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ATV Maintenance for Beginners

Embarking on ATV maintenance for beginners might seem daunting at first. However, understanding the basics can ensure your all-terrain vehicle remains in top-notch condition, enhancing safety and performance.

Understanding Your ATV

Before diving into maintenance, get familiar with your ATV. Each model has unique features, but the core components remain similar. Knowing these will help you understand maintenance requirements better.

Reading the Manual

Always start with the manual. It’s your ATV’s bible. The manual provides specific maintenance schedules and procedures tailored to your model. It’s the best starting point for any beginner.

Regular Checks

Start with regular checks. Before any ATV ride or tour, inspect tires for wear and ensure they’re properly inflated. Check the oil level and quality, and make sure the brakes function correctly. These simple steps can prevent major issues.

Changing the Oil

Oil is your ATV’s lifeblood. Changing it regularly keeps the engine running smoothly. Consult your manual for the recommended schedule and type of oil. It’s a simple process that greatly impacts performance.

Air Filter Maintenance

A clean air filter is crucial for efficient engine performance. Dirt and debris can choke your engine, so inspect and clean the air filter regularly. Replace it if it’s beyond cleaning. This is an easy, yet vital task.

Brake Maintenance

Brakes are critical for ATV  safety. Check the brake pads for wear and replace them if needed. Also, ensure the brake fluid is at the correct level and isn’t contaminated. Regular checks can prevent brake failure.

Chain and Sprockets Checks

The chain and sprockets need regular attention too. Keep the chain clean and lubricated to prevent rust and ensure smooth operation. Check for wear and adjust the tension as required.

Coolant System

If your ATV is liquid-cooled, maintaining the coolant system is essential. Ensure the coolant level is sufficient and the system is free of leaks. Replace the coolant according to your manual’s recommendations.

Battery Care

A well-maintained battery means a reliably starting ATV. Check the battery’s charge level regularly, especially before storing your ATV. Keep the terminals clean and tight. Replace the battery if it’s not holding a charge.

Tyre Maintenance

Tyres influence your ATV ride’s safety and comfort. Regularly check for wear and ensure they are correctly inflated according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Replace them when the tread gets too low.

Suspension Check

Don’t overlook the suspension. Regular riding can affect its settings and condition. Check for any signs of damage or leaks and make adjustments as needed. A well-maintained suspension improves the ride quality and vehicle handling.

Keeping it Clean

Lastly, keeping your ATV clean is not just about aesthetics. Mud, dust, and debris can hide issues and accelerate wear. Regular washing not only keeps your ATV looking good but also helps in spotting potential problems early.


ATV maintenance for beginners is about developing good habits from the start. Regular checks, following the maintenance schedule, and understanding your vehicle’s needs can prolong its life and ensure safer rides. It might seem like a lot at first, but with practice, these tasks become second nature. Enjoy the ride, and take care of your ATV, so it can take care of you.


Guest Policy
- A liability waiver must be sign by all participants. For guests under the age of 18 years who will be driving, a parent or guardian is required to sign on their behalf.
- All drivers must participate in the orientation session before the tour.
- No pregnant women, recent surgeries, back/knee problems or any serious health condition allowed on the tour.
- Covered closed toe shoes Recommended for all tours.
- Guests may get dusty or muddy depending on weather conditions. We recommend that guests wear comfortable clothing that they don’t mind soiling.
- Safety Hemlets are provided by XPLOR ATV Tours and are required for all guests to wear.
What should I bring?
We highly recommend sunscreen and your camera. Valuable items not recommended on tour.
What if it rains?
We run tours rain or shine, however heavy rains will cause the tours to be canceled for safety reasons.
Do I need a valid driver's license to drive?
Our tour routes are off road, so guests do not need a drivers license to participate in our tours.
Are there any tours without guides?
All of our tours are fully guided and follow a designated tour route. Our guides are very knowledgeable about the area and will make sure you have fun.
What is there a weight limit?
We have different size ATV’s to accommodate guests of different sizes however we generally would indicate 350lbs limit.
Phone number
+1 (888) 568-2710
+1 (888) 568-2710
Business Time
FROM 10AM to 7PM
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