How to Find Used ATV Parts


When your ATV stops working, it may need some new replacement parts. You can purchase used ATV parts from your local motor and salvage shops. Some people might be more comfortable buying new ATV parts, but with the right knowledge and method you can find used parts for replacement and save a lot of money.

  • Determine the parts that need replacement. Have your mechanic check your broken ATV, and let him determine which part or parts needs replaced. You must ensure you purchase the right ATV parts to prevent wasting money.

  • Match the parts. Many different types and models of ATVs exist, and in order to make the right purchase the parts must function along with your broken ATV’s model. Consider bringing the broken part of the ATV and showing it to the salvage shop personnel. They can help you determine if the part you will purchase has compatibility with your ATV.
  • Contact local salvage or junk yards. They generally have different ATV parts that still function great. Provide details of the ATV part or parts you need. For example, if the manufacturer of your ATV is AlphaSports, ensure you inform the shop about this. The more details you can provide, the faster the shop can help. Consider purchasing the replacement in the same color of your ATV as well.
  • Contact the dealer who sold you the ATV. Many dealers have a willingness to help their clients fix their broken ATVs. They can help you find the right parts or other body modifications while maintaining their relationship with you. Some will even contact the manufacturer if they do not have the ATV part you need.
  • Search online. Look for websites that sell different vehicle parts. You can find practically every type of ATV parts online. Once you find the right part, you can buy right away. Ensure someone has properly inspected the ATV part and that it’s fully functional. Join forums about motor sports; a forum member might just have exactly you need.
  • Visit motorsports shops. These shops offer items and accessories for different kinds of motor sports. Aside from selling gear, helmets and other common accessories, some shops offer customers different parts of the motor. They also have the ability to order other items as well. Inform them about the ATV part you need, and they might help you out. Some will even contact other shops if they do not have what you need.
  • Post a Wanted ad in your local newspaper. Newspapers have classified ad sections where people can post items they need. List all the details about the ATV part you need, and readers might have the exact item for which you’re searching.

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About the Author: Vincent Carreno is a cars enthusiast who loves all things about cars and the automotive technology. He is also the chief editor at a local magazine which shares new, exciting and informative articles about troubleshooting car problems.

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