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Scotia, NY 12302

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ATV Owner Tips

Living in Scotia, New York can be one of the best locations to drive in ATV. If you are going to own one of these vehicles, there are some tips that you should follow that will help you to get the most out of the overall driving experience.

Safety First

Safety should be your first focus, and this includes having the necessary protection. You may want to invest in shin pads and knee guards. You should never got on your ATV without having a motorcycle helmet, gloves, goggles, and over the ankle boots.

Drive What You’re Comfortable With

You should only drive an ATV that you are comfortable with. If the engine is too strong, it could easily overpower you – and this is when accidents can happen.

Work Your Way Up

Work your way up to the more advanced paths. Start with flat surfaces and as you get more experienced on the vehicle, graduate to some of the more complex trails.

File the Paperwork

File the paperwork with the state and make sure that you have an insurance policy so that your ATV is covered in every possible way.

Choose a Safe Parking Place

Where you choose the park your ATV when it isn’t being driven is important. Theft is common with these vehicles because it is so easy to simply push it off of the property. Ideally, you should be locking it up inside of a garage or shed. If it has to be left outdoors, cover it with a tarp and use heavy-duty chains to secure it in place.

At the DePaulo Agency, we can talk to about how to be safe with your ATV throughout New York. Call and talk to one of our agents today where we can help you to get a good policy and answer any questions that you may have along the way.