Jet-Ski Winter Care and Maintenance

In Woodstock, GA, the winters aren’t exactly harsh, but they may give you cause to put your jet-ski in storage for three or four months. The agents at Peter Laczko Insurance Inc. can give you tips on keeping your jet-ski in top condition while it is in sitting in storage. Allowing your jet-ski or any other motorized vehicle to set for long periods of time can be hard on the engine and cause it to run poorly when you fire it up the first time.

Winterize the Engine

Winterize the engine by following the instructions in your jet-ski’s manual. Drain as much of the water as possible out of your ski’s cooling system. Add a stabilizer to the fuel tank when you fill it. Let the jet-ski run for approximately 30 seconds to make sure it mixes thoroughly. Oil and lube the carburetor, seals, and spark plug cylinders to keep them from drying out. Remember to take the battery out of your jet-ski and store it separately.

Cover It Well

Gently wash your jet-ski removing any dirt or residue from the water. Use a gentle soap and soft rag to wipe it down from top to bottom. Take a dry cloth and remove any moisture or drops of water they remain. Let the jet-ski finish drying for an hour or so. Once the ski is dry, put a cover over your jet-ski and make sure it is firmly attached. Even if you are putting inside a storage unit, always make sure the cover is secure to prevent animals or moisture from getting inside.

The agents of Peter Laczko Insurance Inc. are always available if you have questions about jet-ski insurance policies or how to protect yourself and your jet-ski when it isn’t being used. If you live in the Woodstock, GA area, call and schedule an appointment today. They will go over your policy and make sure you are fully covered.