for any signs of corrosion. Ensure the connections are tight and secure, and consider a battery health check if you notice any inconsistencies in performance. A well-maintained battery means more uninterrupted, exhilarating rides under the spring sun.

Tyre Inspection and Care

Next, let’s talk tyres. They connect you to the road, to the pulse of your travels. Inspect them for any wear or damage that could compromise their integrity. Check the pressure with a gauge, filling them to the recommended PSI for a cushioned, efficient ride. Remember, proper tyre care means less strain on your battery and a smoother journey.

Brake System Maintenance

Stopping gracefully is just as important as the thrill of speeding along country lanes. Examine your brake pads for wear; they should not be thinner than 1mm. Test your brake levers for responsiveness and listen for unusual sounds when applying pressure. Your brakes are your best friends in unexpected moments, so show them some love.

Cleaning and Lubrication

A clean trike isn’t just a point of pride—it’s a smoother, happier ride. Gently wash away the winter’s grit and grime with a soft cloth and soapy water, taking care not to douse any electrical components. Then, lubricate the chain and gears to protect them from rust and ensure they work silently and efficiently. A little elbow grease now will keep you cruising without a hitch.

Professional servicing

If you fancy a second option or want to leave it to the professionals, most retailers offering bicycle service will also take a look at your electric trike. While there will be a cost to this, you can rest easy knowing your trike is in the best possible shape for a season of enjoyment, all while you put your feet up.

With your electric tricycle spruced up and ready to go, all that’s left is the open road and the promise of spring adventures. Regular maintenance is a ritual that reaffirms your freedom, joy, and passion for the journey ahead. Here at Jorvik, we’re not just about the ride; we’re about ensuring every journey is as seamless as the first.

For cleaning kits, spare or replacement parts of add-ons check out our accessories page.

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