Follow these tips for storing your snowblower from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
When the last snowflake has fallen and melted away, it’s time to put away the snowblower. It’s important to make sure your snowblower is ready for summer storage. Use this checklist from Blain’s Farm & Fleet to maintain your machine, and ensure that is runs well for you this coming winter.
How to Store Your Snowblower:
1. Drain the gas tank – Drain gas tank dry by either running the engine until it runs out of fuel or siphon gas out with a Guardian Lightweight Siphon Drum. Store the remaining gasoline safely in a Midwest Can Company Metal Gas Can.
2. Use fuel stabilizer – If you decide to keep gas in your snow blower’s gas tank make sure that you use STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer. This will help keep the fuel fresh until the next first snow of winter. If your engine does not start after the next fall or if you forgot to add STA-BIL add Start Your Engines! Fuel System Revitalizer so it will clean out the engine’s carburetors, fuel injectors and intake valves.
3. Change the oil – Change your snow blowers oil using a 5W30 motor oil such as Blain’s Farm & Fleet Premium 5W30 Grade Motor Oil.
4. Check for any needed repairs – Check to see if anything on your snow blower needs to be fixed or replaced such as the auger belt, with an MTD Single Stage Snow Thrower Auger Belt. Change your snow blower’s slide shoes with Arnold Universal Replacement Snow Blower Poly Slide Shoe Kit.
5. Store it in the right spot – Store your snow blower in an area of the garage or in a shed where it won’t be disturbed. Keep it covered with a Classic Accessories Snow Thrower Cover.
Following these simple steps will help keep your machine in working condition for the next snowfall. If you have any problems with your Blain’s Farm & Fleet snowblower, bring it into your local store. We service what we sell, and that includes our outdoor power equipment. Our factory-trained professionals will service your equipment on-site in our in-store small engine service center. For more tips on snowblowers and other machines, visit our Outdoor Power Equipment blog.