It’s winter, it’s cold and shoveling snow is not a headache you want to have this season. Snow blowers, like any outdoor equipment, require maintenance and tune ups in order to perform efficiently and keep that snow shovel put away. By following these steps, your snow blower will be ready to run this winter.

Safety First

Before operating and working on your snow blower, be sure to read the operator’s manual and follow safety precautions to prevent injury and misuse.

Fuel Treatment

Fuel stabilizer is also something to consider when tuning up your snow blower. Fuel stabilizer helps to prevent engine buildup which can clog fuel lines, ultimately damaging your snow blower’s engine. Fuel stabilizer also helps with easy start ups and keeps gasoline fresh. However, fuel treatment doesn’t work on old gasoline so it is best to add it to your gas can before filling up the snow blower.

Engine Oil

Frigid temperatures and engines are not best friends by any means. Using the correct type of engine oil will make a huge difference in engine efficiency and performance in cold weather. Small engine oil specialized for low temperatures is best to use in snow blowers. Most are designed to protect your engine in temperatures less than 50 degrees.

Spare Parts

It can also be helpful to keep a supply of parts like spark plugs and air filters handy for when you need to do an engine tune up. Maintaining a well-tuned engine will extend the life of your snow blower. Also be sure to check out Lawn Mower Tire Store’s selection of quality, long-lasting and heavy duty snow blower tires.