ATV Block Heater: The Complete Guide

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In high latitude areas such as the northern United States, Canada, and Scandinavia their winter temperatures are very cold.

Vvkb ATV Block Heater

This means that you can experience engine starting difficulties or a difficult time with ignition when operating an ATV in these regions during December through March months because it's too low for regular gas-powered vehicles to work properly without assistance from heaters and other devices designed specifically for this purpose.

ATV block heater heating effect

Vvkb ATV block heater heating effect

ATV block heaters are the perfect solution for people who live in snowy or chilly areas. There's a variety of different kinds available, and which one you get will depend on your specific needs- but they're worth investing in!
If you're looking to buy an ATV block heater, then this article is the perfect place to start. In it we'll show how choosing and installing your new ATV Block Heater can make all of that cold weather worthwhile!
Vvkb ATV Block Heater Titan-P1

Vvkb ATV Block Heater Titan-P1

In order for any type like engine block heater, oil pan heaters, or inline coolant heater - there are a few things which should always come into consideration when making decisions:

  • Power requirement in kilowatts (kW),
  • capacity gallons per hour (gal/h)
  • Size exterior dimensions such width by height among others.

This article would cover three distinct ATV block heaters, so STAY TUNED!


First things first, let's introduce ourselves.

We are an automotive heater manufacturing company in China with 27 years of experience producing high-quality heaters for cars and trucks worldwide! Our team has experts on hand to help you find the perfect ATV block heater that will suit your needs perfectly.

We've been cranking out quality products since 1996 so trust our expertise when it comes down t finding one just right: whether its heat for your camper during winter months or heating for your ATV engine...we got ya covered.



What is a block heater?

ATV block heater Titan-P1 installation diagram

ATV block heater Titan-P1 installation diagram

A block heater is a type of heating equipment. It can also be called an engine heater, and it heats the engine block or antifreeze inside by means electric element so that temperature rises to melt lubricant (synthetic oil)due to its warmth - which makes starting easier for you!

What types of block heaters are available?

There are three main types of block heaters used on ATVs:

Each one has its own pros and cons that you’ll want to consider before making a purchase decision. In this article, we cover each type in detail so you can decide which is best for your needs.

Engine block heater with built-in circulation pump.

Engine block heater with built-in circulation pump

Engine block heater with built-in circulation pump


This engine block heater is the perfect solution for all ATVs and UTV out there! It is ideal for ATVs and UTVs that use antifreeze as their cooling medium.

This type of block heater is mounted on the engine’s water jackets. It circulates heated coolant throughout the entire engine, not just through one part or area. This increases heat everywhere in your engine creating a more even heating effect that allows for faster starts and overall better performance.

It is easy to install

 Installing an ATV or UTV block heater is not as difficult as you think it is, you just need to follow the guidelines. What you need to do is to disconnect the radiator hose, connect the outlet and inlet of the heater to the radiator hose, then bolt it in its place. This is all that must be done for installation in most cases. Make sure to remove any air bubbles you find before connecting.


How to Install Vvkb ATV Block Heater Titan P1

Safety is our priority. The heater has a temp controller inside, which stops automatically at 65 degrees Celsius (149 F)! The heater inlet and outlet are 5/8 (0.63) inches, so you will need the right coolant hose for this to work.

Don’t worry about the heater not working as sub-zero temps are included that would help the coolant not to freeze.

Vvkb ATV Block Heater Installation Diagram

Vvkb ATV Block Heater Installation Diagram

This type of heater is ideal for those riders who need to warm their engines before starting. Also, it works as an auxiliary heating system in Canada during the winter season. This type of product would keep you on the road all season long!

 You can easily find them.

 You can find quality block heaters like the one described above on Amazon or and princess auto, for example, the Vvkb engine block heater.

 Oil pan heater

An oil pan heater is a great option for those who don’t want to install an engine block heater or if their ATV doesn’t have antifreeze as its cooling medium. This type of heater attaches to the bottom of your ATV’s oil pan and heats the oil.

Vvkb Oil Pan Heater

Vvkb Oil Pan Heater

This is a silicone heating pad that's installed in the engine oil pan. When you plug it in, your oil pan heaters will start to heat up and its temperature transferred from here all over! However, these things have lower power than engine block heaters and magnetic heater ones so they'll take longer too - but are perfect for air-cooled engines.

