Ready to hit the trails with your Polaris® UTV? Known for its tough, ready-for-anything vehicles, Polaris is a king of the UTV world, and gearing up with the right parts and accessories is key to making your adventure epic. In this guide, we’ll show you our favorite accessories to enhance the safety and performance of every ride — plus top tips on how to prepare for the off-road outing of a lifetime.
From essential pre-ride checks to custom upgrades and performance enhancers like the Flare™ Windshield, we’ve covered everything to help you make the most of your off-road outing.
Before Heading Out: Vehicle Prep
An off-road adventure with your Polaris UTV requires more than just enthusiasm; it demands thorough preparation. Here are a few key steps to ensure your vehicle is as ready as you are for the (off) road ahead.
Thorough inspection: Polaris is known for its durability, but even the best UTVs need a check-up before a long ride. Check the vehicle’s electrical, bolts and nuts, battery levels, and gauges to ensure your vehicle is ready for the next adventure.
Tire check: No one wants a flat tire ruining their Polaris experience. Before heading out, check your tire’s pressure and adjust to the appropriate level for the terrain you’ll be conquering. Check the tread, too, so you’re ready to grip every twist and turn.
Fluids check: Keep an eye on your vehicle’s fluids. Check the engine oil, coolant, and brake fluid levels. These fluids are vital for the smooth operation of your UTV, so ensure they’re topped up to keep things running without a hitch.
Safety enhancements: Off-road escapades call for maximum safety measures. Attach rearview and side mirrors for enhanced visibility, mount a fire extinguisher for emergencies, and add grab handles (a.k.a. oh sh*t handles) for extra stability. To boost other’s visibility of your vehicle, wave your flag with a whip mount specifically for your vehicle.
|Fire Extinguisher Mount
Mental prep: Embarking on an off-road journey isn’t just about vehicle readiness; mental preparation is equally vital! Research the terrain and wildlife of your destination, be it scorpions in the desert or unexpected tourists in busier areas, and brush up on survival and first aid skills. Get familiar with the potential challenges and how to handle them, and you’re sure to have a safer, more enjoyable adventure.
Level-Up Your Ride: Model-Specific Accessories
Customize your Polaris UTV to match your unique adventure style. Whether you’re a speed enthusiast, a utility-focused rider, or a rugged trailblazer, these upgrades are made to elevate your off-road experience.
For RZR enthusiasts: Enhance your RZR’s built-in performance with accessories like the UTV Flare™ Windshield, designed to streamline your ride while protecting your vision from flying dirt and debris. Want to push the performance even further? Gain even more control over the air around your cage with a set of UTV Flare™ Wings.
For General users: Ideal for both work and recreation, the Polaris General is the perfect all-around off-road vehicle. However you choose to use yours, the Polaris Pulse Busbar Pigtail Harness makes it easy to hook up whatever electrical accessories you bring along for the ride. A UTV windshield complements the General’s versatility, ensuring clear visibility and protection wherever you roam.
For Ranger lovers: The Ranger is a powerhouse designed to tackle tough tasks with ease. Among the most essential Polaris Ranger parts is a UTV Flare™ Windshield — a true match for this side-by-side’s reliable nature, keeping you debris-free and riding comfortably all day.
Vehicle inspection? Check. Safety measures? Check. Added accessories? Check. Now, make sure you’ve packed all the essentials for your Polaris adventure.
Packing essentials: Make a checklist of all the items you need to bring. This might include spare fuel, a tire repair kit, Shine Werks to keep your goggles clean, and personal items like a camera, GoPro mount, and binoculars for those scenic stops. And don’t forget the toilet paper. When you’re in nature, you never know when nature will call!
Emergency gear: Always carry a first aid kit, a toolset for quick repairs, and an emergency communication device. It’s better to be over prepared than under in case of unexpected situations.
Weather-appropriate clothing: Dress according to the weather, and always wear protective gear like helmets (keep your helmet dry and handy with our helmet hook!), gloves, and goggles. Comfort and safety go hand-in-hand when tackling the great outdoors. And hey, don’t forget to pack a cozy blanket because sometimes, a little blankie is just what you need when the temperature drops!
Navigation tools: Whether it’s a GPS device or a good ol’ map, ensure you have the means to navigate unfamiliar terrains. Hook up a Polaris phone mount to keep your navigation details in sight.
Hydration and snacks: Off-roading can be physically demanding. Stay hydrated and keep some energy-boosting snacks handy. Regular breaks for water and food will keep you at your best throughout your journey.
Whether you’re looking to enhance performance, boost safety, or just add a personal touch to your ride, we’ve got everything you need to make your Polaris truly yours. View the whole Polaris collection today or contact the Krew with any questions!