There are many things that a repair shop can help you with that will get you ready for the winter season. They can do all of these and more with little effort.
- They can change the spark plug on the engine. This includes making sure the new one is properly gauged and inserted into the slot. They will also make sure that the connecting wire is properly installed and secured.
- They can inspect your belts on the blower. They will check for cracks and tears in the unit. Without a belt, the blower will not function properly. They will also make sure that the belt has the right tension applied to it.
- Your blower will also get a paddle inspection. This means that they will look over the paddles that move the snow to the blower unit. Any paddles that do not work well will need to be replaced.
- They will also check the shave plate. These are the parts of the paddles that scrap the snow from the ground.
- They will also adjust the skid shoes. These are the adjustable parts of the snow blower that allows you to set the auger to a correct level.
- You will also find that they will replace any shear pins that are damaged.
- An oil change is probably why you took the blower into the shop in the first place. They can do it quickly and you will not have to dispose of the oil.
The only thing that you might have to do is fill it up with gas and stabilizer. Your local shop will be able to tell you what stabilizer you should use. They might even have some available for you to be able to buy. But they are vital to helping you get your blower ready for winter.