You’re about to start a new season. You may need to decide whether it is time to deicing your beloved lawn mower. We can’t talk about the emotional bond you have with your lawn mower but we can talk about the economics of lawn mower repair. Are you wondering when it is time to replace your outdoor equipment? These are signs it’s time to retire your lawnmower.

Engine Issues

Engine problems can really be a major problem. It’s more economical to replace the mower than to repair if it’s an engine problem. A riding mower engine that has blown can cost as much as to replace. Some of the lowest-end models start around $600. It may be cheaper to purchase a new mower.

Transmission Problems

A broken transmission can also be costly to fix. It will cost you approximately $500 to replace a riding mower’s transmission. It may be worth it to purchase a new mower rather than fixing an old one, depending on how old your mower is. You can also buy a new mower for about the same price.

Crankshaft Damage

The crankshaft transforms the engine’s circular motion into a rotational motion by converting the piston’s up and down motion. Your crankshaft can be permanently damaged if your mower’s blade hits a tree stump, rock, or other hard object. The blade will spin incorrectly and the mower may not cut as efficiently or at all. The cost to replace the crankshaft with a new one is $150.

It’s Not an Easy Fix

You can fix some problems and keep your mower running smoothly for many years. Dirty spark plugs or carburetors can stop a mower’s starting. However, both are easy and affordable to fix. Another common problem is old fuel. This is also an easy fix.

Some issues can be more serious than others. If you aren’t sure what the problem is, bring your mower to us. We can inspect it and determine if it’s worth fixing. Sometimes it is better to spend money on a newer, more stylish mower than you do on an older one.

You Just Want an Upgrade

You’re probably not ashamed to admit that your mower may be fine sometimes, but you have been longing for a reason to purchase a new one. You don’t have to be ashamed of wanting to upgrade your mower. There are many models that are more efficient and offer luxurious upgrades that can save you money over the long-term.

You can try out outdoor equipment in our demo yard, which is located just outside the store, if you are looking for a new mower. You’ll find all the information you need with our large selection of pre-owned and new riding mowers.


You now know what signs to look for when it is time to purchase a lawn mower. But, where do you go to get one? We can help you with that! Gardeningdaily is proud that it serves Lubbock and surrounding communities with irrigation, landscape lighting, and lawn maintenance equipment from Exmark. Visit our website or stop by to see us!

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