Checking lawn mower oil. Can You Use Car Oil in a Lawn Mower? (YES and NO! )

Too Much Oil In Lawn Mower? Read Our Easy Fix It Guide!

Outdoor Happens is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Click to learn more.

What happens with too much oil in the lawn mower? Well, too much of a good thing can be bad for you! Right? Well, the same law applies to lawn mowers and engine oil. An overfilled lawn mower oil tank will lead to performance problems, failed starts, or an oily overflow mess. And much worse!

So, what other engine issues arise from putting too much oil in a 4-stroke lawn mower? And are these issues easy to fix?

Too Much Oil In Lawn Mower

Overfilling a lawn mower oil tank will negatively affect engine performance and possibly prevent the mower from starting. Too much oil in a lawn mower can easily clog the air filter, foul spark plugs, and potentially cause a hydro-lock, which could bend the connection rods in a multi-cylinder mower.

The way 4-stroke oil works in a 4-stroke walk-behind single-cylinder mower or a multi-cylinder lawn tractor is surprisingly straightforward:

  • Lawnmower engine oil lubricates the engine and helps to keep it cool.
  • The oil tank on a lawnmower feeds oil into the crankcase, where it is placed under pressure by the down-stroke of the piston during the combustion process.
  • The air pressure forces the oil upwards to lubricate the piston and cylinder, as well as the crankshaft and con rod (piston push rod).
  • The crankcase has a ventilation valve (breather) that releases pressurized vapor, which forms an oily mist.
  • A rubber hose connects the ventilation valve to the mower’s air filter housing and carburetor air intake.
  • The crankcase vapor passes through the air filter to the carburetor, where it mixes with the gasoline that fuels the engine.

What Happens When You Overfill the Oil In Your Lawnmower?

Too much oil in a lawn mower crankcase causes the vapor released via the ventilation valve to become oil-rich, which clogs the air filter, creating an overly rich air-to-fuel ratio that fouls the spark plugs and causes the engine to smoke and run poorly. Extreme over-oiling will stall the engine.

With too much oil in the mower’s oil tank, an excess amount of oil feeds to the crankcase, effectively reducing the volume (air space) of the crankcase, which increases the pressure in the crankcase during the piston down-stroke.

  • The increase in pressure will force the excess oil through the ventilation valve into the air intake. From there, it will clog the air filter.
  • The oil-rich vapor (potentially pure oil in extreme cases of over-filling) will enter the carburetor and blend with the gasoline that powers the engine.
  • The overly rich air-fuel mixture will enter the combustion chamber and foul the spark plugs, causing the engine to sputter and stall.
  • A severely over-filled lawnmower oil tank (and crankcase) will cause a hydro-lock, where the piston cannot move due to excess oil filling the combustion chamber (between the cylinder head and the piston crown).
  • A hydro-lock has a similar effect to a seized engine – the engine stalls and won’t restart.
  • Attempting to crank the engine of a multi-cylinder mower when hydro-locking has occurred could bend the con rods (piston push rods).
  • Hydrolocked single-cylinder lawnmower engines generally don’t suffer con rod bending.

What Is The Best Oil For Lawnmowers | Small Engines

How Do You Know If You’ve Put Too Much Oil In Your Lawn Mower?

You’ll know you’ve put too much oil in your mower when:

  • The oil on the dipstick is above the upper indicator line.
  • Excessive smoke emits from the exhaust.
  • The engine runs roughly and sputters.
  • The engine stalls and won’t restart.
  • The spark plug is oily.
  • The air filter is oily.

Can You Put Too Much Oil In Your Lawn Mower?

Yes! You can put too much oil in a lawn mower if you fail to limit the volume of oil poured into the oil tank to the amount specified by the mower manufacturer. And filling oil into the mower directly from a large oil can without checking the dipstick as you fill the tank can lead to over-filling.

Note: Consult your lawn mower owner’s manual for the correct oil volume and grade.

Oil volume ballpark – Lawn mower oil volumes generally vary between 15oz to 20oz, ranging from single-cylinder walk-behind mowers to larger multi-cylinder ride-on mowers.

What Are the Risks of Overfilling a Small Engine With Oil?

The risks associated with overfilling a small engine with oil include the following.

  • Bent con rods – which may require expensive engine repair!
  • Your lawn mower air filter may spoil.
  • Your lawn mower spark plugs risk soiling.
  • Wasted oil – the ultimate sin for thrifty homesteaders!

What to Do When You’ve Put Too Much Oil In the Lawn Mower? Easy Fix!

