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3 Simple Tips for New Snowmobile Owners

Snowmobiles are essential vehicles for those who enjoy the snow and the outdoors. If you live in the Snowbelt of the United States or Canada, you likely have access to one or several snowmobiling venues nearby. If you recently purchased a snowmobile or are considering purchasing one, we have a few tips for you to keep in mind.

Follow the Rules

Research the snowmobile associations in your area and find out what permits and licenses you’ll need to start snowmobiling. Failing to secure these permits and licenses could not only hamper your winter plans but can lead to costly fines or other punitive actions. You may need to demonstrate that you know how to operate and handle a snowmobile as well, so take the time to learn in a safe and supervised environment before setting out on your own.

Keep an Emergency Kit

Snowmobiles are fun, but there is always a measure of risk when it comes to outdoor winter sports.  If you are involved in an accident and suffer injuries, it could be several hours or more until help arrives.  Always take an emergency kit with the essentials on your snowmobiling adventures.  In addition to basic survival gear and first aid supplies, make sure you have the proper equipment (GPS, cellular phone, satellite phone, avalanche beacon, etc.) to that match the areas you are riding in.

Invest Wisely in Your Snowmobile

Snowmobiles provide tremendous value over time, but only if you take care of them properly and buy the right equipment. It’s vital to have your snowmobile serviced by qualified technicians.  Snowmobiles respond amazingly on snow if you keep a close eye on your traction.  Carbide runners, studs, and other traction products are essential if you want to keep your snowmobile safe and ready to handle the varying conditions and terrain you will encounter. BITEHARDER tools are designed to help keep your snowmobile’s traction products ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your way. 

Snowmobiles can be fun but functional vehicles, but it’s up to you to ensure you have the most enjoyable experience possible. Invest wisely, make sure you meet your area’s legal requirements, and keep the right tools and emergency supplies with you on every adventure.  We know snowmobiling is sure to become your new favorite hobby.