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Outdoor Power Equipment Winter Care in Jacksonville FL

lawn mower in outdoor shed - available from Home DepotWhen it’s wintertime, a lot of people put their outdoor power equipment away until the Bermuda grass starts turning green again in the spring.

But before you put your outdoor power equipment away, it’s important to do some winter care for your outdoor power equipment.

Doing a little preventive maintenance winter care on your equipment will help you avoid problems when you try to start it up in the spring.

One of the easiest preventive maintenance steps to protect your power equipment this winter is to add Briggs & Stratton 5-in-1 Advanced Formula Fuel Stabilizer & Treatment to your gas tank.

  • We recommend that the first step in any small engine maintenance is to review the instructions in your power equipment Owners Manual.
  • Next run your lawn mower, lawn tractor, or pressure washer (outside). Running the engine will get the fuel additives and preservatives that protect your small engine from the effects of ethanol damage through your engine fuel system.
  • Finally, top off your fuel tank to prevent accumulation of moisture that could lead to corrosion.

Please read our Portable Generator article for preventive maintenance recommendations.

Don’t have time for winter care to repair or maintain your outdoor power equipment?

Black Creek Services has almost 20 years of experience, working on small engines. We work on:

  • lawn mowers
  • lawn tractors
  • portable generators
  • pressure washers

Just give Black Creek Services a call at 904.449.3986. We can help you keep your small engine-powered equipment maintained for a fair and reasonable price.

  • Pickup and delivery service is available, too!

Black Creek Services, Inc. LogoWhen springtime rolls around, we can also help you make sure your power equipment is ready for a busy season with a Springtime Small Engine Maintenance Service.

Black Creek Services, Inc. offers mobile lawn mower repair and mobile lawn tractor repair in the Jacksonville Florida area. We work on outdoor power equipment for people living in Jacksonville, Orange Park, Fleming Island, Green Cove Springs, and Middleburg, Florida.

If you have questions, please call us 904.449.3986 or Contact us. We like to help people get their small engine-powered equipment running right again!

Fall Power Equipment Care in Jacksonville Florida

Here in Northeast Florida, we usually have mild winters, and many of us don’t even stop using our power equipment through the winter months for fall power equipment care:

  • northeastern Florida bermuda grass in the fall the lawn grows uneven and shaggy looking
  • warmer days offer an opportunity to pressure wash our home, patio, driveway, or other outdoor items
  • portable generators need to be run periodically to assure they are ready for use in an emergency

But if you are done with your power equipment until the Bermuda grass starts turning green again in the spring, the main thing you need to remember is to add Briggs & Stratton 5-in-1 Advanced Formula Fuel Stabilizer & Treatment to your gas tank.

  • the first step in any small engine maintenance is to review the instructions in your power equipment Owners Manual.
  • next run your lawn mower, lawn tractor, or pressure washer (outside) to get the fuel additives and preservatives that protect your small engine from the effects of ethanol damage through your engine fuel system
  • finally, top off your fuel tank to prevent accumulation of moisture that could lead to corrosion

If you don’t have the time to do this maintenance on your

  • lawn mower
  • lawn tractor
  • portable generator
  • pressure washer

yourself, give Black Creek Services a call at 904.449.3986. We can help you keep your small engine-powered equipment maintained for a fair and reasonable price.

  • Pickup and delivery service is available, too!

Black Creek Services, Inc. LogoWhen springtime rolls around, we can also help you make sure your power equipment is ready for a busy season with a Springtime Small Engine Maintenance Service.

Black Creek Services, Inc. offers mobile lawn mower repair and mobile lawn tractor repair in the Jacksonville Florida area. We’re talking Jacksonville, Orange Park, Fleming Island, Green Cove Springs, and Middleburg, Florida.

If you have questions, please call us 904.449.3986 or Contact us. We like to help people get their small engine-powered equipment running right again!

Lawn Mower and Lawn Tractor Repair Jacksonville Florida

Call Black Creek Services 904.449.3986 for someone you can trust when you need lawn mower repair and lawn tractor repair.

jungle in the un-mown back yardSome people don’t pay much attention to their lawn mowers and lawn tractors until they are ready to mow their lawn. Then, when the mower won’t start, or runs a little and then dies, they need someone to get their mower fixed and get that lawn mowed before it becomes a jungle out there.

More and more people are thinking ahead, and getting their lawn mowers and lawn tractors serviced when the weather starts to warm up and the grass starts growing again, so they are ready to go when their lawn needs a trim.

Husqvarna rear discharge lawn mowerBlack Creek Services helps people in the Jacksonville, Florida area get their walk behind Lawn Mower and Lawn Tractors running again in our Middleburg, Florida shop. Pickup and delivery service is available.

Sometimes a mower that won’t start just needs our regular Lawn Mower or Lawn Tractor Service to get their equipment running great again:

  • Oil Change
  • Blade Sharpen
  • Spark Plug
  • Filter Service
  • Fuel system check and cleaner installed

Other times, if your mower won’t start, it may need repairs.

Black Creek Services has almost 20 years experience in professional small engine maintenance and small engine repair, including lawn mower repair and lawn tractor repair. Jimmy Stockton, owner of Black Creek Services, has helped a lot of people in the Jacksonville, Florida area keep their small engines performing well and even bring some of their dead lawn mowers and lawn tractors back to life.

Zero Turn Radius Riding Lawn MowerFor most equipment, our regular Lawn Mower or Lawn Tractor Service will get your Lawn Mower or Lawn Tractor running again. And we will be just as happy as you if our Service Special is all that needs to be done on your equipment. Sometimes, your small engine-powered outdoor equipment needs some additional work to get it going again, and if so Jimmy will explain the problems he has found, and give you an honest recommendation for what work needs to be done, an estimate of how much it would cost, and what he advises for your particular equipment.

