It’s that time of the year. Monsoon rain is here! Time to open up the windows, sit outdoors and share a plate of delicious pakoras with your friends and family. But before grabbing your bike and heading out to your nearest bazaar, keep this in mind: the chances of road accidents occurring has gone up.
How many times have we gone out in the rain and been stuck in traffic due to a horrific accident. Many times, it’s an unfortunate collision between 2 cars – but that doesn’t mean motorcyclists are safe. You are as much in danger of slipping on wet roads or getting in an accident with a car. Part of that is due to rash drivers, part of that is due to poor road conditions and part of that is due to not preparing your motorcycle properly. From tyre pressure to road grip, tyres play a big role in keeping you safe on wet days.
Here are 5 easy-to-follow tips to keep you and your motorcycle safe and sound:
- Check tyre pressure
Ever seen a fellow motorcyclist suddenly skid and fall off his bike? Chances are he hasn’t checked his tyre pressure in a while. Low tyre pressure causes tyres to lose road grip on wet and rainy roads. Keeping your tyre pressure at the optimal level will keep you safe from losing control of your vehicles.
- Rotate your tyres
Good tyre grip is incredibly important when it comes to wet and rainy roads. But it is entirely possible for one tyre to have good road grip while the other doesn’t. After 5000-7000 miles, rotate your tyres to avoid too much wear on one tyre. This will ensure good grip, even during this rainy weather.
- No bald tyres!
Big, smooth tyres may look amazing. You may be the envy of all your friends. But all that will do is put you at greater risk of getting into an accident. Check your motorcycle tyres – little to no tread tyres = no road grip tyres! That can be extremely dangerous on wet roads, to the point of being deadly.
- Use trusted tyres
If you’re looking for new tyres, you may think that saving 100-200 rupees sounds great; but can be deadly when you’re on the road. Make sure to always buy tyres from trusted tyre manufacturers in Pakistan, like Diamond Tyres.
- Don’t go out
While strange, this is possibly the most important tip – try to avoid going out when it’s raining. While you may be taking great care of your tyres and are driving safely, there’s no assurance that other drivers have done the same.
Hopefully you’ll follow these simple but extremely important tips to keep you safe during these monsoon rains! If you feel your tyres aren’t up for the task, don’t worry! Diamond Tyres are more than ready to keep you safe and sound – check out our range at diamondtyres.com!