Outboard Care

Taking care of your outboard is key to maximizing your time on the water
6-Cylinder Verado Maintenance

Step-by-step videos to help you maintain your 6-cylinder Mercury Verado.

  • Flushing
  • Oil change
  • Changing gear lube
  • Fuel filter
  • Checking engine oil
  • Maintenance decal overview
150 FourStroke Maintenance

Step-by-step videos to help you maintain your 150 hp FourStroke.

  • Flushing
  • Oil change
  • Changing gear lube
  • Changing fuel filter
Checking outboard motor mounts

Checking your outboard motor engine mounts is important to ensure peak performance and safety when operating your boat. Follow these simple steps to ensure your engine is secure at all times.

Cleaning Your Outboard Motor Cowl

A quick tutorial on cleaning your outboard cowl.

Lubricating Steering Linkages

This helpful how-to video shows you how ensure your outboard motor is maintained for peak performance. Here are step-by-step instructions for keeping your marine engine's steering linkages properly lubricated.

QuickBite Tips: Flushing An Outboard Motor

Removing sand, dirt, saltwater and other debris is critical to extending the life of your outboard motor. Follow these simple DIY instructions to flush any outboard motor.

Engine Cowl Care Explained

Ever wonder how you can remove stubborn water spots from your engine cowl? Wired2Fish host, Scott Glorvigan, explains how to keep your Mercury outboard engine cowl looking brand new with Mercury Cowl Finish Compound.

Flushing your Mercury Outboard engine

Flushing your outboard engine of saltwater or muddy water is critical to the longevity of your product. Watch this video, by Barry Stokes - host of Fox Sports Outdoors, as he provides step-by-step instructions to properly flush your Mercury FourStroke engine. For more information, please consult your Mercury Marine owner's manual.

Propping Tips for Outboard Engines

Ever wonder how to properly prop your outboard engine to get the best performance from your boat? Barry Stokes, host of Southwest Outdoor Reports, gives helpful tips to on finding the right propeller for your application. Watch how Barry uses examples of propping his Mercury OptiMax ProXS and answers some of the most frequently asked questions that often make propping marine engines difficult.

Verado Break In Procedure Explained

Wired2Fish host, Scott Glorvigan, explains the Verado "break-in" procedure. If you are a new Verado outboard engine owner, be sure to follow these basic procedures from first idle to a full 8 hour break-in.

Outboard Break In Procedure

Mark Zona, "Z-Train" of Zona's Awesome Fishing Show talks with Mercury technician Jay Anderson to get some tips on how to properly break in your Mercury OptiMax ProXS. So you can maximize engine performance. 

Outboard Engine Check

Mark Zona, host of Zona's Awesome Fishing show talks with Mercury expert about the importance of maintaining your engine. With the large Mercury dealer network, help is never far away. See what Zona has to say!

Maintaining Your Mercury ProXS Gearcase

Check out this awesome video with a Mercury technician from Sport-O-Motive, in Appleton Wisconsin. He goes over the steps from changing the gear lube to checking for fishing line in the prop shaft. 

How to Remove Fishing Line from your Prop

Jarrett Edwards, Jarrett Edwards Outdoors demonstrates how to remove fishing line from your propeller. Inspecting your product after each use can help with the longevity of your engine. 

View our Frequently Asked Questions related to Mercury outboards.

Outboard Care FAQs

Mercury has an extensive network of factory-trained dealers to help answer any questions you may have. Your authorized Mercury Marine dealer is your "go-to" for all things Mercury.

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