ATVs today are a very fashionable, versatile, as well as functional mode of transport. Despite the fact that the ATV is originally considered to be male transport, it is quite popular among different segments of the population. The technology market is so diverse that you can choose a quad for every taste and color. In this regard, today it is not uncommon for a girl riding a quad bike or a three-year-old child.
In addition, the quad is also the technique that is suitable for active family vacations, for lovers of extreme sports, eager to get the next dose of adrenaline, and for relaxing trips, and even as an assistant in the summer cottage. Given the functional diversity of the ATV, in common people it is called an all-terrain vehicle, and its correct name sounds like All Terrain Vehicle (ATV), i.e. vehicle for all surfaces.
Winter ATVs There are many things in common with a motorcycle. However, unlike moto, ATV can and should even be operated in the winter season, which is a huge advantage of this technique. However, many do not think about it, and for some people, a winter ATV is a canned ATV until the thaw.
But there are people who firmly adhere to the opinion that an ATV can be used in winter, and not only for pleasure, overcoming snow drifts, but also with benefit. For example, with the right approach, a quad can serve as an excellent assistant when cleaning snow on a site.
Therefore, given the fact that the ATV is designed to drive on absolutely any surface, it’s just snowdrifts that will not hinder it, but if it is improper to take care of the equipment in the frosty season, you can cause significant harm to it. Therefore, before dissecting the ATV in the snow, you need to make sure that the ATV is ready for this.
ATV operation rules in winter
There are quite a few simple rules, thanks to which the equipment will be ready for the winter period. It is worth saying that you can’t wait for the last moment, and if the plans include winter operation of the ATV, then you should begin its preparation in the fall.
The rules of operation of the ATV in winter Otherwise, a sharp cooling can catch you by surprise and cause a lot of inconvenience.
It is necessary to carefully inspect the vehicle for any malfunctions and, if any, to eliminate them;
Clean carburetor. Thanks to this, when a minus occurs outside the window, it will be much easier to start the ATV and start on it;
It is imperative to purchase fuel and lubricants that are adapted to negative temperatures and will not freeze in the system at the most inopportune moment. First of all, this concerns the oil in the engine and the coolant fluid (antifreeze). In the case of oil, you should purchase a material with a lower viscosity;
It is also worth paying attention to the battery. If there have been times when the window has a positive temperature and it is discharged, then you should consider replacing it. Otherwise, it can be guaranteed to assert that at negative temperatures it will fail;
It is advisable to think over the cold season and the room in which the ATV will be stored. It is very good if the garage is heated. This will save you from unnecessary movements, because if the room is cold, it will be advisable to take the battery with you to the heat after each trip. You should also recharge the battery from time to time;
It is necessary to pay attention to the surface of the transport – to get a dispersant spray and treat it completely with an ATV. Due to this, excess moisture will be removed from the surface, which, in turn, will prevent unwanted freezing of plastic and aggregates;
The ignition switch along with the trigger mechanism and the gas cable should be lubricated with VD-40. It is also suitable for processing basic moving parts, especially if they are made of rubber. In addition, various silicone greases can be used to process rubber, leather or leatherette parts;
In the case of washing the quad, the entire procedure for lubricating the parts and assemblies of the vehicle must be repeated again;
Replace tires with winter tires. This will allow the technique to feel more stable on a slippery surface. In some cases, you can get studded or more toothy rubber, as well as chains for ATV wheels;
Paying attention to your four-wheeled friend, do not forget about yourself. On a quad bike, as well as on a motorcycle, in the winter season it is necessary to have the proper equipment, otherwise there is a risk of frostbite on certain parts of the body. So, for a comfortable ride, you will need winter gloves, goggles or a helmet with a visor, a cap comforter, special thermal overalls, shoes. Otherwise, under a snowy wind, pleasure can easily be replaced by real hell.