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Portable Generator Repair & Service

Professional Portable Generator Repair

Don’t wait until the weather gets bad and the power goes out to know whether or not your generator will work.

At Greg's Small Engine Service and Repair, we offer professional generator repair and service to our neighbors in the Reno, Tahoe, Carson City and Incline Village areas.  Let us work our portable generator repair magic and get your portable generator ready for the winter weather.

Our expert technicians have the knowledge and expertise to thoroughly service & repair your portable generator so you're ready for any power emergency.

Call the professionals at Greg's Small Engine Service and Repair today...before you're left sitting in the cold and dark!

Pick-up and Delivery Portable Generator Service

You chose a portable generator because it offers the convenience and safety of on demand electricity without sacrificing mobility, but who wants to lug their portable generator to the shop for repairs?

At Greg's Small Engine Service and Repair we offer an easy and convenient pick-up and delivery portable generator service. We'll come to your home or business, pick up your generator, service it and return it to you.

All you have to do is call!

Preventative Generator Maintenance

Our portable generator service isn’t limited to large repairs. We also provide professional preventative generator maintenance for those workhorse generators.

If you use a generator on a regular basis, It’s both a business necessity and a cost saving opportunity to make sure that it’s properly maintained.

If you need your Portable Generator serviced or repaired give us a call...we can help!

  • Tune-Up & Oil Change
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Carburetor Rebuild
  • Flush Fuel System
  • Check Ignition System
  • Check Motor Compression
  • Check Tire Pressure
  • Replace Fuel Filter as needed
  • Lubricate Linkage & Pivot Points
  • Check Recoil Operation if equipped
  • Check Electric Starter Operation if equipped
  • Check Battery if equipped
  • Check for & replace loose or lost fasteners
  • Service Spark Arrestor
  • Service or Replace Air Filter as needed

Other small engine power equipment we can repair include:

  • lawn mower
  • rototiller
  • pressure washer
  • snow blower
  • chipper shredder
  • wood chipper
  • log splitter

Portable generator FAQs

What is the difference between maximum (surge) watts and rated watts?

The rated watts number on a portable generator means how much power the unit can continuously provide. Maximum watts is the power that the generator can create for a short time, such as when the motor is first started. Think "cranking amps" like in a car battery.

Can the generator be used in bad weather?

It's possible to use a portable generator in a variety of temperature environments, but keep it protected from the elements to prolong its life. When exposed to the weather, portable generators are like any piece of equipment in that they can get rusty and short out when not protected.

Can I run the generator inside if I vent it?

Never run the generator inside a closed space, even if you vent it. Portable generators were created to be run outside, where it fumes can be adequately exhausted.

What kind of generator do I need?

To figure out the kind of generator that will meet your needs you need to know what you plan to power with the generator and get a total of each item's start, run and peak usage limits.

To get the maximum run time, plan to run your generator at half of the rated wattage. This also ensures that when your largest appliance kicks on it doesn't trip the circuit breaker on the generator.

We pick up and deliver - give us a call!

We’re open 7 days a week for your small engine service and repair needs. At Greg’s Small Engine Service and Repair we’re focused on helping you save time by providing pick up and delivery services.

Give us a call and we’ll pick up your equipment, bring it back here to repair and service it, then bring it back to you!


My snowblower broke down and I decided to call Greg’s Small Engine Repair. Greg drove up to my house in South Lake Tahoe and picked up my snowblower and had it fixed up within a couple days and delivered back to me. His pricing was fair and he called me before doing any fixes. Thank you! Read more

John B.South Lake Tahoe, CA

Gregs Small Engines picks up & delivers your Lawn Mower back to you. Excellent Work/Service. Read more

David H, Gardnerville

Greg & James are a great father/son team who provide the BEST in customer service! They just fixed our 25 year old snowblower that had never had a full service before. They picked it up & dropped it off (all part of the price) and it’s running as if it’s brand new. Thanks guys for being so customer-service focused! Read more

Thank You!

“My snow-blower broke down during our heavy Winter this year.  I was distraught and had to find someone to help me get my snow-blower working again.  I found gregsmallengine.com and talked to the owner, Greg.  He called me and let me know what was done to my machine to get it up and running again.  The cost was very reasonable and I am very happy to say it was delivered back to my house.

I am one happy customer and he is a super nice person!” Read more

Debbie R. - Stateline NV

These guys are awesome! I was turned away from every other small engine shop in Reno/Sparks due to the type of engines I had. I need my engines for work so when these guys found out my situation they not only drove from carson city to sparks, they went to Napa and picked up spark plugs form me. Best customer service ever! Customer for life! Thanks guys. Read more

Taylor L. - Sparks, NV

“We can’t say enough great things about Greg’s Small Engine Service and Repair. Personalized service, quick turn-around, during this crazy 2016-2017 Tahoe winter. Unbelievable! Thanks to James and Greg.” Read more

G&M Fins - Meyers CA

I really appreciate Greg’s Small Engine Snow Blower Pick Up & Delivery.  Greg’s Small Engine was prompt, efficient and reasonably priced.  They took excellent care of my Snow Blower!” Read more

Roxanne M. - Stateline NV

I asked Greg’s Small Engine Power Equipment Service & Repair to look at and repair three different Small Engine Machines – a Snow Blower, Rototiller & a Pressure Washer. They were honest and straight forward about needed potential repairs. They said what they were going to do and followed through. The best two things in their Service was not to repair a machine that was not worth repairing and Picking Up and Delivering the Power Equipment. Their Service saved me Money & Time. I certainly would recommend them for your Small Engine Power Equipment Needs. Read more

Ken - Reno NV

Greg and son run a great business. They provided a a very good ball park estimate when I first called. They were very helpful and honest in helping determine whether the repair would be worth it. They did a great job in repairing the mower for a reasonable cost. I highly recommend them. Read more

Paul S. , Reno