Preparing your snow blowers before the winter weather

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If your snow blower has been sitting around in your garage or the shed, now is a good time to get it ready.

Unless you live in the hills or the Berkshires the last time you probably had your snow blower out was most likely back in November. But with a significant winter storm in the forecast for the weekend you should make sure it’s in good working condition before the snow starts to fall.

“Check the gas, if it’s been sitting in their shed for a while and they haven’t used it drain out the old gas, fill it with new gas and when they do go to store it use some kind of gas stabilizer which we do have in stock just to preserve the gas,” said Joe Ovelheiro from Rocky’s Ace Hardware in Agawam. 

You should also change the spark plugs, especially if your snow blower is not turning over. And you should check to see if your shear pins need to be replaced as well.

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