We have a few good mows left before it will be time to store your lawn mower for the winter. When the time comes likely around mid-November, Foreman’s General Store recommends a little post-season preparation to ensure your mower will start easily when you roll it out in spring. Fill the fuel tank and add fuel stabilizer to the gasoline to prevent fuel deterioration and the formation of gum, varnish, and rust in the fuel system. Run the mower to circulate the additive throughout the fuel system. Lubricate the rest of the engine as shown in the photo. Thoroughly clean the outside and bottom of the mower, and disconnect the spark plug wire and the negative cable from the battery (if you have one). Lubricate all moving parts and spray rust inhibitor on the blade and surrounding unpainted metal parts. When spring rolls around, simply replace the spark plug wire and battery cable, and your mower will run like a champ.
If you need assistance with storing your mower for winter, come see us at Foreman’s— we can tune up your mower and get it ready to store for the dormant season. We also carry degreasers and fuel stabilizers for prepping your lawn mower at home.
View this video from Toro for additional details for prepping your lawn mower for winter storage: