Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about our jet ski or snowmobile rentals, feel free to reach out to us at any time. For your convenience we have compiled a list here of some of our most frequently received questions. From rental information to booking and more, we are here to help! You can reach us by phone at (403) 554 – 3230 or via our online form.

FAQ

When renting a sled or jet ski is there a certain area or distance you can or can not take a rental vehicle?

When renting a vehicle from WSVR we allow you to take the vehicle anywhere you like, as long as it is returned on time.

 

Would travel time to and from my destination cost money?

When renting a vehicle from WSVR we include travel time up to a maximum of a day for no charge. Please ask your booking agent for more information in regards to this.

 

What happens if my vehicle breaks down or is damaged beyond use while im on my trip?

WSVR will make every effort possible to make sure a new vehicle is delivered to you if breakdown or damage occur while on a trip.

How do I store my sled for the season?

As we are primarily a BRP shop here are the TIPS handed down by the manufacturers that should be followed to make sure your sled is ready and running in Tip Top shape when you pull it out next winter. (Should and can be followed for any make of sled.)

Summer Snowmobile Storage Tips

Storing your Ski-Doo snowmobile for the summer is often a sad day for snowmobilers but taking the right steps in spring can make all the difference once the snow starts to fall next season. Here are a few summer snowmobile storage tips, tricks and product recommendations from a crew who have stored more snowmobiles than most of us will in a lifetime – Carl Kuster and his staff at Carl Kuster Mountain Park!

Most Important Snowmobile Summarization Steps

1. Fuel system – Take care of the fuel in your tank
2. Engine and Chaincase oils – Get the old oils out and put in fresh oil

Snowmobile Fuel system

Odds are you’ve had to use ethanol-blended fuel, but even if you haven’t, probably the most important thing you can do is to add fuel stabilizer to any remaining fuel in the tank and run your sled long enough to get that mixture into the complete system. This is essential for long-term summer sled storage.

Recommended Product: XPS Carbon Free Fuel Treatment

Snowmobile Oil Changes

If you’re the owner of a Ski-Doo 4-stroke snowmobile, this is the perfect time to change your snowmobile oil, removing any dirt and particles before it sits all summer.

Recommended Product: You’ll find the complete oil change kit from XPS makes this job quick and easy!

Change the Chaincase Oil

For all Ski-Doo owners, now’s the time to refresh your chaincase oil. Take the old out and put in fresh oil so any moisture from winter use is eliminated and your chain and gears are coated with clean oil.

Recommended Product: XPS Synthetic Chaincase Oil

Ski-Doo Snowmobile E-TEC Summerization

Ski-Doo snowmobiles with Rotax E-TEC engines make storing your sled for summer extremely quick and easy thanks to their automatic summerization function. Your Ski-Doo owner’s manual details this process, but it takes nothing more than the push of a button to prep the internal workings of your snowmobile engine for long-term summer storage.

Wash, Rinse, Shine

This summer sled storage step seems like an obvious one, but it’s probably the most overlooked. Grab the bucket, sponge and a hose and give your sled a good scrub and a rinse. This removes any dirt and salt that might be sitting on your sled, just waiting to corrode those metal parts. This step is especially necessary if you use an open trailer to transport your sleds. Even if you use an enclosed trailer, think of all the salty road crossings, and muddy corners you’ve carved throughout the season. Once thoroughly washed and dried, give it a good shining with a protective polish/wax before tucking your snowmobile in for the summer. Doing so will keep harmful substances away from the finishes on your sled and have it looking sharp when you pull the cover off next season.

Recommended Product: XPS Spray Cleaner and Polish

Lube Your Snowmobile Chassis

This is the one that gets missed! You’ve spent an entire season doing whatever it takes to get “That Ski-Doo Feeling” and your sled has absorbed every bump, drop, mogul and sidehill along the way. All those moving parts have worked hard. It’s time to show them some love. Your Ski-Doo snowmobile is outfitted with grease zerks to make this one of the easiest steps in the summer snowmobile storage process. You’ll find them near the base of the suspension arms in the rear skid, and you may also have a couple near the ski spindles depending on the year and model of your snowmobile. Consult your owner’s manual to make sure you find them all. A few pumps with the grease gun will have things nice and limber for next season.

Recommended Product: XPS Suspension Grease

Put Your Snowmobile to Bed

With the above items checked off your summer sled storage list, it’s time to find that perfect seasonal resting place for your snowmobile. Consider lifting your sled off the ground, letting the track and skis hang freely so your sled’s suspension doesn’t sit compressed without moving for months on end. Jack stands work great for this, but typical items you probably already have in your garage – such as a 2×4 of adequate length – can work just fine. Cover it with a snowmobile cover, or even a tarp – but breathable covers are best to get moisture out. Doing so will keep it protected from any harmful substances that might accidentally find their way to your sled, and have it looking showroom-fresh when winter comes again. And if rodents are a concern, don’t be afraid to sprinkle a few moth balls under the hood and along the running boards… just don’t forget to remove them before you fire it back up in the fall!

Recommended Product: Ski-Doo Sled Cover

Renting a motorized watercraft/boat without a boat licence?

There have been some people asking about what is required to rent a boat in Canada, if you do not have a boat licence, so we have put together what we do to maintain safety when renting a boat from WSVR. (Although it is ultimately the renters responsibility to use good judgement and common sense, the steps we have put in place and laws governing that are as follows.)

Proof of competency in Canada can take one of three forms:

A Pleasure Craft Operator Card…

Water and Snow Vehicle Rental deliver a boating safety course accredited by Transport Canada.

A Rental Boat Safety Checklist…

Those without previous proof of competency that rent a pleasure craft fitted with a motor will be required to complete a rental boat safety checklist, and carry on board the co-signed section of the Checklist as proof of competency for the duration of the rental.

A written proof of having successfully taken a boating safety course…

Carrying on board written proof of having successfully taken a boating safety course prior to April 1, 1999 can be used to demonstrate proof of competency.

Non-Residents of Canada…

Non-Residents of Canada Non-residents may demonstrate proof of competency by providing proof of competency from their own country or by completing a Rental Boat Safety Checklist

If you have further questions about this or any of Water and Snow Vehicle Rentals safety policies and procedures please feel free to contact us or check our website as it is updated regularly.