If you farm, live on acreage, or simply enjoy spending time exploring the great outdoors, a UTV is the perfect combination of tool and toy. Utility task vehicles are every bit as fun as they are useful, but whether you’re a first-time rider or a veteran driver, you can use all of the UTV safety tips you can get. Keep yourself and your wheels out of harm’s way with our ultimate UTV guide!
UTV Safety Tips
Choose a Dependable Brand
Like most vehicles, not all UTVs are created equal. You’ll need to do your research and find a reliable model that suits your needs. Whether you purchase a new UTV or used UTV, the brand can make all the difference when it comes to safety concerns.
We recommend these best UTV brands:
UTV Driving Tips
Safety is number one when it comes to UTV driving tips, and there’s nothing like safety in numbers. Drive with a group whenever possible, learn proper trail etiquette, and wear all of the necessary protective gear. Carrying spare parts and emergency supplies is also extremely important no matter where you’re driving. Always keep all four wheels on the ground, and no, doing donuts doesn’t count. They’re one of the most dangerous things you can do on a UTV!
Our top driving tips for UTVs:
- Drive with a partner
- Know the trail
- Wear protective gear
First Ride Checklist
There’s a first time for everything, and if you’re about to embark on your first ride, you’ll need to go through this UTV safety checklist before you take off:
- Check tire pressure and inspect UTV for damage
- Wear all essential safety gear and helmet
- Pack cell phone, charger, GPS, first aid, duct tape, and zip ties
- Wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty
- Go with experienced riders and follow the leader
Don’t leave home without following these UTV safety tips! And if you’re the experienced driver of the bunch, be sure to keep a close eye on your group.
Now that you’ve purchased a quality UTV and you’ve got some riding done you’ll need to learn how to maintain your vehicle. The components to keep an eye on are similar to your car. Inspect your UTV’s air filter, drive belt, brakes, oil, and other engine fluids after every ride.
Following these essential UTV safety tips will help you get the most out of your vehicle. Go to Keno Tractors today for more information and pricing on ODES UTVs or learn about What to Look for When Buying a UTV.