This is typically used on all-terrain vehicles or ATVs. Generally speaking, they are most useful in colder climates and during winter months when the temperature is at its lowest. Block heaters work by using a standard 120-volt electrical outlet to power up the oil pan heater which then heats the oils inside of the engine directly. This allows for easier starts and better performance all around.

Air-cooled engine ATVs

Air-cooled engine ATVs

One of the best things about oil pan heaters is that they are typically very affordable, easy to install and work with most ATVs. You can find a quality oil pan heater on Amazon or at your local hardware store, like this one from Mr Heater .

The only downside to using an oil pan heater is that the drain hole of your oil pan must be open to allow for proper drainage. If you have a lower-end ATV, then there’s also a chance that this heater may not work properly due to engine design or if it was cheaply made.

Magnetic engine heater

The second great and best choice for those who want to keep their ATV running in the freezing weather is a magnetic engine heater. This type of heater attaches directly to the outside of your engine and uses magnets to heat the metal surfaces.

This method is said to be more effective than other types of heaters because it can directly heat the engine instead of warming the oil or coolant. Magnetic heaters are also relatively easy to install, typically using magnets that stick right to the outside of your engine.

Magnetic heater works on the principle that alternating current is passed through a coil to create eddy currents. The hot iron material close to this heater becomes superheated and spreads throughout your car's engine to boot up faster at times!

This electromagnetic engine heater is perfect for those with specific heating specifications. It can be used only in one scenario, but that doesn't stop it from being an excellent choice if you can find a place to put it!

What is the benefit of using an ATV block heater - does your area fall below freezing?

It is important to know that a block heater should only be used in areas where the temperatures regularly fall below freezing. If you live in an area where the temps never dips below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, then there is no need for a block heater and it will only be a waste of electricity.

ATV Engine Block Heater Titan-B1

ATV Engine Block Heater Titan-B1

In cold weather, the engine oil of an ATV can solidify. It becomes very difficult to start the ATV and if it is not warmed quickly enough there will be more wear on your precious machine! Using a Block Heater with this problem in mind can give you back many hours out of every day because they make sure that everything starts smoothly no matter how low temperatures get.

The low temperature will increase wear even further as metal corrodes faster at subzero temperatures than it does warm ones; not only do you risk damaging crucial components but also polluting both yourself through exhaust fumes/particulates produced while running vehicles equipped with modern smog control technologies such as electronic air filters.

That is why it’s always a good idea to have a menu block heater on your ATV, even if you don’t live in an area that experiences below-freezing temperatures. The peace of mind and added safety are well worth the purchase price!

Where to buy ATV block heaters

There are many places to buy block heaters. Some good places to start looking are at your local auto parts shop, ATV dealer.
Alternatively, you can search on Google, and you can search on shopping platforms such as online retailers like Amazon or eBay(You may see some heaters on eBay for a garage sale. we don't recommend you to choose this kind of heater. It's quality is not guaranteed.)

Vvkb ATV Block Heater

Vvkb ATV Block Heater

Make sure you get a quality product that will last and is compatible with your ATV make and model.
Prices can vary depending on the brand, so it is important to do your research before making a purchase.
You can browse various forum community to find and ATV block heater related content, read some more posts, it will be very helpful for you to choose the right heater.

When shopping for block heaters, it is important to consider the following factors:

  • Price
  • Compatibility with your ATV make and model
  • Quality of the product
  • Length of the cord/cable
  • Wattage rating
  • Ease of installation
  • After-sales service provision
  • Stock of products
  • Delivery time

We recommend the best ATV block heaters

Here is a detailed comparison and description of the two Vvkb engine block heaters.

Introduction of Vvkb Engine Preheater Titan-P1

Vvkb ATV Block Heater Titan-P1

Vvkb engine preheater Titan-P1 is probably the best ATV heater.

It joined us in 2010. In the past 11 years, it is popular and well-received by users.

Its relatively small profile makes it ideal for ATVs and UTVs with compact space configurations.

It is very easy to install. We also offer AN threads connectors for our customers

After your ATV block heater has been working for a few hours, you turn on the AUX heater and will notice a short change in the time it takes for the hot air to come out.

