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My husband is a frugal person. The two of us are still living in the starter home he purchased before we met nearly twenty years ago. He is driving a truck he bought eighteen years ago. While he still adores his truck, he knows he needs to make some necessary repairs to it in order to keep it running smoothly. For instance, in the near future, he expects to replace the automobile’s motor. He also needs to get the heater in his vehicle fixed. Because the truck is so old, its interior has seen better days. The seats need some new upholstery. And, he is in desperate need of a new steering wheel. I would like to purchase this item for my spouse for the upcoming holidays. On this blog, you will discover the latest trends in steering wheels designed for trucks. Enjoy!


A New Steering Wheel

Tips For Keeping Your Lawn Mower In Excellent Condition

by Kim Murphy

Lawn mowers can get a little pricey. Therefore, you might want to make sure that yours lasts as long as possible through proper care and maintenance. To help you do this, you will want to check out the following tips.

Clean The Blades

It is important to make sure that you are sweeping off any grass left on the blades or around the metal base of the lawn mower.

Make sure that you are waiting until the lawn mower has completely stopped running before turning it over on to its side. Use a hard bristle broom to sweep all of the grass away. If, as you do your repairs, you notice the blades are nicked or dull, you can purchase new lawn mower blades at a hardware or gardening store.

Winterize It

Winterizing your lawn mower does not take a lot of steps. Simply empty the gas tank. You can save that gasoline in a gas can until next grass cutting season if you would like. You will also want to empty the engine oil. However, you want to dispose of or recycle that oil because you do not want to put the same oil back into the lawn mower next season. When you are ready to cut the grass again, you will want to add new oil and fill the engine according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Keep The Filter Clean

There are two types of filters for lawn mowers. There are the reusable ones and the paper disposable ones. Twice a year, you will want to replace the paper filter or wash the reusable filter, depending on which one your particular lawn mower has. This action will help keep your lawn mower running in excellent condition.

Replace the Spark Plugs

It is important to make sure that you are replacing your spark plugs once every year. It might best to do this at the beginning at the grass cutting season in order to ensure that your lawn mower starts and runs with ease when you need to use it. To do this, you will generally only need a pair of pliers. You will disconnect the wire, unscrew the plugs with the pliers for ease, screw the new ones on, and then connect the wires. Most lawn mower care instruction booklets come with a few pictures or a detailed diagram if you need additional assistance. There are even some people who will advertise their ability to repair lawn mowers so you have the option to hire someone to do this if you are more comfortable with that.

As you can see, the maintenance tips for the lawn mower are easy enough to make use of. All you have to do is to make sure that you are keeping up with all of it so that the money spent on the purchase of your lawn mower will go a long way.