Avoid snowblower downtime and keep your machine running efficiently all winter by stocking up on key parts and supplies. This video shows you the 5 things you should have on hand before the next big snowstorm.
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5 snowblower parts and supplies to keep on hand
Shear pins. You never know when you’ll hit a rock or other foreign object hidden under the snow.
Spark plugs. A fresh spark plug helps keep that engine running smoothly in the dead of winter.
Chute clean-out tool. Never stick your arm in the auger housing or discharge chute to remove packed snow.
Snow-Jet spray. Keep the snow blowing with this nonstick spray that eliminates snow buildup in the chute and auger housing.
Fuel stabilizer. Keep your snowblower’s gasoline fresh to avoid engine-starting problems.
Other nice-to-have parts—especially if your snowblower is older or you blow out all the neighbors’ driveways, too—include skid shoes, drive belts, an extra shave plate and spare tire chains.
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