Before starting an inboard gasoline engine, individuals should change the fuel filter or separator, engine oil and oil filter. They should also recharge the battery. Users should also refuel the boat and check the cooling system.
Performing these steps is particularly important for boaters who have not performed any maintenance on the boat since the previous boating season. Many boaters have the ability to perform this type of maintenance on their own, but those who are unfamiliar with these processes should contact either a local service provider or a boat dealer. Many boat mechanics drive to the boat's location to service it.