Suzuki ATVs (also called all terrain vehicles) are a four-wheeled, gas-powered car that the rider operates in a similar way to a motorbike. The rider sits in the open and makes uses of a combination of hand and foot controls for gas, brakes and gear selection. These cars can be used for either pleasure activities such as riding a trail or pathway, or they may be prepared with baskets or other compartments that will allow you transport tools or other items to a work site. You can troubleshoot a Suzuki ATV at home before taking it to a repair facility if it is not working correctly.
Note any strange noises or smells that may issue from the engine when you attempt to start the ATV.
Take out the gas filler cap and check the level of gas. Some Suzuki ATV’s have fuel gauges on them, older models do not. If your ATV does not have sufficient fuel it will not ignite.
Pull the oil dipstick from the engine and check the oil level. Oil is a vital fluid that keeps the engine running smoothly and protects it from seizing as it lubricates all the moving component. If the engine is empty of oil, it may have a seized cylinder that is keeping the engine from starting.
Connect a battery meter to the posts on the Suzuki ATV battery posts. If the battery is not holding the correct amount of power, the engine may not crank. If the meter you are using has a “load test” button, press this button. The test replicates the amount of power that is required to start the ATV. If the battery fails the test, then it needs to be replaced.
Check the air intake and exhaust leading into and out of the engine. Debris, leaves or other items may become lodged in the intake. Insufficient airflow to the engine could affect performance.