Swinton Insurance

June 28, 2009 19:00 ET

Pressure on to Improve Bike Safety

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 28, 2009) - Bikers are being urged to check their tyre pressure accurately to reduce the risk of having an accident.

Swinton, the UK's leading high street retailer of motorcycle insurance, is urging bikers to ensure their tyre pressure is read accurately on their motorbike. Failing to check tyre pressure correctly can not only cause fuel wastage, but can affect the steering and handling of bikes, leading to un-even tyre wear.

Swinton is offering the following advice for checking tyre pressure:

- Use an accurate tyre pressure gauge

- Follow tyre manufacturer guidelines

- Check pressure when tyres are cold

- When checking tyre pressure visually inspect them for cuts, tears or punctures

- Check tyre pressures on a weekly basis

Anthony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bike Insurance, said: "We would recommend bikers carry out a tyre check on a weekly basis. It's vital that bikers' check their tyre pressure gauge is accurate as if their bike cannot be handled correctly it could lead to an accident."

For more information contact Michael Travers or Anoushka Foster at Manchester PR agency SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770.

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 rates

Contact Information

  • Manchester PR agency SKV Communications
    Michael Travers

    Manchester PR agency SKV Communications
    Anoushka Foster