Winter 2014 can definitely go down as one for the record books no matter what region of the country you call home. No state has been spared the cold and snow. So far your snow blower hasn’t had much time to rest in between uses, nor does it look like it will get much anytime soon.

Keep Your Snow Thrower in Tip-Top Shape

Keeping your walkways, mailbox access and driveway free from snow can take a toll on even the best of equipment. It’s probably time to order some new snow thrower parts. Replacing parts before a final break will maintain your snow thrower’s prime condition and have it ready for the next snowfall.

Check all your belts and cables for any cracks or areas of stress that indicate it’s time for a replacement. Tires need tread for efficient use so replace any that are showing wear. You might even consider chains for the tires to make it easier to power through the next big dumping of snow. The engine will be kept running smoothly with fuel stabilizer, oil and a new spark plug. And, of course, you want scraper blades that are up to the heavy snow removal.

You don’t have to brave the snowy roads to find what you need. Online sites, such as carry all the supplies you would need from the comfort and warmth of your home. As you browse for the essential parts, you might even decide that snow cab is looking good to protect you from the nasty wind and cold.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.