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09/08/2016

Tips to Help You Prepare Your ATV for a Ride

If you're planning on taking your ATV out for a fun adventure, be sure it's ready for the road. Follow these tips from ALF Marketing to prepare yourself and your ATV for a safe and fun ride.

Regular ATV Maintenance

Before heading out for an adventure on the trails, be sure your ATV is ready and has been properly inspected.

Keep Your ATV Clean

If your last ride left your ATV quite dirty, be sure to give it a proper cleaning before attempting to inspect its parts. You may think your muddy ATV looks cooler, but the mud caked on your ATV's body can actually cause it some harm. Mud can trap moisture in causing rust to form on your ATV's body. If mud makes its way into your engine or other parts it can also negatively affect your ATV's performance. Your best bet is to clean your ATV after every muddy adventure, no matter how cool the mud looks.

Keep the Tires Properly Inflated

Keeping your tires at the proper pressure is standard practice, no matter what type of vehicle you're driving. However, when it comes to an ATV it may be even more important. Tire pressure that is too low can make a ride uncomfortable and even more dangerous since your tire may start to come off the rim and cause you to have an accident. To prevent this from happening, always check your tire pressure before heading out. It's also a good idea to carry a tire pressure gauge and a tire pump on your rides just in case your tire pressure decreases significantly.

Breath In Clean Air

Much like you need to breathe in clean air to continue through your adventure, your ATV also relies on a supply of clean air to maintain its performance. To ensure your ATV has an ample supply of clean air, be sure to check on your air filter regularly and replace it when necessary. Since ATV's are exposed to tons of dust, dirt, and even water, it's important that you check your air filter before heading out on the trails.

Maintain Proper Oil Levels

Just like all other vehicles, your ATV relies on its oil to keep running smoothly. Not only should your ATV have sufficient oil, it should also have clean oil. If it's time to give it an oil change, why not make it a full synthetic oil change? A synthetic oil will give your engine better wear protection, ensuring you can ride your ATV for longer. To find the best synthetic oil for your ATV,contact ALF Marketing at (301) 416-0575.

ATV Safety Tips

To ensure you have a fun ride on your ATV, safety will also be very important. Before heading out on the trail, be sure you follow these basic safety tips.

Wear the Proper Gear

When riding an ATV you should always be equipped with the proper gear. ATV's don't provide much protection when you're out riding so you're left susceptible to injuries if you roll over or have any type of accident. To protect yourself from the dangers of the trail always wear a helmet and goggles. Other important items you should always wear while riding an ATV include gloves, boots, long pants, and long sleeves.

Ride in Groups

While ATV riding is a fun and exciting activity, it can also be quite dangerous. It's recommended that you always go out on rides accompanied by at least one other rider. By going out in a group you can rest assured that help will be easier to find should something go wrong. Whether you run out of fuel or get lost during your trip, having at least one friend with you will make things easier to resolve.

Ride on Trails

Riding on designated ATV trails is important for two reasons. The first reason is that it will prove to be much safer for you and other drivers. Riding your ATV on a road or other area that is not designed for this type of machine can put you in unnecessary danger and cause you and your ride issues. Another reason is that riding through areas where your ATV is not meant to work can cause damage and wear to its parts. Instead of unnecessarily wearing down your ATV, stick to riding on proper trails.

Follow the Rules

Before taking an ATV out for a ride, be sure you understand that rules of riding. Be sure you are of legal age to be riding an ATV and that you are allowed to carry passengers on your quad. Avoid showing off or trying to perform stunts that will put you in danger. Just like when driving a regular vehicle, alcohol and driving do not mix. If you're tired or not in the best state it is best to avoid driving any type of vehicle, including your ATV. For even more tips, check out Yamaha's ATV tool kit suggestions.

Give Your ATV a Synthetic Oil Change

Find the best synthetic oil for your ATV by contacting ALF Marketing at (301) 416-0575. To find even more AMSOIL Oil products, check out their full stock in their online shop.
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