5 Tips To Prep Your Snowmobile For Spring And Summer Storage
Spring is a welcome sight for many folks, but it can be a disappointing time for snowmobilers. You might be able to get in a few more rides before the weather catches up with us, but the snow is quickly disappearing.
The good news is that it's only so many months before it's winter again. But until then, you'll need to start prepping your snowmobile for storage.
How can I prep my snowmobile right for summer storage?
Your snowmobile is a major investment, just like any other vehicle. By storing your snowmobile properly during the warmer months, you can slow down the aging process and keep any problems from popping up.
By following the steps below, you can make sure your snowmobile will be ready to fly again come next winter. Here's what you need to do for summer storage:
- Wash your sled. It's not a good idea to leave dirt and grime on any vehicle, but especially your snowmobile. If you're not careful, that road salt and mud can rust away your sled. Use soapy water and a sponge and scrub everywhere you can. Once it's clean, apply wax or a silicone detailer.
- Use your trusty fuel stabilizer. Feel free to put on some Queen, because fuel stabilizer is your best friend. The solvents in your gas can break down and evaporate over time, which causes the vapors to corrode in the carburetor. Fuel stabilizers keep this from happening so you don't have to worry about finding green gunk in your fuel tank come winter.
- Remember to fog the engine.Fogging the engine means adding additional lubricant to your snowmobile engine before storing it. This helps to prevent corrosion. Just be sure to do this step in a well-ventilated area or outdoors. Once you've successfully fogged your engine and stabilized your fuel, you can drain the excess fuel.
- Remove your belt and battery. When you remove the drive belt, you help to take the pressure off the clutches and reduce the chance of condensation building up while your snowmobile is in storage. It's also a good idea to remove your battery and keep it stored in a place that's temperature controlled without sunlight.
- Block your exhaust pipes. While your snowmobile is in storage, critters or debris can make their way into your exhaust pipes. You can keep this from happening by using steel wool to block off holes and keep animals from making a home in your engine.
Do you need a replacement snowmobile fuel pump?
The average North American snowmobiler drives their snowmobile up to 1,250 miles every year. Maintenance, repairs, and replacements are crucial to keeping your snowmobile in the best shape possible.
Whether you need a replacement snowmobile fuel pump or a new fuel filter, Quantum Fuel Systems has what you need to get your snowmobile back on the trail. To learn more about our replacement snowmobile fuel pumps and other equipment for motorcycles, ATVs, or jet skis, contact Quantum Fuel Systems today.