Whether your home boasts sweeping lawns or a small front garden, or perhaps you just want to keep your nature strip healthy and maintained, or perhaps you run your own lawn mowing and gardening service – whatever the case, lawn mowing is an important chore, and we need to be able to rely on our lawn mowers to stay on top of it.
Unfortunately, every now and again your mower may run into an issue that makes it unusable – broken down motors, dirty filters, disconnected spark plugs can all cause your mower to stop working. If this is the case for you, it’s probably time to take it to a lawn mower repair shop.
But what should you look for in a quality lawn mower repair service? You’ve come to the right place – in this article, we’ll take you through some of the most important things to consider when hiring someone to repair your lawn mower, as well as a helpful guide to Canberra’s most trusted services.
What makes a great lawn mower repair service?
Lawn mower repair is a complicated and very important job, so you want to be sure your repair service is offering a fair and quality service and advice. Keep these traits in mind as you conduct your search:
- Experience. As with any skill, the more practice and experience, the better. Look for a service that has years of experience behind them, so that you know that they’ll be able to detect and diagnose any problems and follow-up with an effective and long-lasting solution.
- Specialist knowledge. Different brands of lawn mower use different parts, and therefore need special attention and know-how in order to be repaired effectively. A great lawn mower repair service will have a team of qualified technicians who are able to service your mower, no matter its make.
- Affordable prices. Cost is always a significant factor when it comes to selecting a lawn mower repair company, but you don’t want the process to cost you an arm and a leg – look for a service that offers transparent and competitive prices.
- Fast turnaround. As well as money, you want to save time – being without a lawn mower for too long can be a pain, and any good lawn mower repair service will be aware of this and work to get your mower back to you as soon as possible.
The best lawn mower repair services in Canberra
Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Established in 1993, Canberra Diamond Blade Suppliers (CDBS) is both a retailer for gardening supplies and a lawn mower repair service. With a network of suppliers for spare parts and a team of mechanics who are experts in quality lawnmower repair, they can either repair your mower for you or give you the parts to do it yourself.
See what Google reviewer Lynne Sheffield wrote about their experience with CDBS, “Extremely helpful, friendly staff. Affordable workshop prices. Above all they fix your gear. The tools and equipment are of professional quality and last the distance.”
Operating for over 40 years, Aco’s Mowers specialises in servicing most brands of garden care equipments and lawn mowers, including Rover, Stihl, Briggs & Stratton and Honda. With pickup and delivery services, as well as offering free quotes and assessments, Aco’s Mowers has the experience and capability to provide you with reliable and quality service for your lawnmower.
Google reviewer and Local Guide Rohan Burnside writes, “Aco is very attentive and thoughtful. He clearly loves what he does, and this is evident in the approach he takes to fixing mowers and advising customers. Great place.”
Mitchell Lawn Mower Centre, established over 25 years ago, is a locally owned and operated business. Specialising in brands such as Stihl, Toro and Honda, their team of qualified mechanics are here to provide you with quality service to maintain your mower, or fix it if it’s broken.
Happy customer Paul Thompson writes in their Google review, “Very knowledgeable and helpful in choosing a lawnmower. Explained advantages & disadvantages of various types. Took my old mower away for free!”
There are many different services available to those of us who are looking to give our gardens just a little more love and attention – if you’re after some great recommendations of Canberra’s best services, check out our articles on the best lawn mowing services, the best gardening services, the best landscapers and the best turf and artificial grass suppliers in town.
Your experience with lawn mower repair services in Canberra
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why isn't my lawn mower starting?
There are a few issues that your lawn mower might be having that's causing a break down, such as a bad fuel filter, a dirty or disconnected spark plug, or a dirt air filter. If you can't manage to get it started on your own, consider taking your mower to a professional repair service.
What brand of lawn mower is the best?
There are several great and popular brands of lawn mower that many repair services in Canberra specialise in and even stock - consider Toro, Honda, Stihl or Victa, who all offer a great range of both petrol and electric mowers.
What is the lifespan of a lawn mower?
The average lifespan of a lawn mower is 8-10 years with proper maintenance and care - this includes a few repairs and services, and it can be shortened depending on how much use the lawn mower gets. So, if you take good care of your mower, expect to have it for a long time!
How regularly should I mow my lawn?
Depending on how much rain and sunlight your lawn gets, you should probably aim to have your lawn mowed once every 4-6 weeks. If you do it too often, your lawn may need additional irrigation to recover. A lawn that is left too long may be especially difficult to mow, and growth will become irregular and uneven.
Do I have to mow the nature strip in front of my home?
In the ACT, it is accepted practice for the owner of the adjacent property to mow and maintain the nature strip. If you wish to do any landscaping, you must seek permission from the local council. However, if you don't regularly mow your nature strip and let it become overgrown, you may receive a notice from your local council asking you to do so ASAP.