What are the advantages of maintaining my outdoor power equipment?

Regular maintenance is important for the safety and performance of your outdoor power equipment. There are benefits for your lawn as well.

 

Many lawn problems result from dull or poorly balanced mower blades that can shred grass, leaving it susceptible to fungus, disease and infestation. Regular maintenance can help keep your lawn healthy by keeping your mower blades sharp and in balance. Both ensure and clean, even cut.

How often should my lawn mower be serviced?

Yearly! Please refer to your owner's manual for the recommended service intervals. A number of owner's manuals are available online if you misplaced yours.

Service and Repair on Outdoor Power Equipment:

Lawn Mowers

  • Inspect fuel and gas cap
  • Inspect or replace air filter
  • Inspect or replace spark plug, adjust cap
  • Clean built up debris from under mower deck
  • Change and dispose of used oil and replace filter (if equipped)
  • Check blade brake clutch
  • Lubricate bearings
  • Clean clippings and debris from mower and belt area, replace belt cover
  • Inspect mower blade, sharpen or replace if necessary
  • Check blade for balance and straightness
  • Test operation of safety systems
  • Test overall operation of the mower

 

After an initial analysis of unit, if it is deemed that more work than a service will cover is needed, an estimate will be provided first.

Riding Mowers

  • Inspect belts for wear, adjust tension
  • Clean engine compartment
  • Replace spark plug(s), adjust gap
  • Inspect or replace air filter
  • Check battery voltage and continuity
  • Change and dispose of oil and replace filter (if applicable)
  • Grease axle(s) and mower spindles (if applicable)
  • Test operation of brakes, and transmission
  • Sharpen blades, check balance and straightness to avoid vibration
  • Clean bult-up debris from under mower deck
  • Test operation of safety systems
  • Check tire tread and pressure

 

After an initial analysis of unit, if it is deemed that more work than a service will cover is needed, an estimate will be provided first.