There’s no doubt about it: we’ve had a very strange winter this year. One moment, a storm is bringing in grey clouds and lower temperatures; the next, the sun is shining and the air is warm and dry. Not only does this unpredictability make it difficult to lay out your wardrobe for the next week, it also makes it difficult to get your lawn mowing schedule on track. How do you know when it’s time to kick it into high gear?
As your trusted experts on Longwood lawn mowers and related supplies, the team at Gator Mower Parts encourages you to start getting ready for spring now to save yourself the hassle later. Here are three simple steps to take so you can make sure your mower can handle a little extra work:
Take care of a little spring cleaning. As someone who’s used a lawn mower a few times, you know that cutting grass can make a bit of a mess. Even if your grass wasn’t too long, those trimmings can get kicked up and caught in the belts and wheels, causing them to burn out faster than they should. Use a leaf blower to get the loose bits out and scrape away the stuck-on pieces with a screwdriver.
Give your spark plugs a little extra TLC. Those spark plugs can wear out over time, leaving you with a mower that won’t start and a lawn in desperate need of trimming. If you need to replace your spark plugs, make sure you clean around the plug before you remove it to keep any debris from entering the cylinder, and NEVER remove the plug with brute force--it could damage the engine.
Filters aren’t just for your car. Just the way a car does, your lawn mower uses air and fuel filters to keep everything running smoothly. This spring, get rid of those dirty fuel filters and get a new set ready to keep your mower in great shape all season long. While you’re at it, you might as well get some clean oil running through your system, too.
For the most part, lawn mower upkeep and maintenance tasks should be easy enough for a homeowner with the right set of tools. However, if you’re unsure about what to do or what kind of replacement parts you may need, you should leave it to the pros instead of guessing! The Longwood lawn mower pros at Gator Mower Parts have everything you need to get started. Call us today at 407-260-1292 to learn more.