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Successful Springtime Snowmobile Storage

As February comes to an end and rolls into March, winter will soon become spring, bringing green leaves, warmer weather, and puddles of melted snow. This is a long awaited event anticipated by those sick of icy roads and snow shoveling all winter long. For some however, the end of winter means reluctantly packing up the snow gear and preparing for the long haul until the next winter’s first snow. Although often overlooked, storing snowmobiles improperly can lead to an unpleasant surprise the following winter.

Tree sap, bird droppings, dirt, sun, rain, and dust can ruin the exterior as well as the engine of a snowmobile. Most of these things can be very hard to clean off, especially if it has been on the snowmobile for several months. You can also scratch the finish if you do try to clean off the debris. If you wait to wash your snowmobile the following winter, ice can build up on the exterior and damage the paint. If the snowmobile is exposed to water, rust can eat away at the finish and do damage to the engine. The sun’s UV rays are harmful to the snowmobile as well because it can break down the softer areas such as the seat. Leave your snowmobile indoors? If any moisture was left on the snowmobile or happens to form on it, mold and mildew can grow, which can be harmful to both the snowmobile, and the air you are storing it in.

An easy way to remedy this is to store it with a snowmobile cover. Covers can prevent indoor and outdoor toxins from damaging your snowmobile. At EmpireCovers, we have two durable 100% waterproof covers made out of high quality nylon to keep out dust and other debris. They are also breathable to keep out water, mold, and mildew. Each cover comes with a full elastic hem for a secure fit. The trailerable covers come with 8 straps to secure the cover while towing. And because we stand behind all of our products, our snowmobile covers come with a 2 year warranty. Don’t have a snowmobile? Our covers make great gifts!