How to Perform a Tune-Up on a Lawn Mower
Spending an hour a year tuning up your lawn mower can save you time and money throughout the mowing season.
Performing a tune-up on your lawn mower is 7 easy steps.
- Putty knife
- Blade grinder
- Blade balancer
- Spark plug wrench or ratchet and socket.
- Spark plug gap gauge.
- Oil filter wrench.
Clean under the deck with a putty knife.
Sharpen and balance or replace the blade.
Oregon aftermarket makes our most popular blade balancer.
Install a new, properly gapped, spark plug.
Change the oil. If your engine is equipped with an oil filter it should be replaced as well.
If it’s difficult to remove your oil filter try one our Oil Filter Wrenches.
Clean or replace the air filter.
Foam pre-filters are a great way to prolong the life of your air filter.
Drain the fuel tank and properly dispose of old fuel. If your equipment is equipped with a fuel filter it should be replaced as well.
Fill lawn mower with gasoline that has a Fuel Stabilizer added.
Gasoline goes stale in about 30 days which makes starting your engine more difficult if not impossible.
We recommend using only premium grade fuel in all your outdoor power equipment. Lower octane fuel contains more ethanol which attracts moisture and causes carburetor failure.
For additional information refer to your equipment owners manual.