A lawn mower is like a car. In order to keep running, it needs regular tune-ups.
Your lawn mower maintenance isn't complete after you've changed the oil and replaced the air filters. You also need to check your mower's spark plug.
A clean spark plug in good condition will ensure that your gas-powered mower has less trouble starting, even when it's starting cold. When your mower starts easily, you'll see all sorts of benefits:
Many manufacturers and engine professionals suggest changing your spark plug every spring; always follow the recommendations in your mower's product manual.
However, if your mower is having trouble starting, you might find deposits and buildup on your spark plug that need to be cleaned.
Whether you're inspecting your old spark plug or installing a new one, below are the steps to follow to do it safely.
Before you buy a new spark plug, it makes sense to check the condition of the plug you already have.
If you notice any of those three signs of wear, it's time to replace your worn-out spark plug with a brand-new one.
New engine parts can be a little intimidating to install the first time. However, after you've removed your old spark plug, it takes just a few simple steps to get your new plug in place.
The spark plug is one of the key components of your lawn mower's engine. Your gas-powered mower can't fire without it, and if it's damaged, you'll notice your mower's engine misfiring or taking a number of tries to start.
A spark plug that's undamaged and free of deposits and buildup is just what you need to keep your mower running at peak performance.