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Why you should service your boat regularly

Servicing your boat is like servicing your car. It helps to keep things in check and ensure you catch little problems before they turn into big repairs. Having a boat mechanic run their eye over the electronics and batteries as well as having your steering tested will ensure you catch the small issues before they escalate. A regular service will also make sure your boat looks good and keeps its value. You also want to make sure your boat is ready to take on the water at all times. Safety on the water is also paramount for boaties. So, a regular check of the regulation safety equipment onboard your craft will give you peace of mind that the necessary items are all there and ready to go. It also ensures you are keeping with regulations. A 50 point safety check is a great idea. This may reduce the risk of needing to make costly repairs further down the line

How often should you service your boat?

Owning a boat is financially intensive for many people and the biggest part of the upkeep is the maintenance cost. When wondering how often to service your boat, you are best to follow the service schedule outlined in your marine engine owner’s manual. Most outboard, sterndrive and gasoline inboard engines require basic service every 100 hours or annually.

Do boats need a lot of maintenance?

Boats are not much harder to maintain than a car. And they have many specific needs that most users aren’t aware of. As you may already be aware, a boat quickly depreciates, which means it’s naturally maintenance-intensive. That doesn’t mean it is impossible to keep your watercraft in mint shape. And it also doesn’t mean you need to spend an arm and a leg to keep it on the water. You simply need to find yourself a good reliable mechanic. Someone you can trust. A boat mechanic that can find you parts and offer you service at an affordable price.

Regular servicing will help maintain your boat’s value

A boat’s value largely depends on its condition. Even small repairs, not to mention torn or worn upholstery, can make a difference to the value of a boat. And it can make or break the sale of your vessel. The overall condition of a boat can indicate possible problems in the future, which can factor into how much your buyer is willing to pay. Getting your boat serviced regularly will help keep the value of your boat so you can get your money back when you eventually decide to sell.

Are you ready to book in for a service on your boat?

When it comes time for a boat service, place your trust in a local team of boat mechanics. Boasting factory certified mechanics, the latest tools and software, make Wyld About Boats your first port of call. Give us a call on 07 55 63 2223 to make a booking. Why not take a look at new and used vessels online while you give us a call? We’ve got plenty of great boats to choose from.

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