“Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing more than 100 power equipment, engine, and utility vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, offers seven questions to help home and business owners prepare for this seasonal change.
1. Do you know how to use your equipment properly? Review owner’s manuals for equipment. Re-familiarize safe handling procedures and required maintenance needs. If you lost your manual, you can usually find it online.
2. Does any of your equipment need servicing? Before storing equipment, clean and service it or take it to a small engine repair shop. Drain and change engine oil and dispose of old oil safely. Service the air filter, and other maintenance activities as directed by your service manual. Check all winter equipment coming out of storage and see what maintenance and repairs are required.”
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If your equipment isn’t in tip-top shape, it’s better to service it than store it until spring. This eliminates the hassle of needing to get it serviced then as well as help prevent any future problems. It might not be a convenient time currently, but your future self will thank you!
For small engine repair services, contact Robbinsdale Marine at 763-533-0300. We service all sorts of small engines such as lawn mowers, snow blowers, chainsaws and more!