AMSOIL has a variety of oils that will protect your snow blower this winter. The first step when deciding what oil to run in your snow blower is to read the users manual. Usually it suggests a 5W-30 or synthetic 0W-30 oil since you’ll be running the equipment in sub-zero temperatures.
Every time someone asks me what oil they should use in their snow blower it usually leads to a much longer conversation as I end up asking these questions.
Do you have a 2-stroke or 4-stroke engine on your snow thrower?
What oil are you currently using in your vehicles or other OPE?
How cold do you expect winter to be in your area and where do you store your snow blower?
Do you purchase fuel that doesn’t contain ethanol?
Normal Service – Up to 40,000 kilometres or one year, whichever comes first.
Severe Service – Up to 24,000 kilometres or one year, whichever comes first.
Here in Canada everyone is limited to the Severe Service schedule so that simplifies things even more. But knowing the service life of the product doesn’t mean you can simply forget about your oil or your vehicle until the mileage or the time expires. That is the same service interval as 4 “normal” oil changes!