Round Rock Lawn Mower Repair Shops

in Round Rock, TX

23
Lawn Mower Repair Shops are
in Round Rock

4
Lawn Mower Repair Shops in Round Rock
are top rated

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Rated by
Thomas W.
"It went exactly as you hoped it would go. He arrived on time, did the work successfully and there was no additional cost. I have used
twice since then for other projects.
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Rated by
Vanshaj B.
"Very happy with quick diagnosis of the issue which reflect the experience and professionalism. I would call again for spring maintenance.
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Rated by
Susan M.
"My 18 year old mower would not start. Since I had purchased a new mower for my home I was using this one at my weekend cottage. I was informed that the price would be around $500 to" repair it. I was reluctant to allow the repair work because of the age of my mower, but the service manager said that it was still a very good mower and they don't "make them the new ones as good as this anymore". In spite of my trepidation I agreed to get the work done. After
keeping the mower over a month and charging me over $500 I picked it up and took it an hour away to my rural weekend cottage. The following weekend I went to start it and it would not start at all nor would the battery charge. I loaded it back in my truck and made the hour trip back to
. They kept the mower another two weeks and then informed me that it would be another $150+ for additional work that they had to do. I explained the age of the mower, what I had already paid, etc. The service manager would not compromise, admit any culpability, or even take $10 off the additional charges. At this point he threatened to sell the mower if I didn't pay the additional charges and pick it up. I really had no choice, but again tried to reason with him when I picked it up. When I challenged the veracity of the dealership over this shady transaction he became abusive. He personalized his comments and told me to get off his property. I asked him to call the local police so that we could jointly file a report and he refused. He told me that I could file any report I wanted to and then cursed me out. At that point I could see that he was very angry and I asked to just have someone help to load the mower on my pick up truck and I would leave. He refused and told me to load it myself. I informed him that I was a 60 year old military veteran with a heart condition and shouldn't push it up the pick up truck ramp myself. He said that he didn't care and then walked away. I pushed it up myself which left me breathless. I have thought about this for two months now and finally decided to report the incident to Angie's list. This is the first time that I have ever written a negative report on anyone, but I don't see any alternative. I could have saved money by going to a large dealership for the repair, but have been a good customer to
for twenty years. I even purchased this mower from them originally and would have purchased another from them if they said that the mower was not cost effective to fix. I even bought mower oil and batteries from them rather than the big box stores to keep the money in my community. The bottom line is that I have never been treated that badly or felt so abused as a customer in my entire life. I would never recommend
to anyone ever again and even considered legal recourse. I hope that no one ever has the same experience that I had with
and would caution anyone from using their service department.

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The only time a carburator needs replacing is if you put some really corrosive cleaner in it that ate through the metal (usually aluminum), or if you have physically broken it.

Otherwise, carbs can be rebuilt - rebuild kits (that contain basically all the non-metallic parts, the primer bulb (usually) and carb gaskets) typically run $10-25. A tuneup (carb rebuild and new spark plug) with parts typically runs about $60-80 ($100-150 for rider mowers), although a lot of repair shops have $45-60 spring specials. Probably needs a sharpening too - another $10-15 or so when done as part of a tune-up.

By hiring someone to do it, I presume you mean taking it to a small engine repair shop with a good word of mouth reputation, and being sure to get a dropoff receipt and estimate in writing that you carry away with you.

If it runs at all, or ran last fall, this is probably all you need.

Compare this to the cost of a new mower - for a rider mower, no comparison of course - go with the carb cleaning and rebuild. However, for a standard 20-22 inch push power mower, replacement cost is about $140-250, depending on whether you go with a Walmart special or brand name, additional $100 or so if self-propelled or bagging type.

For a 10 year old push type power mower, if it sits outside all winter or is pretty rusty, since you are not mechanically inclined I would recommend getting a new mower - something like a Sears or Murray Ohio (at Target, WalMart, etc) plain-jane mower for about $150-180 unless you have steep hills or medical issues, then get the self-propelled model. A 20 inch or even 18 inch will do fine for a small lawn; if you have several lawns or a pretty big lawn area (over say 2500 SF) then you probably want a 22 inch - the extra path width makes quite a difference in how long it takes to mow.

If it sleeps in a shed or garage and is not rusting out, I would recommend a new one if the plain jane will do it for you, otherwise if the replacement one that you would buy is over about $250 I would go with the carb overhaul and tuneup.

I would STRONGLY recommend you get a 4 cycle engine - I swear by Briggs and Stratton rather than Tecumseh or other brands. 4 cycles start much easier and are less sensitive to fuel/air mix issues, and the plugs stay clean a lot longer. 2 cycles are lighter for the same horsepower which is why you see them a lot in outboard motors that are less than about 50-80 HP and in small generators and motorcycles, but they are a lot more tempermental about starting, especially in cold weather or after a long storage.

