Just like your car, truck, or SUV, lawn mowers need regular tune-ups to keep them running in tip-top condition. Performing a tune-up on your mower is relatively inexpensive, but extremely important. And like a vehicle, which requires tune-ups after a certain amount of time has passed or miles driven, mowers should be tuned up based on hours used. The best rule-of-thumb when looking for how often you should be tuning up your mower is to check your owner’s manual for reference. If you no longer have access to your manual, you can find a general maintenance schedule for lawn mowers here.
- Change the oil
- Replace the air filter
- Replace the spark plug
- Add a fuel stabilizer to the gasoline
Riding mowers may require all of the above, plus an oil and fuel filter change as well. According to research by Briggs & Stratton, 66 percent of homeowners that purchased a new push mower will perform a tune-up at least once a season. Also, 76 percent of homeowners will tune-up their engine mower before the season starts. Tuning up is key in extending the life of a mower engine and can reduce emissions by up to 30 percent! (source: prnewswire.com, http://prn.to/1J8lkd0)
For homeowners who don’t have time to spare for tune-ups, we at Buehrer Power Equipment offer top-notch maintenance services. If your mower experiences a breakdown, bring it to Buehrer’s to be fixed and we’ll have it back up and running within 48 hours OR provide you with a free loaner until it’s complete! For commercial cutters, the down time guarantee is just 3 hours! For more information you can give us a call during regular business hours at 419-428-3114 (toll free 888-428-3114) or send us a message at any time on our website.
Trust Buehrer’s, “The Lawn Mower Specialists”. We look forward to serving you!