Regular engine maintenance is essential to ensuring your engine will provide you with years of trouble-free operation. Mercury Authorised Dealers have the expertise and training to handle all of your engine maintenance service and needs.

Marine engines can often be used for extended periods at wide open throttle (up to 6000rpm on some models) in harsh salt water and sun, then sit in storage over winter for up to 6 or 7 months without any use.

Sometimes, infrequent use may not alert you to minor maintenance requirements that could eventually lead to starting or reliability problems right in the middle of your valuable recreational boating time

Problems like a minor oil leak or fuel system contamination can lead to expensive repairs if not attended to in a timely manner.  That’s why it’s important to have your engine inspected and serviced at an authorised dealer at least once a year – even if you haven’t reached 100 hours.  It does not mean that the normal service and maintenance items are only designed to last 12  months, it means that your authorised dealer can attend to any tune-up, service or warranty issues to ensure you get maximum pleasure and carefree running out of your engine.

Recommended Service Intervals for Your Engine

It is important to follow a regular service interval period (eg once every 12 mths) because in many cases you may clock up less than 100hrs of running during a year.  Most engines (cars, boats, lawn mowers, etc) are designed to be used regularly and many mechanical components will begin to deteriorate with lack of use.

To ensure your confidence in the reliability and durability of your engine, much of the recommended maintenance is designed to be preventative – instead of waiting for components to be worn out or close to failing, it makes much more sense to ensure your engine starts and runs reliably when you’re ready to go boating.

The months/hours specified for service intervals are in relation to the engine purchase date and are recommended for:

3 mths (from Purchase Date)or 20 hrs

12 mths(from Purchase Date) or 100 hrs

2 yrs (from Purchase Date)or 200 hrs

3 yrs(from Purchase Date)or 300 hrs

4 yrs (from Purchase Date)or 400 hrs

5 yrs(from Purchase Date)or 500 hrs

Bay City Marine can service all makes and models of Outboard and inboard engines including Mercury, Mercruiser, Honda, Evinrude, Yamaha, Suzuki and Tohatsu. Call 41289944 to book you motor in to beat the christmas rush.