When it comes to using petrol lawn mowers, you'll need to put them through a series of tests to make sure that they are constantly in top condition. Regular maintenance will help to keep your mower's quality and will prevent the need for constantly replacing them which will save you money in the long run. If you neglect your mower then the chances are that you will have to spend a small fortune on replacing it every so often.
Servicing your piece of quality machinery is pretty simple and will get easier the more you do it, as they say practice makes perfect. You should do it at least once and year and soon it will become a routine that it will only take you two hours or less. You'll wonder what the problem was in the first place.
You'll need to place petrol lawn mowers on a surface that's flat so you can carry out the maintenance work. From there, you can disconnect the wires to the spark plugs, this is a safety precaution. You'll need a spark plug wrench to remove the spark plug to be able to replace it. This is something that you'll need to do every one hundred hours that the engine is in use.
You'll need to clean out the gas tank, which means adding fuel stabilizer to it. Do this according to the instructions on the bottle. After each 50 hours of use, you'll need to change the oil, which should be done by draining the current oil and then refilling it with the new oil. You'll also need to change the air filter, which is done by taking off the cover to the air filter and removing the old one from the machine.
The blades will need sharpening or replacing every 100 hours of use. You'll need to decide which one you want to do. If there are a lot of chips in the blades, they'll need replacing but you could find that the problem is just that they're becoming too blunt to cut anything and sharpening will do.
After each 25 hours of use, you'll need to look at the drive belt. This can become damaged or just wear down over time and may need replacing. Again, you'll need to make this decision as it could just need tightening. You'll also need to check that the shield at the back of the lawn mower is not damaged and check for any build up of grass.