If you own a motorcycle or you’re still in the decision-making process about whether to get one, you should know that a bike requires more maintenance than a car. So, when you do purchase a unit at the dealership, scheduled services should be one of the first things you discuss with the agent. If you fail to have your bike serviced as scheduled, you are putting your safety at risk and at the same time, shortening the lifespan of your bike.

If you’re a new bike owner, here are a few things to know about dealership scheduled services for a motorcycle unit:

1. Service every 500 to 600 miles or every six months

500 to 600 miles or every six months is all you need to keep in mind when scheduling your maintenance service at the dealership. This figure is pretty much the gauge used to let you know that your motorcycle oil needs changing, and that you need to check the chain and lubrication. You can do these yourself but if you’ve never done it before, it would be best to let the experts at the dealership do it. Also, changing the oil, cleaning, and adjusting the chain, and checking its lubrication can be quite messy. So, it’s best to let the experienced mechanics handle these for you.

2. Check the tires regularly

Regardless of whether your scheduled service is near, you should make it a habit to regularly inspect your tires, especially if you ride your bike every day or frequent off-road tracks. It would be ideal if you can check your tires after every ride. Defects to watch out for are cracks on the tire, bald spots, and uneven or rounded tread patterns. These are visible signs of wear and tear, and if possible, have your tires changed while you’re having it serviced.

3. Dealership care and maintenance programs ensure your bike is serviced on time

Dealerships usually offer various products designed to make ownership easy and enjoyable for their customers. From battery programs to total loss protection, tire and wheel coverage, and care and maintenance programs, these can make ownership a breeze. Care and maintenance programs like the Platinum Care Maintenance Program ensures that your bike is serviced on time.

Different maintenance programs offer different coverage options, but in general, these programs provide you with a specific coverage period that includes a specific number of routine services as well. For instance, with a coverage period of 18 months, you can get three full services. If you opt for a coverage of 36 months, you are eligible for six full dealership scheduled services.

Got questions? Please feel free to call Torque Group at (800) 859-0590. You may also send a message at info@torque-group.com.