Fluid Levels and Fuel Systems
Make sure to check all fluid levels, including engine oil, power steering, power trim reservoirs, and coolants. Change the engine oil, oil filter, and drive lubricants if these tasks were not completed during the winterization process.
Before filling the fuel tank, inspect the entire fuel system for leaks or damage that may have occurred during storage. Carefully examine fuel hoses and connections to ensure all fittings and clamps are properly secured. Damaged fuel hoses typically appear soft or brittle and may even have cracks.