Sterndrive and Inboard Care

Taking care of your sterndrive or inboard is key to maximizing your time on the water
MerCruiser 4.5L & 6.2L Maintenance

Step-by-step videos to help you maintain your MerCruiser 4.5L or 6.2L sterndrive or inboard.

  • MerCathode system
  • Bravo drive - single point drain
  • Maintenance schedule
  • Changing engine oil
  • Changing gear lube
  • Freshwater flush
  • Alpha drive - water drain
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.

MerCruiser 8.2L Maintenance

Step-by-step videos to help you maintain your MerCruiser 8.2L sterndrive or inboard.

  • Maintenance & daily checks
  • Drain system
  • Weekend saver

View our Frequently Asked Questions related to MerCruiser sterndrives and inboards.

Sterndrive and Inboard 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.

Find your local Mercury dealer

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