Be prepared: Maintaining lawn equipment reduces problems

11/7/2011 | (Va.)

Lawn mowers, chain saws and string trimmers should receive regular maintenance to ensure they run properly, according to this article. Lawn mowers should receive a fuel stabilizer after the season's last mow, while chain saws require regular care. "Make sure they’re oiled and use an air compressor to blow debris out of the housing after each use. Otherwise, they have a tendency to block up with sawdust and won't perform well," said Jude Miller of The Home Depot in Colonial Heights, Va.

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