If you are a fairly handy person, it is a great idea to pick up a Cub Cadet Service Manual. Many small lawn mower repairs are very easy to do yourself. If you are able to handle basic repairs on your automobile, you should be more than able to do almost all routine maintenance and repairs to your cub cadet mower.
Cub cadet service manuals are produced by a couple different companies. Most of them cover the same information but prices can differ between brands.