Snow blowers are not cheap, so you’ll be doing yourself a favor by making sure that you take care to store yours properly over the dog days of summer. That way, you won’t have to purchase a new one come the first snowfall next winter. The Lock Up Self Storage is a fantastic place to keep your snow blower (and any other winter gear for that matter).
Heat and moisture can wreak havoc on engines that are not being used. Garages and sheds get incredibly hot during summer months, so they are not the best choice when it comes to storing your snow blower. But, a climate controlled self storage unit will provide a steady, mild temperature as well as low humidity.
Snow Blower Self Storage Tips
Choosing to store your snow blower in a Lock Up storage unit is the first step in preserving the tool that saves you from a sore back every winter. Here are some quick tips to help you prep your snow blower for storage over the summer months.
- Clean off the exterior to remove any dirt and grime.
- Drain the fuel from the tank, then let the engine run until it dies. This will burn off any excess fuel from the tank. Fuel, if left for long periods of time, can gum up which is very bad for engines.
- While the engine is still hot, drain the oil from the unit. Then replace with fresh oil. This will prevent the moisture that’s suspended in the used oil from destroying the inside of the engine while in storage.
- Grease all fittings to ensure that they don’t rust.
- If you have it, place a custom cover over unit. Otherwise, use a tarp.
- Store in a cool, dry Lock Up Self Storage unit.
Come the first snowfall next winter, you will watch your neighbors shoveling heavy snow and you will thank your lucky stars that you took such good care of your snow blower now.
Contact a store manager at the self storage facility nearest you, and learn how The Lock Up offers services that make a difference.