ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES VERSES UTILITY VEHICLES

 Whereas ATV’s are all-terrain vehicles, Utv’s are utility vehicles. There are times people prefer the ATVs over the four-wheeler UTVs. For instance, ATV’s are used when: When you need to be agile while on the ride. They are specially made to be able to make quick turnings to navigate on the smallest trails. They are necessary for carrying small loads compared to UTVs and can be towed or transported by trucks to their paths. Atvs are more suitable for racing as they come in smaller, lighter and faster versions. They can also be customized to the suitability of your race.

 
When you have a tight budget, I would advise instead you go for ATVs, as they are cheaper than UTVs but have almost the same technology used on them as in the UTVs.
UTVs are preferred when you have a lot of loads to move. They come with an additional passenger seat and often have a self-dumping rear cargo carrying area.
They are comfier by the fact that they have a seating area similar to those in trucks unlike ATVs that you always have to lean forward while riding.
When it comes to showing off, UTVs are the best. They can take a considerable amount of customization, from LED lights, more significant and better stereo systems and cab heaters, to the increased performance modifications UTV is designed for unique purpose works.

There are different work-specific utvs that one chooses when purchasing according to his/her needs. These work specific Utility vehicles can be fun sometimes as fun is relative.

 

TIPS FOR NEW ATV OWNERS

 After acquiring your new quad bike, familiarize yourself with it by reading the manual. It contains essential information about usage, how to maintain and protect it. Maintenance schedules and procedures are found in it. It is therefore prudent that you also keep your manual at a safe place to always refer to it when a need arises.
 
ATV bikes, just like other engines, need to be inspected after purchase. You don’t want your bike to develop mechanical problems that can lower the quads longevity besides the bike is so expensive you want to make the most out of it before it depreciates.
Simple maintenance checks such as checking the oil gauge, coolant levels are necessary before starting out on your adventures ride.
 
Check out for loose nuts and bolts and adequately tighten them before hitting the road. Check your tire pressure. Too little air pressure in your tires results in poor braking, bead rolling off from rims and snakebite flat quads tire easier to puncture with lower pressure, however it offers increased traction in softer soils. Too much air pressure makes your quad bike bounce uncontrollably while riding. The durability of tires is increased but causes them to have less traction. Fill your tires according to the approved manufacturer’s psi. Manual
All ATV’s foot shifter’s come from the manufacturer at a specified position that can be adjusted to suit your riding boots. Adjusting them gives you room to maneuver your foot around the lever without any trouble. You thus get ample time while riding as the focus is shifted to just riding rather than trying to shift gears.
 
A safety check that you must not forget is to secure your hand grips. Loose hand grips are always a headache while riding and can be dangerous while riding at high speed. Factory glue isn’t always good enough. Take time to secure your handles as the manufactures glue holding them wears off almost immediately.
 
Always inspect the bike’s chain. Quad bikes are off-road terrain vehicles, and you don’t want your chain failing while you are in an inaccessible terrain so be sure to check the chain’s tension before you ride. The manufacture always provides tension procedure and specs. After the first ride, the chain tends to stretch a bit, make adjustments every time you go riding. Also, coat the chain with chain lube before going out for your Atv camping.
 

Lastly, water entering the electrical connections can cause short-circuiting and damage to them. Apply dielectric grease to electric connections if need be .it helps repel water seeping into the parts.

 

 

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