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Outdoor Power Equipment Fall Tune-Up Checklist

Outdoor Power Equipment Fall Tune-Up Checklist Posted in Small Engines

From: Husqvarna

Regular service and care optimizes both the life and reliability of your products. Before beginning any cold weather projects, first ensure your outdoor power equipment is ready for use with a tune-up checklist. Doing so will extend the life of your equipment.

Here are a few tips that will help you bring order to your outdoor power equipment service:

  • Check the spark plug on gas-powered equipment; clean or replace if necessary. A dirty connection can prevent optimal performance from the engine or prevent it from working at all
  • Check oil levels to ensure your equipment has the sufficient amount. Improper oil levels can cause significant wear on your engine components
  • Check and replace any dirty filters, which can reduce power and fuel efficiency.
  • Review equipment owner's manual for performance recommendations and a detailed listing of maintenance instructions. This is particularly important if significant time has lapsed since your last use.
  • Ensure fuel is fresh, especially after long periods of inactivity.

Finally, consider a visit to a certified servicing dealer to have your equipment properly checked and serviced - replacing any worn or damaged parts, tuning up the engine, and performing an overall inspection.

These few simple steps can get you off to a great start this season - keeping your equipment running smoothly and providing you with helpful tools for maintaining a great looking lawn.


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