Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

A little bit of maintenance goes a long way.

Lawnmowers, like any machine, have moving parts and equipment that need to be checked every so often to ensure maximise performance and durability. Ideally, lawn mower maintenance is performed throughout the mowing season and in preparation for the winter offseason.

Here's some tips to keep your Victa in great shape.

  • After use, always clean your lawn mower using the wash hole on the chassis.
  • Store you mower under cover and keep debris off the wheels and corners.
  • Always disconnect the spark plug when tipping your mower on its side. To avoid internal oil spillage in 4-stroke mowers, ensure the spark plug faces upwards.
  • Change your blades once a year for maximum performance and reduced mowing time.
  • For 4-stroke mowers, change the oil at least once year.
  • 4-stroke mowers also need their oil levels checked before use and topped up if necessary as insufficient oil can lead to engine seizure.
  • Conduct a full service on your mower after 50 hours of use or every two years - whichever comes first.
  • Always use genuine spare parts to safeguard your warranty and to ensure safety standards and performance levels are optimised.
  • We recommend that you change your air-filter once a year to avoid starting difficulties and engine problems.

Find everything you need to service your Briggs & Stratton engine with the new Engine Service Kits.

Briggs & Stratton Engine Service Kits make basic maintenance quick and easy with your new oil, spark plug, air filter and fresh start fuel preserver all in the one kit.

Available from Victa Gold Dealers and selected retailers.