If you pay attention to proper winter storage procedure, rebuilding the carb on the old one should last you another 5+ years. I have a Murray Ohio with 4 cycle Briggs and Stratton engine that is 33 years old, lives in an unheated shed in a northern state, and has had nothing more than annual blade sharpening, oil change every few years, and one carb overhaul and plug cleaning (and ZERO new spark plugs) in its life, and starts by second pull every spring. The key is if you store it inside in a garage to run it dry each fall (so you do not have gas in the garage, for safety reasons in case it leaks out); if you leave it outside I fill the tank to the top so moisture cannot acccumulate from moist air "breathing" in and out of the tank due to temperature changes. I do this with mower, chain saw, leaf blower, weed wacker - all start on first or second pull in the spring (and throughout the summer). If you live in an area with a lot of moisture in the winter air (ours is very dry) you might have to add Heet or Sta-Bil to the fuel can (per instructions) before topping off tank.

You will find other people who say you HAVE to run it dry each season. Their theory is that if there is no gas in it then there is no gas to collect moisture or to evaporate and turn to varnish over the winter (though that generally takes a few years of sitting to happen). My theory is if it is filled with fuel it cannot dry out and leave varnish residue to block the fuel tube screen and fuel jets, plus it does not rust metal fuel tanks by being empty. To each their own procedure.

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No personal experience on rider mowers but some with small rider tractors, but since you have gotten no response in 5 days, here is my 2 cents worth:

 

1) read the Consumer Reports and JD Powers reviews on rider mowers

 

2) from what neighbors have told me, TroyBilt are maintenance problem and not built very rugged, Sears tend to have transmission/drive train problems, those with John Deere say they were unhappy with the price but they run well and don't have extreme maintenance costs - so sounds to me like JD is best brand out there right now.

 

3) A recommendation also from personal small engine experience and neighbors - stay with Briggs and Stratton 4 cycle engines if possible, and stay away from 2 cycle engines - they are lighter and cheaper, but have a LOT more starting problems and tend to not last as long.

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Lawn Mower Repair reviews in Round Rock

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I inherited a 1979 Ariens Snowblower that would not start.
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used parts from the shop to repair a broken part, replaced a valve in the carburetor, and repaired both tires. I told them no rush to get it done and they had completed the next day. Very impressed with their professionalism and how they didn't try to up-sale me. I would definitely use them again.
- brett M.
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I found the business extremely friendly and professional. Dropped off my mower, they tuned it up and had it running and looking like new in no time. Seriously, despite caveating that it could take 4-5 days, they were done in two. Mower ran great all summer, and I definitely plan on taking my mower back there next summer.
- Julye S.
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Contacted provider and left voice mails requested lawn mower repair. Never returned phone calls. Do not waste your time with this company. Very unprofessional.
- Mary C.
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It went great. I had suffered a 3-peat of bad experiences with him through the manufacturer's repair company. I wish I would have called
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This fall, when I called for help, he told me the part I needed, and was able to fix it myself -- saving me quite a bit of cash. Much appreciated.
- Chris D.
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She was performing other jobs today and routinely informed via telephone where she was and how long it would be before she arrive. Once she arrived,
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quickly performed the tune-up while explaining everything that she was doing to me. She afforded me the opportunity to ask any question about the snow blower. She has extensive knowledge of my MTD blower. She was extremely professional and worked efficiently. Her fully equipped van made it rather easy for her to do so.
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was great and I would highly recommend her service to anyone. She is also an accomplished pianist so if you're lucky, she will play you a tune.
- Carlos M M.
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Very prompt and courteous from the time we ordered the service via a website coupon. When he was finished the mower looked like new and it cuts like a dream! As a bonus, the auto start which hadn't been working in months, now works!
- Karen S.
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showed up when he promised, diagnosed the problem quickly, went above and beyond to find the replacement part. He was courteous and professional and we will definitely call him in the future for our routine tune up work. We highly recommend him to others.
- DAVID C.

All Lawn Mower Repair Shops in Round Rock, TX

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3210 Commander Dr
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1502 Pine Knoll Drive
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11104 N LAMAR
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Beran's Outdoor Power

4408 N Main St
Taylor

Dave's Cycles & Small Engine

1411 Brandi Ln
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Empire Small Engine Service

1307 Chisholm Trail

Falkin Services Unlimited

2727 Lyons Rd.
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GEORGETOWN PROPANE LLC

6504 W HWY 29
Georgetown

Ken's Handyman Service

212 Hwy 21 E
Bastrop

KEN'S MOBILE SERVICE

900 Broken Feather Trl
Pflugerville

L and M Home Detail

1405 Clearfield Dr
Austin

MALDONADO NURSERY & LANDSCAPING

16348 NACOGDOCHES
San Antonio

Matrix Services

114 Olive St.
San Marcos

Nate's-Know-How

Pflugerville

Native Edge Landscape, LLC

1426 W. Howard Ln
Austin

Perfection Landscape

PO Box 932
Liberty Hill

RepairClinic.com Inc

48600 Michigan Ave

Saban Lawn Care

1880 Coffee Rd
San Marcos

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