Avoid motorcycle accidents by
choosing the right tyres

Choosing the right tyres for your motorcycle can bring benefits to the rider in terms of both handling and safety. Good quality correctly inflated and maintained tyres can make all the difference to your manoeuvring and your ability to avoid a motorcycle accident.

Motorcycles are generally designed for a specific style of riding, and the tyres that you choose should reflect the style of riding you do and the conditions that you do it in.

Some people will buy a bike just for a bit of fair weather riding at weekends, others may use them as their main means of transport, each situation would require a different kind of tyre.

If you are a fair weather rider then you may opt for less tread on your tyres, which would offer better traction on a dry conventional road surface - but ensure that they stay within the legal limits.

Riding a bike on daily basis would require a tyre that offers good all-round performance to suit a variety of different weather conditions.

Once you have considered the type of tyre you need then comparing specifications between manufacturers, reviews in magazines and on enthusiast websites is always a good route to take.

Cost is always an issue, but shop around and you can often find performance tyres need not be expensive. Bear in mind that unless you are able to fit the tyres and balance the wheels yourself, there may be some added costs for this. If they need to be fitted, visiting your local dealer may actually prove to be more cost effective.

A well chosen set of tyres can improve the traction and braking performance of your bike particularly in poor weather conditions, which can help you avoid motorcycle accidents.

Riders involved in motorcycle accidents are particularly vulnerable from many types of injury, from whiplash to traumatic brain injuries. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that wasn't your fault, and it occured within the last 3 years, then you may be able to claim compensation. Just call us on 02392 484 244 and one of our team will be happy to give you expert advice and legal assistance.

No need to claim on your insurance

Anyone who has been involved in a road accident has the right to choose who repairs their vehicle. If you were responsible for the accident you were involved in, the company that insures your vehicle would normally deal with your accident claim.

However if you were not at-fault for the accident, you can choose to either claim on your own insurance policy or make a claim independently of your insurer. To find out more call 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.

We and our partners help thousands of people make independent accident claims. Our service enables motorists to get the help and assistance they need to resolve their accident related issues, with the costs being recovered directly from the at-fault driver on your behalf.

No excess to pay

Unfortunately even if an accident was not your fault, your insurer will almost certainly require you to pay your excess before any repair is started on your car.

This money should of course be recovered by an insurer at a later date, but with our service - you do not have to pay it at all.

By using our independent claims service, you are not making a claim on your insurance policy and so you will have no excess to pay.

Receive a comparable replacement hire vehicle

Not all insurance policies will include a replacement hire-car for you to use if yours is damaged and unroadworthy. In fact it is typically an 'optional extra' on your policy.

Other policies may offer a 'courtesy car' but this is often just a 'basic' saloon or hatchback which may not be suitable for your needs.

Car Call and its partners will provide a comparable replacement vehicle as part of our service. This means we will endeavour to supply a hire-vehicle that similar to your own in terms of its type, make and engine size.

So whether you drive a small hatchback or a prestige sports car, we will look to provide a similar hire-vehicle that suits your needs.

Manufacturer approved vehicle repairs

If you have been involved in a car accident, the last thing you want to have to worry about is the quality of the repairs to your car. We have a UK wide network of partner approved Accident Repair Centres available to all of our customers.

Many of our accident repair centres are have manufacturer approvals for specific brands, so if you require a manufacturer approved repair centre, simply tell your personal claim handler and they will ensure your vehicle goes to an approved repairer.

Want you vehicle repaired by a specific garage? No problem, we can alternatively use a repairer that you specify.

Legal Assistance

Our partner solicitors provide legal assistance as part of our service. They specialise in motor claims related issues, so you can be assured of the best possible advice and assistance.

They issues they can assist you with include:

  • Recovery of the cost of the replacement hire-vehicle
  • Recovery of the cost of uplifting your damaged vehicle
  • Recovery of all repair costs
  • Recovery of the cost of damaged of personal items
  • Seeking financial compensation for an injury