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Extend the Life Of Your Lawn Mower and Snow Blower with Season Changing Maintenance

9 November 2018

Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MAA little bit of routine small engine maintenance can go a long way in extending the life of your lawn mower or snow blower. As you move into a new season, get out your easy-to-follow Changing of the Guard checklist and make sure your machine is ready to go next time you need it. No one has time for down time.

From oil filters to blades and protective covers, our independent hardware store has the parts you need to properly store your equipment and get you ready for the season ahead.

Fall Checklist

Add Stabilizer and Fresh Fuel to Your Lawn Mower

Most engine manufacturers recommend using a fuel stabilizer or draining the fuel system before putting the machine into storage. If you use a fuel stabilizer, mix the gasoline according to the instructions on the stabilizer container. Fill the machine’s gas tank about 3/4 full (using low ethanol gasoline) and allow the machine to run for a few minutes to make sure stabilized gasoline is in the carburetor as well as the tank. If equipped, turn the fuel valve to the off position. Note: It’s okay to add fuel stabilizer to your gas can with each fill up.

Change the Oil and Spark Plug

Change the oil and filter if equipped. Replace with the engine manufacturer’s recommended oil and filter type.

Clean the Blades and Undercarriage

Clean the unit: wipe or blow off the clippings and debris from the top of the unit and check the belt(s) and idler pulleys for wear. Check the blades, as now is a great time to replace or sharpen the blades. Remove the ignition key and/or the spark plug wire before working under the mower deck.

Properly Store Your Lawn Mower

Let your lawn mower hibernate for the winter in a cool, dry place. Protect your lawn mower from the elements with a Lawn Mower Cover.

Not a do-it-yourselfer? Contact Monnick Supply to schedule an appointment for seasonal maintenance.



Marlborough Store

135 Maple Street,
Marlborough, MA
Call (508) 318-4788


Mon-Sat 7:00am to 5:00pm

Framingham Store

759 Waverly Street,
Framingham, MA
Call (508) 386-9876


Mon-Sat 7:00am to 5:00pm

Monnick Supply $$
135 Maple St.
Marlborough MA 01752
United States
(508) 318-4788
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 7am - 5:30pm
Sun 12pm - 4pm
Monnick Supply $$
759 Waverly St.
Framingham MA 01702
United States
(508) 386-9876
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 8am - 5:30pm
Sun 10am - 4pm