You and your friends decide to go for an ATV motocross racing, while at it, your quad breaks down and there is no nearby garage where you can take it to be fixed by a mechanic, what do you do? It is in such situations that ATV repair manuals come in handy. An ATV manual contains information on how to maintain, troubleshoot and repair your quad or ATV. These manuals contain step-by-step procedures, extensive use of exploded parts views and each manual is based on the complete disassembly of the machine.

This instructional handbook can be either electronically delivered or in printed form and it is written specifically for the do-it-yourself. Regardless of the level of repair needed, from simple maintenance like replacing a spark plug to more extensive repairs involving transmission and engine disassembly, for instance completely overhauling the engine, you can always rely on this manual.


An ATV repair manual is a guide that covers every aspect of repair and maintenance. It is primarily produced and published by the ATV companies to enable dealer technicians and qualified mechanics perform service and maintenance on their products. However, after the purchase, you are provided with a copy of this manual depending on the model. Based on all-terrain vehicle models, we have Polaris, Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Arctic Cat repair manuals. Each and every manual mentioned herein shows you how to not only fix but also maintain your off-road vehicle using step-by-step, detailed illustrations and clear images. The good thing about these manuals is that the instructions are easy to follow, making it possible for you to complete the repair or the troubleshooting job successfully.

All manuals, from Arctic Cat to Polaris, Suzuki to Honda repair manuals contain chapters for the main category of subjects as well as a sub-section, followed by step-by-step repair procedures. If by any chance you thought that these repair manuals are boring materials then you are wrong, these materials have high-quality photos, diagrams and illustrations which make them fun to read.

Here are the main chapters contained in a typical ATV repair manual:

  • Precautions
  • General Information
  • Maintenance
  • Engine
  • Fuel System
  • Suspension
  • Driveline / Axle
  • Brakes
  • Transmission
  • Transaxle
  • Steering
  • Body
  • Accessories
  • Electrical
  • Wiring Diagrams
  • Troubleshooting

If you do not possess enough mechanical knowledge, skills and tools needed to service and maintain your ATV, it is advisable to seek assistance from your authorized ATV dealer. Lastly, always remember to refer to the manufacturer’s specs before carrying out any form of maintenance.


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