Seasonal lawn mower maintenance. 5 Essential Spring Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

How to Care For and Maintain Your Lawn Mower

When your car isn’t starting up on the first turn of the key like it should, it tells you something isn’t quite right. Maybe you have a bad spark plug, maybe you’re out of gas, maybe your battery needs a charge or a change. You don’t just leave the problem undiagnosed and unresolved, though.

Yet we do that very thing when it comes to our lawn mowers. We’ll yank and yank on that starter cord until the machine barely sputters to life, and just keep doing that week after week, telling ourselves that’s just how lawn mowers are. If it’s not starting on the first couple pulls of the cord, though, something is a little off. Just as your car needs regular maintenance, so do your small engines in order to keep them running well for years and years.

Below I take you through how to care for your lawn mower to keep it working effectively and extend its lifespan. In the process, you’ll learn a little more about how it works, which is both useful and just plain interesting to know. Let’s get started.

Anatomy of a Lawn Mower

This is a rough idea of where things will be. Your lawn mower may differ slightly.

Before we get into caring for your lawn mower, you need to have a basic understanding of its anatomy. Luckily, it’s a fairly simple machine and is basically a smaller, less complicated version of a car.

In the center of your mower is the engine, along with a gas tank, oil reservoir (except for in 2-stroke mowers, which aren’t as common these days — more on that below), and air filter. At the front or side of the engine, you’ll find the spark plug. Just as in a car, the spark plug is what ignites the fuel/air mixture that makes the engine run. This is all surrounded by a metal frame (called the “deck”) which houses the blade. From there, the handlebar extends back, along with the starter cord and safety shut-off lever.

For our purposes, that’s all you’ll need to know. It’s not a bad idea, though, to go through the owner’s manual of your machine just to ensure you have a good understanding of how it operates and its various parts.

2-Stroke vs 4-Stroke Mowers

One more quick note about mower engine types before moving on to specific maintenance tasks. You either have a 2-stroke or a 4-stroke engine on your machine. As a consumer, what you need to know is that 2-stroke engines provide more oomph, while also being smaller and lighter. This would seem like an advantage. Unfortunately, they’re also louder, spew out more pollutants, and are harder to start. They’ll also keep running when tipped over (unlike the 4-stroke variety), making them more dangerous for Average Joe Homeowner. When it comes to upkeep, 2-stroke mowers use a mix of oil and gas in the same reservoir. It can be a little confusing.

For all those reasons, while 2-stroke engines are still common in commercial and large mowers, the 4-stroke has come to dominate the consumer market in the last decade. The oil-related tips below are for 4-stroke engines; if you aren’t sure what yours is, simply check for an oil dipstick/fill tub. If there is one, you have a 4-stroke mower. Your gas cap will also tell you; if it’s a 2-stroke, it will have an oil-to-fuel ratio displayed. You can also, of course, consult your owner’s manual.

Before Doing Any Maintenance, Disconnect the Spark Plug

This is a 2-second task that ensures the mower won’t accidentally start up while you’re working on it. This shouldn’t ever happen anyway with a mower made in the last 20 years; there are a number of safeguards to prevent it from starting, such as the electric shut off bar on the handle. However, it provides peace of mind knowing that the mower absolutely cannot start with the spark plug disconnected.

Clean the Deck

Clean under the deck after each mow. Always tip the mower with the air filter side up (so that liquids don’t leak into it), and brush out grass with a broom, or a gloved hand if it’s really chunked on.

Give it a more thorough clean as needed — when grass or dirt is especially caked on under the deck. Use a wire brush, soap, and water and scrub away.

Clean/Replace Air Filter

A dirty air filter burns gas less efficiently and puts more strain on the engine. Your filter is either paper (and replaceable) or foam (and cleanable). Paper ones are cheap and should be replaced annually. It’s an easy task to do while winterizing — see below for info on that. Foam filters should be cleaned 1-2 times per season.

Your air filter will be easy to find. On the opposite side of the engine from the oil cap/dipstick, there will be some sort of housing for the filter. It will open with either a latch or a screw assembly. You’ll know if you have a foam filter because it will be made of, well, foam rather than paper.

