Mechanical issues cause a third of breakdowns!
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Our data shows that half of all motorcycle breakdowns are due to the engine not starting or cutting out,” says Lee Puffett, Managing Director of Start Rescue. “Non-start issues, such as a flat battery, account for 34% of call-outs, while a cut-out where the engine stops unexpectedly make up 16% of calls. That’s why it’s vital to keep your bike’s battery properly charged or replace it when necessary.”

As the motorcycling season is beginning, Start Rescue, a leading provider, suggests riders carry out essential checks to avoid common breakdown issues. According to their data, around 30% of motorcycle call-outs are caused by general mechanical faults (13%), gearbox and clutch issues (11%), and problems with the chain (6%).

Moreover, issues with tyres and fuel systems can arise due to degradation during winter storage. It’s worth noting that most motorcycle breakdowns occur within a short distance from home. That’s why Start Rescue offers Local Recovery up to 10 miles and most policies also include National Recovery.

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Lee Puffett adds: “Our dedicated motorcycle cover is among the most affordable on the market. As well as motorcycles, we also cover scooters and mopeds, and our operatives have the correct equipment to repair or transport your treasured motorcycle.

We are the quickest to respond to a breakdown and reach 77% of call-outs within 30 minutes to an hour. You can also take out personal cover if you’re riding pillion, so you are still protected in the event of a breakdown.”

Start Rescue is a highly reputable breakdown and recovery service that has won several awards. It has a 4.4-star rating on Trustpilot and a five-star Defaqto rating. It has been a Which? recommended provider for five consecutive years.

According to the What Car? Survey of Best Breakdown Cover, Start Rescue has the best response time, reaching 77% of call-outs within 30 minutes to an hour. Start Rescue is a subsidiary of Call Assist, the fourth largest breakdown and recovery service in the UK, with over two million customers. You can visit the Start Rescue website here: startrescue.co.uk.

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