Murphy’s Law #101 – Even the best maintained lawn mower will eventually give in to the dreaded broken pull starter cord. This breakage always seems to occur at the most inappropriate times as well. Over time, though, moisture, thousands of yanks, and just plain wear and tear can cause the starter cord to weaken and break inside the Briggs starter housing unit. Fortunately, with a few around the house hand tools, and about 15 minutes of your time, you can repair or replace that broken Briggs starter pull cord. Continue reading “Briggs and Starter – How to Repair a Broken Briggs Starter Pull Cord” »
Unfortunately, if you call the Sunshine State home, then you already know all too well the pests that make their presence known, as soon as the weather starts to break. Florida pests, especially in the pleasant breeding conditions that spring affords these nasty little visitors, are some of the worst in the nation. We are not talking about the beneficial insects such as certain types of ants, that help us all live better lives, but the non-beneficial ones. Continue reading “Briggs & Parts Discusses Common Spring Pest Problems Way Down South in SoFlo” »
Well, spring has sprung and that means warmer temperatures and of course, lawn and garden work! It matters not where it is that you call home, the good money is on the fact that you will be behind or on top (if you are lucky) of a lawn mower apparatus as soon as this weekend in the continental United States. Continue reading “Briggs Stratton Part Presents – Spring Weed Control in Lawns and Other Turf Areas” »
With the terrible economy steamrolling right along, or to put it in the correct context, dying day by day, its good to know that you can refurbish that old Briggs engine and keep that lawnmower or weed trimmer working like a charm. What you can do after you have replaced what it is that you needed to replace on that engine, to make it run great oncemore, is to further protect and add a touch of aesthetic beauty to the engine as well, by utilizing flat black paint. Continue reading “Briggs Part Discusses Painting Older Engines” »
Have you ever wondered why it is that at times, when you go to cut the lawn, that your lawnmower acts a little strange? As there are numerous reasons for the engine to cough and sputter like a three-pack a day smoker, there happens to be one very easy and simplistic fix and that is what we are going to discuss today. Continue reading “Discovering Why Engines Sputter” »
With the turning of the calendar to yet another year, we must all look towards the future and to the safety and health of all of the ones we love and care for, including ourselves! Please be careful in all that you do this year and take the required time to be safe especially when cutting the lawn or trimming the edge. Continue reading “Briggs Stratton Part – Discussion on Engine Care in 2012” »
We wanted to take you on a quick, 2012 stroll, through one of the leading manufacturers of small engines in the United States today. Briggs & Stratton was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1908 and today is based in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Briggs and Stratton engines are commonly used on lawnmowers, as well as pressure washers, electrical generators, and a splendid, very wide variety of other applications. Their original cast-iron engines were known for their durability and longevity, but the company’s success was established following the development of lightweight aluminum engines in the year 1953. Continue reading “Company Founders Historical Recanting” »
We sincerely hope that all of you lawn and garden folks out there had a great and not too costly Christmas! We all understand that filling the stockings and putting a few presents under the Christmas tree is not an easy task to complete especially in this economy. Continue reading “Briggs Parts – How to Replace a Foam Air Filter” »
As Christmas is only a mere week away, our thoughts and our prayers are with each and every one of you out there, regardless if you are a customer of ours or just a friend in the making. We wanted you to know that behind these words, these images, as well as all of the thousands of Briggs & Stratton Parts that we sell and service, is a few friendly faces. We are the folks behind the scenes, the ones that are rarely if ever seen but hopefully, we have and will continue to help you solve a small engine replacement part issue, among other parts questions and concerns. Continue reading “Briggs & Stratton Parts Wishes Everyone a Safe and Festive Holiday Season” »
As the days and nights start to get a little cooler, we are entering an important lawn care season. Do not be tricked into thinking your turf needs less care. Now is the most important time to prepare the turf so that you start next spring with healthy green lawn.
Grass is Growing even when Close to Freezing
Do not be fooled into believing that the root systems buried a few inches under the blades of grass, are still not actively growing just because it is 45 degrees outside. Just as we practice the art and science of fall mowing here at this Briggs Part location, you should also keep mowing as long as your lawn is actively growing. Continue reading “Briggs Part and Fall Lawn Care Tips” »