Choosing the Right UTV

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Choosing a UTV

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It’s an exciting time when you’ve decided to invest in a new UTV. Fortunately, you’ll be able to find the perfect model for your needs since the market offers a wide range of options. The only struggle you’ll face is narrowing it down to just one! We’re here to help. At Northern Power Sports, we understand the importance of finding a side by side that’ll serve your purpose. Visit our dealership in Fairbanks, Alaska to get started. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to answer your questions and show you our impressive selection of UTVs for sale.


As you approach the buying process, you’ll want to ask yourself a few questions to make it a bit easier on yourself. First, what do you plan to use your side by side for? This is essential because there are a plethora of models out there and if you don’t have a purpose in mind, it can become overwhelming. Luckily, there are many UTVs that can be used for a variety of purposes. With that said, if you have specific plans for your machine, you might be best suited for a specialized model. Otherwise, the two main types of side by sides are utility and sport models.

If you need a rugged machine that can haul larger payloads and tow more equipment, consider going with a utility model. These UTVs are extremely useful when your machine’s main purpose will be to accomplish work-related tasks. Keep in mind that there are some aspects you might have to compromise on, such as fewer passenger seats and less throttling power.

On the other hand, if you’re an adventurer with the need for speed, you’ll be better suited with a sport model. These machines are designed to provide users with superior power on the trails. You’ll also find these UTV to be the better choice when you want to take passengers along and your goal is to have the ultimate recreational riding experience.


Once you’ve decided on a model, you’ll want to think about any accessories you might need to round out your investment. There are endless options when it comes to UTV accessories, so buckle up. The best way to choose what you might need is to consider what’ll be the best accessories to improve your personal riding experience. For example, if you plan to ride early in the morning or at dusk when it’s dark, you might benefit from LED lights. If you need extra room for tools and equipment, consider investing in additional storage. You can also consider an emergency kit and a winch, which some UTV owners classify as must-have accessories.

Stop by Northern Power Sports in Fairbanks, Alaska to find your perfect UTV today!

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