Honda of Winston-Salem – Making Proper ATV & SSV Safety a Top Priority



More often than I’d like to admit, I see people riding bikes on very busy roads without helmets. Proper safety measures seem to be an afterthought lately, and it is a growing trend that is very unsettling…especially when these habits are passed on to younger generations. This is especially true when it comes to vehicles such as ATVs and SSVs, but luckily, Honda of Winston-Salem has its customers covered when it comes to proper safety techniques and safeguards.

“It’s important to take the time to learn how to operate your vehicle safely in order to have years of riding enjoyment,” said Rick Chappell, owner of Honda of Winston-Salem. “Always wear protective gear, including a helmet, goggles and protective clothing; never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV; only ride on designated trails and always drive at a safe speed. It is also recommended that owners read the provided operator’s guide and review all vehicle safety labels before operating their vehicles. It is important to remember to always ride responsibly.”

There are safety courses available through ATVSafety.org that relay how to stay safe while operating the vehicle, but there is much more to it than that! A safe vehicle is also one that is finely tuned. “A well-maintained ATV is essential for safe, economical and trouble-free riding,” Chappell said. “Frequent servicing of the air cleaner and regular oil changes are two of the most important and easiest ways to help you avoid a possible costly engine repair. Also, we recommend keeping your unit clean! It makes it much easier to spot any potential problem. We offer routine maintenance and repair, because this is an investment, and you want it to last.”

Honda is a brand people recognize for its quality and high standards, which is why people trust it when it comes to vehicles that need to be safe for the whole family. “Honda ATVs and SSVs are known for their quality and durability,” explained Chappell. “As a leader in the off-road power sports industry, they are built to last. Honda ATVs are tough and dependable, but they are also built to make your life easier, whether you’re working on the farm or riding on your favorite trails. Honda is known for its brake technology in the industry. Like electric power steering, designed with torque and speed sensors to reduce steering effort and rider fatigue, and the Independent Rear Suspension that allows both rear wheels to move independently, to help you maintain control and traction.”

Honda of Winston-Salem also offers CanAm ATVs and SSVs, which have a strong reputation for high performance, horsepower and remarkable suspension. “They also offer reduced cost of ownership thanks to continually evolving service intervals, break-in requirements and routine maintenance schedule reductions,” Chappell added. “Can-Am remains the only ATV manufacturer to offer a factory-installed anti-theft device as standard equipment.”

As always, anyone with questions is encouraged to ask for assistance. “Our service department is here to help and answer questions,” said Chappell. “Read your operator’s guide, and follow the recommended maintenance schedule.” Perhaps most importantly, make sure to follow the laws of the road. “The NC ATV law is clear on the age restrictions for ATV operation,” stated Chappell. “It is unlawful for a child under eight years of age to operate an ATV.”

Honda of Winston-Salem is located at 591 South Stratford Road in Winston-Salem. For more information, e-mail info@hondaws.com, call 336.765.0330, or visit the website at HondaWS.com. Honda of Winston-Salem can also be found on Facebook and Instagram.


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