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Motorcycle Maintenance Tips in Arizona

Motorcycle Maintenance Tips in Arizona

Like cars, motorcycles require regular maintenance too so that they safe for bikers to ride. It is very important to pay attention to proper maintenance because taking care of your motorcycle is one way to reduce your risk for accidents which will keep you safe from injuries and may even save your life. Arizona is an ideal state for motorcyclists because we have wide-open roads, a lot of sun, and warm weather. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, in 2018 there were 2,738 motorcycle crashes. 

What Are Malfunctions Which Can Cause A Motorcycle Accident?

Equipment and parts can malfunction even when a motorcycle is well-maintained but the risk for this happening is much higher when routine maintenance is not done. In fact, improper maintenance may contribute to malfunctioning parts on your motorcycle. Some examples of malfunctions which can happen on a motorcycle include:

  • Tires not inflated properly or having worn tread.
  • Loose and missing cotter pins, nuts, and/or bolts.
  • Headlights that are not working or are too dim.
  • Turn signals not working.
  • Thinned and degraded brake pads or low levels of brake fluid.
  • Brake lights not working.
  • Poor fuel line needing to be replaced.

It only takes a bit of time to inspect your bike regularly and before you hit the road to make sure everything is in good working order. The sooner you discover an issue the faster you can address it and be on the road in no time. Some of the ways you can look over your bike include:

  • Tires that are not inflated properly may blow out so check your tire pressure before you go on a ride. Be aware that tire pressure changes when you are driving and in warmer climates. Additionally, tires that have low tread or show cracks should be replaced.
  • The rims of your tires should also be looked at to see if there are dents or cracks.
  • Do you see any parts that are missing or are loose like bolts or nuts? If you keep your motorcycle clean, these issues will be found much more easily.
  • Due to the reduced visibility of motorcyclists to other drivers lights are important to help others see you on the road. If your headlight is out, you should never take it to the road. Headlights can also dim over time. It is important that your headlight is working and be bright. Additionally, ensuring that nothing is obstructing the light such as debris or mud is important, keeping the light clean will help its intensity.
  • Brake pads, brake fluid, and brake cables must be checked. Motorcycles can run at a high rate of speed. If you are unable to stop when you need to you may cause a traffic accident, crash into an object, or slide off of the road.

What Should You Do If You Were Injured In An Arizona Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle Maintenance Tips In ArizonaVictims of motorcycle crashes that were not their fault deserve compensation to help with the costs of the damages they incurred as a result of their crash. The Phoenix motorcycle accident injury attorneys at ELG can help you with your personal injury claim. The bilingual team of Arizona serious injury attorneys at ELG is deeply committed to seeking justice for victims of accidents.

Call our Arizona motorcycle accident injury attorneys today to schedule a free consultation at (623) 877-3600.