While keeping your yard equipment up and running is probably not your favorite pastime, it is a very important one. And when it comes to your lawn mower, DIY small engine maintenance definitely has its benefits.
Benefits of DIY Lawn Mower Repair & Maintenance
In case you need some convincing, we’ve assembled the top 6 reasons to love lawn mower maintenance:
Prevent Future Small Engine Problems
Regular lawn mower maintenance helps prevent your machine from having hiccups down the road, and extends the overall life of your lawn equipment. By learning to do regular engine tune-up tasks yourself, you’ll save a trip hauling your lawn mower to the shop.
Get Your Hands Dirty with a Small Engine Tune-Up
A little elbow grease never killed anyone. Learning how to maintain your mower gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with your small engine, and get a little dirt (or oil) on your hands. Find small engine repair tips in our FAQ section.
Reminder: always be sure to wear safe working gloves.
Be the Handyman (or Woman) On The Block
Besides taking pride in fixing your own machinery, once word gets out you can bet your friends and neighbors will be giving you a call for a hand with theirs. While the ego boost is definitely worth it, you might even make some new friends.
Save Money on Lawn Mower Repair
By learning how to troubleshoot lawn mower problems yourself, you can save money on diagnostics and labor costs from a dealer or repair shop. And if you know the ins and outs well enough, you could even save money on new or replacement parts.
- You Can Ask a Briggs & Stratton Dealer for Help
If you happen to come across a problem that’s beyond your skill level, you’ll stilll have the know-how (and vocabulary) to confidently talk to your dealer or other service professional about the issue you are encountering. And you can always rely on the help of a Briggs & Stratton dealer.
- Keeping Up With The Joneses
Once you’ve got your lawn mower in shape for the season, you can get to the business of creating some serious curb appeal and making your yard the envy of all the homes on your block.
Before performing any small engine repair or maintenance, be sure to review your operator’s manual for instructions specific to your lawn mower and for detailed safety precautions.
Enjoy your journey to small engine expert! And remember, Briggs & Stratton customer support and your dealer are always there to help.