Get Your Snowmobile Ready For Summer Storage With These 5 Tips

snowmobile for sale in michiganSo you bought a snowmobile for sale in Michigan, and you had fun with it last winter. It's almost summer now, and you need to store it away. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

Give it a bath
Snowmobiling through the winter can lead to some serious buildup of dirt and debris on your machine. Before you put it away for the summer, you want to give the body a good scrub. Use warm, soapy water to clean all the nooks and crannies. Using soapy water will help you avoid corrosion on the paint and other parts of the machine.

Fog the engine
When you fog the engine, you're adding extra lubricant to the engine to prevent rust and corrosion from air and moisture before you put it into long-term storage. When you do this, make sure you are outside or in a well-ventilated area because the process causes an abundance of white smoke.

Take off the battery belt
You want to take the belt off the battery when you put it away for the summer. This will help prevent damage to the belt and the clutches because it takes the pressure off while you're not using it. It will also help keep the belt from getting stuck in one formation, which can prevent it from rotating correctly in the future.

Grease the chassis
You'll want to grease the chassis on the machine so you don't have to worry about the suspension and steering systems dying on you over the summer. You also want to spray oil on other metal parts of the machine, like nuts, exhausts, bolts, and other exposed surfaces and snowmobile equipment. You can use a lubricant such as WD-40 to protect these parts against corrosion.

Lift it off the ground
Finally, lifting your machine off the ground is a pro-tip that most snowmobile dealers would agree on. Keeping it off the ground helps prevent moisture from seeping in over the summer months.

In North America, more than 100,000 full-time jobs are generated by the snowmobile industry. If you bought a snowmobile for sale in Michigan, it's time to store that puppy away for the summer. If you're looking to buy a snowmobile and get it ready for next season, check out our inventory today.

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