Watch for Low or Dirty Coolant

The liquid cooled engine is very popular in the ATV and UTV world, so be sure to check the condition of the coolant. Make sure the engine is cool before removing a radiator cap as it can be under pressure and cause severe burns if the engine is hot. Since the radiator is subject to debris thrown up off the trail, inspect it for damage. You need to do this because if the engine has been overheated or ran with little effective cooling there could be hidden damage in the machine’s powerplant. Coolant should be a consistent orange or green color unless an aftermarket coolant has been added. An oily look or any particles in the coolant will warn of potential problems. Coolant also acts as a lubricant and if replaced by tap water there will most likely be corrosion inside the motor.



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  • Gaurav Sharma

    This content is very much informative. The comparison provided herein will help you decide if a new or used ATV is best for you.

  • David Smyth

    The enormous joke on used atv’s is they cost as much as a car but by the time they hit 2,000 measly miles No one will buy them. Even my Cub Cadet Lawn Riding Mower comes with a full 3 year warranty not most atv’s 6 months. 6 months of busy trail riding can rack up 2,000 miles and then you are stuck with it. No warranty and very little chance of resale. If the Manufacturers would back up what they make and sell for 3 years than enthusiasts could enjoy their machines and ride them like the joke of a low mileage lease.

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    biggest thing in my opinion is stay away from modified sleds,atvs whatever. If performance parts are put on its for one reason and that’s to go hard ,you risk buying something that has been rode hard and put away wet

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