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Snowmobile repair numbers soar

Auto experts find business with fresh snowfall

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This year's snowfall has meant big business for snowmobiles.
Derek Zimmerman-Guyer / WDAY News

MOORHEAD — There is no shortage of snowmobile enthusiasts in this region, and with more snow on way, auto experts say snowmobile repair numbers are skyrocketing.

Spencer Olsen specializes in snowmobile service at KRK Marine and Powersports, where business is booming.

"Business has been really good, especially after this big snowfall we just had about a week ago. The last two weeks we probably serviced around 20 snowmobiles," Olsen said.

As of Tuesday, Jan.4, he is working on six more snowmobiles. Olsen is even fixing problems that pop up when snowmobiles aren't in use.

"Typically, what we see in preseason, there is lack of maintenance during the off season, a lot of carburetor issues gummed up ethanol in the carburetors," he said.


It's basically like keeping your car up to speed and fine tuned when it's not needed, which is also the time he says you should snag a snowmobile.


"It's good to buy during the off season because you can check in, check everything over, make sure it's gonna be in good operating condition and save condition before you go out on the trails," Olson said.

Olsen says if you're eager to get on the trails, snowmobiles are a dime a dozen in the area.

"There's lots to be had for the under the $1,000 price range," he said.

Tune-ups cost just $250, and is a good investment to avoid getting stranded in the snow.

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