As the weather begins to cool you should begin to inspect your lawn mower and lawn tractor for rodents building nests inside of the blower housing. The materials they use can not only prevent cooling but potentially cause an engine fire.
The purpose of the air filter is to prevent dirt and debris from entering the engine and causing major issues. Without it, or without a properly functioning filter, your equipment may experience loss of power, reduced fuel economy, and even engine failure.
Always refer to the operator's manual but the engine oil on your outdoor power equipment should be changed annually or after 50 hours of use. Routine maintenance may save you from costly repairs or equipment replacement.
Using incorrect spark plugs in your small engine can cause performance problems and possible internal engine damage.
Fuel containing ethanol has a shelf life of 90 days from manufacture do not leave fuel containing ethanol in your equipment or use fuel stored in a container longer than 30 days as begins to stale and may cause your equipment to not start or run efficiently.