Online motorcycle auctions have made it possible for wishful buyers to own their dream machines without having to disrupt their finances. Whether you are looking for an affordable and reliable motorcycle for everyday use or need something more powerful to take to the track you can find them all in our online auctions featuring salvage title motorcycles for sale. Though online auctions let you buy your favorite motorcycle at an unbelievably low price, it is important that you know how to take good care of your prized possession. In this blog post, we’re presenting some simple but useful motorcycle maintenance tips you should know. Read on.

Air and Oil Filters

Air and oil filters are without a doubt one of the most vital components in a motorcycle. Clogged filters can not only hamper the overall performance of your motorcycle, they can also result in serious damage to other components. It is therefore important that you check the air and oil filters of your motorcycle on a regular basis or as prescribed by the manufacturer. Either way, it is extremely important to make sure that the air and oil filters are cleaned or replaced, as and when required.

Tire Treads and Pressure

When it comes to tire maintenance, you can never be too cautious. Having incorrect pressure in the tires can not only result in faster wear of treads, but it can also lead to slips and falls that can translate into much bigger worries. It is, therefore, important that you check the tire pressure at least on a weekly basis, and more frequently if you live in an area with extreme temperatures or located at a high altitude. Also, make it a point to check the treads on the tires on a frequent basis and replace the tires as and when needed.

Chain and Sprocket

The chain and sprocket set is another highly used and critical component in a motorcycle. Over time, you might start to see the formation of rust over the chain and/or sprocket, or the chain might get loose after a while. These issues, if ignored, can lead to faster wear of the chain and sprocket and may even bring your motorcycle to an undesired halt. So make sure you regularly check the chain and sprocket set, make sure it is well-lubricated, and also that the chain has the right tension to perform seamlessly.

Wrap Up

Motorcycles, just like any other man made machine, require care and maintenance. It is important that you keep the aforementioned tips in mind and get into action as soon as you notice any signs of trouble. If you are yet to buy your dream machine, we are here to help make it happen. Simply register with us for a free account, place a refundable security deposit, and you will be all set to start bidding in our online motorcycle auctions. If you have any questions about our auctions or any of the salvage motorcycles for sale featured in our inventory, simply call +1 (503) 298-4300, Monday through Friday, from 6 AM to 4 PM (PST), or email support@autobidmaster.com.