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What To Do to Get Snow Blower Ready For Winter

What To Do to Get Snow Blower Ready For Winter

Snow blowers are made for many years of long life and service when maintained and cared for correctly. Properly maintained Snow Blowers will save you money in the long run of the life of your Snow Blower investment.

Here is the Top 10 Things to do Before Winter sets in to make sure unit is Ready when Snow Flies.
Basic Engine Maintenance-  This is something Most home owners can do and Safe about $100.00 in doing so.
 
Change Spark Plug – Even though parts like spark plugs don't have to be changed every year, it's not a bad idea to do since they are inexpensive and will help fire any old gas left in the engine. This will make starting the unit in cold months much easier.
 
Change Fuel Filter – Many New snow blowers have fuel filters installed in the Fuel line. This filter traps and dirt in the fuel before going into Carburetor. This should be changed every year to prevent and blockage of your fuel supply. If your unit doesn’t have a fuel filter you should add one. They are not that expensive but can help keep your engine running clean
 
Change Engine Oil – Most snow blowers on the market today are 4 cycle engines.( If your unit is a 2 cycle where you mix gas and oil then no need to read this.) This means you have a oil tank and a Fuel tank (like your Car) The oil needs to be changed every year as this is the life blood of your engine. Most engines will have a oil drain plug (see Picture below) Removal of this will drain the crank case out and you can refill engine with a Good 5W30 Motor oil. Now this will be a messy job and our team highly suggest a onetime investment into a oil Suction unit. This unit can be used on your lawn mower , Snow Blower, Edger, Boat or anything you need to suck fluid out of. The Oil Suction unit keeps the unit clean and gets the oil out of unit.
 
Start and Run EngineNow that you have the spark plug changed and the oil changed you need to start the engine to make sure all is operating properly. Now we suggest using a fuel tune up treatment in the fuel while you’re running the engine. Many know it as Mechanic in a Bottle. What this treatment does is flush and treats the fuel system so that the fuel you use will not break down during none use periods and also cleans the fuel system of any deposits left from last year’s fuel. Well worth the effort and money here.
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