The end of the summer season, it is time to pack your snowmobiles and get your ATVs out of the garage and have some fun riding along the mountain trails. Even though ATVs are suited for riding all-year-round, it is only during spring and summer do they offer the maximum fun. But before you take your ATVs for a ride, it is important to check your ATV is in the best shape and whether if it needs tuning. In this article, we’ll look at the costs involved in ATV tune-up and tips to tuning your ATV.
How much does a general ATV Tune-up cost?
A basic ATV tune-up can cost you anywhere between $100-$500 and it depends on the kind of tune-up services undertaken. A basic tune-up includes the following services:
- Oil check and replacement
- Checking and adjusting the lubes and cables
- Clean and replace oil filters
- A complete inspection of the ATV
- Setting the correct air-pressure on the tires
- Check and adjust the compression levels
- Clean and lube ATV Chain
- Check and replace spark plugs
- Flush cooling system
- Check and replace oil silencer if needed
- Check and adjust the valves
- Flush braking systems
What are the Other Costs involved in an ATV Tune-up?
A basic ATV tune-up doesn’t involve replacing the brake pads, top-end rebuilds, clutch replacement, shock rebuild etc. Hence, we provide the costs involved in every other aspect of ATV Tune-ups:
- Shock Rebuild – $100-$250 (per shock)
- Carb Overhaul – $75- $200
- Clutch Replacement – $300-$500 (For a complete Clutch replacement)
- Brake Pad Replacement – $40-70 per side
- Valve Adjustment – $100- $250
- Top-End Rebuild – $500- $700
- Water Pump Seal Replacement – $75- $150
- Change Coolant – $60- $100
- Change Brake Fluids – $50 (per brake)
- Chain and Sprockets Replacement – $100 – $200
- Tire Change – $25 (per tire)
- CV Boot / Joint Replacement – $80 – $125
How to ensure your ATV is in the best condition?
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to check whether your ATV is in the best of shape. All you need is to take some time before you go for a ride and check whether everything is fine with your ATV. Here are some tips to follow:
- Check if your ATV has enough engine oil and whether it is in good condition. If you notice the oil is black and gummy, then it is time to replace the oil.
- Check for broken and damaged wires and cables. If you notice any, just get it replaced. Ignoring damaged wires and cables will lead you stuck on the trails.
- Check the spark plugs and if they are dirty and worn-out, better replace them according to the manufacturer’s specifications
- If the gas filter looks cloudy, then replace it immediately
- Check and replace the air filter, if it is dirty
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can you tune up your ATV yourself?
A: Unless you are experienced in ATV repairs or have sufficient knowledge about ATVs, it is better to leave the tune-up work to the professionals.