How to Learn Small-Engine Repairby Sam N. AustinUpdated September 26, 2017
The term "small engine" generally refers to gas-powered engines of 25 horsepower or less. Machines that use small engines include outdoor tools such as lawn mowers, wood chippers, gas-powered generators and power washers. Small-engine repair differs from regular engine repair work for automobiles in terms of the required training, tools and skills. You can learn small-engine repair from freely-available resources according to your preferred method of learning and on your own schedule.
Watch tutorial videos. Tutorial videos show small-engine repair experts performing specific tasks on real engines to give you a step-by-step view of how it's done.
Refer to the Small Engine Repair Reference Center. The Reference Center is a comprehensive, searchable database of small-engine repair information that you can access at no cost in most public libraries.
Find step-by-step tutorials with photographs and illustrations for specific tasks on do-it-yourself websites. Articles cover topics such as small-engine troubleshooting and oil changes.
Read free small-engine repair guides obtained from universities and colleges. These guides cover classroom-type information.
Sam N. Austin began writing professionally in 1990, and has held executive and creative positions at Microsoft, Dell and numerous advertising agencies. Austin writes on health and well-being as well as linguistics and international travel, business, management and emerging technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Texas where he is a Master of Arts candidate in Romance linguistics.