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The summer can add a lot of heat and stress to your engine. That is why you need to take extra care of your motorcycle this season. Read the following tips to help you keep your bike in top shape and ready to hit the road this summer. 

Motorcycle Care for the Summer

Riding your motorcycle in the summer has both its ups and downs. For one, motorcycles are great gas savers and since vehicles tend to use more fuel during the hot summer months it can be a good option for saving money. However, the high temperatures can also take a toll on both the motorcycle and the rider. That is why it is important to protect your bike´s engine and other areas that are susceptible to the intense heat conditions of this season and to protect yourself when riding.

The Importance of Protecting Your Engine From the Heat

There should always be enough coolant in your bike if you want your motorcycle to continue running well and efficiently regulate the temperature. If your vehicle motorcycle heats up it is definitely a sign that something is wrong and it is likely that the problem will be in one of these areas. When the motorcycle tends to heat up quickly it likely indicating that there is something wrong with the radiator. Often, the problem is a small leak or wear in the hoses and seals but any small problem can lead to a huge disaster if you don´t take care of it in time so be sure to stay cautious.

Check and Change the Oil

Check the oil levels and lubricant conditions once a week during the summer just o make sure that your oil levels are not running low and that the oil is not excessively contaminated.  There are several factors that can contaminate oil such as dust, dirt, soot, water and other elements that can gradually make their way into the lubricant so it is important to change the oil as necessary. The summer heat can also cause some conventional oils to thin out which not only decreases their ability to protect against friction but also causes it to be used up faster.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change This Summer

Motorcycles usually need to have the oil changed around 3,000 miles but if you use a high-quality synthetic oil you can go longer. With AMSOIL synthetic oil you don´t need to worry about excessively frequent oil changes. Protect your motorcycle this summer from friction and heat with AMSOIL´s motorcycle synthetic oil. Contact Factory Direct Oil Inc at (757) 377-5823 to order the right motorcycle oil for your model or click here to take a look at their online store.

Keep an Eye Out on the Brake Fluid and Transmission Oil

Brake fluid and Transmission oil are two important fluids that also need to be in good conditions in order for you to avoid problems with your bike. Check that the brakes are working well and that the brake fluid is not below the minimum level. Since brake fluid and transmission oil are not fluids that are used up, they should never be below the minimum level. If the levels do drop it is a sign that you need to have this looked at because there might be a leak or some sort of problem causing this.

Suspension Fluid is Also Important

Using quality suspension fluid such as AMSOIL´s Shock Therapy Suspension Fluid #5 Light can also provide a higher level protection for your bike and its suspension system. AMSOIL´s synthetic formula combines the highest level protection and heat resistance to deliver a powerful fluid that will keep your motorcycle running at its best no matter what road conditions you face.

Take Proper Care of Your Battery and Tires

The tires and battery of your motorcycle are also components that can be affected by the heat so it is important to keep them in good shape to stir away from road problems this summer. Clean your battery and check your tire pressure often. The heat has direct nd dangerous effects on low inflated tires so you want to make sure they are always properly inflated and in good conditions. Click here to read more about the effects of the summer heat on your tires in The Right Turn Blog.

Take Care of Yourself When Riding This Summer

Make sure that you also take the proper precautions when riding out this summer. Stay hydrated by drinking water and electrolytes and avoid riding in hours of the day when the heat is at its peak. Read our tips our Summer Motorcycle Riding Tips for helpful information on how to deal with the summer weather when riding.

The Best Maintenance Products and Lubricants for Your Synthetic Oil Change in Chesapeake, VA This Summer

Whether you are going on a road trip or just driving around town on your bike this summer, be sure to check all your motorcycle´s fluids and use AMSOIL products for all your summer maintenance. Contact Factory Direct Oil Inc at (757) 377-5823 today.  

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