Maintenance of Your Generator. Your generator, as like any other electrical and mechanical device, has the ability to work at its full potential and to last for a very long time, as long as it is kept in the best condition with maintenance. It is a good idea to ensure that you do the following basic maintenance to help keep your generator in good working condition. Maintaining the Fuel System: – Each 200 to 250 hours, it is advised that you change the fuel filters. – Take a look at the fittings to see if there are any wet spots around them. Maintaining the Engine: – See if there are any signs of wear and tear or leaks. – Make sure there is no cracking, splitting, looseness or wear on the engine belt. – Take a look at the oil levels. Ensure that you change your engine oil and oil filter every 100 to 250 hours. – The air filter should be checked every 100 hours and make sure that you change it annually. Ensure that there is no debris or dirt has not accumulated in the filter canister. Maintaining Battery and Charging Systems: – Ensure that the indicator light or the charging gauge reads “OK” on the battery charger. – Check to see if the connections for the battery and charger are tight, and then clean the battery and charger terminals of any corrosion. (Also, remember to turn the battery charger before you begin to work on the starter or the battery. Maintaining the Cooling System: – Clear dirt and debris off the radiator fins, by turning the generator off and using a flashlight to shine through the front of the radiator. – Check out your generator’s antifreeze levels every week. – Ensure that your block heater is plugged in and that it is warm. These should always be kept plugged in so that your generator’s engine does not get worn in. – Check out the water pump and the hoses for any damage such as cracks, leaks and bulges. Also, see if the hose clamps are tight.. 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.