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Fall Servicing: How to Maintain Your Generator

Just like your car needs routine service and maintenance, so does your generator. If you rely on your generator for backup power, it is important to keep up with maintenance to ensure it is ready whenever you need it. Now that it is fall, it is the perfect time to make sure your generator is ready for winter. 

Here are some of our tips when it comes to performing maintenance on your generator this fall!

1. Inspect the area and ensure it is clean: It is important to keep the surrounding area clean of any foliage and other debris. 

2. Check the battery and cables: Make sure the battery inside your generator is not corroded and all cables and wiring throughout are properly connected.

3. Change the air filter: the air filter protects the engine from dirt and any damaging particles in the air. As a result, it is essential that you replace it regularly. 

4. Change the oil: Draining out old oil and adding in new oil is an important part of ensuring your generator runs for years to come. Once the oil has been changed, your generator should be started to help circulate the oil throughout the system.

While generators can be serviced by owners, they are very complex machines and we always recommend having them serviced by professionals. At Shordee Generators, we have a highly skilled team that is trained in all aspects of generator maintenance and repair. Being one of the few companies in Saskatchewan that have their own service trucks, our team can visit your home and ensure that your generator will run exactly when you need it to. This is where our service and maintenance program comes in handy!

 By joining our service program, our customers have the benefit of being our first priority! Our technicians will inspect your generator and carry out a number of tests to ensure it is running properly. By having both fall and spring servicing, your generator will run for years to come!