Off-Season UTV Maintenance Made Simple

Off-Season UTV Maintenance

Keep Your UTV in Top Shape All Year Long!

Is your Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) ready to take a break from the thrill of trails and adventures? Let’s gear up for some off-season action of a different kind – UTV maintenance!  

In this guide, we’ll jump into the exciting world of keeping your off-road companion in top shape. It’s time to channel your inner mechanic and give your UTV the TLC it deserves!

Fuel System Care

Drain or Stabilize Fuel

  • Empty the tank if the UTV won’t be used for a long time. Alternatively, add a fuel stabilizer to keep the fuel fresh and prevent engine damage. 

Run the Engine

  • After adding the stabilizer, run the engine for a few minutes to ensure the stabilizer spreads throughout the fuel system. 

Tire Preservation

Regular Pressure Check

  • Consistently check and adjust tire pressure to prevent damage and extend their life.

Storage Tips

  • If possible, store your UTV with the tires off the ground using blocks or a lift. This helps avoid flat spots on the tires.

Thorough Cleaning and Protection

Deep Clean

  • Wash off all dirt, mud, and debris. Pay special attention to undercarriage and hidden spots where grime can accumulate. 

Protective Waxing

  • Apply a quality wax to shield the paint from moisture and fading.

Interior Maintenance

  • Clean all surfaces inside. If your seats are fabric, consider a protective spray to guard against dampness and stains.

Battery Upkeep

Trickle Charger

  • A trickle charger or battery tender keeps the battery charged at a safe level, preventing it from dying.

Routine Inspections

  • Even with a charger, inspect the battery occasionally for any signs of wear or corrosion.


Rodent Control


  • Store your UTV away from areas prone to rodents. Use natural or commercial repellents to prevent them from chewing wires or building nests.

Smart Storage Solutions

Ideal Storage Locations

  • A garage or shed is best. Keep your UTV away from extreme temperatures and moisture.

UV-Resistant Covers

  • If outside storage is unavoidable, a breathable, UV-resistant cover is vital to protect against weather and sun damage. 

Seat Protection with PRP Seat Covers

Protective Covers

  • Use PRP seat covers to safeguard against wear and tear. They’re made to fit snugly and protect against dust, water, and sun.

Easy Maintenance

  • These durable covers are also easy to clean, keeping your seats looking new. 

Regular Checkups

Routine Inspections

  • Periodically check on your UTV during the off-season. Look for any signs of issues like leaks, rust, or pests. 

Don’t Neglect Your UTV!

Taking care of your UTV in the off-season is easy with the right steps. By following this guide, you’ll ensure that your vehicle stays in excellent shape, ready for the next riding season. 

Have Questions?

If you want to reach out to us at PRP, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 1.800.317.6253 or email us anytime!


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