The orange part is the filter. The whole thing comes out and gets replaced.

Checking/Changing Your Mower Oil

Check your oil levels 1-2 times per mowing season. If it’s low, fill ‘er up. You check the oil just like you do your car. Twist the oil cap (usually yellow), pull the dipstick out, wipe the dipstick, and put it back in (screw it in all the way). Then pull it out once more and check the oil level and color.

It’s hard to tell in this photo, but there’s an “L” (Low) at the bottom of that textured space.

With lawn mowers, the dipsticks usually have a small textured section where the oil level should be. It should be between mid-level and full. If it’s near “Low” or “Add,” or even below it altogether, add some oil for your model (for most mowers it’s SAE-30).

Beyond the oil level, you’re also checking the color. It should be sort of a golden-brown and free of sediment rather than black and thick/chunky. If it’s black, it means your oil is mucked up for any number of reasons, and should be changed.

Changing Your Lawn Mower Oil

This is where your owner’s manual comes in handy. Different mowers have different oil drain plug locations (if it has a drain plug at all). It’s typically either under the deck, or below and off to the side of the dipstick (in which case the mower will need to be tipped on its side to drain).

Per my mower’s manual, you’re just supposed to tip ‘er over and let the oil drain out of the fill tube. No drain plug on my model.

If there’s no plug, you just have the tip the mower over and let it drain into a container. Once empty, fill the oil reservoir back up.

If you aren’t comfortable doing this step yourself (or simply don’t want to), many local hardware stores will do so for a pretty reasonable price.

Winterize Your Mower

With just a few easy steps, you can ensure hassle-free startup in the spring so that you aren’t left hanging with extra long grass because your mower is in the shop.

Empty the gas tank. A non-starting mower in the spring is most often the effect of gas being left in the tank without use over the course of many months. One repairman I talked with said that after not being in use, gas basically turns to varnish and mucks up the engine. You have two options for emptying the tank: run it until it’s dead (tie down the shut-off bar so you don’t have to hold it), or siphon it out into a container. If you have a lot of gas left, siphoning is the best bet so as to not waste the fuel. When done simply put the gas into your car’s tank (if it’s not mixed with oil), or dispose of it based on your locale’s hazardous waste guidelines. After siphoning, start the mower and let it run until it dies; there’s likely some fuel left in the lines which could gum things up over the cold season.

Disconnect the spark plug and give it a clean. Did you see all the dirt that was caked on the spark plug in the GIF above? Wipe it all clean.

Remove the blade for sharpening, and possibly oil drainage. Rocks, branches, mulch, and natural dulling happens over the course of a mowing season. You can sharpen your own blade with a certain amount of know-how, but my local Ace Hardware will do it for 7 at the beginning of the season, which is darn worth it to me!

Simply tip your mower (air filter up, remember) and use a socket wrench to take the blade off. It allows access to your oil plug — if your mower has one — and also makes it easy to get sharpened. If you’re sharpening yourself, you need it removed anyway. And if you’re having a hardware store do it, better to bring in just the blade versus the whole darn machine.

Drain and replace the oil. Use the instructions above.

Replace Spark Plug as Needed

Some folks recommend changing the spark plug annually since it’s a cheap and easy piece of maintenance, but unless your mower is starting a little slowly, there’s no need to change it. Every 2-3 years is perfectly fine, and even longer if your mower is starting without a problem.

You’ll need a special wrench to remove and replace the plug. Don’t worry, you can get one for under 10. This is another task that you could have a hardware store do with a mower tune up, but it’s a good thing to know, and sometimes just satisfying to do yourself.

To do it yourself, disconnect the plug, and use your special spark plug wrench as you would a socket wrench. As you can see in the close-up image above, the spark plug is basically a large hex bolt. If the plug doesn’t move at all, lubricate it well, then try again.

The lawn mower is a real utility tool, and not very “sexy,” but, like every tool, it needs regular care and maintenance to keep it performing optimally. Follow the tips above, and your mower can make your lawn look like Wrigley Field, and last for many years to come.

