Regular tune ups – It is important to perform regular tune ups, including changing the oil, spark plugs, and filters.
Perform a comprehensive cleaning, especially at the end of the fall season when you will be using your small engine less frequently.
Always use fresh gasoline, and never leave gasoline in the tank for extended periods of time; old gasoline can break down and cause residue to build up in the engine.
Always lubricate parts that need lubricating (refer to your owner’s manual to determine what those parts include).
If your small engine is on a lawnmower, always ensure your blades are sharp. This will allow the engine to power the mower with less resistance.
Remember, small engines need attention and service as well. Follow the aforementioned tips regarding regular maintenance, and you are sure to prolong the life of your small engine, ultimately saving money.