Maintaining Your Snow Blower At The Startup. It’s best to get your snow blower ready before the cold comes. A lot of times, people just pull out their snow blower, dust it off and start it up. Little do they know that there are things that they can do and should do to keep their blower in tip-top condition. We’ll outline these things. Check the gas: When the season ends, most people don’t think to add stabilizer, so the gas gets stale and collects moisture. The best way to deal with this is to drain the tank of fuel and refill it with good gas. The next time you’re going to store the snow blower away, don’t forget to add stabilizer to the tank so that the gas will stay fresh for the next 9 to 12 months. Please feel free to contact us for more storage tips. . Check on the gas/oil mixture: See if the ratio for the mixture is correct. Some snow blowers require a 50:1 mixture, while some require a 40:1 mixture and others, a 30:1 mixture. Please refer to your owner’s manual.. Use the Electric Starter: Snow blowers may come with an electric starter and a pull starter. Always use the electric starter, unless you have already been using the snow blower and you turn it off only for a while.. Check the choke: Choking the engine increases the fuel to air ratio. Check the slide lever to control the blower.. Prime up the engine: There is usually a primer bulb on snow blowers. Priming the snow blower can help the engine move fuel from the fuel lines and into the carburetor. Try pressing the primer button twice, though you may have to press it 8 or more times to get it going. Don’t over prime it or you could flood the engine.. Take a look at the throttle: Set the throttle at full-open so you can get maximum fuel flow into the engine. There is usually throttle control on the snow blower and you can usually see the point where it shows you where to start on the throttle selection lever. Maybe you can do this, or maybe you think you may need a little assistance. You can come to us for help. If you are looking for small engine repair services in Ottawa, mobile car battery boosting, mobile vehicle battery replacement, mobile tire changes, or snow blower and lawn mower repairs then give us a call to book your mobile small engine repair today. We fix, repair, and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your small engine equipment.