Is It Time To Replace Your Lawnmower Battery?
Learn how to tell when it’s time to replace your lawnmower battery.
By: Janet Hanson, director of PR
When your lawnmower will not start, you are right to suspect a battery related problem. In most cases, resolving the battery problem automatically restores power to your lawnmower. Charging the battery usually does the trick. Once you’ve charged your lawnmower battery, you should be able to get your lawn mower running again.
How do you know when it is time to replace the battery of your lawnmower? It depends on several factors. A good place to find this out for yourself is to check the manual of your lawnmower. This will tell you how long you can expect the battery to last and how often to change the battery.
How often you use your lawnmower will also influence how much time you have before you need a new battery. The more frequently you use it, the quicker your battery will wear out. Typically, lawnmower batteries are replaced every 2 to 3 years.
When it’s time to replace your lawnmower battery, it will let you know. You will notice that the amount of charge that your battery can take becomes significantly lower. If your battery used to be good for 60 minutes, you may find that it’s suddenly dead after running it for just 30 minutes. You will also notice that your lawnmower is less powerful. Despite a fully charged battery, your lawnmower runs and cuts slowly, and even unevenly.
Changing your lawnmower battery is easy. The critical thing that you have to pay attention to is obtaining the right kind of replacement battery. There are many sizes of lawnmower battery available. A foolproof way to buying the correct one is to bring your old battery to the shop. Not only will you surely get the right battery for your lawnmower, but you can also let the shop dispose of your old battery properly.
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