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Drivers who maintain their vehicles help to ensure their own and others safety on the road. A well maintained vehicle uses less fuel and is kinder to the environment.
Keep your vehicle in its best possible condition through regular maintenance.
New driver and rider tests include basic vehicle maintenance as part of the test. This helps those new to the road to learn about regular vehicle maintenance and helps them to learn to assess whether or not a vehicle is safe to use.
As well as the vehicle checks above, motorcyclists should:
In all cases, read your vehicle's handbook as this contains maintenance tasks specific to your vehicle.
Use the handbook that came with your vehicle to find out the servicing routine for the vehicle. These are usually set at pre-defined intervals such as 6,000, 12,000 miles; or four years, five years, etc.
The MOT test checks your vehicle for safety and roadworthiness - although it does not guarantee it. MOT tests typically happen every year once a vehicle is three years old.
Last updated: Friday 22nd July 2011 at 1:34pm