1. Check the Oil
Checking and changing the oil regularly is essential for ensuring that there’s enough lubrication for your mower to work efficiently and reduce wear on components.
2. Clean the Air Filter
The air filter helps to prevent dust, dirt, and debris from entering the engine which can cause damage. Cleaning or replacing the air filter regularly will reduce wear on your engine and keep it running efficiently.
3. Change the Spark Plug
The spark plug is essential for starting the mower, so checking and replacing it periodically is important to ensure that your mower starts up easily and runs smoothly.
4. Sharpen the Blades
The blades should be sharpened regularly to ensure that the mower cuts grass efficiently and evenly.
5. Inspect the Mower Deck and Discharge Chute
Check for any buildup of dirt, debris, or grass clippings that can affect performance.
6. Check Tire Pressure and Tread
Properly inflated tires are important for reducing wear and tear on the mower and for improving your mowing performance.
7. Give It a Tune-up
A regular tune-up will help to ensure that all components of the engine are running as efficiently as possible. This can include checking fluid levels, cleaning or replacing parts, and adjusting settings.
8. Check the Battery
The battery should be checked for any corrosion and the connection should be tightened to ensure that it has a good electrical connection.