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Beginner ATV Owner Tips

Owning an ATV for the first time can seem a little intimidating. While you may have rented them in the past and it was a lot of fun, now that you are going to own one, there are some tips that you should know in order to keep yourself safe and your vehicle in good condition.

There are plenty of places to ride throughout Santa Monica, and even throughout the rest of the state. Take the time to explore the different routes and trails so that you can start off small and work your way up to the more intense and challenging routes.

Buying the right gear is imperative so that you are protected on your rides. Some of the gear you want to look at includes:

  • Motorcycle helmet
  • Gloves
  • Goggles
  • Shin pads
  • Over-the-ankle boots

Some paperwork needs to be filed with the state, and it is also a good idea to look at insurance for your ATV. Even though you may be a safe driver, accidents can happen, especially if you are driving around with other people who own ATVs. There may also be the issue of theft, and it is much easier to file a claim with an insurance company than to pay for everything out of pocket.

Find a safe place for you to park your ATV when it is not in use. Ideally, a garage or shed should be used, but this is not always possible due to space or other reasons. If you need to leave your ATV outdoors, covered with a tarp and use a heavy-duty chain to secure it to an object.

Finally, remember that America is a big place and you can explore a lot of the terrain once you have an ATV and you know how to be safe with it.

Contact us at Express Financial & Insurance Services today to learn more about ATV insurance and how our agents can help you find the right policy for your needs and your budget.