Save your back, and hours of labor, by buying a snowblower. Here are a couple of things to think about when making this important purchase.
- Step 1: Ask the salesperson about maintenance. The idea is to buy a snowblower that is dependable and easy to maintain.
- Step 2: Make your purchase once you have found the right snowblower. Now you've got no more excuses to let the snow pile up!
- FACT: During the 1998 to 1999 season, Mount Baker in Washington state received 95 feet of snow.
- Step 3: Test drive the snowblower. Most snowblower shops will have a test model that you can take out for a spin.
- TIP: Don't be afraid to shop around for a used snowblower if you're on a tight budget.
- Step 4: Determine what class of snowblower you need depending on the size of your driveway and the average amount of snow you receive in a given year.
- TIP: A heavy-duty snowblower is appropriate for longer driveways; a light-duty snowblower will do for small areas. Medium-duty will cover all areas in between.
- Step 5: Read some consumer reviews to determine which snowblowers have the best records.
- : Always use ear and eye protection when operating a snowblower. Never attempt to adjust or free the blades when the machine is on.