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.
STA-BIL Pump Protector – What You Need to Know

You can winterize your home, car, and even your pool if you happen to be the most popular house in the neighborhood. But the one item you don’t want to forget about as colder weather looms is your pressure washer.

STA-BIL Small Engine Pro – What You Need to Know

Imagine this scenario. You finally have a weekend free where you can tend to your lawn and do some much-needed landscaping. You have set aside the three main essentials you need to complete the job – lawnmower, edger, and trimmer.

STA-BIL Fast Fix – What You Need to Know

Imagine this scenario. You’ve put off cutting the grass a little too long. The blades have grown uncomfortably high, and you fear that the neighbors might have already begun talking. Every time you step out of the house, you are

STA-BIL Ceramic Pro Guard – What You Need to Know

The first time you used your mower when spring came around, it cut the lawn like a dream. Similarly, the first time you used your snowblower to clear the way during winter, it threw that heavy powder to the side

Clever Backups When Your Snowblower Won’t Start

We’ve all been there. Eighteen inches of snow fell during the night, you’re running late for work, and then the unthinkable: your snowblower won’t start! You could wake the kids up from their toasty slumber, or run to the neighbor’s

Guide to Lawnmower Carburetors

Keeping your lawn mower in top shape doesn’t have to be costly. In fact, with some basic tools, you can do most of the maintenance yourself. One of the most common causes of poor performance is your carburetor. This is

Lawn Mower Carburetor: When and How to Clean

Few pieces of home maintenance equipment work as hard as your lawnmower. Despite its rough-and-tumble life, though, many lawnmowers don’t get the care and attention they need. This is especially true when it comes to the lawnmower’s carburetor. Your lawnmower’s

2-Cycle Oil Mix Calculator & Chart

Outboard engines, leaf blowers, weed trimmers and other equipment with small engines often have a 2-cycle, also known as 2-stroke, engine. If the engine has a single fill port for both engine oil and gas, it is a 2-cycle engine

Don’t Make These Common Lawn Care Mistakes

As the warmer weather arrives, trees and plants begin to blossom, and the birds sing daily, thoughts quickly turn to lawn care and gardening. Soon, the sounds of the birds are drowned out by the loud engines of lawnmowers as

Signs of a Bad Lawn Mower Fuel Filter

If you’ve ever had issues with the HVAC system in your home, the maintenance guy probably lectured you on the importance of changing the filter regularly; changing a lawnmower fuel filter is just as important to the life and efficiency

How to Care for Old Lawn Mowers

An old lawn mower can still provide you with many years of reliable service provided you take the time to perform proper seasonal maintenance. A few simple tasks before the winter and in the spring can help to ensure that

How to Dispose of Old Gas

For many people, the fact that gas “goes bad” is a surprise. It indeed does get too old to be effective after a while, at which point it’s best to throw it out. But if you didn’t know gas goes

Cleaning Your 4×4 After an Off-Road Adventure

You probably invested in a 4×4 because it’s tough both on and off the road. You enjoy pushing your truck to the limit and driving it places others only dream of. Taking on the elements in your 4×4 is both

My Lawnmower Won’t Start — Troubleshooting Guide

Don’t freak out if your lawnmower won’t start. And certainly don’t buy a new one before you know exactly what’s wrong. There might be something very simple going on — something that you can fix on your own. We’ve put

Weed Eater or Weed Whacker? My State Calls it What?

Do you have a question about trimming weeds with a certain mechanical helper? You might need to know a few alternative search terms for your area. To help you out, Google Trends has data about search terms for the tool

2-Stroke vs 4-Stroke – Which Is Better and What’s the Difference?

Throughout the history of automotive and engine design, there have been two main combustion types that are powered by gasoline — the 2-cycle (or 2-stroke) and the 4-cycle (or 4-stroke). While you may have heard of these terms, they may

Your Springtime Small Engine Savior: STA-BIL Start Your Engines

When the sun shines a little brighter, birds sing a little louder, and the trees bloom a little brighter, the time for spring has officially begun. Although the end to the dreary winter can fill the air with happiness, there

Best Uses for STA-BIL Rust Stopper

Metal is one material that’s known for being strong, but it’s not indestructible. After all, it’s susceptible to rust if you leave it outside exposed to the elements. Fortunately, there is one way to reduce the odds that your metal

Find Ethanol Free Gas Near Me with this Map!

Some drivers are always on the hunt for the most affordable fuel, while others are constantly looking for ethanol-free gas. If the latter describes you, you’ll appreciate having access to a map of gas stations that offer non-ethanol gas (Please

Why You Need Fuel Stabilizer for Your Snow Blower

If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you probably have a snow blower that helps save your sanity during the winter. And the minute it’s clear that the snow is on its way out and

Why You Need to Try STA-BIL 360 Protection

Whether you own a classic car or a riding lawn mower, you need to protect the engine if you want to keep your equipment running well for as long as possible. And you can do that by using a quality

Keep Your Fuel Sta-Bilized

Whether you are putting away your summer gardening equipment or simply storing some fuel for emergencies, it is important to properly protect the fuel and the components that carry it from degradation and break down. In as little as 30

Choose the STA-BIL Fuel Additive That’s Best for You!

*Corrosion Control test is an accelerated corrosion test based on a modification of the NACE TM 0172 test protocol, replacing distilled water with synthetic sea water per ASTM D665 Part B. Synthetic sea water is more likely to cause corrosion

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 are

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 with

What are the Differences Among STA-BIL® Products?

A look at the differences among STA-BIL® Branded products for easy classic car, marine and power equipment storage and maintenance.

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

A Perspective on Running Equipment Dry Before Storage

While it sounds like a good idea, it could actually harm your engine and make it harder to hit the ground running when taking items out of storage Many contractors and homeowners alike have several pieces of outdoor power equipment

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