Cordless electric mower maintenance tips

Electric lawn mowers are an economical, safe and environmentally friendly option of lawn trimming tool. If you have an electric lawn mower or you are contemplating buying one, then you need to know how you will maximize the life of this tool so that it can serve you for long.  Below are some tips that will help you to maintain your cordless electric mower for longer service.

Battery care

If you are using a battery-powered mower, then it will come with batteries that are rechargeable. It can be very expensive to replace this since it powers the mower, so you need to take good care of the battery. Ensure that you read the manufacturer’s instruction on how to charge your battery unit. Avoid deadening the batteries if possible as it is normally easy to tell when the battery is almost flat. If you have to store the mower for some time during winter, then make sure to take off the batteries.

Store correctly

After finishing mowing ensure that you do not leave the mower sitting in the yard. Rain, sleet, hail, and snow can add unnecessary tear and wear to the mower hence shorten its lifespan. Create a shed for storing the mower or store it inside the garage or some shelter so that the mower is protected from elements. Most electric mowers have collapsible handles that can fold down completely so store it upright or in small compact spaces.

Clean and check regularly

Electric mowers usually require very minimal maintenance as compared to their gas-powered counterparts. You do not need to replace the air filters and spark plugs or change the oil. To keep the mower in its top shape, you should try to give it a quick cleaning after finishing the mowing process so that it is all tidy and neat when you store it. Ensure the mower is turned off and also switch off the safety. For corded mowers, unplug the power cord from the socket.

Be careful when mowing

lawncheckBefore you start working with your mower, always do a check on your yard to remove things lying around like the sprinklers, dog bones, kid’s toys and hoses which can become dangerous projectiles when you mow over them accidentally. Be careful especially when mowing next to the garden edges and fences. Also, switch it off when crossing non-grassy areas and paths.

Electric mowers are an excellent tool for maintaining your lawns and today there are many brands in the market. Use these tips to care for your electric lawn mower.