The number one thing you can do to extend the life of your lawn mower is to perform routine mower maintenance. Whether you have a ride on or a conventional lawn mower, many areas should be addressed routinely.
We get many complaints that mowers just aren’t cutting evenly or missing some areas of grass. Quite often, this is simply the result of a dull blade or blades. The blades of your mower should regularly be sharpened. The frequency of the sharpening depends on upon how often you cut your lawn, and how much grass is cut. Naturally, if you cross rocks or gravel with the blade engaged that will lead to premature dulling or damage to the blade.
Also, you may require mower maintenance on the mower deck. If the mower deck is out of alignment, or otherwise is not adjusted or set correctly, you will get an uneven or intermittent cut. Routine mower maintenance on the blade and mower deck can often prevent costly repairs later. Quite often a blade can be ground and sharpened if caught early enough, rather than requiring replacement.
Another essential part of your mower maintenance in Logan is a routine oil change and filter if your mower is equipped with an oil filter. Clean oil is one of the most important factors in prolonging engine life. We recommend that whenever you change your oil, you should also examine the spark plugs for corrosion or oil fouling. An oil change and spark plug replacement are reasonably inexpensive and should be a regular part of your mower maintenance program.