Data of Vvkb Engine Preheater Titan-P1

  • Aluminum housing
  • With built-in water pump
  • Dual thermostats
  • Easy installation
Interface diameter 5/8 inch(16mm)
Weight 0.8KGS(1.8ib)
Dimension 110mm x 84mm(4.3in X 3.3in)
Rated voltage  110V/230V
Rated power 1000W
Rated frequency 50Hz/60Hz


Introduction of Vvkb Coolant Heater Titan-B1 

Vvkb ATV Block Heater Titan-B1

The Vvkb hose heater Titan-B1 is our newest heater.
It was originally posted in 2013. It is the result of years of experience by our team of engineers. We started sell them in 2015.
It can deeply solve the problem of ATV engine cold starting. It makes a noticeable difference to ATVs. You can see that there is a wider variation between the ATV with Vvkb hose heater and the ATV without it.
Using Titan-B1 for a long time is also able to reduce the time of hot air generation.
We also designed a thermostat with a switch function for the Titan-B1.
When the heater reaches the set temperature, the thermostat with a switch function will cut off the power for safety. You need to do it yourself to get the thermostat of the heater back to its original position.
This function needs to be customized.

Data of Vvkb Coolant Heater Titan-B1

  • Aluminum housing
  • With built-in water pump
  • Bimetallic ceramic thermostats
  • Easy installation
Diameter of input and output connectors 5/8 inch(16mm)
Weight 0.9KGS(2IB)
Cable length(m)/(ft)
Dimension 168mm x 81mm( 6.6in X 3.2in
Rated voltage 110V/230V
Rated power 1000W
Rated frequency  50Hz/60Hz
Plug styles American, European, and Australian Standard


How much does it cost and where can I find the best prices for one online

ATV block heaters can cost anywhere from $100 to over $300 depending on the brand you choose and where you purchase it. Prices for these items are generally lowest when purchased online with free standard shipping.

At, you can find different models of engine heaters. They are available in different wattage options, as well as non-style plugs and different form factors.

They also offer a wide variety of accessories, including extension cords and rubber boots that can help keep your ATV's engine warm in colder climates.

FAQs about the use of an ATV Block Heater

Below is a list of some common questions we have compiled, the answers to which, may be helpful to you.

Questions about logistics and delivery time.

  • Question: When will I receive the heater after I have paid money for it?
  • Answer: About 7-12 days
  • Question: What courier company do you use to send your shipments?
  • Answer: Our common courier companies include: DHL, UPS, FedEx, TNT
  • Question: Do I have to pay customs duties?
  • Answer: It depends on your country's customs.

 After-sales-related issues.

  • Question: What is the warranty period of your products?
  • Answer: We offer a one-year free warranty.
  • Question: What do I do if I am unhappy with the heater?
  • Answer: We offer a return service within 10 days of receiving the heater.
  • Question: What do I have to do if my heater fails?
  • Answer: We will assist you with troubleshooting, which is very easy to do.

Heater related questions

  • Question: Does your heater indirectly heat the battery?
  • Answer: No
  • Question: Where are your heaters made?
  • Answer: Our heaters are made in China.
  • Question: What is the length of the wire for the heater?
  • Answer: Wire length 1 meter (3.2 feet)
  • Question: What kind of heater do I need for my Vehicle?
  • Answer: If your Vehicle has a water-cooled engine, you can choose Titan-P1 or Titan-B1. If it has an air-cooled engine, you can choose a heating pad.
  • Question: Can I leave the heater plugged in overnight?
  • Answer: Vvkb heaters have temperature control systems that you can use all night long.
  • Question: My car has a gasoline engine, can I use your heater?
  • Answer: Yes


If you are still not sure if engine heaters are right for your needs, consider the cost of repair or replacement of engine components due to cold weather damage. This could be much more costly than the price of a block heater! And, you’ll be spending more time repairing your ATV than riding it.
If you have a block heater on your ATV, there’s no need to worry about any of that. You can just plug it in before bed and wake up to a warm machine without having to spend hours trying to start it in the cold. If you don’t have an ATV block heater, then be sure to figure out how to get your ATV to start it in the cold winter months.

So, hopefully this guide has helped inform you on all there is to know about ATV block
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  • Hi
    I have a cfmoto u force 800 and I’m wanting a block heater with a circulation pump
    Wondering which one u have that will work and how to install it?

    Kenneth on
  • I have a 2005 CanAm 400, will your unit mount to my ATV.

    Chris Brewer on

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