If you have an ATV, UTV, or any other off-road vehicle (ORV), regular maintenance is a must. Poor ATV maintenance habits can cause your ride quality to diminish quickly. You may experience breakdowns and a host of other issues that can be avoided. If you don't know exactly what to check, our ATV and UTV maintenance checklist can help.
These parts are essential to the long-term health of your ATV. They assist with steering, suspension, and shock absorption. If you don't maintain these properly, your steering can become unpredictable and create a serious safety hazard for you and others.
The brake pads and lines on your ATV will wear over time. You don't need to wait until they're squeaking to replace them. If they appear thin or uneven, that's a good indicator to get new ones.
Just like with a normal car, you’ll need to change and fill the fluids in your ATV regularly. Be sure to regularly monitor your:
As with fluids, your filters will also need regular maintenance. Before your next ride, remember to check your oil and air filters.
The driveline of your ATV is what transfers power to the wheels from the engine and transmission. If your driveline is faulty, you could find yourself stranded. Check for the following things:
Over time, spark plugs can become worn and dirty. This could reduce your fuel economy and as a result, you'll need to fill your tank more often. You might save money by simply getting your spark plugs replaced.
Your owner's manual should tell you how much air pressure you need in your tires. You can use a tire pressure gauge to see how much pressure you have. If it’s below the recommended amount, add more. Additionally, be sure to examine the tread on your tires. If it's wearing down, it may be time for a new set.
Cracked and exposed wires are a serious hazard. If you notice that any wires are exposed are cracked, seek professional assistance immediately.
While most body damage is purely cosmetic, there can be times where it is a safety hazard. For example, if your bumper or wheel well is dented in, it could eventually start to rub up against your tire, potentially causing it to pop while you're riding. Even if it seems like it's not a big deal now, it may be a good idea to get any body damage checked by a professional.
You want your ride to look good, right? Of course! Besides wanting that squeaky clean shine, failing to wash your vehicle can cause certain parts to rust. In some cases, this could lead to a loss in functionality.
We suggest you create a regular ATV maintenance schedule to keep your UTV in good shape and ride safe!
As far as ATV insurance goes, if you don't know what coverages you need, we've prepared a list of questions you can ask your insurance agent.
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