Was installing snowblower on my father-in-laws 1025 and he gave me a tip. I'm not sure if it makes any difference but here is the tip he gave me. He told me to remove shear bolts from augers. Then grease the fitting and spin by hand for each one. Repeat until grease comes out on both ends of auger. Do the same for both sides. Replace shear bolts done. Said it would keep them from rusting inside and binding up over time.
So I am going to do the same procedure to mine. Guess it won't hurt anything and might do some good.