ATVs are considered as a priceless investment by all sportsmen. Just like a big house or a truck, you will definitely want your ATV to last a very long time. A little bit of attention will certainly increase the lifetime of your ATV. And, the process of maintaining ATVs is not very difficult. That is because manufactures use materials and components that can last longer. With this being said, here are few tips to maintain and extend the life of your ATV:
Let it Run
All ATVs require some time to start running. This time is when fluids like oil start flowing and begin to do what it is supposed to. A lot of novice ATV owners start racing with their brand new vehicles and end up having hunks of junk. The break-in procedure differs from one ATV to another. If you want the ATV to last long, you should follow the break in procedure carefully.
ATVs require frequent oil change. Many people buy brand new vehicles and forget to check for oil levels. Of course, it is obvious to miss oil check in a new ATV. If you want the ATV to run smoothly, you should check for oil. Read through the instruction manual for oil type and weight. ATVs with smaller engines are very sensitive. They respond differently to oil weights. It will not cost you thousands of dollars for an oil change. However, this change will increase your ATVs lifetime significantly.
Wash Your ATV
Though ATV is a rough-and-tough vehicle, it has to be washed periodically. A lot of guys make their ATVs dirty for a reason. However, it is very important to wash your atv and remove junk away. Dirt can trap moisture in your vehicle and result in rust. Steel and moisture don’t go well together. In fact, dirt and mud can destroy your vehicle’s performance. They can block air filters and clog vents (and other parts) in your ATV.
Clean the Air Filter
The ATV engines works with air, spark and gas. Gas gets pumped into the fuel unit, mixes with air and ignites a spark. This results in an explosion that can depress the piston and turns the crank up! This is when you start riding down the actual trail. For all this to happen, your ATV requires clean, good air. That is why air filters should be cleaned frequently. A dusty air filter will ruin the performance of your ATV amazingly.