Tips on Maintaining Your String Trimmer

Maintaining String TrimmerWhen you are using any kind of trimming equipment there are some really good things that you can do to help maintain the life of it. You want to make sure you get as many good years out of it that you can. Most of the time you are spending very good money on this equipment and that means that you want to get the most for your money. You want to make sure that your trimmer is in the best possible condition each and every single time you use it because that helps to make sure that the machine doesn’t malfunction or that you maintain a complete level of safety. Getting hurt because you didn’t check something silly could really cause some damage and is totally avoidable. So each and every single time you go to use your string trimmer you want to check these very simple things.

  • Check the fuel tank and make sure that you’ve got enough gas for your use. If you are using an electric or a battery powered trimmer you want to check the battery life and or check the plug ends to make sure there is no damage to them.
  • Change the oil or check the oil levels. If you’re using a machine that doesn’t have oil then check and make sure that the air filter is working correctly.
  • Check the spark plugs if you are using the type that takes spark plugs.

When you are using a trimmer you also want to make sure that you wipe down the machine each and every time you put the machine away. There are usually some parts of the machine that can and will rust if you leave wet grass or weeds on the machine so the best thing to do is to take a dry clean cloth and wipe it down every single time you put the machine away. That way you prevent any kind of clogging of the parts that could pose a problem later on. Also, checking to make sure that the cords and wires that are attached to the machine are all in working order and haven’t been damaged, if they have been damaged then replace them right away. You could have a short or something worse if the electric cord has been damaged and is left plugged in. It can cause a fire or even worse depending on what sort of damage has been done to it.

If you need to change the string then do so by exactly what your manufacturers guide tells you to do. All trimmers are different and even with the automatic feeders you will have to replace the spools and each machine is different. Making sure that you save the paperwork for each trimmer that you buy is the best you can do. So follow the manufacturer’s instructions will save you a ton of time and frustration when you have to put new string into the machine. This are the things you should do to ensure the safety and life of your string trimmer.