• Always check the manual for guidelines.
• Manufacturers may recommend different things, but a general rule of thumb is to change the oil on your lawnmower after every 25-50 hours of operating.
For a lot of households, this will probably be about once a year, so change it every spring to keep it fresh for the summer ahead. When oil loses its freshness it will turn darker.
• The oil level should be checked on the dip stick after every 8 hours of mowing.
• Always use the fuel recommended by the manufacturer. Bear in mind that unleaded petrol will go stale if it is stored for more than 3 months. This can affect the engine performance.
• Keep your spark plug on form. This will need replacing after every 100 hours of use.
• Clean the air filter every season or after every 25 hours of mowing. It may need replacing if very dirty.
• Clean the mower deck housing using soap and water. To do this you need to disconnect the spark plug. If there is a heavy build-up of grass you may need to use a scraper first.
• Keep the blades on your mower sharp with a grinder wheel or a file. If the blade is really damaged then you will need to replace it.
• Replace any worn and torn belts.
• Keep a maintenance schedule to help keep you on track with your lawnmower.
• Keep it in good storage during winter months.
* All information provided is a guide only. BuySpares accepts no liability for any problems occurred while attempting any advice shown. If in any doubt contact a qualified repair service.