Do you need to tune up your lawnmower? Watch this video for the instructions on keeping up with your lawn equipment.
The three main components involved in a mower tune-up are the air filter, spark plug, and oil, all of which must be changed. The needed parts and supplies can be found at home centers and hardware stores.
Start by changing the oil. Run the engine for a few minutes to warm up the oil so it’ll drain better.
Stop the engine, remove the drain plug and empty the old oil (tilt the mower back to get it all out, if necessary). Replace the drain plug and fill the mower with oil until it’s visible through the oil fill hole, or check the level on the dipstick, if so equipped.
A clean air filter helps maintain the proper fuel/air ratio, allowing the mower to burn less gas. Swap out the old air filter. Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s what you will need:
– Air cleaner
– Engine oil
– Spark plug