There’s nothing like the winter fun of taking your snowmobile out on the trails. But the season comes to an end and then it’s time to think about boating, motorcycles, and other outdoor warm-weather activities. Before you take off for summer fun, you’ll need to put your snowmobile away for the season. You’ll want to take the right steps to make sure your snowmobile is safe all season long and ready to go for next year.
At Canvasworks in Cokato, we offer a wide range of snowmobile, boating, motorcycle, and ATV accessories from upholstery to covers. In this blog post, we’ll share a complete guide to putting away your snowmobile for the season.
Securing Your Snowmobile for the Season
Now that the season is over, it’s important to make sure your sled is properly stored over the summer months. Failure to summerize your sled could result in mechanical issues when the season starts up again. It’s important to first check with your dealer or owner’s manual before taking on any snowmobile maintenance tasks that could void your warranty.
Follow these steps to properly prepare your sled:
● Use Fuel Stabilizer- While your sled is in storage, its gasoline can begin to break down, causing corrosion and goo to form inside your engine. You should also consider filling the tank to prevent condensation in your fuel system.
● Wash Your Snowmobile- Let’s face it. Our sleds can get pretty dirty over the course of the season. Wash away anything that could corrode your sled before you put it away for the year. Don’t forget to clean under the hood and in other less obvious locations.
● Remove the Battery- While your snowmobile sits unused over the warm months, remove its battery. Keep it stored out of the sun in a climate-controlled environment.
● Store it in a Dry Area Off the Ground- One of the most important steps you can take is to store your snowmobile off the ground in a dry space. This can prolong the lifespan of the sled and prevent damage. Moisture can cause corrosion and rubber deterioration if it touches your sled, and then there’s the critter damage. With a custom cover from Canvasworks or a custom trailer enclosure, your snowmobile will be protected all winter long.
● Run Your Sled Regularly- Starting your sled once monthly can help keep sediment from getting into your system and creating clogs.
Protect Your Snowmobile With a Canvasworks Trailer Cover
If you’re getting ready to put your sled away for the season, make sure you do it the right way. At Canvasworks in Cokato, we do more than just manufacture boat seat upholstery, and bimini tops. We are also experts in creating a wide variety of custom covers as well as bringing custom projects to life!
Stop by our online gallery to check out our ATV covers, trailer enclosures, and more. Give our marine accessory fabricators a call at 320-559-0165, or contact us to discuss your boat ownership needs.