While winter still seems to have us all in its grasp, you might be dreaming of temperatures in the 60s and 70s. That sounds like the perfect weather to roll out and fire up your motorcycle. But when it comes to keeping your motorcycle insurance premiums down, you must practice the art of riding safely. Here’s how to do just that.
Examine the Tires
No matter what type of motorcycle you have, you won’t get far without intact tires. So the first tip we have for you is to examine the condition of your motorcycle’s tires. Any accidents you have can make your motorcycle rates go up, so you’ll want to be sure that a blown-out tire doesn’t cause your next incident. Tire pressure is as important for your motorcycle as it is for your passenger car or truck.
Replace the Chain
Double checking the chain on your bike won’t take long. This precaution is essential for preventing accidents and breakdowns. Read over your owner’s manual to see what the manufacturer recommends when it comes to the tightness of the bike chain or the belt.
Recharge the Battery
Before you put your chopper away for the winter, you probably didn’t think to recharge its battery. Now that riding season is here it’s time to make sure your battery is in prime condition. If there isn’t enough fluid in your fuel cells, then replenish it. Even so, if your bike and its battery are getting old, it might be high time for a replacement.
Turn on the Lights
The time of day you go riding matters too. If you prefer to ride before dawn, you’re going to want to make sure your lights are fully functional. If you would like to hit the road after sundown, you need to be able to see where you’re going. You don’t want to have a run-in with other drivers or riders because your turning signals, headlights, and tail lights aren’t working correctly.
Test the Brakes
Don’t forget to test the brakes. If your brake pads are too worn down, it can be hideously expensive to replace. You also might run into problems with your motorcycle insurance provider if your bike isn’t kept in top condition, so make sure nothing is wrong with this vital component of your motorcycle.
Get in Touch with Wachter Insurance
Whether you need motorcycle insurance, renters insurance, business insurance, homeowners’ insurance or auto insurance, our team at Wachter Insurance Agency, Inc. is here to help. We give our clients competitive rates, professional customer service, and a vast range of policies to choose from for your needs. We have been serving Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia since 1969 and we would love to help keep your home and family safe every day of the year. For more information, give us a call at (301) 371-6335 or visit us online. For more blogs like these, follow us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.