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Care for your mower - simple but essential tips Follow

  
 
Buying a lawn mower is one thing; buying the right one and keeping it working efficiently is another. Many people buy lawn mowers without thinking it through, often buying the wrong type or size, or not carrying out basic maintenance all of which is tantamount to throwing your money into a big pit and setting fire to it. 
 
Certainly lawn mowers can, and do, go wrong from time to time, but experience tells us that a great many problems result from incorrect use, buying unsuitable machines, lack of preparation or simple maintenance. Of course, sometimes accidents happen, like chopping up your own cable, but a bit of thought and care can help avoid even this kind of thing.
 
What we want here at MowDirect is for you to avoid the hassle of having to call your supplier and return your mower, meaning you are without it, only to find out it would have been easy to avoid or fix in the first place.  
 
So remember...
  • Read your manual carefully. Keep it nearby for reference 
  • Check your machine regularly.  
  • Don't leave it out in the rain. 
  • Make sure you keep the engine topped up with oil and fuel and don't leave the fuel in it over the winter. 
  • Keep nuts and bolts tight and clean, 
  • keep the blades sharp, 
  • remove blockages when and if they occur. 

Simple care and basic maintenance will keep your machine going for longer. 

There are a number of more detailed articles in this section that deal with common lawnmower problems including  My mower won't start and My mower isn’t cutting properly 
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