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Family Handyman Approved: Sea Foam Motor Treatment

Keep your engines running smoothly.

California’s New Law Could Change the Way You Shop for Lawn Equipment

The Golden State is set to ban gas-powered lawn equipment by 2024. Here's what it means for you.


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8 Best Affordable Lawn Mowers

Lawn mowers are an essential tool for many homeowners, but they can be expensive. Here's a roundup of affordable lawn...


Reddit Users Share Their Hysterical Robot Fails

They're supposed to make life more carefree, but sometimes robot devices cause mayhem. These robot fails will make you laugh,...


15 Things Your Neighbors Want You to Stop Doing

It's not big deal to you, but your neighbors are rolling their eyes!

10 Most Common Uses for a Pressure Washer

Got a pressure washer collecting dust in your garage that you're just not sure what to use for? Here are...


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8 Most Common Lawn Tractor Repairs

If you own a lawn tractor, a.k.a. a riding lawn mower, knowing how to make these eight common repairs can...

How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

Don't Google "small engine repair near me" the next time your lawnmower sputters. Learn how to do it yourself. Small...


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What Type of Lawn Mower Oil Should I Use

Your lawn mower needs the right kind of engine oil used in the right way. Read on to learn about...


How to Get Rid of Gasoline Smell

To get rid of that smell, you'll need to do much more than mask it with a sweetly-scented spray.


Yes, You Need to Winterize Your Lawn Mower. Here’s How.

Now’s the time to put your lawn mower away before the ground is covered with a foot of snow. We'll...

How and When to Change Oil in a Lawn Mower

The Family Handyman automotive expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to change lawn mower oil.


Why is My Lawn Mower Smoking?

Leaking oil from the exhaust is the usual cause of blue, white or black smoke from a lawn mower. Learn...


What You Need to Know About Lawn Mower Oil

There are still some drivers who check their oil levels every time they gas up, but most mowers of lawns...


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How to Sharpen a Lawn Mower Blade

A sharp lawn mower blade will help keep your grass healthy.