Will Burner III
Port St. Lucie, & Vero Beach, FL
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A jet ski is a great water sports vehicle. However, not everybody knows how to maintain one. This article provides general jet-ski maintenance tips, along with information on how you can get the most out of your engine.

How to Keep Your Jet-Ski in Good Running Order

When thinking about having fun out on the water, one of the most exciting vehicles that spring to mind is a Jet-Ski. And with good reasons! It’s fast, agile, and extremely enjoyable to ride! Of course, with the weather the way it is, now isn’t what most riders would consider ‘ideal riding conditions.' But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t spend some time with your pride-and-joy. With years of experience providing all types of engine owners with high-quality engine lubricants, Will Burner has the following post to share to help you take care of your jet-ski, so that it’s ready to go just as soon as the sun comes out and you can get out on the water and ride safely until your heart's content!

First Things, First

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been driving a boat for ten years or a car for 40, the first thing that you should do when taking care of your Jet-Ski is to read the manual. If you were like most riders and threw it out almost immediately, check your manufacturer’s website for a digital copy. While it might sound amateur, the owner’s manual contains a wealth of information about your specific model and how to best ride and take care of it.

So Shiny!

Many new Jet-ski owners are surprised by just how dirty their Jet-ski gets. With the idea that being submerged in water will keep it clean, most owners just bring their ride home and leave it until the next outing. Of course, this is the easiest way for body wear to occur unnecessarily. Take some time to give your Jet-ski a thorough clean with purpose designed cleaning solution, water, a bucket, and a sponge. Be sure to clean all of the hard-to-reach places where debris can quickly accumulate and cause corrosion. Once you have finished washing your machine, make sure that it’s completely dry before storing it away. Any moisture left to sit on the body of your Jet-ski can lead to corrosion and body damage. In addition to keeping the body in good shape, cleaning your Jet-Ski is a good way to identify and leaks or cracks with fluid lines. If you notice any pooling or fluid dripping, find the problem and fix it before you head out on your next trip. If the leak has caused you to lose a lot of fluid, resist using a similar product to top it up. Instead, give Will Burner a call at (772) 770-3448 and ask which marine focused engine lubricant is best suited to your ride. Alternatively, check out the online store to read more information about marine based lubricants, such as AMSOIL's 10W-40 Synthetic Marine Engine Oil, made specifically for marine based engines.

Give It a Tighten

If you have ever ridden a Jet-Ski at a decent speed, you've likely felt the vibrations which can flow through the vehicle itself. While relatively harmless to the rider, with only a slight inconvenience experienced, the Jet-Ski is a different matter. These vibrations can cause small screws and bolts to become loose, risking the safety of the rider and the quality of the ride. Take 15 minutes to check all of the exposed bolts and screws and give everything a once-over and a re-tighten is anything shows sign of becoming loose. If you aren’t able to tighten loose bolts, take your ride for a service before you head out next.

Maintain fluid levels

Just like your car’s engine, the one inside a Jet-ski relies on motor oil and engine lubricants to operate efficiently. The types of oils and fluids inside our Jet-ski will vary depending on your model and make, so check your user manual to find out more. If you are storing your Jet-ski for the entire winter period, be sure to add a stabilizer to any fuel remaining in the tank. If let to sit, your fuel can cause corrosion and damage your ride while it sits in waiting. Alternatively, drain the fuel entirely until you're ready to ride.

Give Your Jet-Ski Performance a Boost With a Synthetic Oil Change in Saint Lucie County

When replacing your fluids, it’s important to remember that you can't simply use the oil from your car for your Jet-ski. Doing this can result in serious and completely avoidable engine damage. Instead of taking a guess, start with AMSOIL's 10W-40 Synthetic Marine Engine Oil to see if it fits your needs. More information about it and other engine oil products are available from the online store. If you prefer, feel free to give Will Burner a call at (772) 770-3448 to speak about the specific needs for your engine, and rest assured that your vehicle will be taken care of.

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