Craftsman Riding Lawn Mower Repair Irvine CA

The Craftsman brands is one of the most iconic brands of mowers in the country. There are for the most part fairly reliable mowers but on occasion have their problems. Fuel related issues are the most common problems and affect carburetors, fuel filters and fuel lines.

Other common problems are deck and drive belts breaking. As belts age they become brittle and will crack. They wear on their sides and will ride deeper in the pulley making less contact and then will start slipping. This results in the riding mower moving slower or the deck blades not cutting with enough force.

With so many different systems, there are many things that can go wrong. Our shop is here to help with those issues and get your lawn mower back running once again. We can also do tune-ups that will help prevent many of those same problems.

Whatever problem you are having with your lawn mower, let us take expert care of it for you.

So when you need expert Craftsman Riding Lawn Mower Repair in Irvine CA, call us or bring it by today!

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Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn Mower Repair Fresno CA

Is your Troy-Bilt riding lawn mower not working like it should be? Is it hard to start or stalls not long after starting? Those are the most common problems with an engine on a riding lawn mower but there can be others such as the drive or deck systems not working correctly.

The first thing to do is to have your lawn mower inspected and diagnosed to see exactly what the nature of the problem is. An expert lawn mower technician wants to know what is causing the issue and why. This helps them to uncover the exact problem and home in on resolving it.

Lawn mowers are complex machines that require the right tools and test equipment to troubleshoot them. If you do not have these tools, you are just shooting in the dark trying to figure it all out.

Our shop can also perform Troy-Bilt riding lawn mower tune-ups to keep your mower running its best all season long.

With the right mix of preventive maintenance and care, your Troy-Bilt lawn mower will last for many years to come.

Call our shop for all your Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn Mower Repair in Fresno CA.

 

Toro Riding Lawn Mower Repair Fresno CA

For complete Toro Riding Lawn Mower Repair in Fresno, California, our shop is ready to help you get your mower back in operation once again. No matter if it is something or simple or complex, we can take care of that as well as provide tune-up services so your mower is ready each mowing season.

With technology constantly advancing, the Toro brand continues to become more sophisticated than ever before. The engine and chassis pretty much remain the same but the electrical and electronics are always being upgraded.

The lawn mowers of today can do a lot of things and continue to improve in reliability and with the proper preventive maintenance program, will last for a long time to come. Items like oil changes, air and fuel filter changes and keeping the machine clean and greased go a long way to improving their reliability. Our shop can take care of those things as well as troubleshooting those difficult problems that come up from time to time.

Just give us a call and let us take expert care of your lawn mower.

Call us for all your Toro Riding Lawn Mower Repair Needs in Fresno CA.

John Deere Riding Lawn Mower Repair Fresno CA

The John Deere company has been around for over 100 years and their lawn mowers are numerous across the country. That familiar green brand has a mower for just about any type of lawn you can imagine.

When your John Deere riding lawn mower is broken down, you need to get it back running fast. The grass doesn’t stop growing just because your lawn mower is broke!

You will need an expert to inspect, diagnose and correct the problem whether it is a carburetor, ignition system, drive or deck problem. You could have a deck belt that broke or a drive belt that is not pulling like it should. Or maybe you turn the key and nothing happens at all?

Those are all common problems we see with John Deere riding lawn mowers but there are a lot more things that can happen. Whatever lawn mower problem you are having, we would be happy to help get yours running great again.

When you need expert lawn mower repair, give us a call and let us sort out all of your issues.

Call us for all your  John Deere Riding Lawn Mower Repair in Fresno CA.

 

 

Husqvarna Riding Lawn Mower Repair Fresno CA

When you need expert Husqvarna riding lawn mower repair in Fresno California, our shop stands ready to help. Your riding mower is an important part of your lawn maintenance program and it needs to be repaired professionally to keep it running its best.

Your lawn mower is a very important tool in your lawn management program and we are here to help get it back running quickly.

Today’s lawn mower is quite sophisticated and requires special care and attention to key areas. The engine for example must have a clean air and fuel filter to ensure the air is not contaminated with dust and the fuel filter must trap out any dirt that could enter the carburetor or fuel injectors.

By having the latest test equipment to test each system to see if it is working properly, our shop can quickly diagnose any problems you are having and change those parts that are bad. Then a test is in order to ensure that the repairs corrected the issue and will get the mower back up to perfect working order.

When you need expert Husqvarna riding lawn mower repair, give us a call and let us take care of the rest.

Husqvarna Riding Lawn Mower Repair in Fresno CA.

 

Cub Cadet Riding Lawn Mower Repair Fresno CA

You have a quality lawn mower and it needs quality repair when it has a problem. Our lawn mower shop is here to help! With the right tools and training to get the job done, we can help expedite your repairs to get your mower back running the way it is supposed to.

