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Your Boat’s Spring Maintenance Checklist

When spring hits, it's time to get your boat going full sail. During winter, it may have succumbed to the elements or fallen into minor disrepair due to disuse. However, that doesn't mean you can't become the captain of a reputable vessel in Semmes, Alabama, before spring weather allows you to hit the open water. If you follow these tips, you'll find yourself coasting over the Gulf of Mexico in no time at all.

Check Your Air Conditioner

If you have a cabin in your boat, an air conditioner is a life saver when the temperatures start to soar. During the dormant period, your air conditioner may have taken some time off, but you can revive it with a simple tuneup. Our marine service technicians will come in and inspect every portion of the air conditioner so it's humming when you need it. In the meantime, make sure to change the filter to provide better air quality and put less strain on your system.

Inspect the Fuel System

Just like a car, your boat may suffer some damage from disuse. However, a quick inspection will put your mind at ease. Pay close attention to any leaks, as well as the hoses in your fuel system. When you're satisfied with the appearance and mechanical integrity of the motor and fuel system, fire up the engine.

Top Off Your Fluids

One of the best things you can do is to top off all the fluids in your engine. You should fill the power steering, engine oil, power trim reservoirs, and coolant reservoirs. This will ensure that you don't burn out the motor or do anything else that may harm the mechanical portions of your boat. In addition, an oil change is perhaps the best way to keep anything dreadful from happening.

Your boat is one of the most expensive investments you'll ever make. That's why you should contact Air Specialty for all your marine HVAC needs. Give us a call today at 251-545-3337.

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