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HOW TO CHANGE THE OIL
ON YOUR SPORTSMAN ATV

HOW TO CHANGE THE OIL
ON YOUR SPORTSMAN ATV

KEEP THINGS RUNNING THEIR SMOOTHEST WITH
POLARIS ENGINEERED OIL, PARTS AND LUBRICANTS

DO IT YOURSELF VIDEOS

DO IT YOURSELF VIDEOS

One of the best things you can do for your Polaris Sportsman is to change the oil regularly. And with a little knowledge, it's fairly easy to accomplish. All you need is about 30 minutes, a few basic tools and the right oil and replacement parts on hand. Check out our DIY videos for a wide range of Polaris Sportsman models to get started.

 

Find step-by-step instructions and videos on changing your oil

Check out the Lubricant Specification Chart for all vehicle fluid information.

Tools You'll Want To Have On Hand

The best way to ensure changing your oil on your Sportsman ATV goes smoothly is to have the right tools to do the job. Make sure you have these essentials in your garage before you begin, including the correct oil filter wrench.

Drip pan

Allen socket set

Shop rags

End cap style oil filter wrench

Oil funnel

Nitrile gloves

Eye protection

Drip pan

Allen socket set

Shop rags

Oil Funnel

checkmark-atv.png Nitrile gloves

Eye protection

How often should you change your atv's oil?

It can vary by use and model, but a good rule of thumb is to change your Sportsman ATV's oil and filter every 100 hours, six months or 1,000 miles — whichever comes first. Refer to your vehicle's maintenance schedule, found under "My Garage", in your Polaris Account.

   PRO TIP

Order an oil change kit. It includes the right amount of oil for your vehicle, plus the oil filter. Remember, oil has a long shelf life, up to 5 years, so keep an extra kit on hand for your next oil change.

   PRO TIP

Order an oil change kit. It includes the right amount of oil for your vehicle, plus the oil filter. Remember, oil has a long shelf life, up to 5 years, so keep an extra kit on hand for your next oil change.

Oil and parts to fit your ride

Finding the right parts isn't complicated. If you know the year, brand and model of your Polaris vehicle, plug them in and we'll tell you what you need and how much. You can order parts online or through your dealer.

Why Choose Polaris PS-4 Engine Oil

Compared to other leading oil brands, Polaris Engineered PS-4 oil has been proven to last much longer. The higher the oxidation stability, the longer the oil life. Our Polaris propriety additive system resists negative effects of oil oxidation longer than leading aftermarket and automotive engine oils.

PS-4 Extreme illustration of temperature range for the oil

For extreme conditions, or if you drive your vehicle particularly hard, consider PS-4 Extreme.

Need Advice?

Contact your local dealer. They can help you navigate what you need for a successful oil change. Or, if you prefer, they can do it for you.