What to Look for in a Honda ATV

by | Jun 15, 2015 | Automotive

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The idea of owning an all-terrain vehicle holds a lot of appeals. After all, an ATV makes is possible to go places that would leave other types of vehicles stuck. When considering the possibility of investing in a Honda ATV, here are a few basics to keep in mind.

New or Used?

One of the first decisions to make is whether to consider the purchase of a used Honda ATV as opposed to sticking with a new one. The thing to remember is a dealer may offer used vehicles that have been restored to factory conditions. In many cases, they will offer most of the benefits of a new one, but with a lower price tag. Look closely at the terms of the warranty and see how they compare to the warranties on the new models. The buyer could find that the protections offered with those used vehicles are more than enough to provide an adequate level of protection.

Style and Design

As with any type of vehicle, it pays to check out the look of each Honda ATV under consideration. Along with color and body design, make sure it is easy to get to the motor and even the air box. The goal is to determine how difficult it will be to manage minor maintenance at home, such as changing fluids or filters. If the ATV looks great and the design is practical, it is worth looking at the vehicle a little closer.

Taking a Spin

Always take the ATV for a test drive. The goal is to see how well the vehicle handles and the type of power the engine provides. Pay close attention to any indications the steering is not quite right or the seat is not all that comfortable. Little issues that crop up during the test drive will likely turn into major problems later on. Unless the test drive goes off without a hitch, keep looking at different selections.

For the best range of new and used models, visit Musselman’s Honda today. After a quick look around the lot, it will be easy to identify several ATVs worth taking for a quick spin.