When it comes to recreational riding, nothing comes close to the exhilaration you get from an ATV. And for anyone who’s ever tried off-roading, the dream is to own one of these machines someday. Luckily, there are used or pre-owned ATV units that are still off-road worthy. Plus, pre-owned vehicle maintenance programs that are usually offered at dealerships will greatly help in prolonging the lifespan of the ATV, allowing you to enjoy it for many years. This, of course, translates to getting your money’s worth in the end.

Now, if you are looking to buy a used or pre-owned ATV, it is best to take your time finding the right one as you could potentially get the shorter end of the bargain if you buy in haste. A lot of ATV owners who bought the first used ATV offered them (in their excitement to finally own one) regret doing so as issues began to appear after only a month of ownership or after only using it a few times.

To help you find a good deal, here are a few practical tips:

If it’s too good to be true, pass it up

If the unit is practically a giveaway; that is, the seller’s asking price is below its market value or average selling price and it looks almost as good as new, there could be hidden issues that will resurface once the deal is done. The seller may have placed special attention on the physical appearance of the unit in hopes of camouflaging hidden issues.

The seller is too eager

In the world of used car sales, you will encounter a lot of sellers who will sweet talk you into buying their vehicle. They will likely throw in such terms as “good deal,” or “a steal,” and all that. If the seller is practically forcing your hand; that is, sweet-talking you into buying the used ATV to the point that you’re feeling a little pressured, politely decline.

Know what you want

Before going to the dealership or looking for a private seller, know first what you want. Research on the make and model of the unit that you’re eyeing and ask an auto expert or even the manufacturer about the unit. Find out everything you need to know about it, from its care and maintenance to how it performs on the off-road tracks, common issues, and so on. An informed buyer makes for a good buyer, so do your research.

Consider such maintenance plans as pre-owned vehicle maintenance programs

Last but not the least, consider a prepaid service maintenance program for the used ATV you’re buying. These programs will pay for scheduled maintenance checks, so you won’t have to worry about paying for service maintenance in the future.

Find out more about pre-owned vehicle maintenance programs. Feel free to call us at (800) 859-0590. You may also send a message at info@torque-group.com.