Getting Ready for Mowing Season

by | Mar 6, 2023

Getting ready for the spring mowing season is an exciting time every year! But – make sure your lawn mower is in good working order before you get it out cutting.

Here are some important tips to help you prepare for the season:

  1. Change the oil and filter: Fresh oil and a clean filter keep your lawn mower running smoothly. This is a must do every year.

  2. Check the spark plug: A dirty or worn spark plug makes it difficult to start your mower. If it looks worn OR it’s more than a year old, replace it.

  3. Check the air filter: A dirty or clogged air filter is a primary cause of low mower efficiency and performance. Again, if it looks even a little dirty or it’s more than a year old, replace it. This is an inexpensive and easy change that will pay dividends.

  4. Sharpen the blade: A dull blade tears the grass instead of cutting it cleanly, which leads to uneven and unhealthy lawns. This one is a little tougher, but if the blade looks damaged or excessively worn, get it sharpened.

  5. Check the fuel system: Old, stale gasoline will cause significant problems for your lawn mower’s engine, including corrosion. Unless you’ve smartly added stabilizer, you probably won’t get your mower started unless you drain the old and add fresh gasoline before the start of the season.

When it comes to lawn mower maintenance and repair, your local independent lawn more store is the best bet, even if you are skilled at the above maintenance items. Local dealers have experienced technicians and the right tools to get your mower running its best. They live in and know your community and lawn care needs, and they provide personalized service and advice and offer better value than larger retailers.

In addition, local independent lawn mower stores often have a wide range of replacement parts and accessories available, which can help keep your lawn mower running smoothly for years to come.

When choosing lawn mower repair or maintenance service, you should consider checking reputation and credentials. Look for dealer reviews or recommendations from other customers and ask about their experience working with your specific brand and model of lawn mower.

Click here to find an independent dealer near you.

Overall, proper maintenance and regular servicing of your lawn mower can help ensure that it runs smoothly and lasts for many years. By using a local independent lawn mower store, you can get the personalized service and support you need to keep your lawn looking its best.

For more tips on getting ready for the mowing season- check out this video.