Buying an ATV demands extra care and focus on details. Unlike cars that you can sample what is running on the road, ATVs are fewer and technical.
To get the best ATV, you need to read reviews done by experts and follow past clients’ feedbacks. You also need to compare the manufacturers to establish those who are committed to quality. There are three main methods of buying an ATV.
Buy from a dealer
Many dealers are selected by respective manufacturers to take their products to the target clients. The dealers are also entrusted with marketing the ATVs and entering into deals with groups such as sports associations and clubs.
While a dealer is a great point to start when looking for a good ATV, they tend to be a little expensive because of the extended chain of distribution.
Make sure to look for a dealer with many years of experience, commits to supplying all spare parts, and provides a long warranty.
Some dealers run online stores to help clients see the type of ATVs available. These sites provide additional information including year of manufacturer, the design, and fuel economy among other info.
Some will even add reviews from experts for clients to read and make the right decision.
Buy a used ATV from other buyers
One way of acquiring an ATV is buying from past users. Some people buy ATVS to participate in competitions only to realize that they no longer need them. Others prefer to sell their ATV and rent from dealers when they want to participate in competitions.
To connect with an ATV owner who is willing to sell his ATV, consider joining racing clubs and asking the leadership to help to get a good ATV. Sports clubs are the better option because they emphasize on high standards for all the ATVs for members.
Though the cost of buying through such clubs could be low, you might be required to join their organization to get assistance acquiring the vehicle.
Buy direct from the manufacturer
Many dealers have opened direct lines to liaise with their target clients and sell directly. This method has become very popular as manufacturers seek to cut on costs and take ATVs to clients at more affordable rates.
Top manufacturers including Yamaha, Honda, and Polaris, and Kawasaki have their direct sales teams linking with their clients.
Where possible, it is advisable to buy directly from the manufacturer because the sales department provides all the information that clients need.
From general details to diagnostics and spares availability, the information from the manufacturer is correct and reliable. Make sure to compare various manufacturers and different ATV models before selecting the best.
The cost of ATVs
The cost of ATVs is mainly dependent on the type and engine strength. You could opt for the Sports ATV, Utility ATV, or Youth ATV. The price range of these ATVs is between $8,000 and $20,000 depending on the model of choice.
For example, a 2016 Kawasaki Teryx LE goes for $14,999 while a 2017 CAN-AM Defender Max XT HD10 is sold for 19,999 by authorized dealers. Remember that the cost could go up if you include other additions such as insurance and tools to carry for off-road driving.