Essential Spring Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny’s expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

It’s lawn mowing season, and your mower works hard to keep your grass ship-shape. It’s easy to take this everyday workhorse for granted until something goes wrong, and then a common chore turns into a massive headache.

The most popular mowers are gasoline-powered, and their small internal combustion engines need the same regular care as the larger one that powers your car.

Keep your lawnmower healthy and running smoothly with these springtime maintenance steps!

Check the Spark Plug

A good spark plug is necessary for your lawnmower to run properly. A dirty spark plug, or one that is coming loose, will cause your mower to run choppy, be difficult to start, waste fuel, and “chew” your grass rather than cut it smoothly. A burned-out spark plug means that your mower won’t start at all.

Each spring, pull off your mower’s spark plug wire and remove the spark plug with a spark plug wrench or deep socket wrench. If you see dirt or signs of corrosion, spray the plug with brake cleaner, let it sit for a few minutes, and gently brush it clean with a wire brush. After you’ve removed the dirt, buff the plug with a soft cloth. Put the clean, dry plug back in place and hand-tighten it, and put the wire back in place.

If your mower won’t start at all or continues to run poorly after you clean the spark plug, the plug may be bad. Replace the plug, checking your owner’s manual first to be sure you buy the right plug for your mower. Because spark plugs are relatively inexpensive, some people choose to simply replace their plugs yearly to save time and effort.

Note: if you find a white, oily substance on your spark plug, your mower may have a fuel leak.

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Change the Oil

Mowers need oil changes just like cars, and spring is the perfect time to take this step. To keep your mower’s engine protected, change the oil at least once a year or after every 50 hours of use.

Check your owner’s manual to make sure you get the right type of oil for your mower. Disconnect your mower’s spark plug so it can’t accidentally start. Drain your mower’s oil into an approved container, replace the oil filter if your mower has one, and refill with new oil.

Never over-fill; this can damage your mower.

Last, reconnect the spark plug wire.

Replace the Air Filter

Your mower’s air filter can become dirty and clogged, and this will put extra strain on the engine and keep it from running efficiently. Change your lawn mower’s air filter each spring to help it “breathe” easily.

First, disconnect the spark plug wire. Remove the filter cover, clean the foam pre-filter, and replace the paper air filter. Replace the filter cover. Finally, reconnect the spark plug wire.

Now take care of the “business end” of your mower with the final two steps on our spring maintenance checklist:

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Sharpen the Blade

Of course, your mower can’t cut your lawn well without a sharp blade. Remove the spark plug wire for safety, and then use a wrench to remove the blade. Many hardware stores will sharpen lawn mower blades for a fee, or you can sharpen the blade yourself.

Clean the Deck

Your mower’s underside, or “deck,” can become clogged with grass and debris that can interfere with its ability to function and lead to corrosion.

A dirty mower deck can even become a vector to spread plant diseases around your property. Clean your mower’s deck each spring and midseason to head these problems off at the pass.

First, disconnect the spark plug wire for safety. Empty the gas tank, and turn your mower onto its side. Spray the underside thoroughly with a garden hose.

Use a brush and soapy water to remove any other dirt and debris. Once the area is dry, coat the underside of your mower with a thin layer of vegetable oil to prevent debris from sticking to it.

Follow these steps and keep your mower running like a champ!

Further Information

Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny’s expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

A Beginner’s Guide to Riding Lawn Mower Maintenance: Tips and Tricks for a Long-Lasting Machine

If you want a reliable mower all season, who doesn’t? Then your Riding mower will need a tune-up at least once a year, preferably in the spring before the season starts. If you want a reliable mower all season, then your Riding mower will need a tune-up at least once a year, preferably in the spring before the season starts.

So what is riding mower maintenance? To maintain a riding mower, the following components need attention:

At the very minimum, the oil should be changed at the start of the season. If your mower is new, change the oil after the first 5 hours of use. Some mowers will have a useful tune-up interval chart stuck under the hood or under the seat.

Topping Up Oil

Checking and topping up the oil is good practice, but it’s not a substitute for an oil change. If your mower has an oil filter, change it when changing the oil, this is where all the contaminants are trapped.

