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Summer Maintenance for Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers and Riding Lawn Mowers


Even with routine maintenance for your lawn mower, it's important to check, clean, and replace worn parts throughout the cutting season. Listed below are periodic maintenance items for walk-behind lawn mowers and riding lawn mowers that will ensure your machine performs at peak levels and could extend the life of your equipment.

Note that if your mower is damaged from hitting an object in your yard or has complicated engine trouble, it is best to take it to a local MTD certified service dealer for repairs.

Routine summer care items for lawn mowers

To ensure your lawn mower runs properly throughout the mowing season, periodically check the following items:

Fix equipment issues quickly

When you need parts for your walk-behind lawn mower or riding lawn mower, you can use the MTD Genuine Parts Part Finder to find the correct one. Common parts include:


The MTD Genuine Parts Knowledge Center provides do-it-yourself instructions for performing many basic maintenance items, including replacing cutting blades, drive and deck belts, and engine oil. If you find your machine has a bigger problem, use our service locator to find a qualified MTD service provider in your area.