Any investment made by you in customizing your UTV will probably not be taken into account when reselling, making it difficult for you to find a buyer and close a deal.
In addition, you must pay attention to the rules established (National Traffic Council) when making any customization on the vehicle. Some of the rules are:
Turbine the engine
The engine can be changed to increase the vehicle’s performance, but it needs to respect the limit of only 10% increase in power. Since, the UTV already leaves the factory with an engine planned for the automobile project, under specific circumstances and previously studied by specialists. Therefore, exaggerating the engine power, can affect the mechanics and handling of the vehicle. Using the aftermarket utv parts in this case is important.
Popularly known as insulfilm, the films applied to UTV windows must have the appropriate transparencies and are governed by law, which are:
- minimum transparency limit of 75% on the colorless windshield
- minimum 70% transparency limit on the colored windshield
- minimum 70% transparency limit on the windows of the driver and passenger doors
- and for other glasses, a minimum transparency limit of 28%.
If the transparency of the windows is reduced too much, it can compromise the driver’s vision and can cause accidents due to the lack of visibility.
Lower the car
The law does not prohibit the demotion of a vehicle, however, it is necessary that DETRAN approves the change in advance.
If the law is broken, it is the same reasoning that we follow in the topic about turbining the engine, previous studies are done to establish the ideal height range of a UTV and, if the lowering is done outside the limits, it can affect the stability of the UTV and quickly wear out the suspension.
Change in wheels and tires
It is permitted by law to place larger rim wheels in automobiles, as long as the sum of the tire and wheel size remains the same, respecting the limits of the outer diameter of the whole set.
- If the law is not followed (when tires and rims are out of proportion to the original size), the car’s handling will be affected, accelerating the wear of shock absorbers and springs.
It is important to know that if the customization of your UTV does not respect the parameters of the law, in addition to bringing mechanical problems to your vehicle, you may be subject to fines.
Your UTV zero is already devaluing, from the moment you take it out of the store, it is natural. Ensuring essential care and having the right accessories can prevent your UTV from devaluing so much. It is also important not to make major customizations, so as not to make it difficult to find a buyer.