Small Engine Care

From beginner guides on engine care to professional detailing tips, Gold Eagle Company is your one stop shop for everything automotive, boat, small engine & powersports. We’re driven and committed to protecting and preserving the things you love.
What is the Shelf Life of STA-BIL® Fuel Stabilizer?

The STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer® Shelf Life Defined If you have an unopened bottle of STA-BIL, it will be good for up to five years. Then once you open the bottle we recommend using within two years for best results. However,

Generator Maintenance Checklist

Part of disaster preparedness means having a generator in case you ever lose power. But if you want this important piece of equipment to work properly when you need it to, regular maintenance is recommended. Luckily, generator maintenance is pretty

Mulching Mowers for a Healthy Lawn

All lawn mowers are not created equal. Either your lawn mower throws, collects or mulches grass clippings. Each family of lawn mower has its own advantages and disadvantages, but mulching lawn mowers are almost always the most efficient class of

What To Do If Your Leaf Blower Won’t Start

Fall is here, and that means you’re going to need your trusty leaf blower by your side for the next few months—assuming you want to see your yard this season! But it turns out you can’t simply bring out your

Using a Chainsaw Safely

Homeowners routinely overlook the dollar value associated with their property’s shrubs and trees. A well-maintained tree or hedge can add thousands of dollars to your property’s value and can save you almost as much in maintenance fees. Unfortunately, it doesn’t

Taking Care of Your Pressure Washer

If you’re looking to clean up your driveway or deck in a hurry, there’s no better tool for the job than a pressure washer. However, maintaining your machine is easy to neglect, despite being imperative to its longevity and effectiveness.

The Best Sheds and Outdoor Storage for Outdoor Power Equipment

It takes a lot of high-quality outdoor power equipment to maintain your property year round. Whether you have a chainsaw, lawnmower, snowblower, leaf blower or other equipment, these are all investments worth protecting. And that means keeping them safely stored

How to Prevent Rust

Rust is the dreaded reddish-brown discoloration that frequently shows up on certain types of metal — such as iron and steel — after it’s been exposed to water. Not only is this issue unsightly, but it can also cause the

What Is Rust?

Rust is a common issue that most people know they would like to avoid, but they don’t know much beyond that. So, what is rust? Learning the answer to this question is a good start to the process of preventing

How to Maintain & Fix Lawn Equipment

In the midst of winter, one thing keeps you going: the thought of warm weather. With spring comes the growth of all things green. While you are waiting for winter to end, spend some time getting your lawn equipment ready

Top 5 Repair & Storage Snowblower Maintenance Tips

In the cold, harsh months of winter, your snowblower can be your best friend. Gone are the days of breaking your back lifting a heavy shovel of snow – now you can depend on your gas-powered buddy to help clear

Tips for Storing Power Equipment with Small Engines for the Off-Season

Every piece of outdoor small engine equipment has an off-season, unless you’re lucky enough to live in a place that’s warm all year-round. As the seasons change, it’s important to take proper care of your equipment before it goes into

Generator Maintenance

It’s wise to have a generator ready to function during a power outage, especially if you live in an area where bad weather is prevalent. Thunderstorms, hurricanes, ice storms, and snowstorms are just some of the events that can cause

DIY: Prep Your Power Equipment For Winter

When autumn and winter seasons seem to appear out of nowhere every year, many people are caught with their lawn tools not ready for storage and their winter power equipment unprepared for the cold and snow. Improperly stored gear often

How to Change the Engine Oil in a Lawn Mower

  Keeping your lawn maintained helps to cut down on insect populations in the yard, builds strong roots for healthier lawns and adds an exceptional amount of curb appeal. Lawn maintenance begins with a well-maintained lawn mower which means there

Storm and Hurricane Preparedness

Weather can sometimes go bad in a hurry and it’s best to be prepared. Simple preparations for severe weather like storms and hurricanes can go a long way in keeping you and your loved ones safe. One of your most

How To Fix A Lawnmower: 5 Common Problems

Lawnmower won’t start? While some lawnmower problems are preventable, others are inevitable. It is important to learn how the mower works and how to fix a lawnmower at home. Always consult the owner’s manual for any mower before attempting repairs

Checklist for Storing Your Snow Blower

There comes a time each year when your snow blower must be stored. When the snow has finally melted and the leaves turn green, one should store their machine for the next winter. Proper storage technique is essential to keeping

Get Your Lawn Mower Ready For The Spring

The days are getting longer, the weather’s getting warmer, and it’s time to pull your lawn mower out of storage. Whether you use a top-of-the-line riding mower or a simple push mower, proper maintenance now can help you avoid costly

Storing Lawnmowers & Small Equipment For The Winter

Colorful foliage, falling leaves and cooler temperatures signal that it is time to store away your summer small equipment and get ready for winter. Small engines, like those in lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and string trimmers, need proper care and maintenance

Best Way to Store Your Lawnmower: 9-Step Guide

  We all know to keep the lawn mower in the shed when it rains or snows. But how should you care for the blade? Should you drain the oil pan? And what happens when your mower sits for months

Lawn Equipment Storage: 5 Reasons Not To Drain Your Fuel Tank

If you’re getting ready to store your lawn mower or other outdoor power equipment for the winter, you may be tempted to empty the tank of gas. Here’s what we recommend: Never store an engine, big or small, with an

Lawn Mower Storage: Why Draining The Fuel Tank Is A Mistake

Wondering how you can ensure your lawn mower and outdoor power equipment will be ready to roll when the grass turns green? If you’ve checked your manufacturer’s guide, you’ve probably seen a suggestion to perform some preventive maintenance prior to