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4 things you need once you buy your ATV

It finally happened. You made the purchase, got it home, and are gazing lovingly at your new ATV.

Can you count the seconds before you start thinking about add-ons and modifications?

It’s inevitable that no matter how cool a new ATV can be, there’s going to be a moment where you’ll want to add more to it.

Practical accessories, peace of mind, and a nose for safety are what you’ll need once you buy an ATV.

1. A dose of common sense

Early and often, devote yourself to being a stickler for safety. Trust us, it’s a lot cooler to be the cautious worry wart up front, as opposed to the regretful numbskull after someone gets seriously injured.

2. Dry box

Even if you aren’t off-roading with expensive camera equipment or water-sensitive gear, a dry box is going to be one of the best investments you make. This protective storage container may be as simple as an airtight and watertight enclosure, but it will allow you to have fun without worrying about your belongings.

Of course, that’s only the case if you’re using your ATV like you should – in mud, water, and rain, if need be.

3. Insurance coverage

This is something every ATV owner needs.

Allow us to explain: These sorts of purchases represent large portions of our savings, finances, and resources. When you’re covered for just about anything that could possibly happen, including damage, theft, and more, you’re truly getting something you need: Peace of mind.

4. GPS

This is especially important if you’re planning on taking your ATV into the deep backcountry. A working GPS (ideally a communication device) is a must-have for when your phone inevitably loses service around the same time you lose your way.

Prices are more affordable than you may realize these days, so try to find a sturdy, long-life GPS..

Those are some of the first things you’ll need right after you hit the pedal or throttle for the first time as an ATV owner. There are endless kinds of accessories you could add, but these are a smart place to start.