How To Maintain Your Snow Thrower

Whether your snow thrower is old or new, you will want to keep it in good shape so that it will be ready to remove snow during winter. This means that you should check to make sure that all the parts are working properly before and during the winter season. Follow the tips below to keep your snow thrower in tip top shape.

Change The Oil

Your snow thrower will need an oil change from time to time. Change the oil after using the snow thrower for a total of five hours during the winter. Changing the oil in your snow thrower will ensure that the moving parts in the engine do not rust or corrode from the dampness of the snow.

Inspect The Belts Of Your Snow Thrower

Remove the belt cover and inspect the belts in the snow thrower. If you find that the belts look worn, then you should replace them as quickly as possible. You can replace the belts by referring to the manufacturer's instructions in your owner's manual. If you have misplaced your copy of the owner's manual or do not have it readily available, then you should try downloading it from the manufacturer's website, since the procedure for changing the belts on a snow thrower are always model specific.

Add Stabilizer To Fuel

Never add new fuel to old fuel that has been sitting in an unused snow thrower for months. Always drain the old fuel from the snow thrower and replace it with fresh fuel. Fuel begins to degrade quickly, so you should add a stabilizer to the fuel in your snow thrower, since this will prevent gums and varnishes from being formed in the fuel which can clog fuel lines and cause your snow thrower to malfunction.

Check Bolts And Screws

You should visually inspect the machine after each use to make sure that all the nuts and bolts that are visible to the naked eye are tight and in good working condition. Tighten and replace nuts and bolts as necessary to keep the snow thrower in good working order.

With proper care, your snow thrower can last for several years. This is why you should ensure that you cover the machine with a cotton cloth or place it in a box when it is not in use. This will to prevent dust from gathering on it. You should also store the machine in a cool dry place during those seasons when it is not being used to prevent the parts from rusting.

For more information, contact Potestio Brothers Equipment, Inc. or a similar company.