As the name implies, your utility task vehicle can serve you in many different ways. That’s why it’s so important when you decide to add any accessory, you are confident that it is the best possible addition to keep you going in any and all of the directions you want to go. When you begin the process to buy a UTV windshield the abundant options can seem overwhelming. Not to mention customization! But there’s a reason for so many options; it allows you to choose the correct accessories for your particular needs. So without further ado, check out the things you need to consider before buying a UTV windshield!
This is a good place to start, because if you’re looking to buy a UTV windshield it’s obviously because you want some kind of coverage or protection. But just how much coverage are you going to need?
In a previous post, we discussed some of the different types of UTV windshields – full-tilting, full windshields and half windshields. You also have the option of a vented windshield and a rear windshield.
What type of weather are you going to be driving in most often? Will you be sticking with one activity? Or, will you be doing several with hopes of tailoring your UTV to each activity? These questions will help you decide which UTV windshield to buy. Read more about the benefits of full, half and tilting windshields here.
When you buy a UTV windshield you’ll also have to consider what type of material to go with. There are many options to choose from like polycarbonate, Plexiglas, acrylic, and glass. Glass, which is extremely durable but equally as heavy and expensive, may be too much for your needs.
The next best option is a polycarbonate, which is very durable but much lighter and cheaper than glass. UTV Windshield & Accessories offers the highest quality polycarbonate windshields. If this is the material for you, give them a call!
If you are looking for something thinner and cheaper than polycarbonate, acrylic may be the ticket. However, it is not as sturdy as polycarbonate or glass. The type of material you choose also affects the durability of your UTV windshield. The thicker the windshield, the more durable and safer it will be.
Once you’ve chosen which type of UTV windshield you want buy and what kind of material, you should consider how you want to have the windshield attached. If you want something that can be easily removed and reattached, there are “lock and ride” systems that allow you to attach the windshield easily. This will give you plenty of options while out riding so no matter what type of activity you’re doing you can customize your ride. If you’re looking for a more permanent attachment, can go for something that is mounted with tools.
These are just a few things to consider when you begin looking to buy a UTV windshield. For more questions or other information about UTV accessories, talk with the guys at UTV Windshields & Accessories!