What to Do In Case of Flat Bike Tyre?
Published On Dec 01, 2020, Updated On Jul 28, 2021
A flat tyre can be a stressful situation and can easily cause a panic. It is important to know the steps to follow in this situation and to prepare for such emergencies in advance by giving yourself the maximum coverage possible through your insurance.
When driving on the roads it is more than likely that as a bike owner you will experience a flat tyre at some point or other. No matter how careful you are, something like this is almost an inevitability. You can sense it if your bike starts to slightly shake and you feel that you are losing power. In this situation, you can guess that you have a flat tyre. Only if you are confident that you will be able to fix it yourself, should you attempt to do so. Otherwise, your bike insurance company can be of assistance. In either case, you should never continue to ride your bike with a flat tyre.
Steps to Follow in Case of a Flat Tyre
Take the following steps in case you have a flat tyre:
STEP 1: Immediately prepare to stop your bike.
STEP 2: Roll off the throttle gently.
STEP 3: Do not make any sharp turns or sudden changes in direction.
STEP 4: Slowly come to a halt by gently applying the brake of the tyre that is not flat. If you are unable to tell which tyre that is, gently apply both brakes simultaneously and come to a halt.
STEP 5: Call for help.
Roadside Assistance Cover
You may be asking the question, who should be called in case of a flat tyre? Well if you have availed of the add-on Roadside Assistance Cover then the answer is your insurance company. This add-on coverage offers you help in case of a breakdown of your vehicle or a flat tyre or other such emergency situations in which you may need a mechanic or other assistance. In most cases of small damages such as a flat tyre, your insurance company will send a mechanic to your location to take care of the necessary repairs. Many bike insurance companies also offer this service full time, that is, 24x7. Therefore it can be a real lifesaver in emergency situations and can allow you to continue your journey with minimal disruption. Remember to never attempt to repair any damage yourself unless you have the necessary equipment and mechanical knowledge.
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A flat tyre is an unfortunate situation that almost all of us will face at some point. It is important to prepare for it by availing of Roadside Assistance Cover with your comprehensive bike insurance policy to give yourself the maximum protection possible. Remember to never continue to ride your bike if it has a flat tyre.
Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.