The recommended engine oil and filter changes for your Polaris off-road vehicle can be found listed below and in the Periodic Maintenance Chart of your Owner's Manual.
Perform a break-in oil and filter change at 25 engine hours or one month of use — whichever comes first. Always change the filter whenever changing the oil.
RANGER and GENERAL
Following break-in of your RANGER or GENERAL, change your oil and filter every 100 hours, six months or 1,000 miles — whichever comes first. Always change the filter whenever changing the oil.
Following break-in of your ATV, change the engine oil and filter every 25 hours, 250 miles or one month — whichever comes first.
Following break-in of your RZR, change your oil and filter every 50 hours or six months — whichever comes first. Following break-in of RZR 570 models, change your oil and filter every 100 hours, six months or 1,000 miles — whichever comes first. For youth models, perform a break-in oil and filter change after one month of use. After that, change the oil and filter every 30 hours, six months or 300 miles — whichever comes first. Always change the filter whenever changing the oil.
Factors to Consider
While following the Periodic Maintenance Chart is best, understanding why your oil needs to be changed also is a critical part of maintaining your vehicle. Frequent starts/stops, extended storage periods, extreme changes in temperature, and severe use of the vehicle can lead to premature oil degradation, decreasing your engine's performance and life cycle. Changing your oil at the recommended intervals will ensure consistent and reliable performance for the life of your vehicle.
Vehicles subjected to heavy or severe use patterns must be inspected and serviced more frequently.
Severe use includes:
- Frequent immersion in mud, water or sand
- Frequent or prolonged operation in dusty environments
- Racing or race-style high RPM use
- Prolonged low speed, heavy load operation
- Extended idle
- Short trip cold weather operation
Read the following articles for model-specific oil change procedures:
RANGER SP/RANGER CREW SP 570
RANGER 570 Mid-Size and RANGER CREW 570-4
RANGER 570 Full-Size and RANGER CREW 570-6
RANGER 800/RANGER RZR
RANGER XP 900 and RANGER CREW XP 900
RANGER 1000 and RANGER CREW 1000
RANGER XP 1000 and RANGER CREW XP 1000
Sportsman 450 (Model Year 2020 and Older)
Sportsman 450 (Model Year 2021+)
Sportsman 570 (Model Year 2020 and Older)
Sportsman 570 (Model Year 2021+)
Sportsman 850 and Sportsman XP 1000
Sportsman High Lifter
Pay special attention to the oil level. A rise in oil level during cold weather can indicate contaminants collecting in the oil sump or crankcase. Change the oil immediately if the oil level begins to rise. Monitor the oil level. If it continues to rise, discontinue use and determine the cause. Your Polaris Dealer can assist.
For more information, see your authorized Polaris Dealer. To find a dealer near you, use the Dealer Locator.
Maintenance tips, procedures and specifications can be found in your Owner's Manual.
To find diagrams and replacement part numbers, use the online parts catalog.
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