Storing your snowmobile the right way is important. If you do not do certain things for your snowmobile before you let it sit for a long period of time, many of it's parts may not function as well as they should. In this article we will show you some basic maintenance techniques you can employ on your snowmobile that will make sure it performs at optimum potential when you take it out of storage.
You should store your snowmobile in a place that is cool and dry, as harsh or wet environments may cause it to rust or be damaged in some other way. It is highly recommended that you cover your snowmobile with a porous cover, as this will protect it from being tarnished by dust. Before you store the snowmobile, wash it thoroughly to get off all of the corrosive acids, dirts and salts that may be on it. It is also highly recommended that you drain any remaining gasoline out of your snowmobile. You can do this by taking the float bowl away from the carburetors and making them empty, or by running the engine while the fuel is turned off.
It is recommended that you spray all of the metal parts of your snowmobile with special storing oil, as this will help preserve these parts. It is also a good idea to take your snowmobile's track off of the floor and put the skis on top of a 2x4 or equivalent board. Doing this is good for your snowmobile because it will let air get into the area under the track and will prevent it from rotting.