ATVs have become extremely widespread throughout the country, and with good reason. There are few products on the market that can help in so many different ways. Whether it’s used for work on a farm, for transportation during events or other large scale operations, being used for hunting trips, or just taken out for a fun off-road ride, an ATV can handle a lot of different things. But while they’re rugged and durable, it’s still important to take good care of your ATV. This is especially true when you’re not using your ATV. A little proper care and a quality ATV cover will make a huge difference in the lifespan and reliability of your all-terrain vehicle, as well as its overall appearance.
ATV covers are usually available in a couple of different colors and in a few different styles. Basic covers are used for general purpose storage and fit over the ATV perfectly, giving it a neat look while extended the protection that it needs. Heavier duty ATV covers are usually used for long term storage, outdoor storage during winter months, or even for when you’re transporting your ATV long distances and need to keep it protected during the process. Instead of worrying about snow, sun, and debris damage you can use these covers and give yourself the protection your ATV deserves.
There’s a big difference between these ATV covers and those tarps some people toss over their all-terrain vehicles. For starters, these just look better. It may sound silly, but when you look at your covered ATV would you rather see a sleek, nice looking cover or an ugly tarp that looks like it could be covering anything? The other key reason is that a cheap tarp really won’t give you the protection that a quality ATV cover would. It will be thinner and more prone to tears, will lack breathability so that mold and mildew could become a problem, and won’t fit tightly. This means that you’ll end up with animals under the tarp or that you could lose the tarp in a high wind situation.
There are additional ATV cover options, including a canopy style cabin cover enclosure. This is basically a partially rigid unit that fits over the top of your ATV, boxing you in and protecting you from the elements. If you’re out during rain, snow, or other extreme weather conditions it could be exactly what you need to dodge some of the cold, moisture, and bugs. And of course, you can also purchase ATV seat covers and ATV accessories to keep all of your other ATV components protected.
If you own an ATV then you’ve already made a major investment. You need to protect that investment, and a quality ATV cover will do just that. You take care of your fluids, tires, and headlights so why wouldn’t you protect the body of the vehicle? A simple cover is all you really need to do so, and it’s a very small investment that will provide the protection that your ATV deserves.