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06/03/2020
Mowing the lawn helps your home remain safe, pretty, and functional. To learn how to operate your lawn mower safely, read this post that PlatinumMotorOil.com in Waterford has put together for you.

Everybody wants a beautiful house with a big yard and a gorgeous garden. Still, for that dream to become a reality, it's important that you tend to your yard properly. This includes mowing the lawn every so often, so that the grass can remain healthy, pretty, safe, and at the right height. Still, if you will be riding your lawn mower, you should be careful. If you aren't, you could put yourself and others in very serious danger. To learn some tips on how you can ride your lawn mower safely, continue reading the post below.

A well-maintained lawn mower is a much safer lawn mower. Call Kevin Eyre from PlatinumMotorOil.com at (410) 259-1845, or visit AMSOIL's online shop to place an order for the best synthetic oil in Waterford for your small engine.

How to Use Your Lawn Mower in a Safe Manner

Learn More About Your Lawn Mower

How can you expect to operate your lawn mower properly if you don't know the first thing about it? For that reason, the first step in staying safe on it is to learn more about your lawn mower, how it works, and what you can/can't do while you're on it. To that end, it's important that you read your owner's manual thoroughly, to find accurate information on how to treat your lawn mower with care.  

Develop Some Common Sense

Your lawn mower, though a small engine, is still a complex machine that can be dangerous if not treated with care. That's why, if you want to remain safe, you should develop some common sense. For instance, you wouldn't leave your vehicle on and unattended, you wouldn't let children drive it, you wouldn't drive it while high or drunk, and you wouldn't drive recklessly on it. Those same rules should apply to your lawn mower.  

Maintain the Lawn Mower in Top Shape

For the lawn mower to work properly and safely, it needs to be maintained in top shape (just like you would do for your vehicle). You should make an effort to do so, as a malfunction can put you in a risky situation. For that reason, you should follow the suggestions made on the owner's manual. It's also required that you take it to a professional mechanic every so often to ensure it works correctly.  

Feed your small engine with AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic Small Engine Oil, the best synthetic oil in Waterford, to keep it in mint condition for longer.

Wear the Appropriate Clothes for the Job

When you're riding your lawn mower, you need to be mindful of the clothes you're wearing. This is because, if you're note careful, they could get in the way and put you peril. To stay safe, it's recommended that you ride your lawn mower with sturdy, closed-toe shoes. You should avoid long or loose clothing that could get caught in the mower's system. And, since you will be working outside, it's strongly recommended that. you wear sunglasses, a hat, and enough sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun.

Keep Children and Pets Safe

Needless to say, you should pay special attention to children and pets while you're operating the lawn mower. This is because they may want to ride the lawn mower or they can run in front of it when it's running. To avoid a mishap, keep them away while you're using the lawn mower. Likewise, keep them from riding or driving the lawn mower, and don't let them reach the lawn mower's blades.  

To keep your lawn mower in top working shape for years to come, maintain it with the top performing products on the market. Call Kevin Eyre from PlatinumMotorOil.com at (410) 259-1845, or visit AMSOIL's online shop to place an order for the most effective synthetic oil in Waterford.

Look at Where You'll Be Mowing

Before you begin mowing the lawn, you need to look at the area that you will be mowing over. This is because you should spot and remove any objects, big rocks, twigs, or whatever else that could be laying around on the lawn. If the mower were to hit any of them, its mechanism could get damaged. Not to mention, the item could get thrown out aggressively and hit something or someone.

Be Careful When Removing Stuck Items

Finally, it may happen that some items may get stuck on the mower's mechanism. If that's the case,  you need to be extremely careful to avoid cutting yourself on the blades. To stay safe, you need. to shut the lawn mower off before you do. anything. You could seriously hurt yourself if you don't. Then, avoid touching the blades as much as possible. If you can, use. tools to remove the object.  

Call Kevin Eyre from PlatinumMotorOil.com at (410) 259-1845, or visit AMSOIL's online shop to find the most effective synthetic oil in Waterford.

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AMSOIL Synthetic Oil and Lubricant Dealer

My name is Kevin Eyre, Independent AMSOIL Dealer, T-1 Certified since 2015. Graduating from the University of Arizona, in Agricultural Technology Management, with an emphasis in Turfgrass Management, gave me an interest in equipment maintenance and lubrication. The turfgrass industry is one that relies heavily on its machines, and if they are not properly maintained, repairs and downtime can be costly to turf managers. Looking back I was always intrigued with the maintenance and lubrication of all kinds of equipment, pondering over what brands of oil are the best, and with so many to choose from, I would commonly ask myself if there were performance benefits from one brand to the next. Growing up around heavy equipment, my family owning and operating a bus company, working on several golf courses, and owning a small delivery service, I quickly became to realize the importance of using high quality lubricants. Equipment downtime is the last thing you want in the middle of your busy season. Personally putting AMSOIL synthetic lubricants to the test has been very helpful in witnessing the benefits of AMSOIL products, to include cooler operating temperatures, burning less oil, and overall increased protection under extreme working conditions.
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