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Always give your snowmobile a checkup before the season starts. It’s easier to fix a problem while the snowmobile is in the garage instead of waiting until it spoils your fun on the trail.

Consult your owner’s manual for items that may need to be lubricated, tightened, adjusted, aligned, or checked for wear. Key items to check include:

  • Battery
  • Brakes
  • Carburetor
  • Chain
  • Clutch
  • Drive belt
  • Fuel filter
  • Handlebars
  • Lights
  • Shocks
  • Skis/Skag bars
  • Spark plugs
  • Steering system
  • Throttle
  • Track
  • Windshield

Also be sure to perform all recommended maintenance.

Illustration indicating the location of the drive belt on a snowmobile
Illustration of a snowmobile showing ski alignment
Illustration of location of spark plugs in a snowmobile
Illustration of a snowmobile demonstrating track tension

Be sure to consult your owner’s manual before you attempt any adjustments or repairs. Taking your machine to a licensed snowmobile mechanic may be your best bet.