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ATLANTA, GA, January 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The engine parts supplier, APM Engine Parts, discusses why performing regular, preventative maintenance on your boat's engine is essential. Regular upkeep is the only way to avoid costly repairs and keep the motor running strong.
For boaters who operate in salt water, added steps are needed to prevent rust and corrosion. In addition, those who live in colder climates should remember to thoroughly winterize the engine during the fall months. Even if your boat is being stored in a dry place all winter, internal corrosion and and byproduct buildup could lead to potential engine failure when it comes time to start it in spring.
Essential Maintenance Tips for Every Boat Motor
There are a few things you should do immediately after each time the boat goes in the water and others that should be addressed on a routine basis. If your boat operates in salt water, take the time to flush the lines and rinse the exterior with freshwater before covering. The engine should be tilted upward so that the undercarriage (where most of the saltwater residue will be) is not missed.
Also remember to fill the fuel tank full before storing, as this will prevent condensation from forming inside the lines and engine.
According to David DeBuc, Vice President of APM Engine Parts, "Unlike automobiles, boat maintenance intervals are based on hours driven. Replace the spark plugs, clean or replace the fuel filter, change the lower unit oil and lubricate all the engine parts every 75 hours of use. The fuel-water separator and impeller should be replaced every 150 hours or so."
APM Engine Parts is an online retailer of engine rebuild kits. Feel free to visit them at http://www.apmengineparts.com for more information.
About APM Engine Parts:
APM is an Atlanta-based business offering customers quality parts for engines, as well as machine shop services. Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, our team works diligently to ensure you get the right part at an affordable price.
For more information, visit http://www.apmengineparts.com.
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