Torque Group’s Platinum Care Maintenance is designed to empower motorcycle enthusiasts by providing them with affordable professional maintenance services. However, there are several maintenance tasks motorcycle owners can do without the aid of an expert—and knowing how to do them will not only save you money, but go a long way in keeping your machine in top shape.

With that in mind, here are 6 maintenance tasks any motorcycle owner can do at home.

1. Oil change

Changing your motorcycle’s oil will keep its engine clean, efficient, and powerful. Thankfully, an oil change is a simple (albeit messy) affair involving draining the oil, replacing the oil filter, and refilling the bike with fresh oil.

The owner’s manual will tell you how often you should change this oil. If you’d rather have a professional change the oil for you, Platinum Care Maintenance offers up to 4 oil changes over 24 months of ownership.

2. Air filter replacement

The air filter prevents debris from entering your engine, thereby keeping it in good condition. In most bikes, the air filter is easily accessible, removed, and replaced.

3. Tire pressure inspection

You should always ensure the tire pressure is within the ideal range, which should be written on the tire’s sidewall. Use an air pressure gauge to determine tire pressure, then use an air compressor to inflate the tire. Make sure not overinflate or underinflate!

4. Tread inspection

Riding a motorcycle with worn tires can result in disaster. Use each tire’s wear indicator to determine if it’s still fit for riding. If not, take advantage of Platinum Care Maintenance and have a professional replace the tire.

5. Coolant change

The coolant keeps the motorcycle engine from reaching harmful temperatures. To access the coolant, you’ll have to remove parts of the motorcycle fairing. You’ll then have to drain the coolant, then refill the system with new coolant.

Because changing the coolant can take a little more effort than other maintenance tasks, you might want to use Platinum Care Maintenance and seek professional assistance.

6. Chain cleaning

Cleaning the chain is relatively easy. Put the motorcycle’s transmission in neutral so you can move the chain easily. Then use a bristle brush to gently remove any grime or grit on the chain. You should also lubricate the chain.

If you want detailed instructions on how to do any of the above, know that you can find many motorcycle maintenance tutorials online. Otherwise, use Platinum Care Maintenance so you can save up to 40% in professional inspection and maintenance costs.

For more information on Platinum Care Maintenance, kindly contact us at (800) 859 0590 or via email.