Now that October is here, it's a great time to prepare your lawn and garden equipment for winter storage. This would include equipment such as lawnmowers, trimmers, chainsaws and generators.
Step 1: Drain all gas from the fuel tank and run the engine until it stops.
- Note: If gas is left in larger fuel tanks, a fuel stabilizer such as STA-BIL can be used to keep the fuel from going stale.
Step 2: Change the oil, the oil filter and the air filter.
Step 3: Check to make sure the spark plugs are in good condition. Clean and replace as necessary.
Step 4: Clean the equipment of all grass and dirt.
After applying these steps, your equipment is ready for winter storage. When the snow thaws and Spring comes to life, your equipment will be clean and ready for use.