Few things are worse than buying a brand new ATV, using it for the season and then putting it into storage only to find the carburetor clogged early the next spring ... or worse — not finding the ATV at all because it was stolen!
Use our helpful ATV storage guide to make sure your all terrain vehicle is safe and secure for next spring.
Select the right spot. If possible, store your ATV in the garage along with your car. Be sure to lock and cover it to deter the risk of theft. Always remember to include ATV theft insurance when calling your GEICO representative for an all terrain vehicle insurance quote because regular homeowners policies rarely cover the cost of a stolen ATV.
Drain the fuel, change the oil and install a new filter. Avoid repair bills by making sure the engine is properly maintained for the winter.
Wash and lubricate the entire ATV. Remove all excess grime and dirt, then lubricate hardware to avoid rust.
Do a complete maintenance check. It's a good time to check the lights, brakes and other small maintenance issues prior to storing your ATV for the season to make sure you don't forget to do these chores before spring arrives.
The above-listed tips are for informational use only. Refer to your insurance policy contract for specific information regarding your coverages and for actual terms, conditions and exclusions. The above statements are general in nature and may or may not reflect the actual terms of your insurance policy.