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Bike Rack Maintenance: Easy TLC

March 12 2024

Maintenance Maintains Reliability

Ensuring your bike rack stands the test of time requires a little TLC – that’s Tender Loving Care for both your bike and its trusty carrier. Since 1989, we’ve been in the thick of all things bike racks, which means we’ve got a trick or two up our sleeves regarding safety and maintenance to help you extend the lifespan of your beloved Ezigrip bike rack. This guide is all about making sure you get the most out of your investment.

"With these tips, maintaining your Ezigrip bike rack and ensuring its safety and longevity becomes a straightforward task."

The Importance of Regular Maintenance

A well-maintained bike rack isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s crucial for ensuring years of reliable service and enhancing bike rack safety. Without regular maintenance, you risk not only a malfunctioning rack but also a potential safety hazard on your travels. Regular upkeep is your best defence against bike rack damage and other mishaps.

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Cleaning Your Bike Rack

A monthly bubble bath for your bike rack, involving warm, soapy water, will do wonders, especially if it’s a frequent flyer on your car. Rinse it off, pamper it dry, and you'll ward off the dreaded rust and corrosion. This simple habit can add years to your rack's life.


Depending on which Ezigrip model you’ve got hitching a ride on your vehicle, a dab of lubrication here and there might be necessary. Dive into your user manual to see what it suggests. A bit of general bike grease can keep things moving smoothly, reducing wear and tear and keeping your rack ready to roll whenever you are.

Inspecting for Damage or Wear

Regular check-ups for your rack can catch early signs of aging, like cracks, rust, or worn-out parts. Catching these early can mean the difference between a quick fix and a rack retirement party. If you do need a replacement part, swing by our website; we’ve got you covered.

General Tips

Protecting your bike rack from the elements by storing it indoors when not in use is a great way to extend its life. If you ever have questions about bike rack maintenance or encounter any issues, our support team is readily available through our phone lines and online support hub to provide guidance and support.


With these tips, maintaining your Ezigrip bike rack and ensuring its safety and longevity becomes a straightforward task. Regular cleaning, lubrication, and inspections can prevent bike rack damage and keep your rack as a reliable partner in all your biking adventures.


Happy riding!

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Bike Rack Maintenance: Easy TLC

Your rack will go the distance. To ensure a happy and long life, follow our expert advise on how to care for your rack. Like all mechanical tools, a little TLC goes a long way.

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