General Maintenance Tips For Your Weed Eater. If you want to keep your home’s curb appeal looking good, you need to keep your landscaping work on point. You can do that by using your weed eater to trim your grass and wack the unsightly weeds out of your lawn. That way you can ensure that your home retains a nice, neat appearance. It’s very important for you to keep your weed eater in a good condition in order to get the best results from using it. We’re going to show you some of the things you need to do to ensure that you properly maintain your weed eater. You’ll first need to gather all your materials and tools. They include the following: – Brush – Dish Detergent – Engine Oil – Gloves – Trimmer Line Now, you’ll need to ensure that you turn your weed eater off, ensure that the gas tank is empty and disconnect the spark plug wire. The next thing you need to do is give your weed eater a good exterior cleaning by using dish detergent, water and a brush, to get rid of dirt, debris and grease that may be stuck there. You now have to replace the string by removing the disk, disposing of any remaining string, putting in new string and replacing the air filter about every 90 days. The next thing you do is remove the spark plug every few months (3 to 4), empty the fuel tank and then remove the spark plug. Pour ¼ ounce of engine oil in the cylinder if the spark plug is brown and then pull the starting cord a few times to help distribute the oil throughout the engine. However, you need to replace the spark plug if it’s black. Finally, if you have used your weed eater the last time for the season, you need to empty the remaining fuel from the tank. Ensure that you inspect all the screws and nuts – tighten them if necessary and then store the weed eater away. 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. 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.