If you’re a snowmobile owner who just can’t get enough of playing around in the snow with it, then it would be to your best advantage to know how to keep it well-maintained. Because these types of activities are seasonal, you need to know how to ensure it stays in good shape even when it is stashed away in storage during the off-season.
Owners of Ontario snowmobiles, especially first-time owners, would do well to heed these simple snowmobile maintenance tips.
Keep a Maintenance Schedule
To keep your snowmobile running smoothly, it’s important to make sure mechanical parts are working well. Especially when not in use, regular check-up is crucial to determine when something needs to be repaired or replaced. If you’re not all too familiar about this, it’s ideal that you do some research first so that communication will be easier with whoever will be doing the maintenance check on your unit.
Keep It Clean
Although snowmobiles are built for the rough and tough environment, it doesn’t mean that you should leave it looking like that. Washing your snowmobile takes off the dirt and grime possibly stuck in nooks and crevices, which could affect the functionality of the engine in the long run.
Road salt, grease, oil, and other corrosive agents could lead to issues in the build of the snowmobile too, especially when accumulated over time. Keep your unit clean to prevent this problem from occurring in the first place.
Store It Properly
When you store your snowmobile during the off-season, make sure to raise the track off the ground, as well as the skis, if possible. You should also add some fuel stabilizer, as well as fog the engine; also keep the zerks greased. A good protective covering is also important so it does not gather dust and other build-up.