You really need to know what you are doing when you buy a side by side vehicle. You owe it to yourself to do a lot of reading before you start throwing money around buying a side by side vehicle. You make sure that you know everything about a car before you buy it. Therefore, you should do the same thing before you officially commit to buying a side by side vehicle. There is a ton of info available online. There is no excuse not to educate yourself. All of the info is free. Here are a few of the key questions that you need to ask the person who is selling you the side by side vehicle.
1. Has the vehicle received regular maintenance?
You need to be sure that the side by side vehicle that you purchase has been very well taken care of. Unfortunately, you will find that many people do not seem to care about the condition their vehicles are in. They neglect them. They fail to take them in for scheduled maintenance appointments. This is why you need to verify that the side by side vehicle you are interested in has had all of the necessary maintenance done when it has been needed. This will allow you to buy the vehicle with the peace of mind that you are getting a machine that will run smoothly.
2. Are parts and accessories for the vehicle easy to find?
There are some manufacturers of side by side vehicles that are rather obscure. This means that finding parts and accessories can be a bit of a challenge. Ideally, you want to avoid a situation where you are hunting around everywhere for your parts and accessories just because you bought a side by side vehicle that is not made by a large company. You should find out where the owner buys all of his UTV mud tires. Ask him if he has any problems buying the parts and accessories. You should choose a side by side vehicle that is made by a company that has parts and accessories available in most stores.
3. Has the vehicle ever been seriously damaged?
A side by side vehicle that has been in a serious accident could be a danger to you if it has not be correctly repaired. This is why you need to know the vehicles complete accident history. Have the owner go over each time the vehicle has been crashed and what was done to repair it.
4. Can I have a mechanic inspect the vehicle before I decide to buy it?
You should never consider buying a side by side vehicle if the owner refuses to allow you to have your own mechanic take a look at it. That usually means there is something wrong with the vehicle that the owner does not want you to discover. You need to have a trained mechanic go over every inch of the side by side vehicle to make sure that it runs perfectly and is not damaged in any way. It is only then that you will be able to buy the vehicle with complete confidence. You should ask the owner on the phone if he will submit to an inspection by your mechanic.