wheeler rentals can be tricky even for seasoned riders. There are so many things you should know before you rent – not knowing could be the difference between the ride of your life or a serious injury. This article will provide you with information that can help you have a great 4-wheeler rental experience from start to finish. Whether you’re advanced or just beginning to ride, the following will be beneficial to you.
A 4-wheeler, or ATV, is an All-Terrain Vehicle, which includes many different types of motorized vehicles, from 4-wheelers (also called quads), motorcycles and more. Each type of 4-wheeler has a specific purpose, so make sure you know what your needs are before you contact the rental company. Most people looking for 4-wheeler rentals are looking for quads, but some may have uncertainty and confusion about which 4-wheeler suits their needs.
Once you decide on the type of 4-wheeler you’d like to rent, it’s time to contact the 4-wheeler rental company. If you need help finding a 4-wheeler rental company, you should be able to do a simple internet search for “4-wheeler rental company” or “Powersport rental company” and get thousands of results. When you’re looking for a rental company, make sure it’s close to where you’re going to ride. It should be within riding distance to the trail or sand dunes. This prevents you from having to rent a truck or a trailer to haul your 4-wheeler from one place to another, saving you a ton of money.
After you’ve found a rental company, ask them about the types of 4-wheeler’s they rent and what their prices are. They should be able to give you their basic rates for half-day, full-day and longer rentals. Be prepared! 4-wheeler rentals aren’t cheap. Also, just to be sure, ask how far they are from your riding destination.
Now, choosing your 4-wheeler when you’re actually at the rental company is a different story! Chances are, you’re probably going to be riding the quad for quite awhile and you want to make sure it’s in good condition and something you’ll be comfortable on for the long haul. The easiest thing to do is take the 4-wheeler for a quick test drive before you rent it. Here’s a quick checklist that will help:
– Does the 4-wheeler fit your body type? Is it comfortable for your height/weight? This is especially important when renting for children!
– Is the 4-wheeler automatic or manual? If you’ve never ridden a 4-wheeler before, you should stick to an automatic.
– Do the hand, foot and parking brakes work correctly? They should operate smoothly and not stick.
– Do the tires have enough tread on them?
– Check all head lights, tail lights, the engine shut off switch and key switch.
– Is the quad suitable for the type of terrain you’ll be riding on? Ask the shop owner – they should know!
Once you pick out your 4-wheeler, you’re almost ready to rent. One last thing! Before you sign the rental agreement, read the fine print and ask for details about returning it, deadline times and default clauses. There shouldn’t be any surprises when you’re through riding. And remember, always practice safe riding habits!