Is Your Snow Blower Ready for Winter Storms? E3 Spark Plugs Offers Tips.
Record-breaking snow is collapsing barns, stranding motorists and racking up school snow days in multiple states nationwide – even the South, where’s putting a real damper on Super Bowl fans’ plans for partying and football-watching. Are you ready to tackle the wicked weather? If your snow blower isn’t in top shape, you might find yourself standing in your drive way fussing and cussing with a powerless power tool. E3 Spark Plugs offers a few tips to make sure your snow blower is up to the challenge.
- Before powering up the first time, check all bolts, belts and moving parts and replace any frayed, worn or cracked parts and tighten any loose bolts.
- Turn your snow blower on its side and check the scraper bar. If it looks worn, replace it or expect damage to your snowblower’s housing – a much pricier repair.
- Check the rubber paddles and the rubber on your snow blower’s auger. If your finger fits between the rubber and housing, replace it.
- Make sure the tires are in good shape and property inflated.
- If your snow blower has a four cylinder engine, change the oil and filter. Make sure you’re using the appropriate weight and amount of oil.
- Lube the drive and chassis and be sure to check the lube in the gear box if you have a two-stage snow blower.
- Siphon off any fuel left over from last season and fill your tank with fresh gasoline. Adding a little methanol with the fuel once or twice a season will help avoid condensation inside your tank and keep your carburetor from icing up.
- Replace the spark plugs in both two-cylinder and four-cylinder engines. E3 Spark Plugs makes a variety of plugs designed specifically for snow removal equipment. Check our online catalog to find the right one for your snow blower.
E3 Spark Plugs also makes top-quality snowmobile spark plugs. So, whether you’re fighting to clear the snow from your driveway or enjoying some recreational time on the slopes, we’ve got you covered.