Putting away your snowblower is sort of like the changing of the guard. Winter is (hopefully) behind us and it’s time for lawn mowers and the scent of freshly cut grass.
But if you want everything to be in optimal working order for the next big snowfall, you’ll need to make sure you properly store your snowblower. Here’s how to get the job done.
Drain the Fuel
The first step in properly storing your snowblower is either to manually drain the fuel—or simply start the engine and let the gas run out. If you don’t want to drain the fuel, add stabilizer and run the engine for a few minutes to circulate the stabilizer.
Clean the Snowblower
Between the salt, dirt, and gunk of winter, your snowblower takes a beating. Before you store it, make sure to thoroughly clean the blades, frame, and tires to prevent corrosion.
Lubricate the Moving Parts
This includes the drive gear shaft, wheel axles, chute control, and auger shaft.
This step is pretty self-explanatory, but just take a quick look at all nuts, bolts, and cable connections.
Storing Your Snowblower
If at all possible, store your snowblower in a garage or shed, and cover it to prevent dust and debris from settling in. If you must store your snowblower outside, make sure to place it on blocks and cover it to protect it from the elements.
Storing a Snowblower and StorageMart
If garage space is getting tight, renting a self storage unit could be just the step you need to free up space for cars, bikes, and your lawn mower. At StorageMart, you can rent a unit as small as 25 square feet or so—or up to the size of a garage. We offer affordable self storage units that can be rented on a month-by-month basis and are always clean and well lit. Need more info? Check out our storage unit guide or rent a unit online today.