Long grass can form habitats and hiding places for pests and dangerous animals. It may also send negative messages to your neighbours; that you are an untidy and unorganised person. To keep it short and tidy, you may require a ride-on lawnmower, especially during mowing season (when the grass has grown long).
Depending on the type of grass you have, this season can vary, meaning that some grass may require mowing rarely, while other grass may require mowing often. This tells you that you might need to store your ride-on lawnmower for some time before using it again. To ensure your lawnmower remains in great condition, you need to maintain it. Note these lawnmower maintenance tips to ensure you get the most out of your lawnmower and also ensure it serves you for the longest time possible.
Checking The Oil
You should check the lawnmower oil between mowing seasons. You mostly want to top it up or change it if it is dirty. Oil gets dirty during lawnmower use and storage. Dirty oil is dark in colour; it can damage some components, meaning expensive replacements or repairs.
Emptying and Refilling Lawnmower Fuel
Drain your lawnmower fuel after mowing season and before storage. Storing the lawnmower with fuel, especially for those who mow their lawns rarely, can lead to starting problems. Fill up the fuel tank when mowing season begins; that way you are guaranteed of fresh and clean fuel that has not been getting dirty in storage.
Always inspect your fuel filter for dirt and clogs. If the filter is dirty or clogged, your lawnmower will not use fuel efficiently, meaning your lawnmower will waste fuel. You may also have to buy fuel frequently. A dirty filter can also make your fuel dirty, leading to damaged components. Change out the filter as needed to ensure efficient fuel use and the longevity of your lawnmower.
The sparkplug is responsible for making it possible to start your lawnmower. It needs to be inspected and cleaned. You might be required to read the lawnmower manual because a sparkplug might be slightly technical to understand. If you are replacing it, ensure you use the right plug and don't tighten it too hard; this may cause the starting mechanism to malfunction. If this seems confusing, you can always hire a ride-on lawnmower maintenance specialist.
For more information, contact a ride-on lawnmower service.