Keep Your Generator Running Smoothly With Preventative Maintenance

Keep Your Generator Running Smoothly With Preventative Maintenance

Oftentimes a Kohler generator is your lifeline between bad weather, environmental factors, and unplanned power outages in your area. Many people imagine installing a backup generator means leaving it alone until it is needed. This cannot be further from the truth as a generator like any other internal combustion engine needs various maintenance procedures to keep it performing optimally. Preventative maintenance not only keeps this engine running smoothly, but also ensures that any potential issues are resolved before it is needed most. Read on to find out why it is important to have a solid maintenance schedule and what to do to keep your Kohler generator running smoothly.

Designing a Preventative Maintenance Plan

The last thing anyone wants is a standby generator to fail when it is needed most. This is one of the most critical reasons to design and implement a preventative maintenance plan for your Kohler generator. If your manufacturer or dealer has provided you with a maintenance schedule it will be in your best interest to follow it! However, it is up to you to ensure that this schedule can fit into your own. No matter how trivial it seems at first it is best to stick to and work with the schedule that is provided. 

Run Your Generator Every Week

Make it a point to start up and run your Kohler generator at least once per week. You would not buy a new car and leave it sitting in the garage would you? The same should be thought of for your new standby generator. Run it once a week and visually inspect it to ensure that the air intake is clear and the wiring looks right. A few minutes is all it takes to make sure your Kohler generator is running optimally and not making any weird noises.

Check Oil and Coolant Levels

At least once a month be sure to check the oil and coolant levels of your Kohler generator. By checking these you can help to prevent any troubles in the future. Oil and coolant leaks detected early can prevent costly hassle in the future, especially at the times when the generator is needed most. 

Generator Maintenance By a Technician 

To keep your Kohler generator working at its best it might be a good idea to schedule regular maintenance with a technician. Your generator may be the pride and joy of your home and be there to help you when times are rough. This is all the more reason why it is best to have a technician check it out once a month or once every few months at the least. By having a trained Kohler technician servicing and maintaining your Kohler generator you can be sure that expert eyes are keeping track. In fact, an experienced technician is by far and large the best way to make sure your generator is ready and able the next time disaster strikes. Contact us today to find out how we can help to ensure you are ready when the time comes.

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