April 15, 16: Annual UD push lawnmower tune-up scheduled


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3:02 p.m., March 11, 2011----Looking to save a little money on your lawn care in these tight financial times? The University of Delaware's Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity for agriculture, the Society of Automotive Engineers Club and the Engineering Technology Club are once again offering a push lawn mower tune-up service on Friday, April 15 ,and Saturday, April 16, rain or shine.

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Since 2000, this annual event has serviced more than 5,000 push mowers.

The tune-up -- provided by trained students and alumni members of the clubs -- includes an oil change, spark plug replacement, air filter check and cleaning, blade sharpening, and power washing. Service performed is tune-up only; no repairs or riding mowers are accepted.

The cost of the tune-up is $38. Payment in the form of cash or check may be made at drop off.

Drop off times are from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 15, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Customers can pick up their mowers on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. for the first 300 mowers taken on Friday, or on Sunday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the remaining mowers.

All mowers must be picked up by 2 p.m. on Sunday. Any mowers not picked up by Sunday will be charged a storage fee.

Lawnmowers (no riding mowers) may be dropped off and picked up in the parking lot behind Worrilow and Townsend halls on UD's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources campus at 531 S. College Ave., just north of the Fred Rust Ice Arena. Look for signs for the tune-up.

For more information, email [mcarunch@udel.edu] or call the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity at 302-837-3379.