Summer Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

July 1, 2011



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To make sure that your lawn mower runs in top condition all summer long, follow this quick and easy checklist:

  • Tune up your engine – change the spar plug, but make sure that you replace it with a spark plug that matches your particular engine model number.
Spark Plug

Spark Plug

  • Change the oil in your lawn mower engine – experts recommend changing the oil for every fifty hours of use to remove the muck and sediment buildup and ensure that your engine stays clean and pristine.
Engine Oil

Engine Oil

  • Change the gas in your lawn mower – gas from the previous year should be drained out of the engine and replaced with a fresh tank. Gas stabilizer can be used to make sure that gas stays fresher longer.
Fuel Stabilizer

Fuel Stabilizer

  • Replace engine air filter (or clean it if possible) – a clean air filter allows clear air flow for your engine and allows it to run better and more efficiently.
Air Filter

Air Filter

  • Lubricate lawn mower wheels and axles – to make sure that your machine is easier and smoother to push.
Grease

Lubricant grease

  • Sharpen lawn mower blade – dull blades pull out and destroy grass roots. Lawn mower blade can be sharpened with a metal file, but make sure that it does not go out of balance as it will cause vibrations. Replace blade if worn, bent or broken.
Lawn Mower Blade

Lawn Mower Blade

  • Clean lawn mower undercarriage of garden debris throughout the cutting season – by using a small scraper to peel of sticky mud, grass, etc. Your machine will run much more efficient and will last longer.

Happy summer!

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