The joys of owning a robot lawn mower extend far beyond the lawn care seasons. Even ongoing upkeep for them requires far less time and expense than traditional mowers. But like all household investments, proper robot lawn mower maintenance can extend its life. This keeps your robot humming quietly along for many more years, dutifully working 24/7 so that you don’t have to.
Importance of Inspections
You’ve just enjoyed a long season, well, enjoying the season. Summer feels a lot different when you don’t spend hours each week mowing the lawn. You’ve come to love and appreciate your Automower® for helping you Get Mow out of Life™. You may have even given it a pet name or tricked it out with a sweet wrap. Your robot worked hard for you all summer so you didn’t have to.
As the mowing and fall leaf mulching seasons draw to an end and winter preparations go into full swing. Pools don their winter covers, and yard toys get put away in storage. The porch furniture gets winter covers or relegated to the shed, garage, or basement until warmer weather returns. Many homeowners take this opportunity to review what will need fixing or replacing for next season. Your Automower® can benefit from the same careful inspection, potentially saving more costly problems down the line. It also ensures that your robotic lawn mower is ready to go when spring comes.
Long Live the Robot
Take this time to inspect guidewires, check battery performance, and assess any other wear and tear. Completing simple fixes now will prepare everything to operate smoothly next season. Usually, most work can be completed by the homeowner. Other times, unfortunate accidents involving curious pets or unexpected “love taps” from cars require a professional’s attention. Regardless of the problem, if you’re unsure how to perform a task, it’s always better to ask for help.
Like any tool or household appliance, even robot lawn mowers need a little TLC. Blades will need replacing, usually at least once or twice a season. The body will need a nice bot wash (just damp rag and dishwashing brush for stuck clippings please). And you’ll need to consider where your Automower® will bed down for a long winter nap.
You may choose to have your robot winter in an all-inclusive Automower® resort or hang out with the patio furniture at home. Regardless, when the temperatures dip low and stay there, your robot should already be happily tucked away in its winter home. This includes the charging station, too. Careful preparation and scheduled maintenance keeps your robot in tip top shape.
Do you have questions on proper maintenance for your robotic lawn mower or how to check for any issues? The good people at GizMow will be happy to walk you through basic care. Maybe your robot saw a bit too much action and needs some rehab? As the first service provider for robotic lawn mowers in the St. Louis area, GizMow has you covered here, too. Give them a call at 314-7-GIZMOW or complete the Contact Us form to get the “pit crew’s” expert advice.