Swinton Insurance

July 06, 2009 19:00 ET

Carry Out Safety Checks, Urges Swinton Bikes

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 6, 2009) - Motorbike maintenance is essential for all bike users and should become part of a weekly routine to help improve safety, says Swinton Bikes, a leading provider of bike insurance.

One of the first safety inspections is to check the engine oil level and look out for any leaks. Oil level is vital for ensuring the engine runs smoothly and helps to prevent wear and tear.

All bikes need their lights when it gets dark, so the bulbs need to be checked on the headlights, taillights, indicators and brake lights, as well as on all the gauge instruments. Tyres are also vital for safe driving, so it is essential to check both the pressure of the tyres and the tread to make sure they fall within manufacturers guidelines.

A bike's battery should always be fully charged and it is essential to clean and tighten the connections between the battery and terminals. The cables should all be in good condition, and if they look worn should be replaced immediately.

Finally, it is vital that the motorbike insurance policy is up to date, providing adequate cover for the driver and vehicle. This includes additional cover if planning any rides abroad and declaring any modifications that have been made to the vehicle.

Anthony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bikes, said: "It is essential that all bike enthusiasts carry out these essential vehicle checks. Not only is it important for their own safety, but failure to meet certain requirements may lead to prosecution, or invalidation of their bike insurance.

"We would recommend that cyclists get in to the habit of carrying out these checks on a weekly basis."

For more information or for a quote visit www.swinton.co.uk/motor/motorcycle/

About Swinton

- With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer

- Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community

- Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance

With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive

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