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Electric snow blowers work great for small areas
If you live in an area with light snowfall events and you don’t want to deal with gas and annual oil changes, an electric snow blower may be the right option for you. You’ll need a heavy-duty winter-rated extension cord and you’ll have to follow a specific snow removal pattern to avoid cutting the cord or wrapping it around the auger. But electric snow blowers are a great choice for small areas.
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Battery-powered snow blowers are gaining ground
A battery-powered snow blower can be an even better option because it eliminates the hassle of gas, oil changes and annual spark plug service. These machine work great for small to average driveways with light to medium snowfall depths. A single charge can run the machine for about 30 minutes. If you need to run longer, simply buy a second set of batteries.
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Gas-powered snow blowers require extra care
Stale gas has always been the #1 cause of small engine problems, even before ethanol gas came on the scene. So you must add a fuel stabilizer to fresh gas and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for off-season storage.