How To Tune-Up
Use a Briggs & Stratton Maintenance Kit to make the job easier! Our kits have everything you need to do a tune-up easily and inexpensively in 30 minutes or less.
It's easy to tune up your lawn mower. If you don't do it yourself, have a Briggs & Stratton dealer do it for you once a year. An annual tune-up will extend the life of your mower while cutting polluting emissions by up to 50 percent.
The Four Easy Steps
Briggs & Stratton engines use one of three types of air filters - foam, paper, and a combination of foam and paper.
For optimum performance, you should change the oil in your engine at least once per season or every 25 hours of use. Briggs & Stratton Maintenance Kits come with the correct oil for your engine. You can also purchase oil separately through our participating dealers and retailers.
Changing your spark plug is one of the easiest ways to ensure accurate and easy starting for your engine. This should be done every season. Briggs & Stratton Platinum Spark Plugs are pre-gapped, so all you need to do is remove the old spark plug and replace it with the new one. Our easy-to-use Maintenance Kits all include the Platinum Spark Plug.
Gasoline that's been standing for over a month can cause difficulty with your engine when you want to restart it later. Get into the habit of adding Briggs & Stratton's Fuel Stabilizer to your fuel tank to avoid these problems and you'll be ready to mow any time.
Maintenance Schedule & Free Reminder
Spring is a great time to tune up your lawn mower before the heavy mowing season begins. Whenever you choose to tune up, be sure to do it once a year. Plan ahead with this At-a-glance Mower Maintenance Schedule that will help you keep your mower running smoothly.
Article courtesy of Briggs & Stratton