Motorbikes of all types require a comprehensive annual maintenance. It is best to take it to your trusted mechanic to check the engine and the condition of the tyres and body.
Know your vehicle
We strongly recommend learning about your motorcycle's model by reading the owner's manual. It will help you in preventing many vehicle issues.
Change the oil every 5,000 or 10,000 km, depending on the model of the motorcycle. An oil change is done every year during the annual maintenance check-up of the motorbike. Two important factors in how often you need to change the oil is the age of the bike and the type of oil you use.
Brake Pads Maintenance
It is recommended to get the brake pads checked out every 10,000 or 15,000 km depending on where you live and how much you drive.
It is advisable to check the pressure and the grooves of the tyres before beginning a journey, ensuring that they do not have cracks, holes, tears or any wear that can put your safety at risk. Once the tyres are worn, don't wait too long to change them.
Clean Air Filter
To keep your motorbike healthy, clean the air filter thoroughly every 10,000 km. This filter prevents dirt from entering the engine of your bike. If you live in an area where you are driving through streets with a lot of dust or dirt, you should clean the air filter as often as every week.
CAR MAINTENANCE TIPS
10 important things to check in your car regularly
Changing oil is one of the basic car maintenance procedures, and checking your oil is an easy way to identify leaks. You can check your oil level easily by simply pulling out the dipstick and seeing where the oil is. Take your car in for an oil change on a regular basis.
The Tyre Pressure
Tyres that are improperly inflated can cause blowouts that can cause accidents. Additionally, the wrong level of inflation disturbs your fuel efficiency. It’s important to check them regularly.
Don’t wait for the screeching sound to tell you the brake pads are getting old. The brakes help to stop your car and prevent an accident, so it’s best to have a mechanic check your brakes as part of regular maintenance.
The Power Steering Fluid
Without power steering fluid your power steering could fail, making it harder to control your car. Like your oil, it can be checked and refilled by yourself.
Get your alignment adjusted as needed to ensure your car will steer and react the way you want it to when you need to move quickly.
In winters, make sure that you have enough antifreeze in your car to ensure proper run. Cold temperatures are hard on your car.
The Tyre Tread
Tyres depend on the tread to give you traction on the road, and it’s very important in slippery conditions. Look for signs of wear in your tyres and also look for any bulges or odd lumps that could indicate a problem.
The Air Filter
A clogged air filter will affect fuel consumption. Make it a regular part of your car maintenance routine to check the air filter.
The Transmission Fluid
Make sure that the transmission fluid is always at a good level and is changed periodically to make sure your car can shift smoothly and keep you in control of the car at all times.
The Lights – All of Them
Having any of the lights on your car not functioning properly is dangerous. Be sure to check your turn signals, brake lights, reverse lights, and of course, your headlights on a regular basis. These lights and indicators let other vehicles know what you are doing or about to do, and this, in turn, prevents accidents.