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1. Prep Your Storage Space

You’ll need the right gear to protect your sled while it’s in
storage. To begin with, covers will minimize moisture and keep
the elements at bay. This may also be the best time to look at
trailering gear to simplify transporting your snowmobile into and
out of storage.

Finally, you’ll need a way to get your sled off the ground to avoid
track corrosion and minimize shock tension. Check out
Polaris Dolly products, which make moving your snowmobile a

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2. Add Fuel Stabilizer & Fog the Engine

Ethanol fuel attracts moisture which can cause corrosion. Even fuel without ethanol can cause problems. Bottom line? If you let your gas tank sit all summer long filled with ethanol fuel and no stabilizer, you’ll damage your engine. Pick up some Carbon Clean fuel stabilizer to prevent corrosion and keep your motor clean in the off-season. In addition, you’ll want to fog your engine, which requires accessing your carbs or throttle bodies.

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3. Remove & Store Your Battery

Removing your battery to keep it at a full charge and away from potentially corrosive debris can extend its life significantly. Choose a cool, dry location with an outlet nearby so you can attach your battery to a BatteryMINDer®.

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4. Remove Your Drive Belt

Your drive belt works hard all winter long. You’ll want to remove your belt both to inspect it and to relieve tension, which can help keep it working hard next winter too. Store your drive belt in a cool, dry location you won’t forget about.

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5. Inspect & Loosen Your Track

Tension on your snowmobile track and regular riding will wear it down over time. You’ll want to inspect your track for wear at the end of the season, and reduce the tension to give it much needed rest for a few months.

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6. Fix Broken Parts & Upgrade Accessories

Get ahead of your next season by tuning up your sled, or adding an accessory you’ve had your eye on. There’s no better time for maintenance than when your snowmobile is already propped up and out of use for a few months.

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7. Clean & Lubricate Your Snowmobile

Moisture, salt, dirt and other debris can all find a way to corrode your snowmobile’s most essential parts. Every casing, bearing, chain and part deserves a solid clean and lubrication. Pick up some all-purpose cleaner, all-season grease, Never Rust, chaincase lubricant and go to town.

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