If you are ready to upgrade your ATV, you may also be selling your used one. But, just because it has a few miles on it, this doesn’t mean you can’t be proactive in getting the best price. After all, the more you can sell it for the better, right?
So, how do you get the most for your ATV? There are a variety of things you can do to ensure you get the most on your ATV re-sale.
Maintenance Tips for Selling Your ATV
Keep it clean –
While it might not bother you to ride your ATV with cups or cans on the floorboard a potential buyer may not feel the same way. They may even figure that if you can’t keep the interior clean, then you aren’t taking care of the mechanics of it either! So, after every adventure in your ATV take a few minutes to clean out any trash and spray down the exterior. When it’s time to sell your ATV be sure to give a thorough cleaning, both inside and out.
Touch up paint –
If you ride through woods and brush often, then it is likely your ATV’s paint gets chipped. Taking time to touch up the paint periodically will protect the metal underneath. Also, when you get ready to sell, it will still be presentable and allow you to ask for a higher price.
Have the paperwork –
Though not a part of maintenance tasks, be sure you have the paperwork on your ATV. This includes the title and applicable maintenance records, and guarantees. You will also want to check with your state or local government regarding any additional documentation you should have.
Keep everything running smoothly –
At least once a year, your ATV will need an oil change. Use AMSOIL synthetic oils for ATVs and sports equipment to ensure your ATV is in top condition. You can purchase the oil, as well as filters, lubricants, protectants, and other products directly from your LifeTime Oil dealer.
Look under the plastic –
Be sure to periodically lift any plastic coverings and clean underneath. While not every potential buyer will look there, you never know who might. Take time to check any wiring for cracking, clean up any leaks (and get them repaired), and be sure belts are in place. This is a good way to be certain that everything is looking and working as it should.
Get it serviced annually –
Your ATV needs a check-up at least once a year. Have an ATV specialist check the radiator, driveline, various parts of the tires and steering system, battery, etc., and update or replace as necessary. Should you plan to sell your ATV, a potential buyer is going to want to see documentation showing how much maintenance has been done.
Your ATV has been there for you when you needed it. Be sure it is ready for the next owner by doing your part to keep it properly maintained. Besides, even if you don’t plan on selling it, you want your ATV to look and ride well. Basic maintenance will play a crucial role in ensuring that it does.