OPEI offers winter maintenance tipsThe Outdoor Power Equipment Institute reminds equipment operators that proper maintenance prior to winter storage can significantly reduce problems down the road. Prior to storage for the winter, OPEI recommends;
-- Drain the fuel tank completely
-- While the engine is still warm, drain the crankcase oil, and refill it with fresh oil.
-- Lubricate all lubrication points.
-- Check all moving parts for damage and cover any bare metal parts with oil or rust preventer.
-- Clean grass and all other debris from the equipment.
-- Remove batteries and fully charge them before storing them.