Checking and Changing Your Small Engine’s Oil. Having good oil in your small engine is a very important factor in keeping it performing at its utmost potential. That’s essentially why you need to ensure that you can change the oil in your engine after a particular time. There are some specific times that you need to ensure you change your small engine oil, so that it does not begin to cause damage. We’ll show you. Change the oil after 50 hours of operation or after each season. Change the oil after the first five hours of operation, if your lawn mower or snow blower is new. Check the oil more frequently after you have used your small engine equipment in very dusty, dirty conditions or in rough terrain, because you may need to change it more often. In particular, before you get to starting up your small engine, you should ensure that change the oil. It’s a good idea to check it when it’s cold and when most of the oil is in the crankcase. This is because it will give you the most accurate reading. You can check your small engine oil accurately by following the next few steps. Find the oil fill cap on the crankcase to get it started. According to your engine’s make and model, you may have to look for an oil can symbol or the word “oil” or “fill” on the plug. If you’re trying to locate it on a small tractor, it may be underneath the hood. Other engines may contain an oil fill tube or a standard fill hole with a dipstick.. After locating the oil fill cap, you need to clean the crankcase so that dirt and debris does not fall into it. Wipe the area with a clean cloth before you take the cap off.. Use the dipstick or the clean tip of a cloth to dab into the oil and inspect it to see if it’s time to change it. Your oil should be amber in color. If you are looking for small engine repair services in Ottawa, mobile car battery boosting, lawn mower and lawn tractor repairs and tune-ups, or snow blower repairs then give us a call to book your mobile small engine repair today. We fix, repair, and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers and home generators. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your small engine equipment.