Info Sticker – Helpful charts are fitted to some mowers showing intervals and part numbers; however, I’ve found the Husqvarna belt labeling to be wrong; just saying!

About Your Gas Engine

All tractor-mower engines are very durable, failures, in my experience, are rare, and when they happen, it’s usually associated with poor or low oil. That’s why checking your oil regularly and oil changes are so important.

When To Tune-up Your Gas Engine?

When should I service? I advise my customers to service their mowers at the start of the season, not at the end. Mowers that overwinter without being prepared usually suffer from gummed carburetor issues. You can avoid gumming by adding a gas stabilizer to the fuel system.

What Is Gas Stabilizer?

Gumming of small engine carburetors is a real problem. Over the winter months, the old gas eats away at the inside of the carburetor. This is so common, and it’s so simple to prevent. Use a gas stabilizer at the season’s end; dump a few drops into a full tank of gas, and run the engine for a short while. See the video here about mixing and adding gas stabilizers.

If your mower is running rough, changing the oil, plugs, air, and fuel filter may not fix it. Gas mowers that run rough usually require carburetor cleaning. Check out “Carburetor troubleshooting.”

What Tools Are Needed?

A tune-up isn’t technical, and no special tools are needed. Like many tasks, it’s about the right knowledge and good preparation.

When it comes to tools, you don’t need top of a line kit but do buy good quality tools because good tools, well cared for, will last a lifetime.

What Tune-up Parts Needed?

All engines have a model code and date stamped somewhere. Briggs Stratton stamp their codes into the metal valve cover at the front of the engine. Kohler has a tag, and Honda has a sticker on the body.

Tune-Up Kits – Tune-up kits will include plug(s); oil; oil filter (if fitted); air filter; fuel filter – everything you need.

If you’re having trouble identifying your engine type, you can usually identify the right tune-up kit by the shape of the air filter.

Check out your engine maker specs:

Inspection Tune-up

In this guide, we will tune up a single-cylinder engine. In addition to a tune-up, doing an overall visual inspection is good practice. Mowers create a lot of vibration, so look for any loose or damaged components, check rear axle oil, belts, pulleys, deck spindles, deck arms, battery connections, cables, etc. Finding problems now is usually cheaper than them finding you later.

Your mower may not be the same as the demo model, but that’s not important; the process will be close to identical no matter what model you have.

Engine Makers

There are many different makes of mowers, and many are fitted with the very reliable Briggs Stratton single-cylinder engine. Kohler, Kawasaki, and Honda are also quite popular engines. All these engines are simple and easy to work on.

Tune-up Stepped Process

We’ll begin the tune-up process by starting and running the engine for a while, just long enough to warm the engine oil. Warm oil flows more freely, which helps remove more contaminants from the engine.


1 Wire – Remove the plug wire and leave it off until you are ready to start the engine later in the process.

2 Plug – Remove the old spark plug. To avoid cross-threading, thread the new plug in by hand before using the plug tool.

Snug the plug down and give it a little tighten…. not too tight! Don’t fit the plug wire just yet.


3 Drain – Drain the oil while the engine is still warm; this helps the draining process.

4 Remove – If you can’t find your oil filter, then you don’t have one, so you can go ahead and skip this part.

Remove the old filter, you may need an oil filter tool, but they’re usually not that tight.

5 Fit Filter – When fitting the new filter, apply some oil to the O-ring; it prevents distorting the seal when fitting. Only tighten the filter – hand tight.

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6 Add Oil – If your mower has an oil filter, then check the oil level again after your test run of the engine. This can be done at the end of the tune-up.

7 Check Levels – Add oil a little at a time, and check the level. Overfilling is not good for the engine. It will cause oil leaks, misfiring, and lots of smoke.


8 Check – Check the rear axle oil level. The front Axle has greasing points; for this, you’ll need a grease gun.

Air/Fuel System

9 Air – Remove the air filter and clean the airbox being careful not to allow dirt into the carburetor. Refit the new filter or clean the old filter, by tapping it on a hard surface or better-compressed air, but never wash a paper filter.

