Being serious about lawn care means being methodical when searching for the best lawn care equipment. You might work on lawns professionally or take a special pride in your own lawn, either way you don’t want to go to work until you know that you have the right tools for the job. From small stores to big chains and the wide world of the internet there are plenty of choices available but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily easier to find a company you can trust to provide you with the best equipment available.
To help you in your search we are going to look at the three elements you should look for in any lawn equipment retailer, selection, cost and future care.
A Good Selection
If you already have a particular piece of equipment in mind this isn’t the most important thing to look for but if you’re just starting your search or if you’re looking for a store you can turn to for years to come then selection is important. You never know what might come up when it comes to lawn care and you need to know where you can go for the right solution for any problem.
It’s worth noting that a good selection is about more than just the number of products available, it’s also about the quality of products for sale. A store that sells thousands of cheaply made generic products may look good at first but could end up costing you. A store that has a decent selection of quality products from top brands is the sort of store you can keep going back to whenever you need a something new, replaced or upgraded.
No one likes to drive all the way to the store on urgent business only to find that they don’t have what you need. You can proactively work to avoid this by finding a business that you can rely upon for all your lawn care needs.
As important as finding the right product is if you can’t afford a piece of equipment then it doesn’t matter if it’s the best available. As you look at different products and retailers you want to constantly compare prices. In the past this meant driving from store to store or making quite a few calls but now you can do the same work from your computer. However you decide to do the legwork in the end it all comes down to comparing numbers to figure out which retailer offers the best prices in general or with regards to a specific piece of equipment.
While finding affordable equipment is important you should be careful about prices that seem too low. When doing comparison-shopping people instinctively know to avoid anything priced excessively high but unbelievably low prices can be just as problematic. Ask yourself why the price is that low, oftentimes these prices are a sign of subpar products, hidden liabilities and questionable legality.
A fine looking piece of equipment is all well and good but the value of lawn care equipment isn’t how good it looks, it’s how well it gets the job done. As you shop you need to ask yourself what guarantee you have that the people you’re buying from will help you if you run into problems after making your purchase.
The most basic thing you want to look for is a good warranty. Even the best equipment may break down due to freak accidents. These problems are a hassle if you have proper coverage but without a warranty you could be looking at money and time wasted in a way that many can’t afford.
Beyond warranties you also want to look for deals on maintenance. If you want your machinery running for years to come then you need to take care of it, and who better to care for it then the people who sold it to you? With new products you will usually get a factory warranty but if you want to keep using your new machinery for as long as possible you should look for stores that offer extended warranties.
Anyone can sell you a product; the companies you want to actively search for are the ones that stand by their products for years to come.
Putting It All Together
While all of these qualities are important on their own you want to find a retailer that balances all of these elements. You might walk into a warehouse and find yourself amazed at the huge selection but if the store can’t guarantee that any of those hundreds of machines will work in a week then you should move along.
At OakleyNapa we take pride in our ability to offer anyone who is looking for lawn care equipment with everything they need to get the job done right. We offer the selection and savings people associate with the NAPA name with the sort of personal care that you can only get from a company rooted in Lauderdale County.
Don’t just take our word for it; see for yourself by visiting our store or checking out the wide range of products on our site. You deserve to shop at a store that won’t waste your time or money.