If you own a powersports vehicle and you regularly ride it, it is recommended that you take out additional coverage to protect you against unforeseen expenses like a mechanical breakdown. An Extended Service Contract, for instance, covers repairs or parts replacements on malfunctioning powersports vehicles caused by a mechanical breakdown. Other products to consider include Lifetime Battery Program and Platinum Care Maintenance.

Off-roading is a recreational or sports activity that generally involves two essential things: an off-roading site and a powersports vehicle. Off-roading is called as such because you are driving or riding on an “off-the-road road,” so to speak, which means it is basically an unpaved road where regular cars and vehicles are off limits.

New to off-roading? Here are a few things to know about it:

1. There are different types of off-road surfaces

The general impression about off-roading sites is that these are all dirt roads, with perhaps a few rocks and small stones along the way. There are, in fact, several different types of off-roading surfaces and a dirt trail or dirt track is only of them (which also happens to be the most popular because beginner trails are usually dirt tracks).

Apart from dirt, these off-roading surfaces also include sand, mud, and rocks.

2. Your powersports vehicle may need to be modified

Your powersports vehicle may have been built and designed specifically for off-roading or trail-riding but it may still need a few modifications for it to be allowed on the track(s) of your choice or for the type of riding you wish to do. Usually for off-roading, the first modification that owners make on their vehicle is to change the tires to something more appropriate like all-terrain or off-road tires because often, stock tires on these vehicles lack the grip and traction needed for a safe off-roading ride.

3. Pack the right gear

There are different sets of gear you need to pack every time you go off-roading, depending on where you’re going and the type of riding or activity you’re going to do. Some of these include tow hooks and tow straps, a tool set, jack, fire extinguisher, spare tire, lockers, communication gear (like a CB radio), and a winch, among many others.

You will also need to gear protective gear like a helmet, gloves, shoes with good traction, and such.

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