10 Remove – Gas filters are found on the gas line between the gas tank and the carburetor. If you have a gas tap fitted, it’s useful to turn it off before removing the old filter.

Gas filters may be directional, and if so will have an arrow that points to the carburetor.

11 Clean – Gas tank grit is common, I use a suction bottle and tube to remove it, and sometimes I have to remove the tank to clean it.

Blade Sharpening

12 Jack – Be sure to use an axle stand or block of wood to secure the mower, as you’ll be working under it.

Don’t take any chances. Check out the tools on the blade maintenance page.

Deck – If you are not comfortable working under your mower, then remove the deck. Most decks will be pretty simple to remove.

Balance – Removing deck blades for sharpening and balancing is the best practice. Inspect the blades for damage, and replace them if bent, cracked, or worn. If the blades are in good condition, you can sharpen them in place.

13 Sharpen – Sharpening your blade is done with a good quality flat metal file.

Flat – Begin by dressing the face of the blade to remove any small nicks.

Bevel – Now we will file at the same angle as the bevel; some blades will have the bevel facing the other way.

Dress – Now dress on the opposite side to remove the burrs. A sharp blade is the secret to a beautiful, healthy lawn, and it extends the life of your mower.

Belt Check

14 Check – Check the condition of the belts. Most mowers have at least two belts, one for driving the mower and one for driving the blades. Some mowers will have more.

Flat Spot – These belts have a difficult job and can be the cause of various issues. Regular inspection will tell you if your belt is at the end of its life.

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Honda Basic Mower Maintenance

Blistering – Things to look for are flat-spotting, glazing, cracking, and fraying.

Glazing – Worn or damaged belts cause slip, which in turn will cause vibration. The vibration can, if ignored, go on to cause lots of other issues.

Cracking – Better to take care of this now; waiting for it to break can cause other damage.

Deck Leveling

15 Pump – Check tire pressure and set it to 1bar/15psi. Some customers like a lower pressure, and that’s okay; what’s important is that they’re all the same.

16 Level – Decks tend to drop at the front over time. Place the mower on level ground.

Measure the height of the four corners of your cutting deck.

Measure – Let your deck down approx. halfway. Now measure the height of the four corners of your cutting deck.

Note the highest corner, and adjust all other corners up, so they match.

Adjust – You’ll find adjusters at each corner; they’ll have a lock nut that will need to be released first.

Turning these bolts adjusts the deck up and down. Spray with WD40 – makes life a little easier.

Clean Cut – Decks that sag will impact your lawn, causing damage to your blades and your lawn. Keep your deck level and blades sharp; you’ll be rewarded with a healthy lawn and a healthy mower.

Diesel Engine Difference

Some manufacturers offer small diesel engines in their mowers; the main advantages are fuel efficiency and lots of torque. Mostly they’re fitted to the commercial range. Diesel engines tend to be very reliable. However, they cost a lot more than a gas engine to repair when they fail.

Diesel Tune-Up

Service to a diesel engine will include oil; oil filter; fuel filter; air filter. Doing an oil and filter change is just as important on a diesel. Note, if you’re changing a fuel filter on a diesel engine, the air must be purged from the system before starting the engine.

Purging Diesel Fuel System

Fill the new filter with fresh diesel before fitting. Then pump the primer, if installed on the machine. If you don’t have a primer – open the fuel lines at the injectors by about two turns, and now crank over the engine until fuel spills from the fuel lines. Tighten up the lines, and your good to go. If your diesel still doesn’t start after purging, it must be purged again.

Related Questions

Should I run my lawnmower out of gas for winter? Using a gas stabilizer is better than running a mower out of gas. The stabilizer will keep gas fresh and protect the fuel system over the winter months. Running the gas out of the mower doesn’t prevent gumming of the carburetor.

Can you store a lawnmower vertically? A lawnmower should be stored on its wheels; however, if you drain the oil and gas from the engine you can store it in any position you like.

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Lawn Mower Maintenance for Spring

At the start of the mowing season, make sure to give your lawn mower some extra attention and care. No matter what type of mower you have, following these maintenance tips is essential for keeping it in good shape and ensuring it has a long life. Following these tips will also result in better performance from your mower.

