An all-terrain vehicle is something that’s a lot of fun to own. If you live in a rural area, you’ll no doubt use them for a million things, whenever you need to zip around. If you live in a town or city, you can take it out to the country at the weekends and enjoy the ride. If you’re wondering whether it’s time to buy an ATV, here are some things to consider.
What model will you go for?
The first thing to do is to carry out some research into popular ATV models, looking at what they offer and how much they’ll cost to buy and run. For example, the 2019 Grizzly 350 2WD is one of the most popular recent models, so it’s the sort of model you might want to test drive and short list.
Things you’ll use it for
ATVs can be used for many different purposes:
- Off-road driving
- Agricultural purposes
- Mowing grass, ploughing and other gardening tasks
- Transporting or towing stuff
Therefore, an ATV can be a fun purchase, or it can be something you genuinely need if you have an agricultural business. If you fall into the latter category, it’s worth considering an investment in a good ATV that can really do the job.
How often you’ll use it
Another thing to consider is how often you’ll actually use your ATV. If it’s the sort of thing you’ll use daily, then buying one is a no-brainer, but what if you won’t use it that much? Consider how often you’ll be able to get out into the countryside and go for a ride. Odds are, if you live in a city or suburb, you might not go out as much as you think. Although an ATV might encourage you to spend more time in the outdoors and go to rural spaces more often.
ATVs have gained popularity in recent years as they’re great for off-roading, which can be either a hobby or something you do out of necessity. It’s a lot sturdier than a motorbike, so can take on the most rugged terrain with ease. Not everyone needs an ATV, they are often something bought for fun, but if you can afford to buy and run one then why not? This could be the perfect time to choose an ATV and start enjoying riding one around either your own land, or to take out to rural areas and enjoy the empty spaces.