How To Prepare Your ATV for Storage

How To Prepare Your ATV for Storage

As the riding season winds down, it's time to properly prepare your ATV for storage. The right storage ensures your ATV remains in top condition and is ready to hit the trails when the season returns. In this guide, we'll walk you through the essential steps to get your ATV ready for a well-deserved rest.

1. Cleaning and Inspection

Before storing your ATV, give it a thorough cleaning. Remove dirt, mud, and debris from every nook and cranny. A clean ATV is less prone to corrosion and damage during storage. While cleaning, take the opportunity to inspect your ATV for any signs of wear or damage. Address any issues now to avoid problems later.

2. Fluids and Fuel Preparation

Properly managing your ATV's fluids and fuel is essential for ATV storage:

  • Change the oil and filter to remove contaminants that could cause damage over time.

  • Drain the fuel tank or consider adding a fuel stabilizer to prevent fuel-related issues during storage.

3. Battery Considerations

Your ATV's battery needs special attention to ensure it's ready when you are:

  • Remove the battery and store it in a cool, dry place.

  • If you leave the battery in the ATV, disconnect it to prevent drain.

  • Consider using a battery maintainer to keep it charged during storage.

4. Tire Prep

Taking care of your ATV's tires is vital for longevity:

  • Inflate the tires to the recommended pressure.

  • If possible, elevate the ATV or use tire stands to prevent flat spots from forming.

  • Inspect tires for any signs of wear, damage, or punctures. Repair or replace as needed.

5. Regular Check-Ups

Even while in ATV storage, your ride needs attention:

  • Periodically check your ATV during its storage period.

  • Ensure it's in a secure and stable position.

  • Start the engine occasionally and let it run for a few minutes to circulate fluids and prevent seals from drying out.

6. Storage Location: Why a Storage Unit Works Best

Storing your ride in a dedicated ATV storage unit is the ideal solution:

  • Storage units offer protection from the elements, preventing sun damage, moisture, and pests.

  • You don't have to worry about your ATV being stolen or damaged while in storage. While there are always risks, a secure storage unit offers peace of mind.

  • Units come in various sizes, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your ATV and any other gear you want to store.

Keep Your Ride Ready to Go With Midgard Self Storage

We hope this guide helps you prepare your ATV for a well-deserved rest during the off-season. If you're looking for a safe and secure storage solution for your ATV, consider Midgard Self Storage. Our storage units are designed to keep your vehicles in top condition, ready for your next adventure.

Contact us today to learn more about our ATV storage options. Your ATV deserves the best, and Midgard Self Storage is here to provide it!