Business is picking up at lawn mower service centers across the country as homeowners and landscape contractors prepare to tackle spring lawn chores. That means it’s time for tune-ups on your lawn mowers, trimmers and other outdoor power equipment.
Fresh oil and clean fuel are a must.
“The reason for that is the fuel in there may be stale, and trying to start it up will circulate it through the gas lines and through all the starting parts, and make it much harder to deal with,” says Paul Hope of Consumer Reports.
Draining the old gas might be necessary, especially if it has too much ethanol in it.
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