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05/09/2018


For motorists looking for engine advice, there is information galore when it comes to cars. Even motorbikes get their fair-share of blogs and articles written about them. However, when it comes to taking care of a marine engine, there isn’t much basic information available to help boat owners understand how to take better care of their marine-based engines.

Keeping Your Boat on the Water for Longer

With this in mind, below is a great article from Ace Hi Oil with some general information about how your boat’s engine works and how you can take care of it with the right products and at-home servicing like a synthetic oil change.

What Makes Your Boat’s Engine Different from the One in Your Car

Have you ever heard the noises your car makes as you accelerate? You can hear your RPMs rising right before you’ve been trained to change gears. Of course, once you do this, the engine returns to a low and comfortable hum as you continue to increase your speed. This happens until you reach your cruising speed and can engage an over-drive gear designed entirely for the task. Now think about the noises your boat makes as you accelerate over water. You can hear the RPMs rising right before...they keep rising! While your car has a range of gears to choose from to keep it from overheating or becoming too stressed, a boat’s basic engine only has one. This cog is responsible for moving your boat at a slow speed, right up to your fastest cruising speed. As you can start to imagine, one of your vehicles has a more relaxed time getting you around than the other. Of course, boat engines work! So obviously they were designed for the task they can perform. That’s correct - however - they can’t do it alone. Similar to your car, your boat’s engine requires a range of fluids to keep it going. The primary two being grease and engine oil; grease being applied to any external points with engine oil being poured in during a synthetic oil change. Your boat’s engine oil works by ensuring smooth operating inside your boat’s engine, giving it the ability o maintain high RPMs without overheating and without causing severe engine damage while you are out on the water and far away from help. Click here to buy AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic Marine Engine Oil and protect your engine against engine wear and overheating. Speak with an expert at Ace Hi Oil by calling (888) 459-9958 to learn more about the benefits of performing a synthetic oil change on your marine-based engine or check out the online store for more information about the range of AMSOIL products available.

Global Warming?

When you think about the term extreme heat, you instantly think about Global Warming. Whether it’s melting icecaps or freezing rainforests. And while these are great examples, in terms of your marine-based engine, it isn’t as world-ending. Extreme heat temperatures occur inside your engine during a long ride on the water matched with the sun beaming overhead. You see, regularly, your boat’s engine is going to run hot. Really hot. However, once you add in the blistering effects of the sun and you can imagine just how hot it gets inside where tiny and intricate parts are expected to interact at high speed. This is one of the most important considerations to keep in mind when choosing the type of grease and oil to use inside your boat’s engine. A conventional based engine oil can provide a fine job of keeping basic and older model engines running for relatively shorter periods of time, however it needs to be replaced often as the high RPM operation and extreme heat temperatures can cause it to break down, leaving your engine exposed to damage while you are out on the water. Synthetic oil, on the other hand, includes a range of high-quality additive which has been purposed designed to keep a boat’s engine running smoother for longer, including instances of extreme heat temperatures. By doing this, a synthetic oil change provides your boat’s engine with the protection it needs to ward off engine wear and keep you and your family enjoying your boat time without getting stuck waiting for help.

The Benefits of a Synthetic Oil Change in Southlake, TX

To keep your boat on the water for longer, it just takes some basic engine maintenance, including a synthetic oil change. To ensure you use only the best products for the job, speak with Ace Hi Oil at (888) 459-9958 and let an expert help.
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