With the first snowfall comes the first snowblower breakdowns of the season. There are a few maintenance issues that are important to take care of manually including an oil change, inflating your tires, and checking out your dry belts. You should also be aware of things surrounding your driveway such as dog chains or rocks. These can cause damage to your snowblower or can shoot out and damage vehicles.
"The number one ailment that we run into though is that they have sour gas and that the carburetor is gummed up, that's what's driving the business today and with the snow storms when they don't start for everybody right now though is because they have gummed up carburetors," said Paul Huber, owner of All Seasons Lawn & Sport.
You should also make sure to turn off your snowblower before trying to free any snow from the turning mechanism.