If you own a two or three-wheel motorcycle, you know that tires for these machines can be quite expensive. These tires are an investment in themselves, so it would be prudent on your part to take the necessary steps to make them last longer. It would also help if you have road hazard tire coverage if your tires get damaged or fail due to a road hazard.

What is road hazard tire coverage?

The terms of coverage depend on the F&I solutions provider, but general inclusions are usually 24-hour roadside assistance and coverage for tires, rims, and wheels for up to five years. The best part is that full cost of these parts is covered so no out-of-pocket expense for the owner.

Apart from having road hazard tire coverage, another thing that owners can do to fully enjoy their two or three-wheeled motorcycle is to make sure to take care of the tires. And on that note, here are a few tips you can consider to make your tires last longer:

1. Regularly check tire air pressure

Make it a point to check each of the tires’ air pressure at least once a month. In general, about one pound PSI is lost every month, so a monthly check is necessary. Motorcycle tires should have a PSI of about 28 to 40, depending on your type of bike and tires. Check your owner’s manual about the correct PSI for your bike.

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Prolonged sun exposure can make your tires dry and brittle, making them prone to cracks and tears. Something as simple as storing your bike inside the garage or a shaded area is already a big help in prolonging the lifespan of your tires.

3. Rotate the tires every 5,000 miles

Rotating the tires evens out tread wear. If you keep using the same side, only that part of the tire will have worn out or rounded tread patterns. You may also find that only the most used part is bald. Rotating the tires basically evens out wear and tear. A mechanic will rotate the tires for you, so make sure to bring in your bike every 5,000 miles.

Additionally, you should also have the wheels balanced (you can do this while you’re having the tires rotated), and check alignment at least every six months (or twice a year).

Do you have questions about road hazard tire coverage? Please feel free to call Torque Group at (800) 859-0590. You may also send a message at info@torque-group.com.