To ensure that your machine works at optimum performance and you keep your snowmobile repair shop visits to a minimum, take the time to check and care for your snowmobile regularly during the season.
Regular maintenance on your machine could decrease the costs associated with keeping a snowmobile. And in the long run, it could also make your machine last years longer than an uncared-for machine. Better yet, a well-cared-for snowmobile is more likely to have a lower environmental impact and generally results in better fuel economy.
During the season, be sure to:
- Follow the manufacturer’s fuel and oil recommendations.
- Regularly check the spark plugs (as mentioned, it’s always a good idea to change them at the start of each season).
- Keep the engine properly tuned and maintain fluid levels.
- Avoid making any aftermarket alterations to your exhaust system. Not only can it result in louder noise emissions, it can also void your warranty and make your exhaust illegal.
- Follow Owner’s Manual for regular maintenance tips.
- Check the skis & carbides.
- Check the track.
- Check the drive belt for wear.
This article was re-purposed for Outdoor Hub with permission from www.SNOWMOBILEcourse.com.
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