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Always go through the front-to-back inspection process before you start riding for the day.

Engine stop switch

Accidents sometimes occur when a driver starts a snowmobile but is not prepared to take control of it immediately. To start safely:

  • Point the machine in a safe direction.
  • Position yourself to control the machine when it starts.
  • Set the parking brake.
  • Set the key and the engine stop switch (also sometimes known as a safety switch) to the “on” position.
  • If your engine is cold, choke or prime it.
  • If your machine has a reverse gear, be sure the snowmobile is in a forward gear before you start off.