Here at Snow Blowers Direct, we know there are concerns that float through your mind as you consider investing in a snow blower.
One concern many people face is the long-term cost associated with annual maintenance requirements.
It's a legitimate concern, but one you may be able to put to rest.
We'll explore the maintenance requirements of a snow blower, and the costs associated, to help put your mind at ease.
What Maintenance is Required?
Electric snow blowers require nearly no maintenance at all. Aside from very occasionally replacing worn parts, there are no oil changes or spark plugs to worry about, so it's more or less "plug and go."
Cordless (battery operated) snow blowers also don't require any regular maintenance but may need replacement batteries over the years.
Gas snow blowers are the only kinds that really require maintenance. They'll require oil changes, new spark plugs, shear pin replacements, and other fun stuff. Luckily, the costs associated with these maintenance requirements aren't that high.
How Often is Maintenance Required on Gas Snow Blowers?
Oil changes are to be done after the first 5 hours of use but are not required again until the end of the year or at 50 hours of use. However, we suggest checking your oil after every 5 hours of use to ensure it's at the right level and not getting too dirty.