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As summer approaches, more and more motorcyclists will start to ditch their winter vehicles for their two-wheel vehicles. We understand the joy of the freedom, but it’s also important for you to understand the various ways to stay as safe as possible on the road this summer.
As such, it is imperative that you know what maintenance should be performed on your motorcycle. Failing to maintain your motorcycle can put you at risk of a serious accident. Here are some of the things you want to check on a regular basis.
In the summer, it’s already hot enough and you don’t want to have your motorcycle overheating due to a lack of coolant. Be sure to check your coolant levels regularly and replace it when needed. It will go a long way to preventing you from overheating, which can stop your motorcycle and cause a serious crash.
Your chain is a very important part of your motorcycle and keeping it free of debris is very beneficial. The more you ride, the more dirt will begin to clump on the chain. Make sure you give it a good clean often to avoid it wearing or breaking.
In the summer, the high temperatures can impact your tire pressure, expanding the air inside your tires. This means if you have them filled up too much, the tread can begin to separate as the heat expands the air, and it can cause a serious problem.
At Levine and Wiss, we know how it is crucial for motorcyclists to perform regular maintenance on their motorcycles. Failure to do so puts you at unnecessary risk and you can suffer severe harm as a result. If someone else’s negligence causes you harm, you deserve to be compensated. Let our New York motorcycle accident lawyers guide you.