Owning a Utility task vehicle or UTV can be a lot of fun. However, purchasing a UTV can be challenging. Thus, it’s best to know what to keep in mind before you start shopping. Read on and this UTV buying guide will help you understand the things you must think about before you purchase a UTV:
Consider why you are buying a UTV or cote à cote de BRP in the first place. These vehicles are available in many shapes and sizes as well as from other brands. In general, the more powerful models can cost a lot more money. However, if you don’t need all of the extras, you do not need to spend as much. Thus, you must consider the number of people you will be carrying in your side by side vehicle. If you will be carrying more than two people, you must consider one with a bigger engine size. Also, you take into consideration the type of terrain you will be using your vehicle on. If you will be riding it on flat terrain, your engine does not have to be very powerful.
You want to make sure the UTV you are buying is comfortable to ride. Otherwise, you won’t be able to use it for long. If you already have sitting issues for extended periods, your UTV ride may contribute to these problems even more.
Before you buy a side by side, you need to test drive it first. This will let you know how well it works or what it feels like to sit on it. Stay away from a seller who will not let you test drive the vehicle because they might be trying to hide something that becomes obvious when the vehicle is in use.
During the test drive, check the steering of the vehicle. Ensure you don’t struggle when making simple steering wheel adjustments in normal terrain conditions. Also, keep an eye on how the side by side sounds. It the vehicle sounds too loud or even has a strange sound, it might have problems with the engine.
Dealership or Private Seller?
Purchasing a UTV from a private seller will mean you must do more due diligence on your part. You will not get the same guarantees or protections when purchasing from a private seller. This can be an issue, especially if it is your first time buying a UTV. That is why it could be better to purchase from a dealership to avoid a situation where you purchase a side by side that will break down in a short time.