Get Ready for the Snowy Trail

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The crisp winter air, the snow in the sky, and snowmobiles finally on the trail. Winter is right around the corner and snowmobile preparation is an important step into a winter wonderland. Foremost Insurance Group is prepared for the snowy trails and recommends getting your sled in prime condition for rides.

“To be ready to hit the trails when the snow starts to fall, you should make sure to correctly prepare your sled for riding.” Senior Product Manager, Kevin Henry

The crisp winter air, the snow in the sky, and snowmobiles finally on the trail. Winter is right around the corner and snowmobile preparation is an important step into a winter wonderland. Foremost Insurance Group is prepared for the snowy trails and recommends getting your sled in prime condition for rides.

Senior Product Manager, Kevin Henry says that preparing your snowmobile correctly will help ensure safe and productive rides this winter. “Chances are your snowmobile has been stored away for several months. To be ready to hit the trails when the snow starts to fall, you should make sure to correctly prepare your sled for riding.”

The perfectly powdered trails are just around the corner and Foremost® recommends these check points for your sled before the winter hits.

  • Check out the sled - Look over your machine for any obvious stresses from last season or from storage. Loose parts, buckling, cracks, and worn belts are some examples of things you could notice under good lighting. Check lights and signals to make sure they are working.
  • Check intakes and unplug - If you used a cloth to block your air intakes, make sure to remove it and check the pipes for any unsuspecting creatures. Also, replace the spark plugs if you removed them for storage.
  • Fresh fluid time - Add fresh gas (to an empty tank), coolant and brake fluid to the ride. Make sure they are all topped off before your first journey of the season.
  • Survey the skis - Skis should be in good condition to ensure a smooth ride. If you have plastic skis, check for deep cuts. If you have steel skis, check for holes. Also, make sure the skis are aligned properly.
  • Carburetor cleaning - A dirty carburetor is the main cause of engine failure when your sled is taken out of storage. Using some basic tools and carburetor cleaner, you can be assured a clean ride.
  • Check the owner’s manual - Each sled is different and the owner’s manual is a good place to brush up on pre-winter checks. Also, local repair shops usually offer out-of-storage checks for snowmobiles.
  • Make sure your sled is covered - Safety on the trail is very important, and so is being covered by a good insurance policy. Having insurance that covers your sled, safety apparel, and optional equipment will help you have a carefree journey.

The snow is coming soon and Foremost wants you to be safe on the winter trails. To learn more about Foremost products or share feedback, visit http://www.Foremost.com, our blog at blog.foremost.com, our Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/ForemostInsurance or our Twitter page at http://www.Twitter.com/Foremost.

A part of the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®, Foremost Insurance Group ("Foremost") has been a leader in personal lines insurance since 1952. Foremost is headquartered in Caledonia, Michigan. Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For information about Farmers, visit http://www.Farmers.com.

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Renee Kolzow