What should snowmobile emergency supplies include?

  • Spare spark plugs
  • Spare drive belt
  • Spare fuel
  • Spare clothing
  • Waterproof matches
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Tool kit
  • Knife/small ax
  • Flares
  • Ignition key—on a ring or attached to the machine

What should you do before storing your sled for the winter?

  • You should pour in some fuel stabilizer.

What should you check before starting your machine for the year?

  • Throttle – It should freely return to the idle or closed position.
  • Fluid levels – Gas tank should be full. Check the oil level.
  • Ski assemblies and rods – Suspension operates freely. Rods aren’t broken.
  • Drive belt – Look for worn areas; have a spare.
  • General mechanical conditions – Be certain snowmobile is in good operating condition.
  • Handlebars – They should operate freely in both directions.