Lawn mowers today are fairly sophisticated machines that have safety mechanisms in place that protect the rider and make it harder to diagnose for the technician. With so many different systems on a rider these days, it takes someone with the knowledge and skills to repair them correctly.

The most important part of the process is the diagnostic procedure. This troubleshooting process helps quickly locate the problem with your Cub Cadet and points the technician in the right direction to begin the repair process.

Once the repair has been performed, a test of the mower is necessary to determine if this has resolved the problem. If everything works as it should, then your mower will be returned to you so you can continue to manage your yard.

When you need Cub Cadet Riding Lawn Mower Repair in Fresno CA, call our shop or bring it by today!

 

Craftsman Riding Lawn Mower Repair Fresno CA

Lawn mower breakdowns never occur at a great time. It is always when the yard is half way done and then it decides to die on you.

You have a great lawn mower in your Craftsman and it should give you many years of dependable service. All it takes is taking good care of your machine and doing the recommended maintenance as scheduled. Oil and fluid changes are critical to your mower lasting a long time and performing the best it can. You are in charge of when to bring it so it is up to you to keep your service schedule and have the maintenance done when needed.

Our shop can perform all your preventive maintenance and any other repairs that your mower may need. Whether you have a need for a tune-up or your mower will not start, we can take care of those issues as well as electrical, drive systems, deck and belt issues as well as sharpen the blades.

Today’s fuels have ethanol in them and this creates many problems with carburetors. Stale fuel can plug up carburetor jets and prevent fuel from getting into the engine. Surging of the engine results and poor performance ensues.

So when you need expert Craftsman Riding Lawn Mower Repair in Fresno CA, call us or bring it by today!

Starting Your Own Small Engine Business

You are either thinking about it or you are going to make it happen. One way or another you are going to quit your day job eventually or you want to make some money on the side. I can understand that because that is exactly what I wanted when starting my own small engine business.

The problem I found out was there were plenty of service manuals you could buy to help you repair things, there just weren’t any books that would teach you how to actually run this type of business and make money doing these services.

So what did I do, I wrote my own! Fortunately for me I had 20 years of experience running other businesses and I drew from that experience to put together an easy to read and follow step by step book that would help you get your small engine repair business up and running faster and making more money than you would if you had to figure it all out on your own through trial and error.

Trial and error costs you money for each mistake that you make. You can only stay in business as long as you can afford those mistakes! And make them you will but you will also learn from them. A small business is filled with problems that can easily cost you thousands if you don’t figure out a solution to them.

Most people go out and buy some tools, tell a few friends that they are starting a business and maybe hang out a sign. That is an OK way to start but you will not get near the business you could if you marketing it correctly and sold your services in the right way. Leaving money on the table is a bad thing because this can be a seasonal business as most of the work is lawn mower related. You have to make as much money as you can during the busy season to help tide you over for winter.

How to Start and Make Money in a Small Engine Repair Business” will help you get a jumpstart on your business and will show you how to get starting in the right direction. It covers setting up your business structure, insurance, sales, marketing, education and training, where to get parts, setting up your shop, accounting, taxes and one of the more important topics is what to say yes or no to.

An investment in your business start-up is one of the best investments you can make to help you avoid a catastrophe that you might not see coming. As I mentioned earlier, you can only stay in business as long as you can afford your mistakes.

When you purchase a copy of my book, you get a 6-month FREE listing on my National Referral Website at Lawn Mower Repair Service. Just look inside the front cover for how to get listed. Believe me, this will be the best $20 you spend on your new business!

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Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn Mower Repair Bakersfield CA

Whether you need a tune-up or a tear down or just your preventive maintenance performed, we are here to help. Your lawn mower will be professionally taken care of and repaired so that it will run and cut well. A good running lawn mower is easier on the engine and will not overheat. As long as you are doing your part in keeping the engine clean as well as the deck and transmission areas, you should have fewer breakdowns to worry about.

Your riding lawn mower is a very important tool that needs to be professionally maintained to keep it running its best.

When you need expert Troy-Bilt riding lawn mower repair, call our shop and let us check out your lawn mower and give it the maintenance or repairs that are needed. Our shop works on all models of Troy-Bilt lawn mowers and has the tools, training, knowledge and parts to get yours running quickly. We understand the hassle of waiting weeks to get your lawn mower back and will work hard to troubleshoot it and get it back in your care soon. Your lawn mower is a very important machine that keeps your yard looking healthy and maintained. By taking great care of it, your lawn mower will run well for a long time to come.

Our Bakersfield CA riding lawn mower repair shop is here to help with all your lawn mower problems and will fix yours as quickly as possible.

With the right mix of preventive maintenance and care, your Troy-Bilt lawn mower will last for many years to come.

Call our shop for all your Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn Mower Repair in Bakersfield CA.

 

How To Store My Lawn Mower in the Winter

If you ask this question to 10 different lawn mower repair technicians, more than likely you will get 10 different answers! This topic will be the debate for as long as we burn gasoline in our lawn mowers and especially if it is laced with ethanol.

