Malfunctioning Mower? Old Petrol Could Be Causing the Problem!

petrol lawnmower cleaning kitWhat happens if you dig the petrol lawnmower out of the shed and give the starter a pull, only for it to respond with barely a splutter. Well, this Top Tip should help…

When your petrol lawnmower won’t start, checking the petrol tank should be your first priority. If you have left petrol stored in the tank during the winter months then this is probably the cause of the fault. When petrol is stored for too long it degrades and it turns to a varnish-like substance, becoming ineffective.

The easiest way to get your lawnmower up and running again is to drain the stagnant fuel and replace it with fresh petrol.

The Petrol Lawnmower Maintenance Kit, available from BuySpares, contains a syringe which is the ideal tool for ensuring effective and hassle-free empting of the fuel tank. It also contains a number of other lawnmower essentials including a replacement spark plug and 4 stroke oil – helping take the stress out of mower maintenance.

What About The Blades & Other Bits?

While you’re changing the petrol you might as well give the lawnmower a full service. Check to see if it’s about time the blades were replaced and ensure you’re well stocked for 4 stroke oil – after all you don’t want to make the gardening any harder than it needs to be.

If you’ve got some lawnmower maintenance tips of your own we would love to read them in the comments below.


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