Winter has officially arrived, and with it some snowmobile safety tips. If you’re itching to awaken your snowmobile from its hibernation or considering embarking on your first trail adventure, it’s time to inject some fun into the snowscape!
Ensure both you and your sled are geared up for the season’s snowy antics. Whether you’re a rookie or a seasoned rider, let the excitement build as you get ready to conquer the snow by giving your sled a proper checkup. Winter adventures await—let the good times roll!
Sledding season is underway, and it’s a great time to review some basic safety tips that will ensure you make it home safely from the trails this winter.
Just like pampering your car, your snowmobile craves some regular maintenance too! The best thing to do is let a professional mechanic work their magic, or if you are mechanically inclined, begin by doing a walk-around of your machine, checking for any noticeable signs of damage, rust or loose parts. Be sure to also inspect your fluids. This includes gas, brake fluids and coolant.
And oh, don’t forget to check on your battery. Picture this: ending your thrilling ride only to have your machine breaking down in sub-zero temperatures and having to wait for a tow truck! No one wants that! So, give your battery some love and avoid the icy wait for a tow truck. Even if you’re living it up with a rented snowmobile from a club, a walk-around is equally as important from both a safety and liability perspective. Let the snowy adventures begin! 🌨️🛷✨
No matter how nice it may look outside, don’t be fooled when you’re heading out on your snowmobile. Weather conditions during the winter months can change at the drop of hat. For example, is there enough snow? Have the pathways been groomed? Are there warnings for loose snow or avalanches in the region you’re looking to explore? Being prepared for various conditions and knowing when to stay back is an important lesson for all sled riders to learn. Snowmobiling should be fun, safe and social but before the first snowflakes fall, check with your broker to make sure you’re properly protecting both you and your sled.