Maintenance

16Sep 2018
aftermarket oil additives

Do Motor Oil Additives Work? John Baker|Mar 09, 2018 11:01 AM What do motor oil additives do? The shelves at your local auto parts store are full of aftermarket motor oil additives and oil treatments that promise a cornucopia of benefits, such as… Increased fuel economy Reduced friction Maximum horsepower Improved engine cleanliness To provide […]

16Sep 2018
coolant causes problems if low quality

Why is there Sludge/Slime in my Radiator? John Baker|Aug 24, 2018 9:28 AM Cooling-system issues account for nearly 40 percent of engine failures. Clearly, it pays to take care of your vehicle’s cooling system. