Maintenance and How-To

Select from the topics below for information on keeping your engine running smoothly

Hints and tips to make your day on the water more enjoyable.

Boating Basics

Learn how to maintain and care for your Mercury outboard engine.

Outboard Care

Learn how to maintain and care for your MerCruiser sterndrive or inboard engine.

Sterndrive and Inboard Care

Learn how to maintain and care for your Mercury diesel engine.

Diesel Engine Care

Learn about genuine Mercury parts and accessories.

Parts & Accessories

Learn how propellers can affect the performance of your boat.


Learn how to use Mercury Joystick Piloting.

Joystick Piloting

Learn about Mercury Marine's warranty coverage and Product Protection plans.

Warranty and Mercury Product Protection

Learn how to maintain your Mercury Outboard or MerCruiser engine to prevent corrosion.

Corrosion Protection

Learn how to maintain your engine's electrical system and battery.


Learn how to maintain your boat's fuel and fuel systems.

Fuel & Fuel Care

Learn about Mercury gauges or displays.

Gauges and Displays

Learn the importance of oils and lubricants in basic engine maintenance.

Oils & Lubricants

Learn how to take care of your engine during the off-season.

Storage and Winterization

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