ATVs: 4 Common Mistakes Riders Make (And How To Avoid Them)
Summer may be coming to an end, but ATV drivers will still be out riding even through the winter season. Whether you're new to ATV driving or you've been riding the trails for years, there are some mistakes ATV drivers make that can shorten the lifespan of their ride or even cause them injury.
Here are some of the most common mistakes ATV drivers make so you know what not to do the next time you're out riding the trails.
- Rolling over. Typically, ATV drivers roll over on accident because of a collision. But you never want to purposely make your ATV roll over. Rolling over is dangerous and is considered to be the leading cause of injury and death in ATV drivers. Your vehicle is heavier than you think.
- Riding with more than one person. Some ATVs are designed for riding with two people. But if your ATV is designed only for one person, it's not recommended to ride with a partner. Two people on a single-ride ATV increases your risk of rolling over, injury, and even death.
- Failing to conduct regular maintenance. Some ATV drivers completely forget to give their ATVs regular maintenance because they use them throughout the year. It's easy to forget when seasonal care isn't an issue. But it's even more important to maintain your ATV if you're using your ride in both snow and dirt. That said, be sure you're going through your maintenance checklist at least twice a year.
- Failing to repair or replace a fuel pump. Your fuel pump is what keeps your ATV running, which makes it just as important as your engine. But some riders will ignore their fuel pump issues, convincing themselves the problem will go away. The problem won't go away; you might actually end up breaking down on the side of the trail. As soon as you notice an issue with your ATV fuel pump, have an expert take a look at it to make sure the problem isn't the filter or fuel line. Then replace your fuel pump with a new one.
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It's no secret that ATVs are popular. In fact, the demand for sport ATVs was around 180,000 units in 2016 alone. But it's important that you're taking care of your ATV to keep it running for years to come.
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