Keep Your Small Engine In Good Condition With These Maintenance Tips. Small engines need just as much attention, care and regular maintenance as your larger engines do. Maintaining your small engine can increase its lifespan and productivity and you can do quite a lot more with your engine. There are some specific things you should focus on when it comes to keeping your engine in good condition throughout its lifecycle. We are going to show you what we’re talking about as it pertains to proper maintenance. First off, when you get your small engine machine, then you should check the owner’s manual to learn a little more about it. Also, when it comes to maintenance and repairing your small engine, you should always refer to your owner’s manual.. Make sure your small engine has a clean air filter in place. Your filter prevents debris, dust and dirt from getting into the engine and carburetor. Change your filter at least every 25 hours after your engine has been working or every season. You can clean your foam filters with hot water and a little detergent, then you should let it air dry and saturate it with engine oil, before you can reinstall it. You should replace your pleated, paper air filters. . Ensure that you check your oil at least every 8 hours and change it at least after every 50 hours of use (or every season). If you see that the oil is amber or golden in color, it is fresh. Remember to use the oil that your manufacturer recommends for your engine model.. Ensure that the fuel filter you use in your engine is clean. Replace it if it isn’t.. If there are oil stains, you need to spray a degreaser on them. Let it sit for approximately 10 – 15 minutes, and then wipe it with a clean cloth and rinse it off with a hose.. Remove the blower housing and use a small bristle brush to get rid of debris that’s in the cooling fins.. Take a look at the fuel cap vent holes. If there are blockages from build-up or debris in the vent holes. Fuel caps are supposed to have vent holes to allow air into the fuel tank. Close the fuel cap vent or cover it during the off season.. 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. Also if you are looking for generator repair services in Ottawa to ensure that you have sufficient power for your home if the power goes out then give us a call to book your mobile power generator repair today. We fix, repair, and tune-up all major brands of home generators to keep your powered up during power outages. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your power generator for your home in Ottawa.