The weather this summer has certainly kept us on our toes! When we weren’t caught in a torrential rainfall, we were stuck under the brutal summer sun; and as much as we’ve felt these weather extremes, we can be sure that our grass has felt it, too. We’re sure you put your mower to the test this season whenever you managed to catch a few hours of dry weather.
As we approach the fall, it’s time to give your mower a little TLC as a way of saying “thank you” for staying strong during this difficult season. Here are a few maintenance tips to help keep that motor purring:
Take a peek at the oil level. The oil in your mower helps keep the machinery running smoothly, just as it does in a car. Your oil should be light in color and free from debris; if you see any floating objects or the oil has turned black, it’s time for a change. Read your owner’s manual to make sure you use the right type of oil for your machine.
Check your filters. If you’re running your mower with a dirty or clogged air filter, you’re burning up more gasoline than you need to. Your air filter should be easy to access and change. Not sure what type of filter your mower takes? The staff at a mower parts store like Gator Mower Parts should be able to guide you in the right direction.
Get a professional tune-up. It’s like a spa day for your mower! Taking your mower to the pros will let you get on with your life while they knock out the two tasks listed above, and then some. A typical tune-up involves fluid change, spark plug and filter replacement, and diagnostics. If you’re in a hurry to get your mower fixed up, try scheduling your appointment after the end of mowing season or into the winter months.
The tasks required to keep your mower in fighting shape don’t take too long and are usually inexpensive, as long as you keep up with your maintenance schedule year-round. If you’re unsure of where to start, get in touch with the Longwood mower parts people at Gator. Call 407-260-1292 to learn more or to schedule your consultation today.