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A generator is an investment that will often be seldom used but when needed makes the difference between an emergency and an inconvenience. Maintaining your generator is a key component of getting the most out of this investment. A generator is only good in an emergency if it works, and proper maintenance will keep the generator at the ready. Similarly a generator can last a long time and add value to a home if properly maintained. Maintenance will ensure the generator is running at its best capacity and will save the owner over time on costly repairs. Typical maintenance usually performed by the consumer or trained technician is oil changes, air filter changes, powering and testing the generator. One should always use the recommended equipment including proper wiring.

Key Takeaways:

  • A generator is first and foremost and aid in an emergency so maintenance avoids breakdown when you need it most.
  • A generator is an investment and in order to create a good return proper maintenance will deliver a good lifespan of the generator.
  • To maintain one’s generator, it is important to change the oil and air filter, power up the generator and always use the proper gage electrical chords.

“The foremost benefit for regular maintenance of your generator is that it can prevent emergency breakdown.”

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