Tips for Preparing a Lawn Mower

Clean Your Mower Engine

Keeping your lawn mower in tip-top shape is essential for a beautiful lawn. To do this, it’s important to check and clean the engine regularly as the build-up of grass, leaves, and other debris can lead to power loss or damage.

To clean the engine, start by disconnecting the spark plug lead to prevent accidental startup. Use a bristle brush to scrape off dirt from the flywheel fins, cooling fins, and blower housing. For greasy areas, use a degreaser and wipe it off with a cloth. When finished, reconnect the spark plug.

Consult the user guide of the lawn mower for further instructions concerning engine care and to learn the frequency of engine cleaning.


Before you start mowing, make sure to check your lawn mower’s air filter. This will ensure that dirt and debris do not enter the engine and cause it to run improperly. If the filter is still clean, no replacement is necessary.

If it is dirty or damaged, however, you should replace it with a new one. Make sure to follow the engine manufacturer’s instructions in your operator’s manual for instructions on how to remove and install the air filter.


To ensure maximum efficiency and a longer lifespan for your lawn mower, it is important to be consistent with oil changes. The best time to do this is when you are preparing for the mowing season.

Additionally, the manufacturer should provide you with specific timing guidelines for when the oil should be changed. If the oil appears dark or contains debris, it is crucial to replace it. Finally, make sure to check the oil levels regularly throughout the season.

Be Sure the Mower Deck is Clean

It is important to clean the underside of your lawn mower regularly in order to avoid the accumulation of grass, leaves, and other debris. If too much organic material builds up, the mower’s performance and blade efficiency will be reduced. We suggest cleaning the mower deck annually in the spring and regularly during the mowing season. For safety, ensure the mower is turned off and the batteries are disconnected before you begin.

Grease the Lubrication Points

Lubricating the components of your lawn mower can help protect it from rust and keep it running efficiently. Check the instruction manual to find out what parts need to be greased, and use a cloth to remove any extra grease.

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Check the Lawn Mower Parts

Eventually, the components of your mower will be worn and require changing, including the spark plugs, belts, and batteries. To keep your mower in working condition, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for how often to replace parts and use the original manufacturer’s parts. Here is a list of a few of the parts that you should review every year.


Using a mower with dull or damaged blades takes longer and can damage the grass, leaving it more susceptible to fungal development or illnesses that propagate quickly. To inspect the blades, it is necessary to first take off the mower deck.

Check the operator’s manual to find out how to properly remove the deck and blades. If the blades have chips, cracks, or bends, they should be substituted. Utilizing sharp and balanced blades will give you a better cut and lessen the need to mow the same spot twice.

It is not advised for those without experience to change the blades on a lawn mower, therefore it is recommended to take it to a certified expert. Contact The Power Barn to book an appointment for blade replacement.

Spark Plugs

Keeping your lawn mower’s spark plug in good condition can improve its fuel efficiency and performance. Winterizing your mower correctly can prevent the need for frequent replacements. If your spark plug is a little dirty or the engine is not running right, you should change it. Refer to your operator’s manual to learn the instructions for removing and installing a new spark plug.


It is important to carefully check all the belts on your lawn mower to make sure they are in good condition. If you find any belts that are worn out, cracked, or twisted, it is best to replace them right away in order to avoid any further damage to your batteries


Look at the batteries that have gone unused while your lawn mower was not in use. If they appear to be damaged or not functioning properly, exchange them for new ones. If you need help knowing how to switch the battery in your zero-turn mower, watch this video for guidance.


It is important to make sure that the tires on your lawn mower are inflated to the correct pressure in order to produce an even cut. Check that all the tires are at the same pressure and replace any that are worn or damaged.

Before the new mowing season begins, be sure to check your lawn mower for any potential issues that could create problems or damage the machine. Taking preventative measures now will extend the life of your mower and help you to have an easy and successful mowing season.

Keep the Power Barn in mind for the parts or if you need to have us perform the service so you can enjoy the season of mowing ahead!