The best way to fix an overfilled lawn mower is to drain the engine oil from the oil tank, crankcase, and combustion chamber. Remove the air filter and spark plug and clean them to remove all traces of oil. Crank the engine several times with the spark plug removed to purge residual engine oil.

How to Fix a Failed Mower Engine Due to Oil Overflow?

Do you need to fix a lawn mower that’s stopped running due to oil overfilling? Then follow these steps.

Get the Right Tools, Including the Following:

  • A jug or can of the specified oil for your mower.
  • A spark plug wrench.
  • A screwdriver or wrench. These tools help to remove the air filter.
  • A wrench! Wrenches are perfect for removing the oil drain plug.
  • Pliers to remove the ventilation hose.
  • A solvent. It helps to clean the lawnmower spark plug.
  • Detergent! Warm water with grease-cutting soap works fine. It helps to clean the air filter.
  • A plastic funnel.
  • An oil drain pump – but only if the mower lacks an oil drain plug.
  • An oil drain hose – is critical for ride-on lawn tractors.
  • An oil drain pan.
  • A measuring jug.
  • Paper towel.

Troubleshooting Your Lawn Mower – Step-by-Step

  • Disconnect the spark plug boot and remove the spark plug from the engine.
  • Remove the air filter cover and ventilation hose.
  • Remove the air filter.
  • Clean the spark plug.
  • Clean the air filter and dry it with a paper towel.
  • Lightly oil the air filter to prevent it from drying out and perishing.

Car Engine Oil In a Lawnmower? ‘Explained’. Best Engine Oil & Lawnmower Oil

Drain All the Oil From the Crankcase and Oil Tank – Step-by-Step

  • Remove the oil drain plug (on the side of the engine or under the deck) and drain the oil into an oil drain pan (large mowers may need an oil drain hose to attach to the oil drain valve).
  • Pump oil out of the oil tank (for mowers without an oil drain plug) into an oil drain pan or disposable bottle.
  • Tip the mower on its side with the oil tank cap removed (for mowers without a drain plug). And drain oil from the oil tank and crankcase into an oil drain pan.
  • Crank the engine several times to vent oil vapor from the spark plug hole and crankcase ventilation hose.
  • Let the mower stand with the spark plug, oil drain plug, and air filter removed for 45 minutes to evaporate oil-vapor residue.
  • Refit the cleaned spark plug, air filter, and ventilation hose.
  • Screw in the oil drain plug.
  • Pour the manual-specified amount of oil into a measuring jug (you can DIY a used canned fruit tin or similar).
  • Fill the oil from the measuring jug into the oiling tank via a funnel.
  • Allow the oil to settle for two minutes.
  • Screw in the dipstick and oil cap.
  • Unscrew the dipstick and check the level. Top up if necessary. But don’t go over the upper marker line on the dipstick.
  • Screw on the oil tank cap.
  • Crank the engine. The mower should start.
  • Allow the mower to idle for a few minutes.
  • Smoke will emit from the exhaust as the engine burns away the remaining oil residue.
  • Stop the mower and check the dipstick. Top up the oil if necessary using the measuring jug.
  • Cut the lawn!

Conclusion – Re-Oiled and Ready to Mow

If you’ve overfilled oil in your lawn mower, don’t beat yourself up – it’s a common mistake! And, the remedy needn’t cost much more than the price of a new can of oil.

Irrespective of what type of mower you own, having the right tools for the job and following our step-by-step oil overfill fix will get your mower back into the field. Pronto!

In the meantime, let us know if you have more questions about what to do if you put too much oil in the lawnmower.

We have tons of experience tinkering with lawn mowers, tractors, engines, and small farmyard equipment.

And we’re always happy to help troubleshoot.

Too Much Oil In the Lawnmower References, Guides, and Works Cited:


Dan is our qualified diesel fitter and automotive mechanic. He’s been fixing machinery for over 30 years and has a real passion for the old stuff. he loves reviving things that others have given up on. He’ll fix anything with a cable tie and fencing wire and has had his hands on everything from log skidders, trucks, agricultural implements, tractors, and huge mining gear to outboard motors. He’s plagued by OCD. but that makes him a helluva mechanic! View all posts

Paul writes for a living, about trucks mostly. He lives away from the city and off the road, nurturing his love for all things outdoors –- like tiny house construction, country cooking, bushcraft, woodwork and power tools, alternative energy, and minimalist living. If there’s a way to Do It Yourself, Paul wants to hear about it, and try it out. Then he’ll write about it, and share his story with blog readers around the world. Paul was raised on a South African homestead where he tended two horses, a Jersey cow, and half a mile of split pole fencing. At age 16, he bought a dirt bike, pirated a punk rock compilation, and commenced a blind-rise adventure that continues to this day where words, Wabi-Sabi, cooking, all-terrain tires, and all things to do with canvas and wood are his fodder. His overarching existential question is – “What more does a man need than a cast iron pot and a pair of loose-fitting trousers?” View all posts

Can You Use Car Oil in a Lawn Mower? (YES and NO!)

