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Basics of ATVs and Off Road

Learn about the basics of ATVs and Off Roading. How and where to get started riding, the different types of ATVs and what they're used for.
  1. ATV How Tos (17)
  2. ATV and Off Road Glossary (25)

ATV Resources for California
ATV and Offroading Resources for California. ATV Laws and Regulations, places to ride OHVs, where to get ATV Safety training and more.

ATV Resources for Alaska
ATV and Offroading Resources in Alaska . ATV Laws and Regulations, places to ride, where to get ATV Safety training.

ATV Resources, Regulations & Laws By State
Where and how to register your ATV or OHV in a state-by-state list

4WD vs 2WD: The Differences Between 4x4 And 4x2:
What is the real difference between a 4x4 and a 4x2? Here are the basics.

The Best (and Worst) of 2010 at ATVs / Offroading
It's been a year of pluses and minuses in the offroading community this last year. Look back at some of the news from 2010.

Trail Etiquette For Offroading - Tips For Beginners
Whether you're a new four-wheeler or an experienced off road driver, remember to follow these "rules of the off-road" when you're out there 4-wheeling on the trails. Here's how to be a responsible driver while enjoying the sport of offroading to the fullest. Tips for beginners about trail riding.

2 Stroke vs 4 Stroke Engine. What's the Difference?
Learn the Difference Between a 2 Stroke ATV Engine and a 4 Stroke ATV Engine and Why You Might Choose One Over the Other.

Top 5 Ways to Ruin an ATV Ride
All you have to do is look around and you'll see people doing things that just boggle the mind. Sometimes you have to look for a while, but you'll see. People riding their ATVs in a manner that goes beyond a lack of common sense. This list of the Top 5 Ways to Ruin an ATV Ride should give you a good idea of what NOT to do.

Side by Side ATVs
Side by Side ATVs, aka Sxs, Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV), are more like golf carts than a quad, only with stronger motors, better suspension and tires, and a host of other options.

The Different Types of ATVs
ATVs come in different shapes and sizes. They are designed and manufactured for lots of different uses ranging from racing and recreation to ranching. There are ATVs that come with three, four, six or even eight wheels.

The Basics of ATVs and Offroading
The best ATV and Offroading tips and tricks for beginners and more seasoned riders. When you're ready to start riding, this is a great place to begin. You'll find the right ATV and offroading safety gear and accessories. Learn how to maneuver your rig under a variety of conditions, and tips for your first time off-road.

Where to Go Camping with ATVs and 4WD OHVs
Here are the best places to go camping AND trail riding with your 4x4 pickup truck, 4WD SUV, or ATV. Plus, trip reports from 4-wheelers highlighting their offroad experiences on these trails. Included are the top spots in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,...

Should You Own an SUV?
Are you considering buying a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)? Perhaps one that's also an OHV? If you're thinking about an SUV, check here first to see whether or not you really need a sport-utility vehicle. Here are the pros and cons of owning an SUV to help you determine whether the next vehicle you purchase should be an SUV or not.

Towing 4 Wheels Down
Towing a 4 wheel drive vehicle is not as easy as towing a regular 2 wheel drive vehicle. Find out what to look for when towing 4 wheels down.

What to Do With a Submerged ATV
How to deal with water in your engine if you submerged your ATV, jeep wrangler or other OHV

Buy a Used ATV
How to buy a used ATV. We'll show you what to look for when buying a used quad. It's not as hard as you think, and it could save you some cash!

How to Drive Offroad on Sand, Dirt, Snow and Mud
How to Drive Offroad on Sand, Dirt, Snow and Mud

SPRINGTIME CHECKLIST FOR YOUR ATV
Top ATV tips to get your quad ready for the first ride of Spring.

UTV RIDING GEAR
A Guide to Choosing the Right Apparel for your UTV Riding Adventure

Tips for Cleaning Your ATV
Top Tips on Cleaning Your ATV

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