Tips For First Time UTV Buyers

7 March 2017
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If you've just bought your first acreage, you are probably looking for the best way to travel across it as well as move items like hay or equipment. A UTV (utility terrain vehicle) is going to be your best choice, as this provides you with the four-wheel-drive and maneuverability benefits of an all terrain vehicle with the room and toting capacity you need to work your land. The following tips can further help you choose the best UTV for your needs.

Tip #1: Make a list

Begin with a list of all the tasks you hope to use this vehicle for, so you know what you need when it comes to engine size and horsepower. It's best to choose the UTV from the outset that can handle the weight of your maximum expected load so you aren't stuck having to upgrade to a new UTV prematurely. If you are equipped with a list of what you need it to do, the dealer can steer you towards the models that can serve those purposes.

Tip #2: Decide between new and used

Opting for a used UTV is one way to get a higher quality model or one with more options or performance capabilities at a more affordable price. You can find used UTVs from both private sellers and dealers. The benefits of buying from a dealer are that the UTV has usually been thoroughly inspected and serviced, and there may also be a limited warranty available.

Regardless of how you decide to purchase, you will need to research the manufacturer and have the machine checked out by by a mechanic to make sure it is in good working order.

Tip #3: Check out the features available

Each manufacturer considers different things as features, so check carefully to see what is included in your purchase. For example, simple items like windshields, the roof assembly, and even headlights are considered features so they aren't factored into the base price. Other models may include things like winches and mud tires as standard for the base price.

Once you determine what standard features you want, it will be much easier to decide upon necessary add-on features, like snow blades or hitches.

Tip #4: Verify the service contract

UTVs sometimes require assembly, especially if you must order yours through the dealer because it isn't on the lot. Make sure your purchase contract covers dealer assembly as well as provides all the warranty information from both the dealer and the manufacturer. It's also helpful if the dealer is nearby and provides a service center so you can bring your UTV in for basic servicing and repairs.

For more help, contact a UTV dealer near you like Motor World West Power Sports.