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06/08/2017
A marine vehicle is a complex and powerful machine. Learn how to take proper care of it in this post by Marland Enterprises, so you can keep navigating on it for years to come.

How to Properly Maintain Your Marine Vehicle

Do you love your boat? Do you love being able to take it out on the water, and enjoy special times with friends and family while you're on it? If that's the case, then show it that you love it! The best way to do so is to care for it properly. To do it correctly, however, you'll need to follow the tips below.

Call Marland Enterprises at (315) 727-4645 if you'd like to save time and money on your marine vehicle's maintenance with the best synthetic oil in Cazenovia. 

Learn About Your Boat

There's no denying that your marine vehicle is a very powerful and complex machine. This means that you will need some instructions in order to work it and maintain it properly. For that reason, the first step you should comply with is to read your owner's manual. It is filled with important information on its different components, how to operate your boat, what you can and can't do with it, and how to keep it in perfect shape.

Inspect the Different Parts of the Marine Vehicle

To ensure that you have a nice time while you're out on the water, you need to inspect the different components in your marine vehicle. If you don't, you risk having a negative experience and putting your and your passengers' safety in danger thanks to an avoidable technical malfunction. To keep your marine vehicle in top shape, go through the following checklist. It's even suggested that you revisit it before each time you sail away, to guarantee you'll make it there and back.
  • First off, inspect the marine vehicle's fuel system. As you can imagine, it is the one responsible for supplying the power your boat needs to get you out on the water. Make sure it's not damaged or leaking, as that could put a damper on your boating adventures. Grady-White Boats has a helpful video on how to refill the fuel properly.
  • The cooling system is another key player in your marine vehicle. To keep it working as expected, you need to check its water pump. While you're at it, take a look at the rubber impeller. If it's not in good shape, replace it so you can assure your marine engine will stay cool enough to keep going.
  • If you have a land vehicle, then you're surely familiar with the battery and its importance for its proper functioning. In short, without it, certain components and functions would be disabled. Lest you want it to die during your trip, verify that it's good to go for a long time.
  • You can be having a lovely time one moment, and be facing an emergency the next. That's why you need to be prepared to deal with those situations effectively, especially since you're out on the water. To that end, check that the boat's safety equipment is complete and in good condition in case it's needed (e.g., first aid kit, fire extinguisher, communication devices, life jackets, etc.).
  • Last but definitely not least, you need to pay mind to your marine vehicle's fluids. Each should be at the desired levels and condition in order to provide a smooth and safe ride. For example, maintaining your marine engine's synthetic oil will ensure it will remain protected, lubricated, and strong.

Purchase AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Marine Engine Oil to help your boat perform better than ever.

Clean Your Boat Often

Something some people don't consider when thinking about a vehicle's maintenance is its cleanliness. However, it can affect it in more ways than just aesthetically: a dirty vehicle can get damaged much faster since the nasty particles can eat away at it and hinder its performance. That's why, if you want a gorgeous-looking marine vehicle for longer, you will need to clean it often. You may even have to coat it with wax every so often to protect it against the water and the damage it could do.

Give It Professional Care

Lastly, one of the best things you can do to keep your marine vehicle in top working condition is to have a professional care for it. Not only should you turn to one when you notice something wrong with it, but being diligent with its routine inspections will keep you smooth sailing for years and years to come. A professional can assess its condition, fine-tune any areas that need it, and give you specific advice on how to care for it in an appropriate manner.

Remember to visit AMSOIL's online shop or to call Marland Enterprises at (315) 727-4645 if you want to find top performing products (like the best synthetic oil in Cazenovia) to maintain your marine vehicle. 

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