Lawn Mower Maintenance makes for a happy mower!
Regular tune-ups reduce energy consumption and emission levels for gas-powered mowers, and they'll help you extend the life of your machine.
Regular maintenance includes:
- Changing old fuel. Gas left in the tank for over 90 days can clog the carburetor and make the mower hard to start.
- Remove caked-on grass and mud from the deck. A screwdriver or putty knife is a handy tool for removing clumps of grass from the undercarriage.
- Check the mower blade for dings and have it sharpened at least once a year. Dull blades are less efficient and leave your lawn more susceptible to disease.
- Change the oil and oil filter in the spring each year to ensure top engine performance.
Research shows that lawnmowers with sharp blades use 20 percent less fuel than mowers with chipped or dull blades.