Mud, Sweat, and Gears — Buyer's Guide

How to Get the Most out of Your ODES Warranty

How to Get the Most out of Your ODES Warranty

One of the biggest perks of buying a new ODES UTV is the warranty coverage. From start to finish, this is how the warranty process works.

Keep Your Youth ATV New with Ten Easy Tips

Keep Your Youth ATV New with Ten Easy Tips

Kids are hard on ATVs. Keep your new investment in the best shape possible with these ten easy tips.

Check your tie rods. All the time.

The tie rods on an ATV are a bolt style. (This is not at all like your daily driver.) They have a tendency to loosen if you’re doing much turning. If your tie rods become loose, they can cause serious damage to the spindle. And that means a bigger, more expensive repair. Save yourself some time and money later by checking your tie rods today.

Front wheel bearings take more wear and tear than you...


You Need to Know How to Spot a Terrible UTV Dealer

You Need to Know How to Spot a Terrible UTV Dealer

You’re looking for a new UTV. You might be on a tight budget or you might want to stick close to home. We get it. But before you spend your hard earned money, take the time to do a bit of a research. If you run into any of the following red flags, consider taking your business elsewhere.

Their primary business is NOT powersports.

If a UTV “dealership” specializes in trailers, used parts, or construction equipment, walk. Don’t tempt yourself into spending thousands of dollars to save a few hundred. If you’re not their primary demographic when they sell...


ODES UTVS Debuts New Limited Slip Differential

ODES UTVS Debuts New Limited Slip Differential

In 2017, ODES UTVS replaced the standard rear differential in the Long-Travel units. The new UTVS now feature an upgraded, open differential. Here’s what you need to know:

The difference between the new open differential and the standard closed differential

When in the open position, the open differential will only apply power to one wheel. This is sometimes referred to as “limited slip.” The closed differential will apply power to both wheels at the same time. This is sometimes referred to as “posi-trac.”

The open differential allows for sharper turns with less stress on the driveline.

The 2017 Long...


The 2016 ODES Assailant: Built for True Utility

The 2016 ODES Assailant: Built for True Utility

In true ODES style, the Assailant comes loaded with accessories. The Assailant is a true utility-style ATV. It comes equipped with a 2500-lb winch, front and rear racks, and storage capabilities.