We plan to have our outdrives serviced as soon as weather permits this Spring. This will be the first time I've been through this, although I went with a friend who had his done. This is a big deal to me and I will be watching every step of the way.

Are there specific things I should watch for, or ask the technicians during the service? Our boat is fairly basic; twin Mercruiser 140hp with Alpha outdrives. No thrusters, so no lines to replace. There have been no signs of issues (engine temps, lower unit reservoir levels), although a neighbor claims my starboard drive is a little noisy. But this will be year 10 and it's time. The company has a good reputation and I trust them. I'm just want to get the most out of this trip and I'd like to watch for any pitfalls.