Has the time come to change your lawn mower oil? If so, you might be wondering if you can use motor oil in a lawn mower. Some people will tell you that you don’t have to buy separate oil for your car and your lawn mower. This is true to some extent, assuming that you use high-quality oil in your car.

Keep reading to find out more about the type of oil to use in your lawn mower. We’ll also answer some questions you might have about lawn mower oil and offer some tips for changing the oil.

What Oil Can You Use In a Lawn Mower?

The type of oil you use will make all the difference in how long your lawn mower lasts and the quality of service it gives you. There are many types of oils out there but we recommend that you only invest in a high-quality oil. If you want to learn more about lawn mower oil, we recommend this interesting tutorial.

One of the factors to keep in mind when picking lawn mower oil is the climate in your area. But, you should also heed your manufacturer’s recommendation for the best oil to use in your mower.

Some of the oil options from which to choose are:

checking, lawn, mower
  • SAE 30: This is the most common type of oil used in small engines like those found in lawn mowers.
  • SAE 10W-30: This high viscosity oil is specially formulated for cold temperature. It is ideal if you live in cooler regions but colder temperatures may mean higher oil consumption.
  • SAE 5W-30: If you live in very cold temperatures, you will need specially made oil that can withstand extreme weather. The SAE 5W-30 is a good choice.
  • Synthetic SAE 5W-30: Synthetic lawn mower oil is the preferred oil for lawn mowers. Not only is it gentler on the metal parts of the mower; it also offers protection regardless of the temperature. You will get the most out of synthetic oil whether you live in extremely low or high temperatures. Most synthetic SAE 5W-30 oils are also formulated for lower oil consumption.

Does Lawn Mower Oil Need Additives?

When changing oil for your lawn mower, it is best not to use special additives. You will come across claims encouraging you to add special concoctions to ‘improve your lawn oil.’’ But, these are unnecessary; they may adulterate and lower the quality of the oil.

That said, some manufacturers recommend using oils with additives such as detergent additives, anti-wear agents, friction modifiers, viscosity index improvers, or dispersants. Each type of additive plays its own role whether that is lubrication or separating solid particles from the oil. Before using any additive, be sure to find out what your manufacturer recommends for your particular type of lawn mower.

Is Car Oil the Same As Lawn Mower Oil?

Carmakers urge their customers to use premium conventional oil, which includes synthetic 5W-30, 5W-20, or 5W-30 oil for cooler temperatures. For areas with slightly higher temperatures, 10W-30 oil is advised.

Oil for four-stroke lawn mower

Modern lawn mowers have a four-cycle or four-stroke engine, which stores oil and gasoline in separate compartments, as is the case with motor vehicles. Most lawn mower engines use SAE30 oil or 10W-30 oil, which are also popular options for auto engine oil.

The oil you use for your car’s engine is the same one you can use for your lawn mower. However, make sure that your motor oil is of high quality before using it in a lawn mower engine, which is comparably smaller and less hardy. The quickest way to shorten the life of your lawn mower is to use low-quality engine oil.

Oil for two-stroke lawn mower

Two-stroke lawn mowers are no longer common and have been replaced by the more fuel-efficient, cleaner, and quieter four-stroke mower. But, just in case you have a two-stroke mower, you should not fill it up with the same oil that you use in a vehicle.

Unlike four-stroke engines that have separate compartments for gasoline and oil, two-stroke engines mix gasoline with oil. A lightweight oil is required to mix with the gasoline to thoroughly lubricate the parts of the small, lightweight engine.

For this reason, you should not use motor oil in a two-stroke lawn mower, as the oil tends to be heavier and can bog down the small engine. Instead, use your manufacturer-recommended lightweight oil to protect your engine and preserve its longevity.

How Often Should You Change Lawn Mower Oil?

Every lawn mower maker will recommend their own timeline for changing the engine oil. Generally, for walk-behind lawn mowers, it is best to have an oil change after every 50 hours once a year.

checking, lawn, mower

Owners of riding mowers are advised to change the oil every 100 hours or so, or whichever comes first. If your lawn mower or its engine is new, it is best to add new oil after five hours of operation.

