The end of September is well within sight. Snow Blower season is coming fast. It is time to dig your old one out and get it ready. If you do not own one yet, you might want to start looking now.
If you remember last year, you will know why to start getting ready now. If you sit back and think that I will just wait until we get enough snow to buy one, you may just be out of luck. After the first heavy snow fall last year, you could not find any snow blowers to electric snow shovels or anything in between.
Snow blowers and electric shovels were all sold out. You could not even buy one online if you wanted to. Worst would be if you own a snow blower and got it out to just find that it did not work.
The only thing that I could get was a good old manual snow shovel. And I have to say that my back hated every moment of using it. I vowed to have a snow blower for the very next year. And I am not waiting for the snow to fly to get it either.
I had to go to Lowe's the other day, and I saw snow blowers already out for sale. I stopped by sears to just see if they have any snow blowers out yet. The store in my town had a full line up of them ready to be sold. You can even buy them online and get them delivered to your home.
Even if you like to shop online, you will have no trouble finding them there either. There are a lot of sellers not charging for shipping too. However, your best price will still be if you buy from a store. At least that is the way it looks for me.
Online is the best place to shop for your snow blower or electric snow shovel and learn about the good from the bad. You will be able to find a lot of web sites that give out reviews. However, I think the best place is Amazon for looking at customer reviews. You will also find some reviews on the manufactures sites also.
Now if you already have your snow blower, time to get it out. Now is a good time to get it serviced or do the serving yourself. If anything needs replaced on it, you stand a good chance of finding the part now. Plus if it does need to be ordered, you will have it in plenty of time before the snow flies.
To service your own snow blower, you only need to look at your owners manual. It will tell you what needs to be done to get it ready for a new snow season. But I will say the most common problem with any seasonal gas powered equipment is bad gas.
What to do any time that you are going to store a gas powered yard tool? Drain out the tank of gasoline and run the engine till it stops. This way you leave no gas anywhere to go bad. That way you will not be taking your equipment in to have the carburetor cleaned out.
Remember that winter is just a short time away. I know that I will be ready this year. I do not want to be using the manual snow shovel like I did last year. Now is the time to get ready for another winter. Having a working snow blower will make it a lot easier to deal with.