Racing and continuously riding an ATV can take a toll on its air filter, especially when the environment and conditions are outdoors in the midst of the elements. Dust, sand and other debris from the roads and trails can overwork air filters. Also, riding in groups can increase the need for ATV air filter maintenance.
Air filters are an essential part for ATVs. Air filters basically keep an ATV breathing freely. They catch all of the debris that could potentially restrict airflow and cause engine sputtering.
Recommended air filter maintenance depends on the riding conditions, whether extreme or normal. Riding under normal conditions such as mud, dust, and loose gravel requires maintenance every 500 miles or 25 hours of operation. For extreme conditions, more frequent air filter maintenance is recommended for every 250 miles or 12.5 hours of riding.
ATV riders have some options available to them for replacing ATV air filter. ATV aftermarket parts makers offer air filters in a variety of forms. Some of these variations include washable and reusable air filters as well as high performance filters. These air filters are designed to fit the factory specifications of specific ATV makes and models. Maintaining air filters keep an ATV running and riders enjoying the thrill of taking on the terrain.