Auto/Light Truck

04Apr 2019

AMSOIL Products For The Whole Hunting Outfit Hunting season is fast approaching. Your weapons help you harvest your prey, but your truck, UTV/ATV, trailer and other equipment help you find it. As you’re scouting your hunting area or clearing firing lanes, take some time to prep your vehicles and equipment, too. That way you can […]

27Mar 2019
LSPI Low Speed Pre-Ignition

Why the Big Advancement in the Signature Series Line? John Baker|Oct 04, 2017 8:23 AM Simply put, we reformulated Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil to solve problems. For all the derision heaped upon the internal-combustion engine, it remains our primary mode of propulsion. And, despite the gains of hybrids and electric vehicles, it will remain so for […]

27Mar 2019
Fuel economy - choose the right fuel

Is Premium Gasoline Worth the Money? John Baker| You probably saw the AAA report announcing that motorists wasted $2.1 billion last year using premium gasoline in vehicles that don’t require it. Maybe a few of those billions came from your wallet. It’s a common misconception that premium gasoline has higher energy content than regular gasoline […]

30Jan 2019
Thermal runaway gear lube

How Often Should I Change Front or Rear Differential Fluid? John Baker|Nov 08, 2017 10:09 AM It depends on your vehicle, driving conditions and differential fluid quality. That’s a pretty vague answer, but it’s true. If you drive your truck primarily on the highway in temperate conditions and rarely tow or haul, you likely don’t […]

24Jan 2019

Ask AMSOIL: Should I Use Racing Oil in my Daily Driver? Motorists who are passionate about engine protection and performance can easily succumb to the following line of reasoning: 1) Racing engines are more severe than my engine. 2) Racing engines use racing oil. 3) Therefore, I should use racing oil in my vehicle for […]

22Dec 2018
testing compression

How to Test Engine Compression  John Baker|Mar 13, 2017 2:16 PM Engine compression = engine power. A simple equation even we non-engineers can understand. Compression refers to the pressure your engine generates inside the cylinders while it’s running. How much pressure the engine produces and how well it converts that pressure into usable work influence […]

12Jun 2018
Boyd Coddington of “American Hot Rod” attempts to bring this rust heap back to life.

Entombed 50 Years, Miss Belvedere Still Turns Heads Ed Newman|Apr 30, 2018 8:32 AM Miss Belvedere finally finds a home After 10 years of de-rusting and restoration, Miss Belvedere finally found a suitor in the form of Historic Auto Attractions, in Roscoe, Ill. The Smithsonian rejected her. And, while other auto museums offered to display […]

19Feb 2018
diesel norway

Is Norway Really Going to Ban Gas and Diesel Vehicles? John Baker|Jun 13, 2016 1:37 PM   An eye-opening news report surfaced the other day: Norway plans to ban sales of new gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles starting in 2025. Elon Musk, CEO of electric-car-maker Tesla, tweeted his approval to the plan. It turns out the […]

17Sep 2017
Fuel economy - choose the right fuel

How Does Synthetic Motor Oil Increase Fuel Economy? John Baker|May 16, 2016 2:04 PM Although gas is hovering around only $2.00 per gallon these days, increasing fuel economy is still a top priority for most automakers, due in large part to more strict corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements on the horizon. One strategy automakers […]

14Aug 2017
The Antifreeze solutions

Use High-Quality Antifreeze to Guard Against Cooling-System Problems Antifreeze/coolant is critical to proper engine operation, but it’s often overlooked when performing preventative maintenance. One reason is many motorists simply don’t understand the importance of a properly functioning cooling system to maximum engine performance. Another reason is the confusion surrounding the different “colors” of coolants on […]

16Jul 2017
Understanding Viscosity - Many mis-understandings

Lubricant Viscosity Explained Ed Newman|May 24, 2017 8:30 AM A lubricant’s viscosity and how it changes under different temperatures and operating conditions is one of the most important properties that determines lubricant performance and protection. Viscosity can be viewed in two ways: • Kinematic viscosity • Dynamic (or absolute) viscosity Kinematic viscosity is defined by […]

19May 2017

15 Reasons to Switch to AMSOIL Ed Newman| 2017 When I received the assignment to share five reasons to switch to AMSOIL, I did something different: I was curious to hear what others at AMSOIL would say, so I decided to crowdsource it, sending an email to several people on our staff to pick their brains […]

17Nov 2016

Evo X SE Loaded with Mods and AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants Jamie Jarvi|Apr 20, 2016 9:54 AM   The Mods Never End but for the Mitsubishi Evo the Industry has it All! Mitsubishi Evo owners have always been some of the most loyal and innovative tuner enthusiasts on the scene. These guys are serious about their craft, […]