Within the necessary maintenance of your bicycle, you should not neglect its cleaning. Not in vain, dust, dirt and humidity endanger its useful life, which is negative not only from an aesthetic point of view, but also for your safety. The frequency of cleaning your bike will depend on the use you give it, as well as the areas you travel with it. But, as a general rule, the ideal is to wash it once a month and always after a rainy and muddy route.
Now, forget about cleaning your bike at car washes, as the pressure from those hoses is too strong for a bike, and can damage the bearings, brake cables, and other accessories. Furthermore, in the case of electric bicycles, certain precautions must be taken into account. It is best to wash your bicycle by hand, taking into account the following recommendations.
In the case of electric bicycles, the procedure is very similar, but taking a series of precautions. Of course, your bike should be turned off before cleaning. Generally, the battery joints are well sealed, but it is still advisable to remove it for cleaning, this way you can ensure that it doesn't get wet by accident.
Take the opportunity to carefully clean the battery and engine compartments. Again, remember not to use pressurized water and that it is best to dry the bike afterwards, rather than letting it air dry. Do not put the battery back into its compartment until it is completely dry.