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Snow Blower Maintenance and Safety Tips

1 November 2017

Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MAThe weather has been mild, but before a blizzard hits; before you need to start digging yourself out of the snow; while the weather is still unseasonable mild, get your snow blower out of storage and get it ready for winter. This time a couple years ago, we already had snow on the ground. The weather in Massachusetts can turn on a moment’s notice. It is important to get snow blower service. But, it is also best to have that snow blower maintenance done by professionals.

Many homeowners will be using gas-powered snow blowers to clear walks and driveways. While they are a great convenience, snow blowers come with their own risks.

Here are some safety tips while using these machines.

  • First, make "Safety" your goal once you start the engine.
  • Don't try to adjust or repair the snow blower while it's running.
  • Never use your hands to clear a clogged chute. Shut the engine and use the clean-out tool.
  • Don't wear scarves or loose clothing that can get caught in moving parts.

Here’s a brief overview of what is covered during snow blower maintenance:

  • Changing the oil
  • Inspecting and replacing the belts
  • Checking scraper bars and skid shoes
  • Changing the spark plug
  • Replacing a shear pin
  • Replacing the starter cord
  • Fuel system maintenance
  • Tightening the bolts
  • Checking the carburetor

For more information on snow blower maintenance and repair or for information on new snow blowers, contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham.


Marlborough Store

135 Maple Street,
Marlborough, MA
Call (508) 318-4788


Mon-Sat 7:00am to 5:00pm

Framingham Store

759 Waverly Street,
Framingham, MA
Call (508) 386-9876


Mon-Sat 7:00am to 5:00pm

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135 Maple St.
Marlborough MA 01752
United States
(508) 318-4788
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 7am - 5:30pm
Sun 12pm - 4pm
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759 Waverly St.
Framingham MA 01702
United States
(508) 386-9876
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 8am - 5:30pm
Sun 10am - 4pm