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09/08/2016

Ride Your ATV Safely With These Tips

Before heading out on your next ATV adventure, be sure you know how to keep you and your ATV safe. Follow these tips from Nortoil LLC to maintain your ATV at its best and to keep you safe from the dangers on the trail.

ATV Maintenance for a Safe Ride

Maintenance doesn't only ensure your ATV looks good and rides well, it can also play a large part in your safety on the trail. To ensure your ATV has a longer life and that you're properly protected, follow these basic maintenance tips.

Wash Your ATV After a Ride

Many ATV riders are proud of the muddy appearance their ATV is left with after a fun ride, but washing off this mud is a must. Just like with any other vehicle, packed on mud traps moisture and can cause corrosion to the body of your vehicle. To avoid damaging the paint and metal components of your vehicle's body, wash off the mud and other potentially corrosive materials. Giving your ATV a thorough wash will also make inspecting the rest of its components much easier and much more effective.

Help Your Ride Breathe in Clean Air

Your vehicle operates thanks to many fluids and moving parts, but just like humans, it also needs to breathe in clean air to continue moving forward. To ensure your ATV is getting clean air you will have to take care of its air filter. Locate the air filter in your ATV and check how dirty it is. Because ATVs are generally used on dusty dirt roads, it's likely your air filter will need to replaced or cleaned more often than on other types of vehicles. Another thing to look out for that is also a sign that it's time to change the filter is wear and tear.

Pay Attention to the Chain

If your ATV or UTV operates using a chain, keeping this component working well is essential. Keep your chain properly lubricated and at the correct tension. These things may seem like small and unimportant items but they can be the difference between a smooth ride and getting stuck on the trail.

Keep Your Fluids at Their Best

Your ATV should always count on the proper levels of coolant, fuel, and oil before any ride. Be sure you have enough fuel for your ride in order to avoid getting stranded. Coolant should be clean and at the suggested level in order to keep your engine running cool, reducing damage and wear. Lastly, inspect your oil in order to ensure it's at the right level and still in prime working condition. Running low on oil or operating your ATV with dirty, old oil can put your engine in danger. If it's time for your next oil change, make a synthetic oil change. To find the best AMSOIL synthetic oil for your ATV or UTV, check out Nortoil LLC's online shop. Before giving your vehicle a full synthetic oil change contact Nortoil LLC to find the best synthetic oil deals and specials. Call them at (863) 698- 1150 for more information about AMSOIL Oil and to find the best oil for all of your vehicles.

Important ATV Safety

To stay safe out on the trails, follow these important safety tips.

Stick to the Trails

Riding an ATV is a lot of fun, but it can also put you in dangerous situations if you're not careful. To avoid unnecessary dangers, stick to riding on designated trails. Since these vehicles are not meant to be ridden on paved roads, avoid riding on streets and highways where you are exposed to other vehicles.

Ride With a Group

Even if you're careful, accidents can still happen. The best thing you can do is ride with at least one other person or a group just in case you have trouble on the trail. Remember to carry a walkie-talkie or cell phones so you have some line of communication if you come across trouble.

Wear the Proper Riding Gear

To keep yourself safe, always wear appropriate riding gear. No matter what season it is, wearing a helmet is an absolute must. A helmet can reduce the danger you are exposed to, especially if you suffer an accident. Be sure to wear goggles since most trails are quite dusty and can impair your vision. Gloves and boots are also must wear attire when on an ATV.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change

If it's time for your vehicle's next synthetic oil change, contact Nortoil LLC. Stop by their online shop for a full range of the best AMSOIL products for all your engines. Give them a call at (863) 698- 1150 for more information or to place an order.
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