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Must Know Items For Owning An ATV

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Driving around on an ATV throughout Hugo, Minnesota can be a lot of fun. It may be one of the easiest ways to get around in the winter, and over the summer, it can be recreational. However, there are some must know items when you decide you are going to own an ATV.

Before you go purchase an ATV, make sure that it fits your driving style. It can be tempting to go and get one of these souped-up machines that has an incredible engine – but if you don’t know how to work it, it can be a safety hazard. Focus on an automatic transmission with an engine between 200cc and 400cc as a starter vehicle.

Invest in some safety equipment, including a motorcycle helmet that fits well, over the ankle boots, gloves, and goggles. When you go out on your ATV, you should also wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.

Take the time to practice driving your ATV. Before you go up mountains or through mud flats, ensure you understand how to operate the ATV on flat surfaces. You may also want to consider taking a safety course.

Paperwork needs to be filed within the state. You may need a permit and need to register the vehicle. It is also good idea to get an insurance policy on your ATV so that you are able to file claims should become damaged or stolen.

Lock your ATV up at night and when it’s not use so that you can avoid theft. Try and park it in a garage when possible, otherwise use a heavy duty metal chain and tie it to a sturdy location on your property.

Call and talk to one of our agents at All City Agency Inc today. We can ensure you have what’s needed to be a safe ATV owner.

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