Before Jetting Into Summer…
Before you know it, the cold winds of winter will subside and temps will begin to rise for summer, meaning jet ski season is right around the corner. If you’re a jet ski owner, you probably can’t wait to get out on the open water.
Before you unleash the full power of your jet ski, you want to make sure it’s running efficiently. Here are some jet ski maintenance tips you can follow now to ensure you start your summer off on the right wave.
Jet Ski Maintenance Tips
Please be sure to consult your recreational water craft’s owner’s manual before conducting maintenance to ensure you’re following procedures correctly regarding your particular model.
- Maintain engine fluids – If you own a jet ski model with two-stroke engines, they will require new fluid solutions of premixed oil and fuel. Four-stroke models don’t require a mixed solution, but have separate fuel and oil intakes. Dispose of old fuel, but be mindful not to dump it in the trash or any body of water, including storm drains and sewers. Consult your local jet ski shop to find out how to properly dispose of your old jet ski fuel.
- Wash your jet ski – Regardless of the time of year, jet skis need regular cleaning. To clean your jet ski thoroughly, place it on your transport trailer. Hose it down from top to bottom, but ensure water doesn’t enter the fuel breather, air intake, coils or any electrical areas – use a mister setting if you have one to delicately clean around these areas. Spray clean the area under the fuel tank, motor and coupler where the siphon bilge may become blocked. Also clean your tubs and seats as sand and salt water can easily corrode them.
- Look for damaged or loose parts – Examine your throttle cables and trim to ensure they’re connected and that no fraying has occurred. Smell the air around your jet ski to ensure there aren’t any fuel leaks. If you need to replace a damaged part, consult your owner’s manual to determine the right part for your model; using a part that isn’t designed for your model but still fits could result in jet ski damage or cause a malfunction that could hurt you and other riders.
- Winterize your jet ski – if you haven’t already, it’s not too late to winterize your jet ski for the remainder of winter. Lubricate metal hinges and handles, cover your jet ski and store it in an area with low humidity or limited exposure to the elements.
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