Bikers embarking on long trips this bank holiday weekend should take heed to advice from TyreSafe to ensure safe riding and improved bike performance from their vehicle.
Many motorcyclists use their bikes all year round. However, a large proportion keep their rides locked up in storage all winter before getting them out at this time of the year as the weather begins to improve.
As such, it is important to carry out vital checks on the bike's tyres to make sure it is ready to hit the roads.
PACT stands for performance, air pressure, condition and tread.
Performance refers to how the grip, handling and fuel economy will be improved through appropriate tyre care.
Air pressure insists that tyre pressure should be checked once a week with a working pressure gauge.
Condition means visually inspecting the tyres for inconsistencies that may threaten the safety of the bike.
Lastly, tread reminds motorcyclists that they must not have a tread depth below 1mm.
If you're unsure about how to check your tyres then head to a professional who can give your bike the proper attention it needs.