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We talk about snow, shovel snow, walk in the snow, play in the snow, curse snow, but what do we REALLY know about it?

We’re talking about clearing snow, because we figure you already know all of the fun things to do with snow like tobogganing, snow candy, and snowball fights. But in order to have that fun, you’ve got to be able to get out of your driveway.

We love talking to our customers whether you know what’s going on with your small gas engine or you’d rather just leave the details to us. But we like to empower customers with knowledge to boost their confidence when you talk to us, as well as to reassure you that we’re the right shop for your small motor needs. We think that spark plugs are fascinating little bits of technology, which is why we’ve chosen the mighty spark plug to examine with you this month.

When you bring your machine in for repair, it’s a confidence booster to be able to describe in detail what the problem is. Likewise, when your machine shop calls you to describe the problem and the fix (and the cost), it’s nice to know what they’re talking about. Here are some small engine terms to add to your vocabulary for your next small engine or (general knowledge trivia) needs!

“I’ll mow the lawn tomorrow, and get to the garden next weekend.” All of a sudden you’re looking at a field on your front lawn, and you’re not sure if your tomatoes are going to make it. By breaking down your tasks and doing a little here and there you can avoid several weekends in a row of lawn care and still be eager to kick back with a cold one in your personal great outdoors.

Spring has arrived in style! The birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, and your grass is growing faster than ever. And even though all you’ve done is use it, your lawnmower, chainsaw, or leaf blower won’t power up. What happened? Here are some of the most likely possibilities.

Plus: Cambridge Small Motors Open House

We want to make your next lawnmower your favourite one by far. Cambridge Small Motors fixes hundreds of lawnmowers every year – in summer 2017 we had a 3-week wait list and so we started renting lawnmowers out to ensure our customers had a great-looking lawn all summer long no matter what! We’ve heard every lawnmower complaint. Whether you purchase new or used we’ve put together our key lawnmower shopping tips to help keep your landscaping frustration to an absolute minimum!

If you take a glance at your calendar you’ll likely notice all kinds of gift-giving celebrations approaching, including birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, anniversaries, and showers. It’s intimidating to think of the Perfect Gift for every event, but we’re here to let you in on the secret of gift-giving success: POWER TOOLS!

\We love to repair your lawnmowers and your snow blowers, but we also love a challenge. Not sure what else you could bring to us when it breaks? Here’s a small sampling of additional gas-powered small motor machines we’ve fixed.
Generators and Water Pumps: We’re named Cambridge Small Motors, not Cambridge Lawnmowers and Snow Blower Motors! We really do mean that we service a wide variety of small motor machines, including back-up generators, gas-powered pumps of all kinds – contractors, we’ve got your machines covered!

You know all about fuel for your favourite combustion engine machines, be they car, lawnmower, snow blower, chainsaw, or the leaf blower, but do you know about oil? It’s become alarmingly apparent in our shop that we need to talk about the importance of oil to machinery; let’s just say we’ve had a lot of really expensive paperweights delivered to the shop!

Mulling over your New Year’s resolution list? We’ve got the perfect 2018 goal for you: A Beautiful Lawn! Why are we talking about grass in the heart of winter? Because we know the secret to a lush, lovely outdoor space is Planning Ahead. And we know you’ve been feeling envy, and maybe a touch of guilt, when you see your neighbour’s artful landscaping. You just need to set aside a bit of time, and to come see Cambridge Small Motors.


We believe that the perfect gift is thoughtful, individualized, and useful, and we believe that perfect gift is a tool. Suitable for every budget, every house, apartment, cottage, or car, and every age. Here are some ideas to get you started.

As you get ready to tuck your yard care tools away for the winter there are some steps you should take to give your gear the best chance at roaring to life in the spring. Obviously we’re talking about your lawnmower, but also your chain saw, your leaf blower, your trimmer…if it’s a yard maintenance tool that requires gas, heck even your snow blower, we’re talking about it.

We all know here in Southern Ontario that winter isn’t the only season to bring us cold weather and snow. You have to be ready to tackle ice and snow in the fall and all the way into spring. Summer is over, (sniffle, hiccup), fall has just begun, and while you make plans to bake pumpkin pie and find a turkey sale, gear up for winter driveway maintenance, too.

We’re at that point in the summer season where outdoor cleanup is part of your daily routine. Sure, you’ve been mowing the lawn, weeding garden beds, and picking up sticks left, right, and centre after each rainfall (and we’re grateful to have had enough rain this summer!), but that stuff was almost fun! Maybe not the lawn mowing, but consider it all part of your regular summer workout. With all that rainfall, and lawn mowing, and wind, as summer begins to shift into autumn you begin to see the reason it’s called fall; there’s stuff EVERYWHERE.

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Tuesday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday, Sunday & Monday Closed

3-25 Milling Road Cambridge

N3C 1C3

Office: (519) 220-1700
Fax: (519) 220 1722


About Cambridge Small Motors

Local boy Josh Kinsie started Cambridge Small Motors with the idea that customer care should be as renowned as the repair. A mechanic by trade with vast knowledge of all things motors, Josh has as much fun greeting customers as he does getting his hands dirty in the shop. Whether you’re looking for something new or Old Reliable needs a tune-up, come see us for some good old-fashioned customer service.

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