Spring checklist for your mower to keep it in top performing condition
• Has the oil been changed? –The best thing you can do for a long and productive engine life is to change the oil and filter regularly.
• Have the spark plugs, air filter, and fuel filters been changed? –Keeping up on these simple maintenance areas will provide the right conditions necessary for your engine to perform at its full potential.
• Have the blades been sharpened? –Blades get dull, nicked, and bent. Having the deck inspected and serviced will ensure you are getting the best quality of cut possible with your mower.
• Has the lawn mower been lubricated? –More than likely there are lubrication points on your mower that should be serviced at least once a year. The most common cause for bearing failure is lack of lubrication.
• Have the belts been inspected? –Most mid-season belt related breakdowns can be prevented by having damaged or worn belts replaced before they break.
• Lastly, make sure you have at least 89 octane fuel in the tank. –Most fuel related problems can be avoided by filling the tank with 89 or better fuel, and adding a stabilizer at the end of the mowing season.
---Provided courtesy of Superior Mowers & More.