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Servicing Your Home Standby Generator

Maintaining Your Oil

Generac home standby generators provide the automatic backup power you need to protect your home and family during a power outage. They kick in within seconds and run for as long as necessary until your utility power returns. To keep your generator alive and well, regular maintenance includes things like oil changes, air filter replacement, spark plug inspection and adjustment of valve clearance.
 
However, one of the most important ways to service your generator is to check and maintain the oil levels. Oil levels should be checked daily when power outages demand running the generator for extended periods. To do this, follow instructions in the owner’s manual to turn the generator off and check the oil level. If the oil level is low, top it off with the recommended oil type. Then follow instructions to turn the generator back on.
 
The last thing you need to know about maintaining your oil is to know when to change the oil and filter. This ensures high quality function by improving your generator’s engine and increase a strong performance. You can do this yourself, or work with your local servicing dealer to perform this maintenance.
 
To make it even more convenient to maintain your generator and enhance performance, you can purchase a Generac Maintenance Kit. The kits include engine oil, oil filter, air filter, spark plugs, a shop towel and a funnel. To view and purchase a maintenance kit for your generator needs, click here.

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Want to learn more about how to maintain your home’s standby generator? Click here to view how you can preserve your oil and perform other maintenance projects. Start by searching your model number or serial number of your generator.