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Kelly Poynor
(509) 554-3856
4227 Galway Lane
Pasco, WA. 99301

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04/11/2018
Spring is the perfect time to go on a boat ride. Before you do, however, make sure it's properly maintained. For tips on the matter, read this post by Poynor's Motor Supplies in Pasco, WA.

How to Maintain Your Boat in Perfect Working Shape

Purchase top quality products for your boat's maintenance. Call Poynor's Motor Supplies in Pasco, WA at (509) 554-3856, or browse through AMSOIL's online store.

Learn What You Can About Your Boat

One way to ensure that you'll be taking proper care of your boat, is to have as much information as you can about it. That's why, it is highly recommended that you read its owner's manual thoroughly. There, you'll find more information about how it works, what components make it up, what it needs, what you can and can't do while you're on it, among many other valuable pieces of information. Reading and following the manufacturer's tips will help you keep your marine vehicle healthy and working good as new for a lot longer.

Keep an Eye Out for Its Components

Your boat is made up of a slew of different components that work tirelessly to keep it afloat and running smoothly. Needless to say, if one of them fails, you run the risk of being stranded in the middle of the water. That's why it's crucial that you keep an eye out for the boat's components. You can use the following list as a reminder of what you need to inspect before each time you plan on navigating on your boat, so all of your rides can end on a positive note.
  1. For starters, you should guarantee that the fuel system in your boat is operating as desired. It is the one responsible for supplying the power to your boat, so check to see if it's damaged or leaking. While you're at it, don't forget to refill the fuel before you head out into the water.
  2. Your boat can overheat when you're out and about. Thankfully, it has a cooling system that regulates its temperature and keeps it from shutting down on you. However, for it to work effectively, its water pump should be is optimum condition. If upon inspection, you notice that the rubber impeller is damaged, replace it before leaving.
  3. Guess what? Just like your car, your boat also has a battery and electrical system. And just like in your car, certain components wouldn't be able to work if these weren't in top shape. Inspect them to find any imperfections (a dead battery, a burnt fuse, or other), that could prevent you from having an awesome time on your boat.
  4. Accidents can happen, even when you're enjoying your day out on the water with your boat. To ensure you can react to those emergency situations appropriately, it's necessary that you have functional safety equipment on your boat. You should also check it before leaving to certify it's ready to be used.
  5. Lastly, don't forget to take a look at your boat's fluids, since without them, some of the components' performance and lifespan could suffer immensely. For example, you should guarantee regular synthetic oil changes for the engine if you want to keep it as strong as possible.

To keep a strong engine, use AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Marine Engine Oil, the best synthetic oil in Pasco, WA. Call Poynor's Motor Supplies to place an order for it today.

Wash Your Boat Regularly

While having a nice-looking boat is great, it is not the only reason why you should be washing your boat on a regular basis. In fact, letting your boat stay dirty can have some dire consequences. For one, it can affect your boat's selling price later down the road. But, mainly, the dirt particles and trash can actually hinder the boat's performance and accelerate its wear. Wash your boat regularly to prevent these less-than-ideal outcomes.

Visit Your Mechanic

Last but not least, be sure to take your boat to a professional mechanic every so often. Visiting them a couple of times a year for routine inspections will allow you to keep your boat in top shape, as well as prevent problems, mishaps, malfunctions, and other annoying situations. A trusted mechanic will be able to assess your boat's condition, and provide the necessary fixes so that it can run smoothly for years to come.

Trust in Poynor's Motor Supplies in Pasco, WA if you require top performing products for your marine vehicle's maintenance. Call (509) 554-3856 to order the most effective synthetic oil in Pasco, WA.

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