Installing ATV shocks, Do it yourself, or hire someone?
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 3:03:32 PM America/Denver
There are good things about both having your shocks installed and doing it yourself. We will be discussing a few of the pros and cons to each so you can decide what would best suit you. You don’t want your shocks to be installed wrong so this is a pretty important choice.
Installing shocks yourself may sound daunting but it’s actually easier than you may think. ATV shocks are easier to install than car shocks so if you’ve done car shocks, you will definitely be able to do it. You can look up online how to actually do the installation and you’ll find it’s pretty similar to a car.
A huge benefit to installing them yourself is the price. It’s always cheaper to do something yourself than to have a professional do it. It may take you time, but if you’re looking to save a few bucks it’s the way to go.
The first time you install your shocks it may take a little longer because you are learning where everything is and what tools you may need. This may be discouraging but remember that once you’ve learned how to do it, the next time will go much smoother and quicker. It’s a great learning experience for someone who is a regular ATV rider.
Some benefits to having someone else install them is of course saving time. If you can afford it and really don’t have time, you can hire someone out to install them for you. It’s always nice to have this option for people that simply don’t want to or can’t install the shocks themselves.
Paying someone to install your ATV shocks may also give you a cleaner and better job. If you are known to cut corners with your work, then you might want to have someone else do the work. You don’t want to skimp when you’re putting shocks on your ATV. That will only cause problems later on.
These are just a few things to consider when installing new shocks on your ATV. You will want to look at your financial situation, time restraints, and even your personality type. You want the job to be done right whether you do it yourself or hire it out.