Whether you were racing on dirt roads or roaring over snow-covered terrain, it looks like it finally happened: you crashed your side by side UTV. After your dust yourself off and make sure you’re not injured, your heart might sink after looking over your vehicle. Side by side vehicles are extremely durable and robust, but even they can get taken down by a rough enough crash.
Luckily, you don’t have to let your broken-down vehicle rot in your garage forever. Follow these simple steps to get your side by side back out on the road again.
Assess the Damage
The first thing you need to do is to take stock of the damage. A side by side is an extremely complex piece of machinery, and you’ll need to make a list of what side by side parts have been damaged in the accident. Look over everything, especially things related to the wheels or track system.
It’s important to have a comprehensive assessment of the damage so that you know exactly what you need to do to fix everything. If you’re not entirely sure what’s been damaged, check out side by side Web forums for more information.
Get the Parts
You don’t have to junk your whole side by side if things have been busted up in an accident. You can visit a reputable side by side parts dealer and locate exactly what you need to get your vehicle running again. Make sure to talk with the store representative and let them know what kind of model you have.
Describe what’s been damaged (or better yet, show pictures), so that they can help you locate all the parts that you’ll need to get your vehicle up and running. You can even ask for installation advice to make sure you do it safely!