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2/22/2022

When to Change Your Oil

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.

ATV
Following break-in of your ATV, change the engine oil and filter every 25 hours, 250 miles or one month — whichever comes first. 

RZR
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

RANGER 500 
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 

GENERAL

GENERAL 1000/GENERAL 4 1000 
GENERAL XP 1000/GENERAL XP 4 1000 

ATV

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 6x6 
Sportsman High Lifter

RZR

RZR 570 
RZR Trail 
RZR Trail S
RZR 900, S 900 and S 4 900
RZR Turbo S and XP Turbo S
RZR XP Turbo and XP 4 Turbo
RZR XP 1000 and XP 4 1000
RZR S 1000 and S 4 1000
RZR Pro XP and Pro XP 4
RZR Pro R

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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