Maintaining your KBC lease bike

All you need to know about your annual service

Maintaining your KBC lease bike

All you need to know about your annual service

Our lease bikes include an annual service, which keeps your bike in top shape so you can enjoy carefree cycling.

  • General maintenance: fittings, cables and tensions check; maintenance products and small parts (like lubricants), tyre pressure inspection and adjustment (no replacements)
  • Brakes: inspection and adjustments, including replacing brake cables and pads if required
  • Gears: gear mechanism and cable check (replacing cables if necessary) and front and rear gear adjustments
  • Wheels: hub and spoke tension adjustments, replacement of broken spokes, wheel centring
  • Drivetrain: checking that the bottom bracket, chain and gears work properly; adjusting, degreasing and lubricating the bottom bracket, chain and gears

Good to know for ex-works bikes
You can have the brake cables, brake block pads, gear cables and light bulbs (not the light fittings) replaced outside the annual service to ensure safe use of the bike.

Any items not listed above that you want to have checked or repaired are paid by you directly to the bike dealer.

That includes:

  • Repair and replacement of inner tubes or tyres
  • Repair of damage caused by improper use, negligence, collision, accidents or falls, vandalism, and manufacturing defects
  • Maintenance and repair of components, optional features and accessories that weren’t supplied and fitted by accredited bicycle suppliers
  • Repair and replacement of the battery*
* To be able to replace a defective battery or have it repaired at any time,
we recommend adding additional warranty insurance for electric bikes (through your bike manufacturer) or an extra battery (as an accessory) to your lease contract. If you want to take out this additional insurance, inform your bike dealer and they will make sure it is included in your lease contract.

KBC Autolease transfers all rights of recourse with regard to the warranty to you during the term of the lease contract, so you’ll need to contact your bike dealer for any claims under warranty.

Your lease bike must be serviced at the dealership that supplied it. They have the necessary equipment, knowledge and experience to get your bike back into top shape.

Your dealer also knows which maintenance package you chose when you purchased your lease bike.

If they discover any wear-and-tear problems or issues covered under warranty while servicing your bike, they can solve them faster than any other dealer.

Everything that’s included in your annual service (see first question) costs you nothing at the bike dealership.

All other things you pay for yourself, such as worn parts not included under your chosen maintenance package (for instance, tyres and gears).

If your bike is also for personal use, we recommend including repair of wear-and-tear parts in your lease contract.

You should not change bike dealers without speaking to us first. Each dealer specialises in certain brands, has been specially trained for this purpose and has the right equipment to work with them.

That’s why we require you to go to the dealership where you bought your bike. If you’re forced to go to another dealership due to moving house or for emergency reasons, please contact us at We’ll be happy to help find the best solution for you.

If you go to another dealership without letting us know, you may be charged for servicing or other costs.

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