5 Star Auto Care

Auto Service & Customizations

Outdoor Equipment

 

Need help to keep your lawn & garden equipment in top running condition?


 

As our automotive maintenance & repair business grew, we began to receive requests for similar services for outdoor power equipment. We are pleased to announce we now offer the following services:

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    • Mini (seasonal maintenance) and full tune-ups (Riding Mowers, Walk Behinds, Generators, Pumps, Pressure Washers, Compressors, ATV’s, Go-Karts, Small Construction Equipment, AG Equipment , Chain Saws, Grass Trimmers, Misc. Small Engine Equipment of All Types!)
    • Equipment repowering (engine replacement)
    • Hydraulic drive systems repair and rebuilding
    • Engine rebuilding / short blocking
    • Welding, fabrications
    • Sharpening for chain saws, mower blades, shovels, spades
    • Electrical hand tools, electrical shop equipment, troubleshooting and repair
    • Tire replacement
    • Transmission repair
    • Sales of replacement parts
    • Pressure washer pump repair and rebuilding (axial cam and triplex)
    • If it is broken, and cost effective to repair, we can probably fix it!

 


 

Why is making a small investment in keeping your equipment in top running condition The Right Choice?

Most home owners, and even commercial contractors are completely unaware that they could easily get twice the life out of their outdoor power equipment AND service it less often if it was properly stored and properly maintained. For example, a lawn mower engine has many rubber components that can deteriorate during the cold months without being stored properly. This is inexpensive, preventative maintenance, but it really needs to be done.

Two most common issue or questions that we hear is:

The engine will not start or surges, but ran fine when last used.

This problem is attributed to the fuel. Today the fuel is 10% alcohol/ethanol or higher and that’s not good for lawn equipment. First, the alcohol will damage the rubber seals in the carburetor, second, it is hygroscopic, which means it attracts water. This water is absorbed from humidity in the atmosphere, eventually the alcohol is saturated with the water, then separates from the gasoline and sits in the bottom of the carburetor float bowl and fuel tank. This clogs up the carburetor and the engine will not run properly.

Is it worth fixing my lawnmower, or should I buy a new one?

Most mowers are worth fixing. We keep track of prices and are happy to consult you on available options once the problem is determined. If your mower costs more than half it’s value to fix we might direct you toward buying a new product.

 


 

Why Maintenance and Service Is So Important:

 

The small engines that power today’s outdoor power equipment have changed over the past few years – today they are technologically advanced and very dependable. However; they can also be very expensive to replace and/or repair. Industry analysts report that more than 75% of repairs or replacements are the direct result of lack of regular maintenance, or improperly performed maintenance. Recent improvements in small engine design include solid state ignition, overhead valves, and carburetors with few, if any, adjustments. These design improvements have also made it difficult, if not impossible, for the average homeowner to perform complete service on their equipment. Don’t be a victim of engine failure due to lack of maintenance!
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Last, but not least, routine maintenance of your outdoor power equipment has several operational benefits:

    • Improves engine performance
    • Reduces fuel consumption by up to 20%
    • Reduces emissions by up to 50%.
    • Extends usable service life of the equipment
    • Provides better return on you equipment investment

 


 

NO job is too small – contact us first!!!!!!

Working with a damaged machine can be annoying. Even a small problem with your lawn mower or any other work equipment can delay your work for a long time. Don’t let this happen.

When equipment is brought in for service, we clean and inspect the entire machine for damaged or worn out components like belts, fuel lines, blades, spindles, pulleys, mechanical linkages, wiring, wheels/tires, transmission operation if applicable and structural or weld cracks. This standard service is included with any tune up or diagnostic work on all equipment.

The brands we work on include the following:

Ariens • Rigid • Briggs & Stratton • Tecumseh • Cub Cadet • Stihl • Echo • Toro • Honda • Murray • Husqvarna • MTD (Modern Tool & Die) • John Deere • Kubota • Kohler • Ryobi • Scag • Kawaskai • Generac • Poulan • AR Pumps • CAT Pumps • General Pumps • And More!

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