That said, these are just general guidelines. You might have to change your oil more frequently than this depending on factors such as high temperatures, mowing uneven terrain, or too much dust. All these tough conditions can quickly dirty your oil and necessitate regular oil change.

Tips For Changing The Oil In Your Lawn Mower

Now, you have found out that you can use motor oil in a lawn mower as long as the oil is of high quality and has not been disqualified by the lawn mower manufacturer. Next, let’s take a look at some things to keep in mind when changing lawn mower oil.

Inspect the dipstick

A sure way to know whether it is time for an oil change is to check the dipstick. If the level is lower than the add marks, that is a good sign that your mower needs fresh oil. Ideally, the oil level should be between the add and full marks.

To check engine oil, unscrew the dipstick cap and pull it. Wipe the dipstick with a clean rag to check the reading then replace the readings. Take the cap out again and view the oil level.

If the oil level is lower than the add mark, pour fresh oil gradually and be sure not to fill the compartment with excessive oil. Recheck the oil level to ensure that it is enough. Check your oil regularly to ensure that there is always enough in the mower.

Run the engine to make the oil less viscous

You will need to remove the old oil before filling up the mower with new oil. But, first, run the engine to warm the oil and make it more fluid for ease of draining. Five minutes of the engine running is enough to make the oil less viscous without getting it too hot and potentially dangerous.

Something important you should do is to detach the spark plug lead and spark plug from the engine. This will prevent the engine from accidentally starting.

Empty the oil

There are several ways to drain the oil from the lawn mower. You can do it through the drain plug, dipstick plug, or using an oil extractor kit.

If you decide to use the drain plug, you will first have to tilt the mower to its side. Be sure to turn off the fuel tap to prevent oil from trickling into the engine and potentially causing a fire.

checking, lawn, mower

Check with your dealer or manufacturer which method to use to empty the oil through the drain plug. Some manufacturers recommend tilting the mower on its side where the breather is to prevent oil from getting to the air filter or carburetor. Others advise that you lay down the mower on its handle and hold it in place with a rock or other heavy item.

Alternatively, you can use an oil extractor kit to empty the oil tank. Simply insert the oil extractor’s tube into the tank through the oil fill plug and siphon the old oil out. This method is faster and a lot less messy.

Pour in the new oil

Add the new oil through the fill plug. A neat trick is to use a funnel to avoid spilling oil as you pour it into the small inlet. Then, replace the dipstick and check that the oil is at the correct level. If you are satisfied with the oil level, tighten the dipstick cap into place and reconnect the spark plug wire.


Your lawn mower needs clean, high-quality oil to function properly and to serve you for longer. As we’ve explained, you can use motor oil in a lawn mower as long as it is a good quality oil and is the appropriate type of oil for your specific mower.

Generally, SAE30 is a good choice for both cars and lawn mowers but you should always check with your manufacturer or dealer if you aren’t sure which oil is best for your machine. When the time comes to change your oil, keep in mind the tips we have outlined above and your lawn mower will thank you with many years of service.

How Often Should You Change Lawn Mower Oil?

Maintaining your lawn mower, whether its a push mower or a riding lawn mower, is crucial to keep it running smoothly and efficiently. One aspect of lawn mower maintenance that is often overlooked is changing the oil. It can be easy to forget, but neglecting to change your lawn mower oil can result in significant damage to your machine that may require costly repairs. So, how often should you change your lawn mower oil? In this blog, we will explore the answer to this question and provide tips for proper oil maintenance.

What is Lawn Mower Oil?

Lawn mower engine oil is specially formulated for small engines that power outdoor equipment such as lawn mowers, generators, and snow blowers. Most lawn mower oils are made from petroleum-based products blended with additives that offer protection from wear, corrosion, and deposits. Some new lawn mower motor oils are also known as synthetic oil. providing even more protection and better performance in extreme temperatures.

Why is Changing Lawn Mower Oil Important?

Lawn mower engines use oil as lubrication for the internal components, reducing friction and preventing damage. Over time, oil breaks down, becomes contaminated with dirt and debris, and loses its ability to protect the engine. Old, dirty oil can cause engine wear, reduce performance, leaks, and potentially harm your lawn mower permanently. Regular oil changes are necessary to keep your lawn mower functioning optimally and to prolong its lifespan.

How Often Should You Change Lawn Mower Oil?

