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05/16/2017
Are you interested in buying an ATV but you aren't sure what level of maintenance you will need to put in, this post has just the information that you're looking for to help you out. If you’re looking for offroad and outdoor adventure, then there really is nothing that can match the exhilaration that comes from the types of adventures you can have if you own or ride an ATV. And while the machine itself might share a lot of its mechanical ideas with a dirt bike or even a 4WD, owning one comes with unique maintenance requirements. If you are reading this while sitting on top of a shiny new machine or you are interested in getting one and just want to know what type of maintenance requirements you might be up against, then the below article from TenEyck Distributing has just the information you’re looking for.

You're Not Going to Like It…

But...the first thing that you’re going to need to do is to read the owner’s manual. That’s right - that relatively small book that came with the vehicle. It’s the one that you instinctively threw out like it was directions on assembling DIY furniture. In the case of an ATV, however, this small book is a treasure trove of information. Namely, information on any engine break in procedures that you should follow, prior to taking your new ride for a day by the swamp. Alongside this, it will also explain how to use any safety features which are included, along with any specific maintenance requirements, such as fuel or fluid types.

On to the Fluid Levels

Just like the regular vehicle which likely towed or carried your ATV to the track, your ATV is going to need the right amount of the right fluids. While you still have your owner’s manual handy, look up the section about fluids and see which types you ATV uses. When it comes to extending the lifespan of your ATV and keeping the engine in good shape, it’s important that you only use the best products for the job. Click here to visit TenEyck Distributing online store where you can purchase high-quality products like AMSOIL’s Synthetic Water Resistant Grease, designed to resist being washed out by water. Of course, AMSOIL’s products don’t stop with water resistant grease. Speak with an expert by calling (208) 589-4660 to learn about how AMSOIL’s range of products can improve the performance of all the vehicles in your garage.

More Than Just a Nice Looking Ride

If you think that cleaning your ride is purely so that it continues to look good, you would be incorrect. In fact, looking good is the last reason to clean your ride. When you ride through rough terrain, all kinds of debris gets thrown up into your body, including inside the framework where it can get caught in some pretty important engine parts. To prevent this debris from becoming anything more than dust and water in your frame, be sure to give your ATV a thorough wash and soap down after each ride, and always give it a solid dry. Any traces of moisture left on the bike, both the body and the engine, can lead to corrosion and unnecessary damage.

Belts and Chains

Depending on what type of ATV you are riding, the constant stop and starts that your ATV experiences as you navigate your way through treacherous terrain can take a toll on the crucial parts required to keep you moving. Namely, your boots and your chains. To make sure yours are always in good condition, be sure to check them a day or two before each ride. This will give you enough time to make any adjustments or arrangement a replacement if it is required. Basic rule - if you see damage, replace it.

Battery

Last, but certainly not least, is your battery. Despite the fact that you won't be using a phone charger, radio, or central locking system, a battery can seem pretty insignificant on an ATV. Until you find yourself stalled in the middle of a swamp and your battery decides that it’s had enough torture for one lifetime. When this happens, nobody wins. However, situations like this are completely avoidable by giving your battery a quick check every month or so. Water, debris, and dust can get inside and wreak havoc with the terminals.

Synthetic Oil Change in Idaho Falls, ID to Keep Your ATV Running Smoothly

When it comes to keeping your ATV running in good order, you need to put high-quality products into it. Click here to buy AMSOIL’s Synthetic Water Resistant Grease to keep your ATV in good shape. If you aren't sure what is the best product for your machine, don't take a chance, speak with an expert; call TenEyck Distributing at (208) 589-4660 to get the right advice for your needs.
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