Unless you happen to be a great mechanic, trying to do your own UTV repairs can be a real pain. Sometimes, it really is easier to hire a professional. While that side of things can be a relief, then you might have to worry about getting ripped off by a mechanic that knows more than you when working on your Polaris RZR or a Can-am Maverick X3.
To put you at ease, and let you know what you should expect, we have compiled general list for some of the common UTV repairs!
Getting a first service after you buy a new Polaris RZR or a Can-am Maverick X3 is important because it is required under most warranties. The big thing to remember is you need to keep all the documentation showing the service was done to ensure you don’t void your warranty. Part of the first service includes swapping out the “break-in” oil for regular oil. The rest of it is checking the valves, changing the other fluids, changing the spark plugs, adjusting engine idle speed, inspecting the major systems and other maintenance that doesn’t justify the high cost, especially since I would hope everything is in good shape after just 25 hours of ride time.
A basic oil change in an UTV should include an oil filter change, and it should not be that much more than an oil change in your car. Many times, the maintenance on your side by side are going to be remarkably similar to your car because the engines are designed very similarly. You will want to check the owner’s manual on how often you should have your oil changed out.
There is a wide range here because of the wide array of what is typically included and how much tuning needs to be done. This is factored on how well you maintain your UTV or what kind of terrain you are riding on. You can expect a typical tune-up to include some of the following services. The more that is included, the higher the price is going to be.
These are just a few of the basic maintenance items that you will need to be aware of to ensure your Polaris RZR or a Can-am Maverick X3 engine continues to run smoothly and safely. If you have any further questions about what kind of maintenance needs to be done to your side by side, give us a call! We love to answer any questions you may have!