Lawn Mower Winterization Services
Lawn mower winterization is a task many homeowners forget to do. When lawn mowing season is over, many people park the lawn mower in the back of the garage or shed and promptly forget about it. Unfortunately, neglecting to empty the gas tank and perform other end-of-season care will not only shorten your mower’s lifespan, but can lead to expensive repairs. Gas left in a mower all winter can clog the carburetor. If your mower has a battery-powered starter, you should charge the battery several times throughout the winter. Otherwise, it will fail much sooner because it will not hold a full charge. While a car can fully charge its battery when running, mower engines cannot. If you don’t winterize your lawn mower, give Heritage a call and we’ll do it for you.
Comprehensive Lawn Mower Winterization Will Keep Your Mower Running Smoothly
Because we’re a lawn care company, our busy season is spring through fall. People ask us what we do in the winter. A big part of our winter workload is lawn mower winterization. During the cold months of December and January we will pick up your lawn mower and bring it to the shop for routine maintenance then deliver back to your door. Talk to your Personal Lawn Coach about this unique time saving service.
Steps in a Heritage Lawn Mower Winterization:
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 buildup.
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.
When you get your mower back, it’s fresh, charged, cleaned, primed, and has a sharp set of blades that won’t damage your grass. If your mower could use a little TLC, give Heritage a call and we’ll come pick it up, fix it up, and deliver it to your door. It doesn’t get much easier or more convenient than that. Call Heritage today at (913) 451-4664.