Once you purchase your ATV, you will need to slowly break it in. No matter how tempted you are to test the limits of your vehicle, go easy on it at first. CFMOTO ATVs and side by sides have their own set of break-in procedures. Check with your dealer to find out the best way to break your vehicle in.
Perform maintenance according to manufacturer specifications. Check your user manual or go online to get the specs.
Below is a general guide to help you get started.
1. Check and Change the Oil Regularly
Changing the oil in an ATV is relatively easy and low-cost. Smaller engines are sensitive to different oil weights. Check your manual to find out what type of oil is best for your ATV.
Change the oil regularly. ATVs are subjected to environments where dirt, mud, and dust can find its way into the engine parts. The cleaner your engine is, the better it will perform.
2. Wash Your ATV After Every Use
To reduce the amount of dirt and grime that can cake on your ATVs parts, try to clean it after every use. Mud and dirt trap moisture, which can rust some of your ATVs components.
When you wash your ATV, cover up the intakes and other parts that may not be able to handle moisture.
3. Clean or Replace the Air Filter
If you clean your air filter regularly, it will last a long time. If not, you may need to replace it according to manufacturer guidelines. A clean air filter allows a healthy supply of air flowing through the engine.
If you use water to clean the filter, make sure it is dry before you put back in the engine. Also, check the air filter after every ride to make sure it is clean.
4. Check the CV Transmission Belt
There are two indicators that your belt is wearing out. First, the ATV will not shift smoothly. You’ll notice performance issues when you’re operating the vehicle. Second, you may smell an odor. The smell signifies that the belt is burning. You should replace it right away.
5. Tighten the Boots, Bolts, and Nuts as Needed
Driving on rough terrain can cause the boots, bolts, and nuts to loosen over time. Take a few minutes to inspect your ATV. Inspect the rubber boots and other areas where bolts and nuts hold the parts together. You may also want to grease the bearings and pivot points on the suspension.
6. Check the Tire Pressure
If your ATV wants to veer left or right, you may need to check the tires. Low tires may cause your ATV to operate at a higher pressure and wear the engine down. Low tires can also come off the rims due to uneven terrain, inclines, and sudden dips in the ground.
7. Supply Your ATV with Fresh Coolant
Like all other fluids in your vehicle, the coolant can get dirty. This can affect how well it keeps your engine cool.
Check the coolant levels and quality before taking your ATV out. If the coolant is dirty, then drain it out of the radiator and replace it with fresh coolant. If the coolant changes color and fails to keep the engine cool, it is time to change it.
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Are you ready for an extreme off-roading adventure? CFMOTO offers premier ATVs and side by sides that are perfect for rugged terrain. We offer a wide selection of off-road vehicles for all your outdoor excursions.
To find out more about our products, contact aCFMOTO dealer near you.