Our biggest problem come springtime is that the lawn mower doesn’t want to start. Why? Because the fuel in it has either went bad or the battery has run down on a riding mower or a self-propelled with a key start. There are other reasons of course but those are the most common.

Regarding our earlier conversation about fuel. There are two schools of thought about what to do with it. You can either treat your fuel with stabilizer (my favorite is Ethanol Shield) or you can run the engine until it is out of gas. I like to do a little of both depending on what machine I am prepping for winter. I add the fuel stabilizer to all of my fuel when I buy it, so I have a constant supply of stabilizer already in the gas for both 2-cycle and 4-cycle equipment. What I do for lawn mowers is to leave the gas in them all winter long. If the mower has a shutoff valve, I will turn the gas off, start the mower and then let it die when it runs out of fuel. That’s it and I am done. If you don’t want to use fuel stabilizer, then you should be running that mower out of gas or it won’t be starting in the springtime.

The smart thing to do is to prep your lawn mower for the upcoming season when you put it away and I will tell you how to do just that as well.

Let’s break this down by different types of lawn mowers to make things easier shall we….

Push Mower Winter Storage

The ordinary push mower does not have a lot of parts so storing them for winter is pretty simple. To get it ready for next year and store it, perform the following;

  1. Add fuel stabilizer to the gas tank.
  2. Run the mower for 10 minutes to get the engine warm.
  3. Change the oil.
  4. Change the air filter and sparkplug.
  5. Remove the sparkplug wire from the sparkplug.
  6. Remove the blade and sharpen it and scrape the deck. Re-install the blade and the sparkplug wire.
  7. Blow off the engine and deck with compressed air.
  8. Lubricate cables, wheel bolts and linkages with silicone spray.
  9. Check for any damage or missing parts and order them or bring the mower to your lawn mower mechanic.
  10. Store the mower in a place where it won’t get damaged and rodents will not move into it.

Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Winter Storage

The self-propelled lawn mower has a lot more parts so storing them for winter is a little more time consuming. To get it ready for next year and store it, perform the following;

  1. Add fuel stabilizer to the gas tank.
  2. Run the mower for 10 minutes to get the engine warm.
  3. Change the oil.
  4. Change the air filter and sparkplug.
  5. Remove the sparkplug wire from the sparkplug.
  6. Remove the blade and sharpen it and scrape the deck. Re-install the blade and sparkplug wire.
  7. Blow off the engine and deck with compressed air.
  8. Lubricate cables, wheel bolts and linkages with silicone spray.
  9. Check for any damage or missing parts and order them or bring the mower to your lawn mower mechanic.
  10. Remove the cover for the drive belt, clean out the grass and check the belt for wear such as cracks, a shiny appearance or it is sitting deep in the pulley, which means it has worn out. Install a new belt if it is and replace the cover.
  11. Remove the drive wheels and check the drive gears to see if they are wearing out. Spray the gears if they are metal with silicone spray as well as the wheel bolt.
  12. If your mower has a battery, put it on the trickle charger that came with it. If you don’t have one you can remove the battery and recharge it and keep it in a warm place and re-install in the spring.
  13. Store the mower in a place where it won’t get damaged and rodents will not move into it.

Riding Lawn Mower Winter Storage

The riding lawn mower is an entirely more complicated machine so storing them for winter is a lot more time consuming. To get it ready for next year and store it, perform the following;

  1. Add fuel stabilizer to the gas tank.
  2. Run the mower for 10 minutes to get the engine warm.
  3. Change the oil and filter
  4. Change the air filter and sparkplugs.
  5. Change the fuel filter.
  6. Remove the blades and sharpen them and scrape the deck. Re-install the blades.
  7. Blow off the engine, the transmission and deck with compressed air.
  8. Lubricate cables and linkages with silicone spray. Grease the front wheels, steering and deck spindles and any other grease fittings that are on your machine.
  9. Check for any damage or missing parts and order them or bring the mower to your lawn mower mechanic.
  10. Check the drive and deck belts for wear and replace if necessary. If you see wear such as cracks, a shiny appearance or the belt sitting deep in the pulley, it means it has worn out.
  11. Inflate the tires to their proper pressures. Normally 15psi in the front and 10 in the rear.
  12. Clean the battery terminals. Put your battery on the trickle charger. If you don’t have one you can remove the battery and recharge it and keep it in a warm place and re-install in the spring.
  13. Check the transmission fluid if your mower has an external tank.
  14. Store the mower in a place where it won’t get damaged and rodents will not move into it.

That covers all the major things you need to do to store your lawn mower for the winter. Walk-behinds and Zero Turn lawn mowers are fairly close to riding lawn mowers but the tire pressures are normally what the operator likes in terms of how it rides.

Next spring you will be ready to go and your mower won’t be sitting in a lawn mower repair shop waiting until they get their backlog of machines done to finally get to yours.

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