Harris, North Carolina
37931 US 52 Hwy.
New London, NC 28127
(704) 983-1106

3 Ways to Maintain Your Lawn Care Equipment in the Winter February 20, 2018

Harris, Stanly
3 Ways to Maintain Your Lawn Care Equipment in the Winter, Harris, North Carolina

While you may not use your lawn care equipment during the winter, that doesn’t mean you get to neglect it until spring. For lawn mowers, in particular, you could run into issues with the fuel system or deal with rust from debris buildup if not carefully maintained and stored correctly in the winter. For more than 50 years, Stanly Tractor Company in New London, NC, has provided individual services to their customers who rely on outdoor power equipment such as lawn mowers and tractors. Their knowledgeable staff lists the top three ways to maintain your lawn care equipment during the winter to ensure it will run properly in the spring. 

How to Maintain Your Lawn Mower in the Winter

1. Empty the Gas & Oil From the Tank

lawn care equipmentWhen you leave leftover gas in the tank, the carburetor can become corroded and cause damage to the motor. Similarly, leaving oil in the engine invites contaminants that affect the motor as well. By safely emptying out the gas and oil from the tank and engine, you avoid any unnecessary and costly repairs needed by the time spring arrives. 

2. Change the Air Filter

Changing or cleaning the air filter is important to ensure there’s enough air for combustion when the gas is running. Since the filter is likely covered with dirt from prior mowing projects, it’s necessary to clean it on a regular basis, especially in the winter when the dirt can fester and affect the machine. 

3. Clean the Mower Deck

Another easy way for your engine to rust is by leaving all the mud and grass underneath the mower deck. By cleaning out the debris, you not only help keep the deck and blades clean, but you also avoid having to replace any rusted parts or deal with any maintenance in the spring. 

If you’re looking for new lawn care equipment for the spring or you need more tips on how to store your lawn mower in the winter, reach out to the informative staff at Stanly Tractor Company. As a family-owned and -operated business, their dedication to customer service and providing top-of-the-line landscaping equipment are second to none. Whether you need new equipment or professional advice, their friendly staff are available to help you every step of the way. Call (704) 983-1106 or visit their website to view their current list of promotions. 

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Stanly Tractor Company
5 Tips for Maintaining Your Farm's Tractor, Harris, North Carolina
A tractor is a versatile piece of heavy-duty equipment that’s invaluable to a farmer. Tractors can plant, plow, and till numerous acres of farmland and even tow other agricultur...read more
4 Common Tractor Repair Issues, Harris, North Carolina
Many farmers and agricultural businesses use tractors but don’t have on-site mechanics to handle malfunctions. Since they’re unable to put everything the farm needs aside f...read more
Troubleshooting 3 Common Lawn Mower Problems, Harris, North Carolina
Your lawn care equipment makes maintaining a beautiful and lush yard easy. While these machines don’t require a lot of maintenance compared to your car, they can experience ...read more
How to Select the Right Size Push or Riding Mowers, Harris, North Carolina
If you’re in the market for lawn care equipment, you may wonder which size mower is best for your yard. The simple answer is that it depends upon your property’s square footage. Here...read more
A Brief Guide to the Zero-Turn Riding Mower, Harris, North Carolina
Of all the chores, lawn mowing might be the most tedious on a lot of people’s lists. Luckily, the grass-cutting world has progressed far beyond the handheld machines of yore. Today, ...read more