Eight tips to maintain your CFMoto ATV

12/01/2015

Learn the basics of maintaining your CFMoto ATV or UTV - 8 simple tips to improve performance and save money.

From a muddy farm paddock to a rocky mountain, ATVs are always being put through their paces in the tough Aussie terrain. As an owner of a CFMoto ATV, UTV or SSV, maintenance will always play an important part in your vehicle’s lifecycle.

While taking your ATV to an authorised CFMoto dealer is recommended for servicing, there are some basic maintenance checks and services you can do on your own to ensure your quad bike is running at its best at all times.

We’ve put together what we think are the top 8 tips which will help improve the performance of your ATV or UTV whether it is used as farm machinery or to get you around in remote areas. By following these simple tips you can save money and learn the basics in maintaining your ATV.


CFMoto Owner Manual

Before riding your CFMoto ATV you should take the time to become familiar with your owner’s manual. As well as providing a suggested servicing schedule, this manual also outlines riding requirements and provides helpful information to ensure comfortable, safe riding or your quad bike ATV or UTV.

Check oil and coolant levels

Oil is probably the most important element in your ATV, because the engine cannot function without it. You should make sure there is always the correct level of oil on the dipstick. Don’t forget to change the oil on a regular basis. The coolant is also vital to your ATV running well, so do check this level too regularly.

Check the brakes

Checking the brakes is a must. To avoid a sticky situation, inspect the wheels and remove any trail trash, small rocks and other intrusive items. An ample pad should be left on the brake pad.

Tyre pressure

Always maintain the recommended tire pressure. Incorrect pressure can cause poor handling and tyre or wheel damage. This can be measured with a tyre pressure gauge.

Check the levers

Because you control your ATV using the levers, they must be perfect. Ensure they are firmly clamped to the bars and do not move when you want to use them. It is also vital you can reach them with no effort, so ensure they are in place in a comfortable riding position.

Check the handlebar grips

For a safe ride on a trail, the handlebar grips must be still on the bars tight. You can use safety wires, but the best option is to replace the old grips if they become too loose.

Post Riding Tips...Keep it clean

Rust is the enemy of all farm machinery. All you really have to do is take a hose to it and make sure that the water doesn't sit on any parts.

Protect it from the elements

Both sun and water will damage your machine. If you need to cover it while parked, do so. You can purchase a genuine CFMoto ATV cover to ensure your ATV is undercover when not in use.

If you take the extra time to check, maintain and service your CFMoto ATV or UTV before and after every ride, you can be sure it’s life span will be extended.