All engines can be damaged by old or deteriorated fuel. In as little as just one month, gasoline can deteriorate damage your lawnmower’s small engine by clogging the carburetor, thus preventing the engine from starting properly. The keep your lawnmower’s engine clean, add a fuel stabilizer each time you fill the tank.
Remember to check the spark plug(s) for corrosion and wear. Don’t attempt to clean the spark plug if it is showing some wear. It is cheap and easy to replace the spark plug. Be sure to remove any debris before removing the spark plug and by using a bit of anti-seize compound when you replace the old spark plug, you will ensure easier removal next year. Clean and lubricate the throttle linkages and the choke, and apply grease to the mower deck and all the fittings. This will be easier if you remove the mower deck and you can sharpen the blades while the Robotic lawn mower deck is off. Sharpening the blades after each mowing season will give you a better cut next year and save you the trouble of having to sharpen them in the spring.
You should think about the terrain you’ll be mowing as well. If you have a lot of hills, a mower that is self propelled can be helpful. If your terrain is pretty rough, then a high wheel option can make it easy for you to maneuver.
Another of the important parts to be aware of on your Automower is the blade. This is what actually cuts the blade and you need to ensure that the blade is in great condition. Blades that are dull will essentially chop and tear at the grass, making it look bad. It is important that blades are kept sharp. You can have them sharpened, which will keep you from having to purchase lawn mower repair parts like brand new blades, which are much more expensive than having your blades sharpened.
Every spring, you should have your lawnmower’s blades sharpened. Dull blades could damage your lawn and will cause the lawn mower to be less fuel-efficient. A damaged lawn and inefficient mower will also make you work much harder than you need to. It is a good idea to sharpen the lawn mower blades at lease once a month during the peak season.
Where we live there seems to be a neighbourly protocol where one does not mow the lawn before 9 a.m. during the week and Saturday’s and not before 10 a.m. on Sundays. For lawn mowers using batteries, this is a good rule. A better rule would be to not mow the lawn in the morning at all. Why? Well, over night, dew forms on the grass. Mowing the lawn when the grass is wet, either from the morning dew or from a recent rain storm makes the mower work harder, consuming more energy. If you wait until after all of the morning dew has evaporated from the grass, it will be easier to mow, take less of an effort from the mower and thus allow the batteries to run longer in a single mow.
Check the blades. Winter is the best time to get a new set of blades. In the spring everybody and their brother is ordering parts, it is not unusual for the distributor to run out or ration them to the dealers. Blades make nice Christmas presents, even in January.