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Where should I have my
Sea-Doo PWC serviced?
Can I do it myself?

When it comes to Sea-Doo maintenance for your personal watercraft, two questions typically come up – where and how? The best answer to either question is up to you, but this quick Sea-Doo service guide can help you make the best choice for you and your personal watercraft.

Sea-Doo Service at the Dealer

Let’s start with the answer most of you have in mind: your local Sea-Doo dealer. Their service centers are staffed with BRP-trained mechanics who know your Sea-Doo model inside and out. They’re equipped with the diagnostic tools to make any repair and can check for outstanding safety recalls. Plus, they can detect and prevent further issues from becoming major headaches down the road. 

Better yet, their service is typically done with certified BRP parts, which come with their own 1-year warranty for extra peace of mind. And if your BRP-certified Sea-Doo service technician is ever stumped, they have instant access to our corporate technical support staff for added assistance. All you must do is call to make an appointment, drop it off and pick it up when it’s ready to get back on the water for new Sea-Doo adventures.

Other Sea-Doo Maintenance Options

Your Sea-Doo dealer is not the only option you have for servicing your personal watercraft. If you don’t need a service covered under warranty or a BRP recall, both of which must be done by a certified BRP service center, you’re welcome to have your Sea-Doo maintenance needs taken care of by another knowledgeable service center of your choosing.

We understand that you may not always be within a reasonable distance from a dealer, or that their time frame for repair might be longer than you’d like. Here are a few things to ask before dropping your Sea-Doo personal watercraft off at your neighborhood mechanic:

  • Does this service shop typically service other Sea-Doo models? You want your mechanic to be familiar with what they’re doing. Remember, you’re paying for their time. If they aren’t knowledgeable, how can they be efficient?

  • Where are they getting their parts from? The cheapest part isn’t always the best solution. Don’t be afraid to ask. You have every right to know what’s going into your personal watercraft.

  • Do I trust this person? If they tell you they service personal watercraft frequently, but you don’t see any at the shop, that might be a sign you should look elsewhere. You purchased a Sea-Doo to maximize your enjoyment and time on the water; whoever is servicing your Sea-Doo should be working to help you do just that.

Can I Perform Sea-Doo Maintenance Myself?

Absolutely, 100% yes! If you are comfortable and confident enough in your mechanical abilities to perform the required service within specs, have at it. You would be one of the legions of Sea-Doo personal watercraft owners who find satisfaction in an intimate garage session with your favorite adventure partner.

Even if you don’t consider yourself an expert mechanic, there are several annual Sea-Doo service tasks that any confident, self-taught DIYer can take on in short order. For example, flushing your Sea-Doo after saltwater rides requires only a garden hose and flush port adapter. Oil changes, steering adjustments, winterization or long-term storage preparation are a few more things that you might consider taking on yourself.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to a few things: time, price and confidence in the repair. You want the service performed properly and don’t want to spend money you don’t have to. Ultimately, you want to get back on the water as quickly and confidently as possible. None of those are too much to ask, and it’s up to you to make the best choice for your Sea-Doo and you. We’ll see you on the water!

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