Some Maintenance Steps For Your Snow Blower Startup. Before you start your snow blower up next winter, there are some things that you should remember to do. Following these instructions can help you to prevent or identify problems with your snow blower and that’s just what you need to do. We’re going to show you some of the things that you should focus on for your snow blower startup. Pay attention to them! Always ensure that you check for bad gas because you don’t want to be using gas that’s settled in the tank for a long time. That gas may be stale and may have begun to collect moisture. If you did forget to drain the gas tank at the end of the last season, you should drain it now and refill it with new gas, plus stabilizer, to maintain its freshness for up to a year.. Make sure that the gas/oil blend is correct. You’ll have to measure it to make sure. Most 2-stroke blowers require a 40:1 or 30:1 mixture, but you should check the snow blower’s manual just to be sure.. You should use the electric start option instead of the pull starter. The only time you should use a pull started with your snow blower, is when it has already been running and you’ve only stopped it briefly.. Ensure that you choke the engine now and then in order to increase the engine’s fuel to air ratio.. Use the snow blower’s primer button to prime up the engine, especially if you have run blower out of gas prior. That will help to make the fuel through the fuel lines, so that it can successfully make its way to the carburetor.. Make sure that you check the throttle and set it to be full-open and you will get the most amount of fuel to flow through the engine.. Always make sure that the snow blower blades can move freely. You have to make sure that the blower is off and disconnected from the power before you check. Try to move it with your hand and see.. If you are looking for small engine repair services in Ottawa, mobile car battery boosting, lawn mower and lawn tractor repairs and tune-ups, or snow blower 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 and home generators. 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. Also if you are looking for generator repair services in Ottawa to ensure that you have sufficient power for your home if the power goes out then give us a call to book your mobile power generator repair today. We fix, repair, and tune-up all major brands of home generators to keep your powered up during power outages. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your power generator for your home in Ottawa.