The frequency of oil changes depends on the type of lawn mower, the climate, and how often it is used. A general guideline is to change lawn mower oil every 50 hours of use or at least once a year. However, you may need to change the oil more frequently if you use your lawn mower frequently or in harsh conditions.

If you frequently mow in heavy dust or dirty conditions, you should check the oil more often and replace it more frequently. Dirt and dust can mix with the oil and create contaminants that wear down the engine more quickly. Additionally, if you use your lawn mower in hot weather, consider changing the oil at shorter intervals as heat can speed up the break down of oil.

How to Change Lawn Mower Oil?

Changing the oil on your lawn mower is relatively easy and should not take much time. New lawn mower engine oil should be an amber color, whereas dark oil is a telltale sign of oil oil. Here is a step-by-step guide:

  • Turn off the motor and let it cool down.
  • Drain out the old oil into an oil-safe container such as a drain pan. Most lawn mowers have a drain plug on the underside that you can unscrew to drain the oil. Tilt the mower over a container to catch the oil.
  • Replace the mower‘s oil filter if applicable. Check your owner’s manual to see if your model has an oil filter and how to replace it.
  • Refill with fresh oil. Consult your owner’s manual to determine which type of oil to use and how much to add to prevent overfilling. Alternatively, you can check the model of your lawn mower online. Tip: use a funnel to avoid spills.
  • Check the lawn mower’s oil level a couple of times. Make sure your lawn mower’s oil level is correct by using a dipstick. If it’s too low, add more oil. If it’s too high, drain some out.
  • Run the mower for a few minutes to allow it to warm up. This will help distribute the new oil throughout the engine.
  • Dispose of old oil correctly. Check your local regulations on how to dispose of old oil safely.

Lawn Mower Engine Oil At Landscape Supply Waco

Maintaining your lawn mower’s oil is critical to its performance and longevity. Neglecting to change your lawn mower oil can result in damage that can be costly to repair. As a general rule of thumb, you should change your oil after 50 hours of use or at least once a year. Regular oil changes keep your lawn mower in top condition, ensuring it runs smoothly and lasts for years to come. With proper maintenance, you can keep your lawn looking great without any hassles.

At Landscape Supply Waco, we offer a wide variety of lawnmower maintenance items such as motor oil, spark plugs, spark plug wire, air filters, spark plug wires, and mower blades. Whether you need your lawn mower’s oil changed or you would like to pick up the oil to do it yourself, we have everything you need to get your mower ready for the beginning and the end of the mowing season.

How to Know if Mower Needs Oil

A lawn mower needs oil to function correctly; therefore, it’s essential to understand when the mower needs oil. That’s because engine oil is among the vital items to check on a lawn mower frequently.

There is nothing that will kill the engine quicker than a low oil level. Also, adding too much oil is bad for the motor engine.

The moment oil level falls below the recommended level on the dipstick – low-level oil mark – top-up. A dipstick will have two oil levels, where the upper mark represents the full level and the other mark, the low oil level.

In this post, you will learn how to know if mower needs oil and other related topics.

  • How to Know if Mower Needs Oil
  • 1. Locate Dipstick / Oil Filler
  • 2. Read the Dipstick
  • 3. Removing Oil
  • 4. Adding Oil
  • Lawn Mower Oil Types
  • 1. Single Grade Oil
  • 2. Multi-Grade Oil
  • 3. Synthetic Blend Oil
  • 4. Full Synthetic Oil
  • FAQ: How to Know If Mower Needs Oil
  • What happens when the lawn mower has low oil?
  • How often should I put oil in my lawn mower?
  • What happens when I don’t change the oil in my mower?
  • Author

How to Know if Mower Needs Oil

The first step of knowing whether the mower needs oil is checking the oil level. That should be done before every use because it takes a few minutes, which could, in turn, save you money.

The other thing is determining an old, worn-out engine oil worth replacing. You can know an old engine oil through its viscosity and change of color.

Oil is essential in the engine of a lawn mower. It cools and lubricates the engine while mowing. After the engine runs out of oil, it builds up more heat fusing internal components together. The condition will seize the terminals and the engine.

While checking the oil level, the engine must be off and parked on level ground.

Here are steps to follow:

Locate Dipstick / Oil Filler

Check at the side of your lawn mower engine for the dipstick. You will find a cap marked with an oil symbol or written “oil.” It has a contrasting color – yellow.

Read the Dipstick

A dipstick has two marks; the upper mark represents the full oil level while the lower mark represents the low oil levels. These could be stamped lines, holes, words, or letters. The distance between the low mark and upper mark represents the hatched area.

