Outboard Care

Taking care of your outboard is key to maximizing your time on the water
How to Remove Hard Water Spots from Your Boat & Engine

After a long season on the water, your boat can be covered in hard water spots. Here is an easy way to keep your boat and motor clean and spot-free.

Checking Engine Anodes

Anodes help protect your outboard against galvanic corrosion by “sacrificing” their metal to be slowly eroded instead of the outboard. Watch this QuickTip to learn how to inspect and replace your engine’s anodes.

Locating engine serial number

Sooner or later you’ll need to locate the serial number on your Mercury engine, whether it’s for warranty registration, boat loan information or other reasons. To quickly and easily accomplish that, view the attached brief video for simple steps to find the serial number on your engine.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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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