HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ELECTRIC BIKE – Dirt Bike Magazine
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Your e-bike could have cost your entire savings and it is in your best interest to protect it. You might leave it in the parking lot to go shopping only to realize it’s missing once you return. Sometimes you could be speeding on the road and an accident happens that leaves your e-bike damaged. One of its components might fail and cost you too much money.
These are situations that can be avoided if you make It your priority to protect your bike. If it is damaged in an accident, you will be able to cover the costs and if someone tries to steal it, they will not manage. Even if they manage at some point, you will still be able to recover your bike from the insurance company.
Take an insurance cover for your e-bike
The biggest loss you can ever encounter is to lose your bike due to theft. Most people who lose their e-bikes due to theft never recover them no matter how hard they try. The best way to protect your bike is to give it full coverage bicycle insurance so that when someone steals it, you will make a claim and get another bike.
The insurance will cover your e-bike against theft, bike liability, spare parts, collisions with vehicles, medical costs, accidental damage, and transiting abroad. Choose insurance providers who will provide you with these benefits as a package. You will be free from many worries that most e-bike owners lack insurance.
Use a high-quality lock
There are hundreds of bike locks in the market but you should go for the best. Compared to a car, a bike is easy to pick and ride off without you even noticing. They can even carry it on their shoulder and hide it inside a building to wait for an opportune time.
Your e-bike is highly marketable which means a thief can easily get someone to buy your e-bike once they steal it. You might not prevent it 100% but you can do something to prevent such incidents when you are shopping for an e-bike lock.
Look for a lock with certification. This means the lock has been tested by the certification body and found to be of excellent quality. Look for a lock with an alarm. Lock alarms do not prevent a thief but they sound the alarm. You may decide to use more than one lock for better security.
Lock your e-bike onto an object
If you only lock the wheels of your bike, you will have solved only part of the problem. A thief will not be able to ride your bike away but they have another loophole. They can carry the bike and work on the removal of the locks from another location.
To be certain that your bike is more secure, look for an object that you can lock your bike onto. It could be rails, a lamppost, a fence, or bike stands on the street. You will make it tougher for a thief to steal your bike.
Be careful with the place you park
Some parking spots are also hot spots for thieves. Imagine parking your e-bike on a backstreet where people rarely walk. It will be too easy for a thief to steal. Street corners are not very good because a thief can see if it is secure from both sides.
Your e-bike will be safer if you choose a busy spot such as outside a large retail store, shopping mall, or just a street full of people. If it’s in the evening or at night, avoid the dark spots and choose to park in a well-lit place.
A bicycle thief might have monitored you for weeks before they decide to steal. They understand your favorite parking spot, the time you park, where you go, or how long you stay. If they have these details, it is very easy to steal. To avoid this, do not get used to parking at one place but change often.
Your e-bike is your princely treasure that demands protection day and night. Whether you are riding fast on the road, parking it for the night, or going shopping, you should make your bike security a priority. Your most important step is to get insurance for your e-bike to cover it against accidents, theft, or damages. An -e-bike insurance cover will cover your medical expenses due to injuries. Anytime you park your e-bike, choose well-lit parking. Ensure you securely lock your e-bike on a post, fence, or bike stand. The bottom line is to always make sure your bike is safe wherever you are.
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