UTV windshields are mainly made of a strong and durable material called polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is the strongest material a windshield can be made of. Some companies and older models have glass or acrylic windshields but polycarbonate is the best overall.
Jacking up a UTV or ATV is all about the right balance and stability. Using a good quality floor jack to lift up the frame and a set of jack stands to stabilize it is how to properly lift your ride.
A clean windshield essential when riding in a UTV. You want to rinse the windshield thoroughly to remove dirt and mud. Use a soft cloth and warm water with a gentle soap. Rinse all the soap off with clean water and then blot dry to prevent water spots.
The price of a UTV, or side by side, can reach into the ranges of $30,000 or more. Find out all the reasons Why Are Side by Sides So Expensive.
Making a UTV or ATV street legal usually takes a few modifications like installing a license plate, mirrors, turn signals , horn, and having insurance. Each state has different laws so check with your local DMV.
Using a winch to get unstuck is pretty straightforward, just attach to an anchor and pull. Utilizing things like come alongs, shovels, and boards are methods to use without a winch.
The Yamaha Raptor has a factory top speed of around 75 mph on off road tires for most model years. Some heavily modified Raptors have been clocked in excess of 90 mph.
Everyone has come to the dreaded point of having a dead battery on their ATV. We answer the question Will An ATV Run Without A Battery...
A UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) differs from an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) by having doors, a roof, more storage space, and a steering wheel. ATVs are meant to carry 1 passenger while UTVs can carry up to 6 passengers!
Many UTV drivers include suspension seats amongst their “must haves.” Take a look to see exactly how do suspension seats work and why you need them in your UTV.
The bottom line is yes, ATVs and UTVs need titles. A title is a legal form of ownership for a vehicle but models before certain years didn't come with titles and should be fine with a bill of sale for proof.
UTVs (Utility Task Vehicles or Utility Terrain Vehicles) and side by sides are the same thing. They are often called side by sides because they can seat 2 to 6 people side by side in rows of 2.
ATVS can reach speeds that would allow them on highways. Their low pressure tires and high center of gravity make ATVs more prone to tip over or lose control on pavement or gravel. Studies show that over 50% of ATV deaths occur on private or public roads.
ATVs and UTVs have smaller tires in the front to increase handling, provide easier steering, and create better stability. Larger rear tires are there to increase traction and provide better acceleration.
2 stroke engines create more torque at higher RPM and they require premixing of oil and fuel. 4 stroke engines are heavier and can weigh up to 50% more than a 2 stroke engine and create a higher torque at a lower RPM.
UTVs are so popular because they have distinct advantages over other 4 wheeled off road vehicles. They have a small footprint with great power to weight ratio, can carry passengers, which families enjoy, and provide more safety features than vehicles like ATVs.
All ATVs do not come with power steering but the majority of newer model 4x4 utility ATVs do have Electronic Power Steering(EPS). Aftermarket EPS systems can be installed and we cover why you NEED power steering.
A UTV can weigh anywhere from 350 pounds to around 1900 pounds depending on the size. The average weight of over 130 models is 1550 pounds. Youth UTVs are on the lower side at around 450 pounds.