Keep your mower on its A-game with an annual lawn mower winterization. A well taken care of lawn mower will:
1. Have a longer lifespan.
2. Have a sharp set of blades that won’t damage your lawn.
3. Avoid costly repairs in the future.
Heritage Has Your Back!
Instead of digging out your owners manual and trying to find time around crazy holiday schedules, just call your Lawn Coach! At Heritage, our busy season is Spring through Fall so we would be glad to winterize your lawn mower for you. You won’t have to lift a finger. Anytime during the months of December and January, we will come to you, pick up your mower, take it back to our shop to do the work, then deliver it right back to your door.
Details of Lawn Mower Winterization
Here is a list of services that should be conducted annually to keep your mower running smoothly.
Stabilize the fuel – We add stabilizer to the fuel to help your engine run cleaner. We run it long enough for the fuel to reach the carburetor to make sure it doesn’t get clogged.
Change the oil – We add fresh oil to extend the life of the engine.
Charge the battery – If your mower or tractor has a battery-powered starter system, we will charge the battery.
Clean the deck – Scrape grass clippings from the underside of the mower deck to prevent it from rusting. Spray the cleaned deck with silicone spray to help prevent future build up.
Service the air filter – Refer to the owner’s manual to see if you should clean or replace the filter and how frequently.
Spark plug inspection/replacement – Spark plugs typically need replacing every 100 hours of operation. If there are signs of corrosion, we replace them. You’ll know right away from the corrosion if yours is spent. If the plug is in good shape, we will remove it, pour an ounce of motor oil into the cylinders, crank the engine a few times, and then reinstall the plug.
Sharpen blades -Save yourself the hassle next spring by getting your blades sharpened now. Keep a second blade on hand for when the first one is being sharpened. Change blades every month during the mowing season to keep dull blades from butchering grass.
Replace the fuel filter – Mowers usually don’t have a fuel filter, though many lawn tractors do.
Learn more about Heritage Lawn’s Lawn Mower Winterization Services here.