Tune Up Your Briggs & Stratton Riding Mower Engine

Tuning up the Briggs & Stratton engine on your riding mower is a simple, straightforward process with multiple benefits. And it’s easy – you don’t need to be a mechanic to do it!

Riding Mower Tune-Up in 5 Steps

Tuning up your riding mower consists of the following five steps:

  1. Change the oil and replace the oil filter
  2. Replace the spark plug
  3. Replace the air filter
  4. Replace the fuel filter
  5. Add Briggs & Stratton Fresh Start fuel stabilizer

The entire engine tune-up process takes about 30 minutes for riding mowers. In most cases, it only needs to be performed once a year.

You’ll enjoy many benefits from an engine tune-up. The engine will start easier, it will run better, and it’s better for the environment. You’ll reduce emissions by up to 50% - a real benefit for everyone. Briggs & Stratton simplifies the process by providing you with a handy do-it-yourself mower engine tune-up kit  for riding mowers.

Riding Mower Tune-up Kit

  • Air filter with pre-cleaner
  • Pre-measured amount of oil
  • Spark plug
  • Oil filter
  • Fuel filter
  • Fresh Start fuel stabilizer
  • Step-by-step instructions

Kits are engine-specific, so refer to your operator’s manual  for your engine type. Although the kit comes with handy step-by-step instructions, you can refer to the video above to walk you through the process as well. By purchasing the kit and doing the tune-up yourself at home, you’ll be saving money and helping to prevent future costly engine repair issues.

When you’re done with your engine tune-up, you can recycle your old oil at a participating Briggs & Stratton dealer. There’s no time like the present to tune up your riding mower and help ensure many great mowing seasons ahead!


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