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What To Know Before Buying an ATV - The Ultimate ATV Buying Guide

Looking to buy an ATV but don’t know where to start? We’ve got the guide for you.


The first thing you’ll want to consider is what you want to use your ATV for. Are you planning on using it for work, maintenance, hunting, racing, tours, or some good off-road exploring? The main things you need to consider are whether you want a utility ATV or a sport ATV.


Establish a realistic price range and financial plan. Whether you're eyeing an electric ATV for business or a traditional gas-powered one, diverse financing options, rebates, and incentives may apply. Tailor your approach based on your specific ATV type.


Decide between gas and electric ATV options. For an in-depth exploration of the distinctions, refer to our dedicated post on the differences between E-ATVs and traditional counterparts.


Verify if the ATV model you're eyeing has a reverse function, as not all ATVs offer this feature. Tire selection is crucial, considering your usage – on-road or off-road. Tread choice is influenced by this decision, and tire size affects ground clearance.


Automatic transmissions are standard in ATVs, but if you prefer manual, confirm the transmission type before finalizing your choice.


Consider different brands before purchasing. Here’s a review from Consumer Affairs on different ATV brands. Keep in mind that it has not been updated with our new electric line.


Buying New:

Once you’ve figured out what kind of ATV you’re looking for, it’s time to find a dealer. We have a convenient dealer locator tool on our website to help find a DRR USA dealer near you.


Once you have found a dealer, be sure you drive before you buy and make sure you are happy with the handling of the ATV. Prioritize a test drive to ensure satisfaction with the ATV's handling. Additionally, understand the warranty and return policies offered by the dealer.


Buying Used:

Opting for a Used ATV? Thoroughly inspect key components:

  • Check the tires for cracks and see if they are worn

  • Check for engine leaks

  • Open the air cleaner cover and notice if it has a build up of debris

  • Check the brake system and brake pad thickness

  • Check the oil, if you notice any kind of metallic substance, there are problems

  • Check the wear on the chain sprocket

  • Take note of any cracks, scratches, or dents in the frame

Inquire about the ATV's history, including any accidents or issues. Insist on a test drive, as a refusal may raise concerns.


Feeling more confident about your ATV search after reading this guide? Great! Remember, purchasing an ATV is a significant investment – take your time, prioritize non-negotiable features, and best of luck in finding your perfect ride!


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jjonddew
jjonddew
22 de abr. de 2021

Since I usually have doubts about buying used tires, I always go with brand new ones. In that way, I am assured that I won't have any problems and experience premature tire wear and damage. I got new ATV mud tires and wheels so I'm excited to get back in the trail.

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