TIME TO RIDE
Winter is finally upon us again. For many of us, this means getting our snowmobiles out of hibernation, and putting them to good use! Prior to taking your snowmobile out for the first ride, there are some things you should check to make sure everything is working properly. Follow our simple 5-Step Guide below to check over your snowmobile!
Perform A Visual Inspection
- When doing this, make sure all parts are in place and tight. Be sure to check your belts and idler wheels.
Check Your Fluids
- Taking your snowmobile out of storage, you should always check to make sure you have gas, brake fluid, and coolant. While doing this, it is important to do a quick over to make sure everything is plugged in.
Examine The Skis
- This is possibly one of the most important parts of this process and keeping you safe. If your skis are metal, check for any holes. If they are plastic, check for any gouges or cuts. Lastly, make sure your runners are straight. If they are bent, take them to a repair shop and get them fixed.
Check Your Battery
- Check to make sure your battery is in good working condition. There is nothing more disappointing that going to go ride, and finding out your battery is dead. Or even worse, being stranded somewhere out riding. This can be easily done by taking it to any local auto store to be tested for free.
Clean Your Snowmobile
- I know this one seems a bit obvious, but, it is a very important step. This can easily be done with a hose or a bucket of water. Keeping a clean snowmobile can prevent aging.