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6 Must-Have UTV Accessories for Summer

Summer is the peak season for riding UTVs, but you may not be making the most out of your summer if you don’t have the right UTV accessories.

Aside from an Arctic Cat or other snow-loving machine, the summer months are likely when your UTV sees the most action. The right weather-appropriate accessories can make a huge difference in safety, aesthetics, and just how much fun you have on the trails.

If you use a UTV for work, whether for landscaping or apartment tours, summer is also when comfort becomes critical. Nobody is going to be impressed getting a tour around your golf course when the UTV is unbearably hot, dusty, or otherwise uncomfortable. 

Accessorizing is the key to a great outfit — and it’s also the key to a safer and more pleasant ride in a UTV. Don’t assume that your UTV came with every accessory you may need or want. Many upgrades, add-ons, and features are available

Plus, UTVs are famous for taking a beating, especially while off-roading. The accessories your machine came with, even if they were top-of-the-line at the time, face a lot of wear and tear. Updating and upgrading is a part of life.

Now that summer is in full swing, ensure your machine is kitted out in every way possible. Your next ride should be one for the record books, and it can be with these necessary accessories:

1. Windshield 

The need for a sturdy, clean windshield shouldn’t need a lot of explanation. Take a close look at your UTV’s windshield. If your windshield isn’t high quality or designed for your specific make and model, you can instantly optimize your security by upgrading the windshield.

Is it in great shape, scratch-free, and really as durable as it should be? Does it give you the necessary visibility, or are you constantly straining to see through the glare at certain times of the day? If you’ve had your UTV for a while and put some serious miles on it, it might be time to replace the windshield.

When replacing your UTV windows, ensure the replacements fit your particular UTV snugly and are made of quality material. This isn’t the place to go cheap.

The best UTV windshields and rear windows are made from polycarbonate/lexan, which is excellent for clarity, but won’t shatter like glass. This material is susceptible to scratching, so it’s essential to know how to clean your windows correctly to extend their life as much as possible. 

2. Rear Window

You’re going to need a fantastic windshield to keep safe and sound while tooling around, but what about the back windows? These can help optimize safety, keep bugs and debris out, and trap temperate air (a must in some extreme regions). Rear windows are by no means standard on many UTVs, so if you want this benefit, you’ll likely have to find it yourself.

The Polaris Ranger in particular benefits from such an accessory, given the otherwise open design of the machine.

3. Soft Top

As anyone who’s had a convertible knows, the real upside is being able to choose whether you “go topless” or not. A soft top is easy to put on, take off, and lets you enjoy your UTV either way on your terms. Some UTVs come with no coverage at all, while others might be sold with subpar soft tops. This is an affordable, accessible, and beneficial feature you’ll be glad you added.

4. Dust Guard

This is a good accessory option for when you want the benefits of both having the top up and the top down. It won’t obstruct your view and allows cool air to flow, but the tight mesh remarkably keeps the dust down when you’re riding the trails.

This accessory even includes two dust guards that prevent dust from entering from under the bucket seats. These guards are easy to put up, take down, and when not in use, they fold up to be compact and easily storable. 

5. Fire Extinguisher Holder

While this is definitely a precautionary accessory, you’ll thank your lucky stars for having it when you need it. Summers are getting hotter and often drier, and when you’re out in the brush, it’s important to be prepared to handle a small fire before it gets out of control.

This puts a fire extinguisher at easy access (it fits securely on the underside of your roll bar) for a fire related to your UTV, a campfire, an aggressive “controlled” burn, or a spontaneous wildfire you happen to come across at the right time. When you’re out in your UTV, it’s a good feeling to be prepared for anything that may occur.

6. Roll Bar Drink Holder

UTVs aren’t exactly built for luxury (and that’s what we love about them), but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a few amenities to make your ride a little more swanky.

Put your roll bars to good use by installing a few drink holders to keep cool on hot summer excursions. The Kemimoto roll bar drink holder includes additional mesh pockets to carry cell phones, keys, and other small items. This allows you to get work done and enjoy the outdoors without worrying about losing anything.

UTV Windshields and Accessories is stocked for Summer

Riding a UTV is an experience. If you’re not comfortable in your UTV, you’ll not enjoy getting out on the trails, getting work done, or otherwise having as much fun with it as you should. If you’re not enjoying your UTV, you’re missing the point!

UTV Windshields and Accessories has all sorts of accessories that will prepare your UTV for anything this summer. We have products to fit a wide variety of makes and models, as well as instructional videos to help you get your accessories installed correctly and securely without a hassle.

Contact us today to customize your ride with the UTV accessories you need (and want!) for summer. 

  • Kody Loveless says...

    Sweet thanks for some great ideas. I love to take my UTV out to the desert on the weekends. I am a little bit of a desert rat. The summers can get a little hot though. I never thought about putting a rear window on my UTV. I need to do that. I am sure it will help reduce the heat from the exhaust into the cabin.

    On May 01, 2017

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