Taking Care of your ATV Tires
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:12:59 PM America/Denver
The first thing you need to know about ATV tires is what kind of tire is best for your ATV. If you are using your ATV for tough trails you will want some good off road tires. If you are racing your ATV you will want smaller tires with good traction.
When you purchase your tire there is usually an option to get a warranty. It’s always good to spend a little extra money on this so you can get your tire replaced if it ever blows. This warranty will keep you from having to worry about your tires.
After you buy your tires, you will need to make sure they are put on your ATV properly. You can risk a blow out or worse if they are not on right. Sometimes a misplaced tire can even damage other parts of your ATV like the rims or ATV shocks. You ATV shocks can be expensive to replace so it’s important to make sure your tires don’t interfere.
Before you take your ATV out driving, learn how to fix a flat tire. Get a small but thorough tire repair kit to take with you so you can fix your tire on the trail. Most flat tires can easily be mended so you can finish driving on it.
If you don’t know how to repair a tire make sure you learn before you take your ATV out. You don’t want to be stuck with a flat and not know what to do. Read the repair manual that comes with your kit so you will know what to do when the time comes.
Another thing to check for when you’re riding is your alignment. The alignments of your tires will affect the way your tires wear and the way your whole ATV drives. If you feel your ATV shake or notice your vehicle veering off to one side your alignment might be bad.
There are many ways to keep your tires lasting a long time. Make sure you know how to repair them when they are flat and choose the right kind of tire for the type of driving you do. You don’t want to risk damaging parts like ATV shocks but as long as you take really good care of your ATV you won’t have to worry.