Vehicle safety checks
Carrying out a few quick and easy checks on your vehicle will ensure that it is safely equipped to drive.
A quick P.O.W.D.E.R.S check done on a regular basis will help to keep you safe, your vehicle in good running order, and hopefully reduce the need for expensive repair bills:
Check the level of coolant.
To ensure you have good visibility, always keep your screen wash topped up so you can clear any debris or dirt off your windscreen.
Keep a sealed bottle of water in your vehicle, for emergencies.
It is a legal requirement that each of your tyres has a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm.
The minimum tread depth for motorcycle tyres in the UK is 1.0mm. Visually check both walls of each tyre to make sure there are no cracks starting to form due to lack of use or age
You could receive a £2,500 fine and 3 penalty points per tyre if you have illegal tyres
Driving with underinflated or overinflated tyres can adversely affect your braking distance, steering, fuel efficiency and lifetime of your tyres.
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Last updated: Thursday 29 September 2022