That starts with proper care.
- Clean it thoroughly.
- Wax it.
- Replace worn or missing screws and bolts.
- Drain all fuel from the tank. Then run the engine at idle speed to clear the fuel lines and carburetor. If it's a carburetor model it is recommended to drain the carburetors. Alternatively, you can add a fuel stabilizer to extend the life of fresh fuel. A stabilizer is not effective with older fuel.
- Remove the spark plugs. Spray fogging oil into each cylinder. Turn the engine over a few times. Then, replace the plugs or install new ones.
- Remove the drive belt so it won’t stretch during storage.
- Grease rear suspension, and pivot joints.
- Grease and lube the front suspension and steering joints.
- Charge and remove the battery, if your machine has one.
- Plug all openings—such as the exhaust and air intake—to keep out rodents.
- Cover the machine with a breathable tarp.
- Store the unit with the vehicles weight off the front and rear suspensions.
Don't forget to visit your maintenance schedule and address any maintenance requirements! Remember, what you do now will affect your next riding season. Take care of your sled and get it ready for another successful winter! Listen to Ski-Doo Ambassador Stef Dean talk about what she does for storing her Ski-Doo!