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The summer brings a lot of heat, especially for motorcycle riders. This time of year, make sure you take extra precautions and stay safe and prepared by following the advice we provide.

Riding Precautions You Should Take This Summer

Heat alters many things, and during the summer, we face higher temperatures. That is why it is important to prepare yourself and your motorcycle to face the summer heat. Take note of the following precautions so that you can stay safe and keep your bike in top shape when riding during the summer.

The Summer Heat Can Affect the Fluids in Your Motorcycle

Prepare your bike for the summer heat and the higher temperatures by ensuring that all fluids in your bike are sufficient and in good condition. All fluids face alterations with the heat. Gasoline tends to evaporate quicker, cheap motor oil can lose its viscosity, coolant gets consumed faster, and other fluids, such as transmission oil and brake fluid, should be checked more often.

Check the Fluids Regularly and Use Quality Products

Make sure that you regularly check the fluids in your motorcycle. During the summer, you need to keep a closer eye on all fluids. Do not let your fuel levels drop too low before filling your bike up. Carry a bottle of coolant with you this summer just in case. Also, make sure that you carry out regular maintenance tasks and use quality transmission oil and brake fluid. It is also necessary that you verify the suspension fluid to ensure your motorcycle remains in good shape. AMSOIL carries the most enhanced products for all types of motorcycles. Try their Shock Therapy Suspension Fluid #5 Light for smooth riding on your motorcycle no matter what the weather.

Oil Changes Are Necessary

Motor oil is one of the most crucial fluids, which is why you need to stay on top of that this summer. The motorcycle oil in your bike needs to be the right one. Normally, your motorcycle oil should last around 3000 miles before you will need to change it. However, conventional motor oil doesn't always perform well in extreme temperatures, and it can thin out or wear out faster during the summer.

Use Synthetic Oil This Summer

Using synthetic oil can help you avoid excessive oil changes and will ensure that your motor stays protected. AMSOIL synthetic motorcycle oil provides full friction coverage and cooling assistance for your engine during the hottest months so you can make sure your engine stays protected year round. Contact Mooresville Synthetic Oil today at (336) 247-0212 and get ahold of AMSOIL's reliable motorcycle engine lubricants.

Other Maintenance Tasks to Verify

Taking care of other maintenance tasks is also important. Checking that the battery is in good condition and ensuring that your tires are well inflated and in a perfect state can also help you avoid problems. Since the pavement is incredibly hot during the summer, tires are more prone to suffering damage. This can create a dangerous accident, so be sure to always check your tire pressure before heading out and change the tires when necessary. If you are planning to head out for a long drive this summer, make sure you also take the proper action steps and read the following motorcycle road trip tips.

Tips for Safer Summer Riding

  • Stay hydrated. The summer changes not only affect your vehicle but also your riding habits. During the summer you need to make sure you stay vigilant of your own hydration needs. Not only is your motorcycle more vulnerable to low fluid levels, you are too. Therefore, you need to stay hydrated. Drink water often and carry cold water bottle when riding.
  • Use the right gear. Use protective gear that is adapted for higher temperatures and that is made of breathable fibers. Try to avoid wearing a black helmet, which will absorb the heat. Instead, opt for a white helmet that deflect the heat and keeps you protected. Make sure that your helmet is DOT certified and that you choose one that is well ventilated.
  • Don't ride during the hottest hours. It is also important to take into consideration that road conditions change based on the temperature. Pay attention to what times of the day the sun is hitting hardest and try to avoid riding during those hours. If you really must head out during peak heat hours, make sure you wear sunblock and protective gear that doesn't suffocate you. Plan your riding times around less hot hours of the day, such as the early morning or late evening when the sun's rays are not hitting directly anymore. For more summer safety tips and advice, read this article by the Seven Corners website.

Summer Care For Your Motorcycle with a Synthetic Oil Change in Cornelius

This summer, make sure you ride out with confidence. Use AMSOIL products that give you the peace of mind you need and that provide your motorcycle with the protection it needs. Contact Mooresville Synthetic Oil right now at (336) 247-0212 and place your order today.


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