Buying a used ATV or a quad bike is a great investment due to its amazing durability. Of course, you can also count the fact that you are going to save a ton of money when you choose to buy a used ATV.
Some second-hand ATVs are about half the price of brand new ones. If the quad bikes are taken good care of, you may not notice the difference.
Before buying a used bike though, you must check out a few things so you will get your money’s worth. Besides, you would not want to waste your money on something that is not working.
Are you thinking about buying a used all-terrain vehicle? Here are a few ways you can make sure you are getting something that is worth your money:
If they don’t allow you to test drive the quad bike, you know something is wrong right away. They normally allow you to test drive the ATV so look for things that could go wrong. Yes, check the brakes and everything else that should operate well. You don’t have to test drive it that long. Also, you will need to hear how the engine sounds. Similar to an automobile, you will already know if the engine is still doing good just by hearing the sound.
Find the Chassis Number
The first thing you must do when inspecting an RV that is for sale is to find the chassis number. It won’t be hard to find it anyway as it is located just near the nudge bar. If you can’t find it, there is a chance the vehicle got stolen. Even if the seller is not the one who stole the vehicle, you may still get blamed for that so better move to another seller immediately.
Bring a Mechanic
It is no secret you are no expert when it comes to checking whether an ATV is good or not. Thus, it would be better to let the experts handle this situation. You may need to give the mechanic a fee but it will be worth it once the person makes you feel confident about the ATV. Not only are you going to save money, but you will also get an ATV that will last a long time.
When you look around the vehicle, it would immediately give you a clear idea of how long the ATV got used. You can also have an idea of the extent of the damage. You may need to lay off when it has too many dents or scratches. It just means you will need to spend a lot of money to get those things off. The dents may not affect the overall performance of the vehicle but it will reflect on your image.
There is no doubt selling a used ATV would benefit both the seller and the buyer. For the seller, the person would get rid of something he is not using and would make more room in his property. For the buyer, it would mean getting something he needs at a bargain price.