Buying A Used ATV
Dirt, gravel, mud, and asphalt, you can conquer them all with an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). How exciting would it be if you could own and use an ATV whenever you like instead of renting one? However, when it comes to buying an ATV, a new model could cost you a fortune. An average ATV can sometimes cost about as much as a full-fledged compact sedan. No one in their right mind would spend this much money on a vehicle that is viable for specific locations. That’s why I think it is a good idea to buy a used ATV. It would obviously cost less than the new offering and would have all the features and accessories that come with a new ATV. A used ATV is not only a good option if you are a beginner, but is also a good alternative for experienced veterans of the sport.
Today, I have four tips for you which you should keep in mind when buying a used ATV. I am sure these will help you make a concrete decision.
1) Decide Which ATV To Buy:
There are several types of ATVs in the market; while some are good for beginners others are better suited to pros. You need to be thorough in your research, which you can easily perform on the internet by visiting the websites of ATV manufacturers like Kawasaki, Honda, etc. Check the specs of different ATVs and decide which one is best for you. Understand what is more important to you; is it the engine size, body style, or the ATV size? This will help you narrow down your options.
2) Where To Buy:
Once you have decided which ATV to buy, you can decide where to buy it from. While there may be many ATV sellers on the internet selling used ATVs, I advise you to visit a dealership to check ATVs personally. However, do not go visit any dealership; check only a reputable dealership in your area. Get a test drive and decide what’s best for you.
3) Check For Visual & Mechanical Fault:
Ask for the MOT test result while buying in Britain. It will give you a good understanding of the vehicle’s state. It is important to look for any telltale signs of damage or faults. Check the condition of the frame, the radiator, the fluids and the wheels. If there is a need, you may consider installing four wheeler tires. The best way to check the overall health of the vehicle is to take it on a test drive. If you are not good with vehicles, ask a mechanic to accompany you to find the mechanical faults.
4) Inspect The ATV For Modifications:
If you are spending money on an ATV, I am sure you want it to be genuine. Therefore, keep an eye out for any modifications to the engine or body. When not done right, modifications can alter the feel of the vehicle and make the ATV more prone to breaking down. After buying, replace awkward mods and add genuine OEM ATV parts to augment the life of your vehicle.
Keep in mind that you are buying a used product which is more likely to have mechanical problems. Therefore, don’t panic if something happens in the first ten days of your purchase. Keep calm and get it fixed or as I said earlier, better bring your mechanic friend along when making the purchase to avoid buying an ATV with major mechanical work.