Ace Hardware
  • Hardware/Rockery (408) 274-4922
  • Nursery/Sod (408) 274-7815

2927 S King Rd San Jose, CA 95122
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The Basics of Lawn Mower Maintenance

When it comes to keeping your lawn healthy and attractive, regular mowing is key. However, many homeowners overlook the importance of giving their lawn mower a tune-up each year. If you’re wondering how to care for your lawn mower in San Jose, then watch this video to learn about the basics of lawn mower maintenance.

First, run your mower out of gas each fall to prevent the fuel from gumming up the carburetor during the winter. Once spring arrives, you should replace your lawn mower’s oil. Before doing this, however, it’s essential to disengage the machine’s spark plug to help prevent injuries. After changing the oil, clean or replace the air filter and then switch out the spark plug with a new one that is the same size. Finally, after tightening the bolts and lubricating the wheels and moving cables, your lawn mower will be ready to go.