Honda ATV Maintenance

Man riding a 2020 Honda® FourTrax Foreman 4x4 ES EPS ATV up a dusty hill

Maintaining your Honda® ATV

Whenever you’re gearing up to hit the off-road trails or conquer challenging tasks around the job site, you’ll want to make sure your ATV is ready to get to work. Therefore, it’s important to make sure you’re performing routine maintenance. Honda Parts Direct is here with a helpful guide for navigating Honda ATV maintenance. Read on to learn more!

If you find yourself in need of Honda ATV replacement parts during your maintenance, be sure to visit our online parts finder. Our staff is always here to answer any questions you might have. We’re proud to serve all of Texas and we also ship internationally.

Close up of a Tire on an ATV

Tire Pressure

As you probably already know, your tires should always be inflated to the psi level that’s recommended in your owner’s manual. You can check this with a tire pressure gauge, which should be done regularly. If you notice any of the tires are low, you should fill them up before you ride. This may not seem like a huge deal but if you neglect your tire pressure, you run the risk of suffering a blowout out on the trails.

Oil Change

You can start by inspecting the oil to make sure it’s free of metal shavings. If you find metal shavings, this could mean parts are grinding together and you’ll need to have it checked out as soon as possible. Additionally, if it’s black or sludgy, it’s time to change it. Thick fluid won’t be able to properly lubricate the engine. Remember to change the oil filter whenever you change the oil, too.

Battery Protection

Your battery is just as important as the other components. Don’t forget that it supplies your four-wheeler with the power it needs to start and run. It’s crucial to keep your battery charged. If not, your engine won’t get a spark from the spark plugs. Not only will the engine not turn over, but the lights and gauges won’t work, either. Inspect the battery posts each month to confirm that they’re clean. If you notice crust or corrosion forming, it might be time for a new battery. When you store your quad for the winter season, remove the battery and place it on a tender.

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Spark Plugs

Your ATV’s spark plugs provide the ignition to your internal combustion engine. Whenever you perform Honda ATV maintenance, you’ll want to check on the spark plugs. This is especially true if your engine isn’t turning over easily. Disconnect the battery, remove the engine cover, and use a spark plug wrench to remove them. Check the metal gaps to confirm they’re clean and dry. Additionally, the ceramic casing should still be in one piece. If you need to, you can replace them yourself if you feel confident in your ability. If not, you can consult a mechanic for help.

We hope this guide to Honda ATV maintenance comes in handy. Don’t panic if you ended up needing Honda ATV replacements parts because we’ve got you covered. Check out our online parts finder or contact us at Honda Parts Direct if you need help finding what you’re looking for. We’re proud to serve the state of Texas, including Dallas and Houston. We also offer international shipping.