In today’s economic climate, it seems like every other manufacturer is jumping on the opportunity to sell off-road vehicles and accessories. The difficulty, of course, is finding manufacturers who offer a used side by side UTV and the off-road accessories.
An ATV stands for all terrain vehicle and is often referred to as an electric UTV or “dual purpose vehicle”. With an ATV, you are essentially driving two cars at the same time – you have the ability to drive over hilly terrain, cross uneven terrain, and even run over obstacles.
ATVs are available in a wide variety of configurations and designs. Some models, such as the Armytek ATV have lifted suspension, or off-road tires. Others, such as the ZRC ATV, provide dual back seats, a load-bearing cargo bed, and have a full-size bench seat, making it perfect for two or four people to enjoy some off-road fun.
Because an electric UTV is generally much smaller than an ATV, it may be easier to transport from one place to another, especially if your location has no nearby ATV trails or dirt roads. For example, ATV owners who have lived in rural areas or locations with limited ATV trails, may wish to consider an electric UTV that is small enough to take with them on a trip, yet still able to handle some of the challenges of off-road riding.
Of course, there are those who prefer an ATV for off-roading activities – those who find comfort in an enclosed cabin, and those who wish to gain complete control over the vehicle. For those who would prefer an off-road ride, an electric UTV will be an ideal choice.
In terms of design, an electric UTV is built for off-roading and travel, rather than for daily use. Though there are a number of designs and styles to choose from, most UTVs will have many of the same features as an ATV. This includes but is not limited to: push button controls, a removable chassis, a large payload space, and, of course, off-road tires.
In order to be the best off-roaders, ATV owners need to understand what types of things they can expect from an electric UTV. You can expect an off-roading experience that’s akin to an ATV in terms of handling, suspension, and weight capacity.
There will be power steering, and a console mounted dashboard – all of which will allow you to keep an eye on the road while still having access to important controls and information. Those who own an electric UTV will also find several accessories that they can mount on their vehicles, allowing them to add convenience and security to their off-road driving experiences.
One accessory that many drivers will find useful is a flashlight. An off-road driver will find that an LED flashlight mounted on the UTV will allow them to see well when they’re in dimly lit areas, while not impeding on the area’s natural light. Likewise, the LED flashlight will also let off roaders easily see where they are going in bad weather conditions, allowing them to avoid dangers and make their journey safer.
It’s important to note that some accessories are available for electric UTVs and ATVs, such as airbags, custom wheel covers, and anti-theft tools. These are all great additions to an off-roader’s off-road vehicle.
Another thing to consider is the accessories that can be installed on an electric UTV. Some accessories are completely optional, and some will require the purchase of a replacement part for their functionality.
No matter which style of UTV you choose, one thing is certain: driving an electric UTV is a rewarding experience, even if you only drive off-road a few times per year. Once you start using your new ride, you’ll discover that owning one is very easy, requiring only a few basic skills and simple maintenance requirements.