Service & Support

Vanguard™ engines are backed by the legendary and expansive Briggs & Stratton dealer network. Skim through our Tips & Troubleshooting, download engine specific operator's manuals and illustrated parts lists and find the nearest Briggs & Stratton service center.

For more information, contact the Vanguard Answer Center: 1-800-999-9333. If you are a Vanguard dealer, please direct support-related questions to Power Distributors by calling 800-527-4007.


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 Every 8 Hours or Daily   Check engine oil level  Clean area around muffler and controls
 Every 50 Hours or Annually  Check muffler and spark arrester  
 Every 100 Hours or Annually  Replace air filter*
 Change engine oil and  filter
 Check muffler and spark arrester
 Clean pre-cleaner (if equipped)*
 Replace spark plug
 Check valve clearance**
 Every 400 Hours or Annually   Clean air cooling system*  Replace fuel filter
 Clean oil cooler fins*
 *In dusty conditions or when airborne debris is present, clean more often.
 **Not required unless engine performance problems are noted.

Tips & Troubleshooting

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Engine Application Center

Get to market faster. Engine Application Center (EAC) is a free service offered to our Commercial Power OEM customers.

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Our Global Warranties

Vanguard air-cooled gasoline engines feature a three-year commercial limited warranty. Commercial Series air-cooled gasoline engines feature a two-year commercial limited warranty.

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