As winter melts away and spring nears here in Wisconsin and Minnesota, it’s time to start closing the door on winter and welcoming in the fresh spring air. Pull out those empty bins marked “winter gear” and find the right storage locker for your snowmobile. But before you hide everything away until next winter, follow these two tips to help keep your valued items protected.
Tip # 1: Insure Your Snowmobile Year-Round
Most folks think they’ll be saving money by not carrying snowmobile insurance year-round. The thing is, most insurance companies take into account that snowmobiles will not be used when there isn’t any snow on the ground and adjust premiums during warm seasons. Your snowmobile is still at risk for a variety of events that could damage or destroy it, from vandalism to theft to fire. Protecting your sled while it’s in storage is one of the smartest things you can do.
Tip #2: Add Your Winter Gear to Your Home Inventory
Make sure you update your home inventory list before you pack up your winter gear. It’s always a good idea to update your home inventory to ensure it includes all the new toys and accessories you’ve acquired over the past season. Make sure to account for everything:
- Snow tubes
- Snow sleds
- Hats and helmets
- Coats and snow suits
- Gloves, mittens, scarves and ear muffs
Don’t have a home inventory yet? Don’t worry! Now’s a great time to start one, as you can update it as you pack away winter and prepare for spring. Feel free to give our team at Reis Insurance Agency a call if you need help creating your inventory.