Noticed any daffodils popping up in your neighborhood? That can only mean one thing -- spring is around the corner! And with spring comes plenty of those “April Showers.” What better way to welcome those spring than by loading up your UTV and hitting those wet and muddy trails. That’s right, it’s mudding time! But before you start flipping and flinging mud everywhere, you’re going to want to take care of a few items of business to ensure that your UTV is in tip top condition for the mudding season. It’ll give you peace of mind knowing your UTV will stay in good condition, and it’ll keep you safe too. Here’s everything you need to know about getting your UTV ready for spring mudding. Protection One of the best things about mudding is how dirty it gets. Mud flying everywhere; your tires are caked in it, and the hunks of mud that flipped off of your tires are covering the body of your UTV. But if you haven’t properly protected your UTV, this can be one of the worst things about mudding. If you’re planning to hit up those fresh mud puddles, make sure you seal your airbox. It needs to have a lid that is sealed well so that no mud, water, or dirt can get in. In fact, everything from your intake to the airbox needs to be sealed for optimal protection. Another thing you’ll want to protect is your air filter, which can easily be done by purchasing an air filter cover. Planning on really taking your UTV in some deep mud puddles? It’s time to invest in a snorkel kit. By extending the opening to your air intake box your UTV is sure to always have a fresh supply of air. The absolute last thing you want to do is get water or mud in your motor, so make sure all of your inlets are above water. Lastly, to avoid water getting in areas where it shouldn’t be, make sure you properly grease all of your bearings. Actually, any moving joint that you need to keep out of the water should be greased. Be Prepared Because you know ahead of time that the elements you’ll be riding in may put you in a sticky situation, it’s best to be prepared. In this case, that means being prepared to get stuck in any particularly thick mud. If your UTV isn’t already equipped with a winch, now is a perfect time to outfit your UTV with one. If you’re looking for a winch of other UTV equipment, head over to UTV Windshields and Accessories. They have all the best accessories on the market! If you plan to spend a lot of time mudding, it may be worth the investment to purchase some mudding tires. Because they have such wide, deep treads, you’ll get great traction and control. Getting muddy is fun, but if you want to be a little more protected, why not look into a half or tilting windshield? Not only does UTV Windshield and Accessories offer the best gadgets for your UTV, you can also find the highest quality polycarbonate windshields the market has to offer. Don’t wait; check them out before your next mudding adventure!