Maintenance - Oil / Hour meters / Clamps / Teflon tape
Normal wear and tear is naturally going to occur over time, but keeping a regular maintenance schedule is critical to keeping your pressure washer running past the 2,000-hour mark.
As a reference, every hour on a pressure washer is equal to 50 miles on a car. Based on that equation, 2,000 hours on a pressure washer is equal to 100,000 miles on a car.
A handy device to monitor the hours on your pressure washer is a tachometer/hour meter. This device will flash at 50-hour intervals letting you know that it is time for regular maintenance. The small amount that it costs more than pays for itself in pressure washer life, and your sanity trying to keep track of multiple pressure washers.
If we use the analogy that 50 hours on a pressure washer equals 2,500 miles, then this is the hour mark that the engine oil should be changed. This is also the hour interval that most small engine manufacturers recommend the oil to be changed.
Use high-quality, name-brand oil that meets SAE standards and is the appropriate grade for your engine (see your owners manual).
Never proceed to operate your pressure washer with an extremely low oil level (less than the minimum mark).
Most pump manufactures recommend changing your pressure washers pump oil every 500 hours.
We recommend changing it every 200 hours.