Buying a secondhand quad bike – some hints and tips

Filed under: — Mat on October 22, 2010

Thousands of quad bikes are sold every year in the UK and, despite the uncertain economic times, the industry continues to grow year on year. Consequently, the secondhand quad bike market is thriving more than ever before.

Indeed for some enthusiasts who want to buy a racer for themselves or their children, a used quad bike model is really the only affordable option.

However, it’s a good idea to do all you can to verify the quality of your secondhand quad bike before parting with your hard-earned cash.

First, whatever assurances of quality come from your seller, do try to see the bike before agreeing to the purchase, ideally by visiting the seller’s premises.

If a site visit is not practical, you could inspect the vehicle at least in the form of photographs. Ask for high resolution photographs, and ones which display the vehicle from a number of different vantage points. Also, in this high-tech age, there’s no harm in asking for the seller to send you a video clip of the quad bike in motion.

Do remember, when it comes to second hand quad bikes, it’s very much a question of horses for courses. There’s little point in buying a bike customised for farm work in the hope of turning it into a racer: always try to buy like for like.

Finally, it’s far preferable to buy secondhand quad bikes through a recognised retailer. Here at KIK Quads, we sell secondhand quad bikes throughout Lancashire and indeed the whole of the UK. The advantage of dealing with us is that we thoroughly check all second hand quad bikes, and service them if necessary, before putting them on sale. Indeed, if you are seeking a second hand quad bike in Lancashire, or further afield, we might have just the bike you’re looking for.

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