As of Wednesday, February 21, 2018
It’s still cold outside, but spring riding is just around the corner.
It’s time to get out the 4-wheeler or side-by-side and make sure it’s trail ready.
I have already witnessed several machines with mechanical breakdowns that haven’t been on the trail since fall hunting season. On most occasions, these breakdowns could have been avoided. We rely on our off-road vehicles to get us to and from our wilderness destinations and we are asking a lot of them.
These vehicles are not exercised frequently, like our cars, and they are exposed to use that is bordering abusive. It’s very important to make sure vital fluids are in good condition, drive belts are not at the end of their serviceable life, axles, suspension and brakes are not damaged or excessively worn, etc. The list continues with tires, lights, batteries and fuel systems.
As predictable as the Christmas shopping rush, Bud’s PowerSports sees the spring rush. As soon as talk of spring rides and finally getting to favorite off-road destinations is in the air, the service department is backed up, and getting your machine in for service or repair is in question.
Will it be done in time for a planned ride? Maybe not.
Don’t let this happen to you. Now is the time to get this done. As the service manager at Bud’s PowerSports, I urge you to beat the rush. We want everyone to have fun and safe off-road adventures, and we’re always happy to help.