That is an area denoting an acceptable oil level zone but recommended to reach the upper dipstick mark.

Removing Oil

If the oil is too old or worn out, you must remove and add new oil. The process is simple. You start by pulling the spark plug to avoid accidental starting.

It is a little messy – particularly when the engine has too much oil. For most lawn mowers, the oil tilts through the dipstick tube.

If you have an older mower, it regularly drains the oil near the blade, which turns out messy. In such a mower, it’s preferred you use a siphon because the task is simple.

Adding Oil

Once the oil level is below the upper level on the dipstick or after emptying the tank, you must add it. Take a funnel or dipstick tube and add the oil.

While adding oil, remember to add a little at a time and keep rechecking. Fill the oil until it reaches the upper mark of the dipstick.

Avoid adding too much oil at once because it will make the dipstick read more than the full mark. Remember that overfilling is usually an error, and it can hurt your lawn mower engine.

However, too much oil is better than having too low oil – although it will lead to some problems.

Symptoms for too much oil:

  • Oil leaking from the muffler
  • No start
  • Starts and stalls
  • Pull cord hard to pull
  • General oil leaks
  • It runs with much white smoke

Lawn Mower Oil Types

There are different grades of motor oil, which depend on the viscosity and their behavior at different temperatures. Most lawn mowers are four-stroke engines, thus burning straight gasoline from the service station pump.

However, it requires motor oil addition to the crankcase. The highly recommended motor oil grade for lawn mowers is 10W30, but the manual will tell the exact grade required.

All brands of oils suitable for use in cars or trucks can work fine with the lawn mower. But these oils have a service rating which is included in viscosity. So, pick an oil designated as SG, SF, SJ, SH, or higher.

Here are the types of oils:

Single Grade Oil

This is a type of oil without additives that change its viscosity. The oil is used for higher temperatures (100 degrees).

Multi-Grade Oil

This type of oil has additives for better viscosity. It’s also suitable for different temperature ranges.

Synthetic Blend Oil

This is a mixture of synthetic and regular oil with additives. It can help in performing at colder temperatures rather than the cost of synthetic oil.

Full Synthetic Oil

Full synthetic oil refers to an artificial type of oil created for lubrication and other range of benefits. It’s recommended for use in commercial and high-performing engines.

FAQ: How to Know If Mower Needs Oil

What happens when the lawn mower has low oil?

Oil is like the lifeblood of a lawn mower engine. When the engine runs without oil, high friction is created inside the engine, leading to overheating and fusion of the pistons.

That causes the engine to seize, which is irreversible damage.Lawn mower oil extractor

How often should I put oil in my lawn mower?

If the lawn mower is new, you should replace or change the oil after the first use – after five hours of running.

checking, lawn, mower

With an existing push mower, it’s recommended you change after 50 hours or end of each season.

What happens when I don’t change the oil in my mower?

Generally, while working with a lawn mower, the oil becomes dirty and breaks down. It loses its cooling effect and detergents leading to significant damage to the mower engine.

Fresh engine oil allows the mower to reach the peak of its performance. An engine has many parts moving at high speed; they tend to cause friction, thus producing more heat.

It is recommended to change your engine mower oil regularly for proper lubrication and heat reduction.

If you’re looking at how to know if mower needs oil, check above for ways of checking your oil level and quality. So, you will change your oil at the right time to improve the efficiency of the engine.


Hi, I’m Ricky. I’ve been involved in lawn care and landscaping from when I was 15. To be honest, I didn’t like the idea of pushing mowers, collecting grass clippings, and maintaining flowerbeds at the time. But having seem the passion my parents had for gardening and outdoors and the effort they put in maintaining the health and beauty of our landscape, I couldn’t help but not only admire their hard work but also I became a part of it. As someone who loves to spend time with nature’s best, I find myself learning a lot more about gardening and outdoors on a daily basis. Not to mention I love to share the knowledge I’ve gathered over the years with my readers at We Mow Dallas. To be clear, I don’t have a Master’s degree in gardening or anything like that. Everything I’ve learned about gardening, landscaping, and lawn care spring from passion and engagement with my parents. And with a ton of free information out there, plus the ability to run tests and determine what works best for lawn care and landscaping, every day is an opportunity to learn and implement something new. My goal with We Mow Dallas is to teach you exactly how to maintain your lawn and landscape. And since I walk the talk in reality, you shouldn’t hesitate to join me in this wonderful world of landscaping and lawn care. View all posts