As the weather warms up and the grass starts to grow, it’s important to prepare your lawn mower for the spring season. Proper maintenance can help your lawn mower run smoothly and efficiently, ensuring that your lawn looks its best. Here is a checklist of steps you can take to prepare your lawn mower for spring:
1. Change the Oil
Before you start using your lawn mower, check the oil level and condition. If the oil is dirty or low, replace it with a high-quality oil that is recommended for your lawn mower. Check the owner’s manual for specific instructions.
2. Change the Spark Plug
A worn or dirty spark plug can make it difficult to start your lawn mower or cause it to run poorly. Replace the spark plug at the beginning of each mowing season to ensure that your lawn mower runs smoothly.
3. Clean or Replace the Air Filter
A clogged air filter can restrict airflow to the engine, which can cause it to run poorly. Clean or replace the air filter at the beginning of each mowing season to ensure that your lawn mower is running efficiently.
4. Sharpen the Blades
Dull blades can tear the grass rather than cutting it cleanly, which can damage the grass and make it more susceptible to disease. Sharpen the blades before the start of the mowing season to ensure that your lawn mower cuts the grass cleanly and efficiently.
5. Check the Fuel
If you left fuel in your lawn mower over the winter, it may have gone bad. Drain the old fuel and replace it with fresh fuel that is recommended for your lawn mower. Make sure to use the correct fuel-to-oil ratio, and never use old or stale fuel.
6. Inspect the Belts and Cables
Check the belts and cables on your lawn mower for any signs of wear or damage. Replace any worn or damaged parts to ensure that your lawn mower is running safely and efficiently.
7. Check the Wheels
Check the wheels on your lawn mower to ensure that they are properly inflated and free from damage. Properly inflated wheels will ensure that your lawn mower is running smoothly and making even cuts.
By following these steps to prepare your lawn mower for spring, you can ensure that it is running smoothly and efficiently. A well-maintained lawn mower will not only help you achieve a beautiful lawn, but it will also last longer and require fewer repairs over time. If you don’t want to do the work yourself, bring your mower to Suburban Lawn Equipment for a service.
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