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Lawn Mower Tune-ups Are A Wise Investment

(NAPS)—Investing 30 minutes on a spring tune-up for your lawn mower can pay dividends for years to come. Those who don’t perform this important basic maintenance before the weather turns warmer often end up putting their equipment at risk. The good news is that the engine experts at Briggs & Stratton are making it easier than ever before to get your lawn mower ready for spring—from tune-up kits to oil evacuation kits to a free oil recycling solution, you can keep your lawn mower running smoothly. An engine tune-up for your push mower takes only 30 minutes or less. Riding mower engines may require an oil filter or fuel filter, which could add five to 10 minutes to the job. A Spring Tune-up Is Key “Homeowners simply want their lawn mower to start when they need it for that first cut of spring and a simple tune-up can make the difference between a hassle-free start and frustrating trips for service,” said Synoilva Shaw with the Briggs & Stratton Engine Marketing department. “While the source of most starting problems is old gasoline— which goes stale in about 30 days—a tune-up can help extend the life of the mower engine and keep it running at peak performance.” Prepping A Push Mower A tune-up for a push mower engine can reduce engine emissions by as much as 30 percent and involves just four easy steps: 1. Changing the mower oil 2. Replacing the air filter 3. Replacing the spark plug 4. Adding fuel preservative to the gasoline. Step-by-step video instructions are available online at www.briggsandstratton.com. Tune-up Kits A basic push mower engine tune-up kit costs under $12.99 and includes an air filter, spark plug, bottle of oil and a pouch of fuel treatment and stabilizer. A tractor tune-up kit costs under $32.99 and includes the same as a push mower kit with the addition of a fuel and/or oil filter. The kits are available online at the company’s website or at authorized dealers

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and home improvement stores. Oil Evacuation Kits Two options are available for oil evacuation kits—one that removes oil only and another that removes both oil and fuel. These kits help eliminate the need for consumers to tip the mower to drain the oil during a tune-up, making it easier to change the oil and reducing the possibility of an oil spill in the garage or driveway. Oil evacuation kits cost be_tween $23 and $31 and are available online at www.briggsand stratton.com or at authorized dealers and home improvement stores. Disposing Of Used Oil Participating Briggs & Stratton dealers nationwide make recycling oil easy and have recycled more than 200,000 gallons of used engine oil to date. Simply drop off your used oil in a closed container and let your dealer take care of the rest. Look Before You Pump Certain gasoline blends should never be used in lawn mower engines and other small gas en_gines. Fuel blends containing more than 10 percent ethanol, like E15 or E85 gasoline, or gasoline containing other alcohol blends can damage small gas engines. Repairs required because of the use of these unapproved gasoline blends are not covered under the manufacturer’s engine warranty. Look for the “Look Before You Pump” warning logo on new models or find more information from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute at www.opei.org. Giving your lawn mower a tuneup each spring can help extend the life of its engine and keep it running at peak performance longer.

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(NAPS)—You may be better able to win the race for (storage) space with your closet, if you heed a few hints. Although everyone’s closet storage dilemmas vary, a systematic method of organizing your stuff can lead to the highest level of efficiency. Besides, when your closet is clutter free, your mornings can run more smoothly, giving you the right mind-set to tackle the day. • As you begin to sort through the contents of your closet, remember the 80/20 rule: You wear 20 percent of your clothes 80 percent of the time. The rest just takes up valuable, reachable space. • Arrange your collection by category, grouping shirts, pants, suits, dresses and so on. Depending on the nature of your ward- robe, you can also separate casual clothes from those you wear to work or on special occasions. • Add a center tower of shelving on each wall for frequently used items. It creates a place for folded things such as T-shirts, sweaters and denim. • Pants, shirts and dresses can be kept on hang rods, making them easier to access. • Upper storage shelving (above the highest hanging rod) can be for seasonal clothes you use less often as well as pieces you rarely use at all. • Personal and activity items such as your everyday watch, wedding ring, wallet, keys and phone can stay within arm’s reach on a waist-level shelf or drawer. • Shoes worn most often should be the easiest to reach. Keep special party shoes or rarely used running shoes on the floor or way up high. • When space in other areas of the home is tight, keep luggage and other items tucked away in your walk-in. These occasional items can be hidden away and pulled out when you need them. • Don’t underestimate the power of closet accessories. Closet systems, like those from Closet-MaidŽ, can be outfitted with drawers, doors, cubbies, jewelry trays and pullout rods, putting every last inch of space to work. To learn more, go to www.closetmaid.com.

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HOME LAWN & GARDEN TRIVIA CONTEST II All the answers to the questions are found in the HOME LAWN & GARDEN GUIDE of this weeks issue of Thrifty Nickel The winner will be announced in the April 10th issue.

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(NAPS)—There’s good news for homeowners preparing for their first yard work of the season. Investing a little time and effort in selecting the right tools and techniques when it comes to your spring yard cleanup can make the process quicker, easier and greener. For starters, homeowners should be aware that advances in battery technology are making it possible for the performance of cordless tools to match that of their gas-powered counterparts. Thanks to a new wave of battery-powered tools, such as the OREGON 40V MAX* Cordless Tool System, homeowners no longer have to sacrifice power for convenience. And be_cause these tools produce zero emissions, battery-powered tools boast a huge environmental benefit over gas-powered tools. To help make your cleanup easier—and greener—the experts at OREGON offer these tips: • Choose the right tools. For instance, battery-powered tools start instantly, making it easy to tackle any yard task as soon as spring is here. With batterypowered tools, you’ll be ready with a simple charge of the battery. • Clean up the yard. Remove leaves and winter debris from lawn and shrub planting areas before new growth starts. Inspect trees and shrubs for winter damage, then use a chain saw or pole saw to trim damaged limbs back to the nearest healthy bud. Lightweight, cordless chain saws and pole saws can be excellent tools for this kind of task. They’re also handy to have on hand for cleanup after spring storms. • Prune trees and shrubs at the right time for maximum leaf growth. Most shrubs and ground covers are best pruned in early spring, before they start to grow. A pole saw, such as OREGON’s new PS250, makes it easy to trim out-of-reach branches without the use of a ladder. • Keep grass trimmed to ward off weeds and summer drought. Cut lawns low and re-establish edges along shrub beds, walks and driveways in early spring. Allow your lawn to grow taller as it enters late spring or summer to improve drought stress. The convenience offered by batterypowered trimmers can help make it easier for homeowners to achieve a well-trimmed lawn. • Be a better neighbor. Compared to their gas-powered counterparts, cordless tools are low noise and quiet between cuts. And no gas means no pollution-producing exhaust emissions. To learn more about battery-powered tools and see what _products are available, visit www.OregonCordless.com. *Fully charged battery voltage measured without a workload is 40 volts. Nominal voltage is 36 or 37 depending on battery used. Advances in battery technology are making it possible for the performance of cordless tools, like the OREGON Cordless options above, to match that of their gas-powered counterparts. Why NOT Place Your Classified ad with Thrifty Nickel....... 270-683-5557


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