Tips for Lawn Mower Maintenance

Maintaining your lawn mower is crucial for ensuring its longevity and peak performance. Neglecting to perform regular maintenance can result in costly repairs and reduce the longevity of your model. Our team at Rotti's Power Equipment can help you keep your mower in top shape! Continue reading to learn more about maintenance tasks you can do at home.

1. Change the Oil

Just like with a car, the oil in your lawn mower needs to be changed regularly. Check your owner's manual for the recommended frequency, but typically oil changes should be done every 50 hours of use.

2. Keep the Filter Clean

A dirty air filter can restrict airflow to the engine, causing it to run poorly or stall. Check your air filter before each use and clean or replace it as needed.

3. Sharpen the Blades

Dull blades can tear the grass instead of cutting it cleanly, leading to an uneven lawn. Sharpen the mower blades at least once a year, or more frequently if you have a large yard or mow often.

4. Check the Spark Plugs

A worn spark plug can cause the mower to have problems starting and result in poor performance. Check the spark plugs at least once a year and replace them as necessary.

5. Store the Mower Well

When not in use, store your mower in a dry, covered area. If you live in a cold climate, make sure to drain the fluids before storing your mower for the winter.

Regular maintenance can save you time and money and ensure your lawn always looks its best. Visit us in West Boylston, MA, to browse our selection of mowers and stock up on the parts you need. We proudly serve the Fitchburg area.

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