When conclusive which outboard brand to purchase, it wages to do your schoolwork. A product sponsored by a good warranty says the superiority of the motor and the company’s readiness to stand behind it. A countless warranty allows for peace of mind and is significant in that you will be protected in the event of unforeseen, possibly costly problems with your motor.
Boat parts from PartsVu guarantee their Mercury outboard motors with a generous and standard 3-year limited warranty. While the 3-year Mercury motor warranty is outstanding for the industry, during certain times of the year, you may be able to get an extra 2 years of coverage for free. If you are thinking about purchasing an outboard, now is the time to do it. In addition to the 5-year warranty, Mercury has rebates on most outboards.
Mercury warranty transferable:
The Mercury Limited Warranty is transferable to a subsequent purchaser, but only for the remainder of the unused portion of the Mercury Marine Limited Warranty. The Mercury Limited Warranty cannot be transferred on products used for commercial applications.
Extend mercury outboard warranty:
The Extended Gold Plan Warranty gives you an additional 2 years of coverage for a total 5-year warranty. Customers can purchase the Mercury extended warranty when buying a new Mercury Outboard. During the winter months, you may find promotions offering this additional 2-year warranty for free. Currently, when you purchase a New Mercury Outboard detailed below, you receive the Mercury Product Protection Gold (MPP Gold) Warranty plan for free
Mercury Product Protection plans are available for purchase on select models to extend the factory-backed coverage on your engine. Combined, the standard factory warranty and a Mercury Product Protection plan can give you up to eight years of coverage.
Mercury Gold warranty:
Mercury Marine Standard Warranty covers the engine package during the first three years of ownership. Now, Consumers have the opportunity to extend MPP Gold or upgrade to MPP Platinum which provides extended coverage beyond the standard factory warranty for a maximum of seven years total coverage.
Mercury engine warranty:
Mercury Product Protection is an extended service contract for your Mercury and MerCruiser engine and MotorGuide Trolling Motor that covers certain expenses caused by defects in materials and workmanship after the Mercury Limited Warranty expires. MPP can give you up to eight years of worry-free boating.
Mercury Outboard Maintenance and Warranty:
Many Mercury outboard owners prefer to service their own engines, but the big question is whether or not doing so voids the warranty. Before you start wondering whether servicing your outboard yourself affects the warranty, you need to be sure your outboard can actually be covered by a warranty. Mercury makes the process for its outboards to be eligible for warranty coverage very clear.
“Warranty coverage is available only to retail customers who purchase from a dealer authorized by Mercury Marine to distribute the Product.”
It also must have been inspected and documented:
“Warranty coverage is available only… after the Mercury Marine specified pre-delivery inspection (PDI) process is complete and documented.”
Owner’s Maintenance Responsibility under Mercury Outboard Warranty
When it comes to whether performing your own maintenance on your Mercury outboard invalidates the warranty, the following guidelines clear that up.
Mercury states that it is the purchaser’s responsibility to:
“Perform all regular maintenance in compliance with the schedule in the applicable Operation and Maintenance manual.”
So maintaining your own Mercury engine won’t void the warranty. In fact, Mercury goes on to stipulate that the purchaser:
“Maintain records of service and maintenance performed on Mercury Marine Products. Mercury Marine reserves the right to make warranty coverage contingent upon proof of proper maintenance.”
What this all means is that for the warranty to be valid, the outboard’s owner must ensure all the service and maintenance work listed in the maintenance schedule in the owner’s manual is carried out at the prescribed intervals. The owner then must be able to prove to Mercury that this service and maintenance work was completed in a competent manner.
Outboard Maintenance Work You Can Do Under Mercury Warranty
What you need to be wary of when servicing your own outboard is whether you can prove to Mercury that “proper maintenance” was done. In effect, what Mercury says is if you have the ability to complete a maintenance task to the same standard as a qualified marine mechanic, feel free to do so. However, if you don’t have the skill or ability to complete the task to that standard, leave the work to a professional.
Exactly which maintenance jobs you’re capable of doing yourself will vary according to your skills and the tools available to you. As a general rule, any maintenance work on the exterior of the power head or lower unit that simply requires removing and replacing a part would be considered maintenance work anyone can do themselves.
Any internal maintenance work requiring dismantling part of the power head or lower unit would be considered better suited to a more skilled DIY outboard owner or a qualified mechanic.
Internal outboard maintenance work includes:
- Inspect water pump
- Replace impeller
- Replace the VST fuel filter
- Clean/replace fuel injectors
- Replace lower unit driveshaft seals
- Replace lower unit prop shaft seals
External outboard maintenance work includes:
- Change engine oil
- Change lower unit oil
- Replace spark plugs
- Inspect/replace anodes
- Replace fuel filter
- Inspect/replace fuel lines
- Grease zerks
- Inspect propeller nut
- Inspect/replace a propeller
When you have any maintenance work completed by a mechanic, you’ll be given a breakdown of the work performed, invoices, etc. However, if you do the work yourself, keep receipts of any replacement parts and any other relevant documentation. It’s also a good idea to take photos or videos as you go to provide visual proof that the work was done correctly.
Mercury Motors are provide warranty on various motors according to the type of motor. It also provides a golden warranty that’s extendable for up to eight years. In commercial applications warranty cannot be transferred to another. Mercury motor provides you with eight years of engine warranty. PartsVu is a leading boat parts agency that gives a guaranteed warranty on Mercury motors and provides free consultancy to all business owners