Lawn Edger & String Trimmer Spark Plugs
Gas-powered lawn edgers, string trimmers and leaf blowers have become a mainstay in most garages. These are such simple tools to operate, it is easy to overlook the need for basic maintenance throughout the grass-cutting season. It is just as important to keep all of your power tools as well maintained as your lawn mower. This includes ensuring your lawn edger spark plugs and string trimmer spark plugs are changed regulary for optimal burn. There is nothing more frustrating than being almost done with your yard and a power tool will not crank.
Unfortunately, many homeowners or renters never think about the dangers of using a lawn edger or string trimmer for routine lawn maintenance. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, gasoline-powered lawn trimmers and edgers account for approximately 4,600 injuries that require emergency room treatment every year. When operating your lawn edger, remember the metal blades can cut through underground objects and splinter concrete along your driveway or sidewalk. String trimmers can also throw sticks and stones.
At E3 Spark Plugs, we understand that your string trimmer and lawn edger are important tools for keeping your lawn looking great. That's why we recommend you take time to complete a few routine maintenance tasks in the Spring, during the Summer and at the end of the cutting season. Start by removing lawn edger spark plugs or string trimmer spark plugs, then examine the electrodes. If worn or black, replace with an E3 Lawn & Garden plug. Next, clean or replace air filters. Adjust the idle speed and make sure bystanders are at a safe distance before starting.
When the warm weather turns to fall and grass-cutting season draws to an end, it is time for you to prepare your lawn edger and string trimmer for winter storage. Whether you do a complete maintenance and make needed repairs before storage is up to you. But, start with a thorough cleaning. This includes scraping off any thick layers of leaves or grass that might have built up on the protective shield. Replace the oil. If you use a pressure washer, be sure to wipe all areas dry and spray a light lubricant like WD-40 to displace any water from exterior and mechanical parts.