How to mount ATV tires

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Are you an ATV enthusiast seeking to mount your tires? If so, this blog post is for you. Mounting ATV tires can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time doing it or if you don’t know what to expect. But with the right tools and step-by-step instructions, mounting ATV tires doesn’t have to be difficult! 


In this blog post, we’ll cover everything from preparation tips to the finishing touches so that when all is said and done – you’ll have successfully replaced your own ATV tire in no time at all! Ready to begin? Let’s get started!

Is it hard to mount an ATV tire?

Mounting an ATV tire isn’t the easiest thing in the world but it is achievable with a bit of patience and persistence. Depending on the model of the ATV, you may need a bead breaker to make the process run more smoothly. It can also be quite a workout because you’ll need to use your body weight to break the bead on the tire before it can be mounted onto your ATV. 


However, with some knowledge and prep work, mounting an ATV tire should become much easier over time. Ultimately, all you need is the right tools, and some elbow grease and you’re good to go!

How do you put tires on an ATV?

Changing the tires on an ATV can be a relatively easy process, depending on the type of tire being installed. It usually begins with positioning the ATV so that it is secure and unlikely to move during the installation. If an automotive jack is available, you may be able to use that for easier access; otherwise laying on your back should supply enough space for you to work effectively.


Once in position, using a tire iron to loosen and remove the lug nuts from each rim is your next step. Even if not changing out all four tires, it’s important to keep track of which lug nut belongs where – each nut has a proper orientation that goes with its respective rim! After they are removed, slip the new tire onto the rim and tighten up the lug nuts once again with your tire iron in an alternating pattern so as not to warp or miscount them when pressing down. 


Finally, double-check your work by spinning each wheel and checking that nothing feels overly tight or comes loose easily.

How do you change ATV tires by hand?

Changing an ATV tire by hand might seem daunting at first, but it’s a fairly straightforward task. All you need is the right tools and a bit of patience. You’ll start by loosening the lug nuts with a wrench, then jack up the vehicle to gain access to the tire. 


Using a tire iron, remove the old tire from the wheel and replace it with your new one – making sure the directional arrows on the sidewall of your new tires are pointing in the direction that your ATV travels. Finally, use a torque wrench to properly tighten all of your lug nuts. With some practice, changing an ATV tire is something that anyone can master – and have confidence in knowing they can do these repairs themselves!

How often should you change ATV tires?

With an ATV, it’s important to consider the quality and lifespan of each of the components. One critical component is the tires. Taking a look at the tread and replacing them when necessary will ultimately give you peace of mind and enhance your enjoyment on unpredictable terrain. Although there is no definitive timeline for when to replace ATV tires, it’s generally recommended to get new tires every 2-3 years or when you notice significant wear.


For a more aggressive ride, buying slightly larger tire sizes for increased traction can come with changing out tires more frequently than normal. Taking extra measures in your tire maintenance will largely depend on how frequently you use your ATV and how intense the terrain is that you usually traverse.

The Bottom Line

Mounting ATV tires are an important part of making your next ride safe and successful. With the right tools and knowledge, you can have your vehicle looking like new in no time. Don’t forget to check tire pressure every once in a while; this will help to ensure a smooth ride. Plus, always wear protective gear just in case any untoward accidents should occur. 


Make sure to ask friends or local experts if you run into any tricky spots when it comes to mounting your tires. After all, having the right equipment and other preparedness measures can make or break your experience! Whether you are hitting the trails alone or with friends, make sure to mount your tires safely and effectively so you can hit the road with confidence.


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John Lawrence

John Lawrence

Hello, my name is John Lawrence, and I’m an adrenaline junkie.
My whole life, I’ve been drawn to activities that get my heart racing, from Bungie jumping to parachuting, motorcycles, and even water skiing, and there’s nothing that does that quite like ATVing.

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ATVs are a lifestyle – I’m sure you know.
Lucky for me, my son (who got the bug from me LOL) just got a job with an ATV dealer, so I can get the insider’s secrets – but I’ll share it with you!

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