So if you live in Jacksonville, Orange Park, Fleming Island, Green Cove Springs, or Middleburg, Florida, give Black Creek Services a call at 904.449.3986 for Lawn Mower and Lawn Tractor service and repair.

Black Creek Services Inc. Small Engine Maintenance Service

Koehler Command ProWhether your small engine is in a lawn mower, a portable generator, a pressure washer, a lawn tractor, or another application, based on our experience, Small Engines perform better and last longer with an annual maintenance service.

Small engine maintenance service doesn’t cost a lot  of money. It’s really more of an investment in having a reliable small engine for whatever you want to do.

small engine Briggs and StrattonAt Black Creek Services, we follow the same basic guidelines for an annual small engine service as recommended for Briggs and Stratton small engines:

  1. Change the Air Filter.
  2. Drain and replace the Oil.
  3. Change the Spark Plug.
  4. Give your gasoline a boost while protecting your engine with a Fuel Treatment and Stabilizer.

As part of our Annual Small Engine maintenance service, we also look for reliability concerns like:

  • Condition of starting rope (if it is a manual, pull-start engine)
  • Condition of Battery connections (if it is an electrically started engine)
  • Missing springs or fasteners
  • Condition of carburetor throttle controls or function of governor

lawn mower small engineWe will notify you about any concerns we find with your small engine, and provide you an estimate for the cost of making necessary repairs.

We use quality parts and materials during small engine maintenance service and any repairs. Black Creek Services, Inc. has built a reputation for providing reliable, quality small engine service for people living in Middleburg, Fleming Island, Orange Park, Green Cove Springs, and all around the Jacksonville area, and we want to keep it that way.

When you need maintenance service or repairs for your small engine, Contact Black Creek Services at 904.449.3986.

Mobile Lawn Mower Repair in the Jacksonville FL area

Black Creek Services logoBlack Creek Services, Inc. offers mobile lawn mower repair and mobile lawn tractor repair in the Jacksonville Florida area.

  • We’re talking Jacksonville, Orange Park, Fleming Island, Green Cove Springs, and Middleburg, Florida.

mobile lawn mower repair service to save your pickup truckIt is frustrating enough to have problems with your lawn mower or lawn tractor when you have a lawn to mow, but even worse when you have to load your mower or tractor into your truck and take it somewhere to get it fixed!

And even worse if you have to borrow or rent a truck to get your lawn equipment to where it can get worked on!

workshop benchBlack Creek Services, Inc. is a different kind of small engine service provider. We provide mobile (on-site) repairs and maintenance and real time diagnostics. If we need to perform the repair work in our Middleburg shop, we provide pickup and delivery service, too.

We can handle anything from routine maintenance service to more complicated repairs.

Call Black Creek Services, Inc. 904.449.3986 with your lawn mower or lawn tractor problems.

If you need mobile lawn mower repair or mobile lawn tractor repair, we look forward to helping you get your lawn equipment running well again!

Small Engine Repair Tips

Racing Lawn TractorsSome companies focus on a pretty package for their small engine-powered product. Paint, shiny trim, and flashy decals can make their product very eye-catching. How the product performs should be among the top criteria in a consumer’s shopping list. And the small engine that powers the item is important in producing that product performance.

If your lawn mower, lawn tractor, portable generator, or pressure washer is not performing like it used to, here are some small engine repair tips to help you out.

small engine Briggs and Stratton1.  All small engines are not the same. You may pay a little more to get a product with a brand name small engine like Briggs and Stratton, Honda, or Kohler. That’s OK. These people make rugged, reliable engines. If properly maintained, they will keep performing well for years and years.

Some off-brand small engines don’t stock repair parts, so what might be an easy fix for a better know small engine might be the “end of the line” for the off-brand engine,  and the lawn mower, lawn tractor, portable generator, or pressure washer it was powering. Bummer!

2.  Get genuine repair parts for your small engine-powered equipment whenever possible.  A small engine runs best with the parts that meet it’s original design (unless you are into lawn tractor racing). Some companies do a good business in providing parts that “will work” in various small engines. Without the original design plans, they have to guess at the specifications for the replacement parts they make. And variations from the original design specifications can result in less than optimum performance for you and your small engine.

lawn mower small engine3.  Unless you are handy with tools, and understand how to maintain your small engine-powered equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, have a professional mechanic maintain your equipment on a regular schedule. Most manufacturers recommend regular maintenance every so many months, or so many hours of operation. Many people have their small engine-powered equipment maintained each spring, when we tend to become more active with such equipment. Regular maintenance can help your equipment last as long as it was originally designed to.

4. Regular maintenance of your small engine powered equipment will help it last longer, and that saves you money. Equipment that is not properly maintained will cost you money, either in repair bills or in the cost of having to buy a new piece of equipment. Who needs that? Do yourself a favor and let us help you with maintenance of your small engine powered equipment. Black Creek Services, Inc. provides thorough, reliable maintenance and repair for lawn mowers, lawn tractors, portable generators, and pressure washers.

5.  If you are having problems with your small engine-powered equipment, just call Black Creek Services, Inc.  904.449.3986. We can provide a FREE estimate. We can provide mobile, on-site maintenance and repairs in Middleburg, Fleming Island, Green Cove Springs, Orange Park, and Jacksonville, Florida, as well as transporting your equipment to our shop in Middleburg and returning it when our work is completed.

If you have questions, please call us 904.449.3986 or Contact us. We like to help people get their small engine-powered equipment running right again!