Gerry Reid

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When outdoor adventure is concerned there are usually two main choices drivers and riders make; 4WD or a dirtbike. While a 4WD can take you to places you may not have otherwise been able to visit, a dirtbike gives you speed, agility and maneuverability. There is, however, another choice - an ATV. With a good combination of the two benefits, an ATV can provide you the ability to ride through the adventure spots you like while giving you the torque and handling you need to get out of trouble if you get stuck.

Basic ATV Maintenance Tips to Help Keep Your ATV in and out of the Mud

If you've just bought yourself a brand new ATV, you're a regular driver looking for a refresher, or you're interested in what type of maintenance you can be expected to perform should you buy one, Amsoil Dealer - Synthetic Solutions has prepared an article with basic maintenance advice and tips to get you on your way.

The Owners Manual

It doesn't matter if you've been driving off-road for years or riding dirt tracks for as long as you can remember, a new type of ride and engine bring with its own unique requirements and operation. In addition to any type of maintenance of driving style you need to perform to break in its engine, important information about how it operates is contained within the user manual. Before you get straight on and take it for a ride, spend a few minutes to learn more about it.


One of the most replaced items in an ATV is the air-filter, and it's no surprise. With the amount of dust and debris you're likely to kick up while riding, it all goes somewhere, and often into your air intake. When you think about ATV maintenance, pay attention to your air intake and the quality of your air filter. After a heavy ride, spend a few minutes clearing it out and checking your air filter isn't clogged. If it looks like it has seen better days, don't waste time, replace it.


Just like all engines, their performance is largely dependent on the level and quality of the fluids helping it operate. While it pays to check your fluid levels each time before you ride, we recommend checking it a few days in advance. When you check it on the day and find it's low, the thought is often 'I'll top-up when I get back'. While there's a chance your engine can run with the levels you are seeing, there's an equally likely chance that it will stop working half way through your ride, leaving you stuck with a potentially seized engine. If you notice the levels are low, take the remaining few days to sort out a top-up. Finding the best high-quality engine oil for your car can often be a challenge for owners, however, it doesn't need to be. Speak with Amsoil Dealer - Synthetic Solutions on (919) 600-2749 and let an expert choose the right product for you. With a range of AMSOIL oils to choose from, Amsoil Dealer - Synthetic Solutions can get you the synthetic oil you need before you ride.


Just like all vehicles, tires are the one thing keeping you connected to the ground. In the case of an ATV, however, your tire pressure is often the one thing keeping you out of the mud. When changing between riding conditions, whether it's a sealed road, a dirt path or a plain old mud bath, choosing the right tire pressure is key to your ATVs performance. If you weren't a fan of our first tip when it came to checking your user manual, now might be the time to change your mind.

Nuts and Bolts

As opposed to other vehicles, your ATV is likely to have a few more exposed nuts and bolts than you're used to. Take the time to inspect your ride and take note of where yours are. When performing routine maintenance, always be sure they're at the right tightness. Something as simple as a loose bolt could change the way your throttle responds, so pay attention.

Get the Best Product for Your Synthetic Oil Change in Raleigh

Just like all engines, what you put into it is exactly what you're going get out of it. If your ATV came with conventional oil, before you ride, take the time and complete a synthetic oil change in Raleigh. Conventional oil likely isn't going to be up to the task of keeping up with your level of riding, so start your engine off on a good note. Speak with Amsoil Dealer - Synthetic Solutions on (919) 600-2749 and find out which high-quality AMSOIL synthetic oil is best suited to your ATV, and keep it performing at its best for longer.

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