Is Your Lawn Mower Ready for Summer?
While we are tossing out all these handy home hints (that is what we do, after
all), here are some to get your mower ready for the summer: Inspect all
surfaces. Check out the deck, belts, blades and all bolts and fasteners. Check
out the tires and wheels. If you have fuel older than 30 days stored in
containers, get rid of it! Do not use it. Chances are you have had separation
between the fuel and ethanol. Do you have any idea when you last changed the
oil in your mower? Drain it and replace it with oil the manufacturer
recommends. Consider replacing the sparkplug—if you do, add a couple drops of
engine oil into the hole, and then replace the plug. Check your air and fuel
filters and replace if dirty or clogged.