We all know that cars require service from time to time—the engine needs lubrication to operate properly. However, people often neglect maintaining their lawn mower, despite its needing similar attention. Lawn mowers are also powered by a motor, which requires service in order to cut your lawn properly. Here is an overview of lawn mower service basics that will ensure your equipment lasts a long time:
Oil and Filter Changes
Just like your vehicle, your lawn mower requires oil and filter changes. Unlike your car, it's difficult to monitor the mileage on your mower. That’s why it's important to keep your owner's manual and reference the suggested service requirements inside or to ask your lawn mower service expert for advice on when tune-ups are necessary.
The moving parts of your mower require adequate lubrication to ensure that they operate smoothly, efficiently, and quietly.
Your grass is cut by your mower's blades. If you're noticing that your lawn doesn't look as good after you mow as it used to, it may be due to dullness of your blades. It's recommended that blades be sharpened once a year by your lawn mower service center.
It's a good idea to keep your mower blades clean, preferably after each use. Otherwise grass and moisture will build up on your blades, causing the rotary blade deck to become clogged and inefficient.
Before the winter months, you'll want to be sure that your mower is thoroughly cleaned and that its gasoline is drained, so it will be running perfectly come spring.
At Suburban Lawn and Equipment, we provide top-quality lawn mower service and repairs, because we understand that it takes a functional mower to have a beautiful lawn. To learn more about our mower maintenance services, call (302) 793-9605.