Snowblower Off-Season Storage

04/01/2020 @ 4:26 PM

Properly storing your snowblower is essential for a smooth start-up come next winter. Check out these 8 easy steps to help guarantee your success for next year:

  1. Add a fuel stabilizer. Once you’re on your last tank of fuel, you’ll want to add a fuel stabilizer to help protect your equipment.
  2. Run engine 5 minutes. Run your engine for 5 minutes to ensure the stabilizer has a good chance to distribute throughout your equipment. Turn your snowblower off and let it cool.
  3. Pump or drain excess fuel from tank. Properly dispose of old fuel. Unused gas that is left in your equipment can become stale and can encourage rust. Don’t save this fuel for next winter, you want to make sure you use fresh fuel when you start your snowblower back up.
  4. Start engine. Run your snowblower until you’re out of fuel.
  5. Prime/choke. Attempt to restart your snowblower.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you are completely out of fuel.
  7. Preform routine maintenance. Read your owners manual and preform routine maintenance as per the manufacturer for storage. If you can’t find your manual, don’t worry, most manufacturers will make their manuals available online.
  8. Store your snowblower in a dry area; like garage or shed. Try and avoid leaving your snowblower outside.

If you need assistance in getting your snowblower storage-ready, want to preform seasonal maintenance or need parts, don’t forget; we service everything we sell and have the largest in-stock parts selection in the GTA that can be found in-store or ordered online!