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Tips on Do It Yourself Lawnmower Maintenance

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					Let's all be honest here, who does not want to have a lawn that will make passersby
stop and breathe out the words "beautiful" and "enviable"?; your front lawn speaks a
lot about how you keep your home and people respond to it, which is why a reliable
lawn mower is a must have among your gardening tools and equipment and invest in
it you must, since these babies don't come very cheap.
  With that being said, you need to take into consideration some tips on how you can
do proper lawnmower maintenance or the occasional repair yourself, after all, you
need to learn how to take care of that investment of yours.
  Because of the changing seasons, your lawnmower gets exposed to elements that can
cause damage to its blades as well as other parts so you need to make sure that you
follow the golden rule in garden machinery care; and that is to keep your lawn mower
stored in a place where rain or snow can't get to it whenever you are not using it.
  Now to make sure that you will still have a perfectly working lawn mower come
summer season, you need to make sure that you check your batteries regularly during
the off - season; be sure to check if the batteries need to be recharged and start the
lawn mower's engine from time to time. You should also check if you've got old fuel
in the tank since old or deteriorated fuel can damage your lawn mower's engine. Get
rid of old fuel that can clog up the carburetor in your lawn mower's small engine and
simply add a fuel stabilizer every time you fill the tanks with fuel, this way you can
avoid spending a lot of time and energy trying to start a clogged up engine as well as
save a lot of money on costly lawn mower servicing. Checking the oil in the engine
every three months or so is also important in keeping your lawn mower in good
working order; at eh very least, change the oil inside the engine before you begin
using it again during spring time especially if it has yet been given an oil change
before you stored it during the winter. Keep in mind that your lawn mower is powered
by an engine (unless you own one of those manually powered lawn mowers) and all
automotive engines need regular oil engines for it to work properly and avoid
premature damages.
  Another inexpensive and quite simple thing you can do to extend your lawn mower's
life is to replace the filters and the spark plugs before you use it again during summer
or spring. It's very simple really; you need to replace the fuel filter so your engine can
start easily, replace paper filters and wash and air dry the foam filters, soon enough
you'd be surprised at how well your lawn mower is getting the job done.
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