If you are considering buying an ATV with your tax refund, and you see a bunch of Polaris ATVS for sale, along with several other brands, consider that you will want to spend just a little bit less on the ATV itself. Because you will undoubtedly want or need ATV accessories, spending a little less on the ATV will leave you with enough money to buy your accessories. Here are just a few of the accessories you may want and/or need to purchase with your ATV.
While it is true that you can ride your ATV just about anywhere, you are probably not going to ride it on city streets or on the highway if you take the ATV on vacation. ATV trailers are not cheap, and if your vehicle is not equipped to pull a trailer, the addition of a hitch is another expense for which you will have to budget. Even if you think you will never use the trailer, consider this: the trailer doubles as a place to elevate and store your ATV outside. Animals are less likely to chew at the rubber and padding when you elevate the ATV off the ground, and what better accessory for that than the trailer? Plus, you can place a tarp over the entire trailer and protect your ATV from the weather, a very useful thing indeed when you do not have any room in your garage to store this recreational vehicle.
Super-Cool ATV Riding Gear
Here is another type of accessory you may not want to be without. Some people do not mind "mudding up" their regular clothes when they ride ATVs. Others prefer to don a full ATV riding jumpsuit, equipped with a cool, custom helmet and bike gloves. If you go with the latter, you can get as messy and as muddy as you like and then just strip it all off when you get home. The jumpsuit fits over most shirts and jeans or sweatpants, and unzips down the front or side for convenience. The custom helmet protects your neck and head in the event of an ATV rollover or toss, and the gloves provide you with superior handle grips.
Extra Storage for Your ATV
The extra storage mentioned here is more like saddlebags for a motorcycle than storage for a sedentary bike. With extra storage on your ATV, you can take water, small snacks, a compass and even a first aid kit, just in case. The extra, on-board storage is quite useful if you like taking very long rides on your ATV.