FALL SERVICE

Fall is the start of the boat maintenance season. The steps you take in addressing repairs, performing preventative maintenance, and handling the routine maintenance NOW set the tone for your next boating season. You’ll want to prepare your boat for the upcoming season, and at the same time, address all of your boat’s operational and performance issues while they are still fresh in your mind.

“Out of sight, out of mind” should not apply to maintaining your boat. Don’t suddenly let your memory be jogged with repair issues in the springtime when you should be ready to go out and enjoy boating. Meanwhile, the marina shop is jam-packed with service customers. The wise boat owner plans ahead and does maintenance in the fall and winter seasons when shop technicians can give your precious craft their fullest attention.

Fall boat service is often performed in conjunction with boat winterization. By addressing all of your boat maintenance and repair issues in the fall, you are preparing your boat for a seamless launch in the spring.

 Fall Proactive Boat Maintenance Program:

  • oil/ filter change
  • drive service fluid change
  • top-off engine fluids
  • top-off hydraulic fluids
  • inspect steering, tilt, and trim hydraulics
  • grease all fittings
  • air filter maintenance
  • fuel filter replacement
  • belt inspection
  • battery strength and charging inspection
  • wiring and connection inspection
  • 18 point bow to stern inspection
  • transport service available

A Full List of Fall Boat Services to Consider:

  • oil change
  • drive service/ lower end service
  • bellows and gimbal inspection
  • power tilt maintenance
  • trim tab maintenance
  • steering system checks and inspection
  • throttle/ shift maintenance
  • top-off engine fluids
  • top-off hydraulic fluids
  • air filter maintenance
  • fuel filter replacement
  • belt inspection/ replacement
  • ignition tune up
  • new spark plugs and wires
  • check battery strength and charging
  • inspect wiring and connections
  • fire extinguisher and CO2 system checks
  • bottom painting
  • detailing with wash, wax, and interior cleaning

 

Boat transport service available. If you’re short on time, or simply don’t enjoy trailering your boat, call us for boat transport service to pick up and drop off your boat. It’s surprisingly affordable and offers amazing convenience.

Call Lakeside Marine service department and schedule your fall boat service today.
678-322-7877

Maintenance and repair financing available:

FIVE STEPS WE TAKE TO GET YOUR BOAT READY FOR FALL:

Step 1 

Schedule pickup or drop-off times

With 40 to 50 boats coming and going weekly the schedule books up quickly. Be sure to schedule your appointment ahead of time and skip the wait. 

We take the hassle out of getting the boat to the dealership. With hassle free options like home dock pick up and delivery, storage unit pick up and return, your house to our dealership and back, marina to dealership, and other choices. We take the work out of trailering the boat. We can  even facilitate other services by picking up and dropping at your favorite detailer, gel coat repair facility, or service center if we are not already your current service provider. Our professional delivery services are guaranteed.

☉   Step 1

Schedule pickup or drop-off times

With 40 to 50 boats coming and going weekly the schedule books up quickly. Be sure to schedule your appointment ahead of time and skip the wait. 

We take the hassle out of getting the boat to the dealership. With hassle free options like home dock pick up and delivery, storage unit pick up and return, your house to our dealership and back, marina to dealership, and other choices. We take the work out of trailering the boat. We can  even facilitate other services by picking up and dropping at your favorite detailer, gel coat repair facility, or service center if we are not already your current service provider. Our professional delivery services are guaranteed.

  Step 2

Schedule Winterization

We do this automatically for customers who store their boats with us. We ask that our self-storage customers please schedule an appointment.

  Step 2

Schedule Winterization

We do this automatically for customers who store their boats with us. We ask that our self-storage customers please schedule an appointment.

Step 3 

Schedule routine maintenance and upgrades

Fall is the best time of the year to do routine maintenance on your boat or get a few upgrades. Some of our most popular upgrades include adding onboard heating systems, underwater lights, speakers, and cruise control.

☉   Step 3

Schedule routine maintenance and upgrades

Fall is the best time of the year to do routine maintenance on your boat or get a few upgrades. Some of our most popular upgrades include adding onboard heating systems, underwater lights, speakers, and cruise control.

☉   Step 4

Arrange for winter storage

Indoor winter storage is available at Lakeside Marine and Motorsports. Inquire and book your appointment.

☉   Step 4

Arrange for winter storage

Indoor winter storage is available at Lakeside Marine and Motorsports. Inquire and book your appointment.

Step 5   

Schedule dock and lift removal

Make sure to plan ahead and beat the fall rush by scheduling your dock and lift removal service as soon as possible.

☉   Step 5

Schedule dock and lift removal

Make sure to plan ahead and beat the fall rush by scheduling your dock and lift removal service as soon as possible.

Here’s what our fall service includes:

Inspection and software updates

Our fall service is more than just a standard winterization. Upon arrival, our 5-star certified technicians do a thorough 40-point inspection on your boat to get a baseline for its current condition. From there, we install all recommended software updates and service bulletins from the manufacturer. Our goal is to keep your boat in top running condition at all times. 

Freeze protection

Next, we apply an anti-corrosive, marine-grade antifreeze, stabilize your fuel, and winterize any ballast systems. The key here is freeze protection. 

Upgrades

We take care of any upgrades that you’d like to have ready for next season. Common upgrades include adding underwater lighting, heating, sound systems, and cruise control. When scheduling your fall service appointment, be sure to make note of any upgrades you’d like to do this off-season, so you won’t have to miss any days on the water during boating season.

Wash and vacuum

Next up, we give your boat a thorough wash and vacuum to make sure stains, debris, and mildew are gone for the winter. 

Storage

Lastly, we place your boat in our secure indoor storage facility or return your boat back to you for self-storage.

In summary, our priorities revolve around protecting your boat from freezing temperatures and harsh outdoor elements during the off-season. By taking these preventative measures, you will get back on the water the following spring in no time.