Rev up for summer: Essential motorcycle care and insurance tips

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With summer on the horizon, there’s no better time to prepare your motorcycle for the rides that lie ahead. Making sure that your motorcycle in impeccable condition not only promises an exhilarating experience but is also imperative for your safety. In this blog post, we’ll outline the critical steps for summer motorcycle maintenance and highlight the importance of proper motorcycle insurance coverage. 


Summer motorcycle maintenance tips

Battery check and charging

    • Inspect your motorcycle’s battery carefully. It’s crucial to make sure it’s fully charged and functioning correctly, as a dormant winter can often lead to discharged or underperforming batteries.

Tire inspection for inflation and tread wear

  • Tires are the main point of contact between your motorcycle and the road. That’s why it’s important to check for adequate inflation and examine the tread for wear to ensure your rides are secure and your handling is precise.

Oil and filter change

  • A fresh oil and filter change is paramount for the smooth operation of your engine. By changing your oil and filter on a regular schedule, you’ll greatly improve the performance and longevity of your motorcycle.

Lights testing

  • Operational headlights, brake lights, and turn signals are non-negotiable for safety. Ensure that all are in perfect working order to signal your actions and intentions to other road users effectively.

Brake system examination

  • The importance of working, dependable brakes can’t be overstated. An examination of the brake pads and fluid levels will promise prompt stopping power and responsive braking.

Chain/belt maintenance 

  • For chain-driven bikes, cleanse and lubricate the chain thoroughly. For those with belt drives, inspect the belt tension to ensure efficient power transfer from your engine to the wheels. 

 Coolant check and radiator cleaning

  • Coolant levels should be checked, and the radiator cleaned to avoid overheating. These steps are foundational to the health of your engine during longer rides.

Air filter inspection

  • A clean air filter is critical for optimal engine performance. Inspect your air filter and replace it if required. Consider this an investment in your motorcycle’s respiratory health.

Throttle, clutch, and brake testing

  • Responsiveness is key when it comes to the throttle, clutch, and brakes. Adjust these components if needed to ensure they react to your every command with precision.

Fastener and fuel system inspection

  • Secure all fasteners and inspect the fuel system for any signs of leaks. Vigilance in these areas will help prevent unexpected breakdowns and ensure safety throughout your journeys.


Motorcycle insurance coverage options

We understand it’s vital to protect what’s most important to you and your family. Below are coverages available for motorcycle owners to ensure you’re protected on the open road: 

  • Comprehensive Coverage: Safeguard your motorcycle against risks like theft, vandalism, and natural disasters. 
  • Collision Coverage: Ensure that your bike remains in top condition, with coverage for repairs after collisions. 
  • Liability Insurance: This essential coverage protects you in the event you are liable for someone else’s injuries or property damage. 
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Protect yourself against scenarios involving insufficiently insured parties. 
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP): Coverage for medical expenses emphasizes your well-being, regardless of who is at fault. 
  • Accessory Coverage: Extend protection to custom parts and specialized gear. 
  • Medical Payments Coverage: Attend directly to any medical-related expenses resulting from an accident. 


Coupled with the right insurance plan for your lifestyle, you can ride with unburdened ease, knowing that both you and your motorcycle are thoroughly protected. For those ready to optimize their motorcycle’s performance and secure peace of mind on open roads, let’s connect.  

Contact us to discuss how our insurance plans can be tailored to meet the unique needs of your motorcycle, letting you focus on the joy of riding. Click below to get started on your quote today!


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