Mike TenEyck, P.E.
Saint George, UT
(208) 589-4660



When it comes to owning a car or even just being a motorist, there is always somebody around you who has some idea of vehicle maintenance. Whether it’s a parent teaching you how to check and change the fluids in your car, a colleague showing you an article about engine maintenance, or even somebody you just met who claims to be a non-mechanic-but-mechanical expert. As helpful as much of this advice is, when it comes time to ask the same people about marine engines, they’re a little short on information.

Keep Your Boat in Good Shape

If you are considering buying a boat with a basic marine engine and just want to know the differences between it and your regular car’s engine, below is a great beginner post from TenEyck Distributing to get you started.

Can You Hear That Noise?

While you are driving to the store to pick up some milk, or zipping your way around the city completing errands, or maybe even cruising along the freeway for a road trip, do you remember hearing a really loud noise coming from your engine which told you that it was being put under a lot of stress? No, you don’t. Why? Because your engine has a range of gears to choose from and utilize to not only get you the power you need but also to relieve much of the stress once you hit a cruising speed. Now, think about the last time that you were on a boat. Now you can remember that loud noise which accompanied the boat’s motor. You could hear it getting louder and louder as the engine’s rotors spun faster, however you never heard it take a break until the engine was switched off completely. Why? The reason for this is that, unlike your car, a basic marine engine doesn’t have the range of gears to choose from, meaning that it consistently runs at a high RPM. Of course, as loud as the noise became, the engine never really blew up (which you were sure was going to happen when you first heard it). The reason for this is the engine oil and grease which operate in and around the engine. Grease works to keep the outside protected while a high-quality engine oil protects the insides. By using a high-quality synthetic oil, the parts inside your engine are provided with a slimy layer of film which facilitates smooth interaction and operation of your engine by removing friction and helping all of the parts to work well together. Click here to buy AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic Marine Engine Oil and keep your marine engine in good shape. To learn more, check out the online store or speak with an expert at TenEyck Distributing by calling (208) 589-4660.

High Operating Temperatures

If you think about the temperature gauge on your car’s dashboard, you will notice that it never really gets over halfway (if you keep up with your fluid level checks and top-ups). The reason your car’s engine is able to stay as cool as it does is much in part due to your radiator. Whether it’s filled with water or coolant, your car’s radiator is primary way your car’s engine keeps its cool. However, as you can see from simply looking at a basic boat engine, there isn’t any space for a radiator, nor is there space for you to fill with coolant. As you can imagine, this leads to the engine becoming quite hot. However, it isn’t just this lack of coolant which can cause a boat’s engine to overheat and leave you stranded. While your car’s engine has a range of times to take a rest, such as when you park in a covered shopping center lot or even in your own garage. When you’re out on the water, however, even when your engine is switched off, it is being subjected to the harsh rays of the sun. Now imagine the starting temperature the engine is experiencing as soon as you start it up and before you have even had a chance to make your way back to shore. For this reason, it’s important for boat owners to choose the right engine oil for their marine engine. A conventional oil has a tendency to break down under instances of extreme heat, leaving your engine and its parts susceptible to damage and unnecessary engine wear. Not to mention leaving you stuck out on the water waiting for somebody to come and rescue you.

Benefit from a Synthetic Oil Change in Idaho Falls, ID

It only takes some basic maintenance and a synthetic oil change to keep your boat in good shape. Be sure you use the right products by speaking with an expert at TenEyck Distributing by calling (208) 589-4660. Leaders in the field of engine oil you can rest assured that TenEyck Distributing will make sure you get the right product for your needs.

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Saint George, UT 84790
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