The amount of action an ATV sees exposes it to an increased risk of damage. While Torque Group’s Platinum Care Maintenance can ensure your powersports machine a long and healthy life, it helps to know what kinds of ATV problems can crop up. This way, you’ll be able to spot potential issues before they get worse.

There are two types of common ATV problems. The first include those you can handle yourself. The second are issues best resolved by professionals. The second are typically more expensive, but Platinum Care Maintenance can help reduce service costs.

Problems you can fix yourself

Regardless of the machine you’re driving, dirty oil and a filthy air filter are unavoidable. These problems can produce symptoms such as a reduction in your quad’s horsepower and fuel efficiency, a noisier engine, and the production of exhaust smoke.

Thankfully, changing your ATV’s oil and cleaning its air filter are simple maintenance procedures that you can do yourself. If you’re not sure how to do them, you can find help from a lot of places, including online forums and tutorial videos on YouTube.

Of course, you can always seek the services of a professional. The simplicity of such maintenance procedures make them pretty cheap, but Platinum Care Maintenance can make them even cheaper. The program even offers up to four oil changes over 24 months of vehicle ownership.

Problems requiring professional assistance

You’ll know your ATV is due for repairs when you turn the ignition key and the engine doesn’t start. This can be caused by a number of problems, including a dead or corroded battery, a defective starter motor, a failed timing chain, a clogged fuel filter, a bad ignition coil, a damaged or broken distributor cap, or a carburetor with abnormalities.

Faulty spark plugs can cause issues such as high fuel consumption, a lack of acceleration, and engine misfires. Valve and suspension problems can cause your ATV to underperform. Tire problems are also common, especially since ATV are typically driven over rough terrain.

In all the above cases, parts will need to be repaired or replaced. You’ll therefore need the help of experts to ensure your ATV is serviced properly. While professional maintenance and repair costs are often quite steep, Platinum Care Maintenance allows owners to save up to 40% in safety inspection and vehicle maintenance costs.

For more information on Torque Group’s Platinum Care Maintenance and other products, kindly visit our Powersports F&I products page. Please contact us at (800) 859 0590 or via email if you have any questions!