Swinton Insurance

July 09, 2009 07:13 ET

Check Bike Insurance Before Taking a Test Drive

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 9, 2009) - When buying a new or used motorbike, it is essential to take a test drive, says Swinton Bikes, one of the leading providers of motorbike insurance.

When taking a test drive it is vital to have adequate bike insurance for the vehicle being tested. Motorists should never drive without suitable insurance as they risk getting points on their licence or even disqualification.

When choosing the right bike, there are many factors which can affect a decision including a comfortable riding position and the performance of the vehicle matching expectations. Taking a test drive can help to identify faults with the bike and also enable riders to decided if they 'get on' with a vehicle.

Swinton Bikes recommends that potential buyers view potential bikes in daylight, so that they have a clear view of any scratches, dents or faults. And when taking a test drive, do so on a dry day to feel how the vehicle handles under day-to-day conditions.

When taking a test drive Swinton Bikes recommends that riders check:

- Gears

- Gauges

- Suspension

- Brakes

- Performances

Anthony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bikes, said: "A homeowner would never buy a new house without going to view it first. Likewise, bike enthusiasts should never buy a new or used motorcycle without taking it for a test drive first.

"Even in the thrill of buying a new vehicle, it is important to keep a level head and carry out a number of checks to make sure that the vehicle meets needs and requirements, and that there are no obvious technical faults."

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
    0161 838 7770
    Manchester PR agency SKV Communications
    Anoushka Foster
    0161 838 7770