As the ice begins to melt and Spring comes, you will need to store your snow blower.
Proper storage means your blower will be ready for use at first snow next season.
Here are some quick tips for storing your snow blower away during the warmer months.
- Drain the fuel – even if you’ve added a stabilizer. It’s always best to drain the tank and store any remaining fuel in an appropriate gas can.
- Seal your engine and protect it. Remove your spark plug, pour a drop of oil into the combustion chamber, and pull the cord a few times to lubricate the cylinder wall and piston. Replace the spark plug and continue pulling until resistance is felt in the cord. This means the piston has sealed the chamber to prevent moisture from the air from getting into the chamber and causing off-season corrosion.
- Clean it up. Leftover salt stains on your blower can cause corrosion of the metal components. Removing the salt stains is an extra step to maintaining the longevity of your snow blower.
- Pack it away. Invest in a snow blower cover to keep your machine protected from dust and dirt during the warm months.