winterizing your mower
You’ll find useful resources on this page, tips, links to tools, parts and supplies required to complete your repair.
Proper winterizing is important, storing your mower indoors is a great start.
If you winterize correctly you’ll eliminate all the costly common winterizing errors. This video covers the whole process including the magic bullet that guarantees your mower starts come spring.
Why not give her a tune-up too, check out tune-up video.
Tools & Parts
To nail this procedure you may need the following tools, parts and supplies.
Ratchet Tool Set
Before we can do anything, we'll need tools. I've selected this set as I own some Craftsman tools and while I have worn some out, they did do a lot of work. So I expect this set will last the occasional user quite a long time.
This set carries both metric and standard sockets and that's important, because some mowers will have both type of fastener sizes. Set includes spark plug sockets. Picture links to Amazon.com
Gas Line Clamp
Breathable mower Cover
Keeping your kit covered makes a huge difference to the life of your machinery. When a mower sits in the rain, moisture gets into every area of the mower, bearings, fasteners, electrical system, fuel system and moisture is the enemy.
The ToughCover is made from Marine grade water proof material. It's UV and mold resistant. Take from a mechanic with years of experience, this cover will own you nothing. Picture links to Amazon.com
Teng 1/2 Torque wrench, fantastic tool I use it every day and mine is still going strong. A torque wrench is advised for tightening components such as flywheel nuts and blades. The torque spec of these components is very important. Picture links to Amazon.com
If you are considering buying a torque wrench, definitely check out my review of Teng torque wrench.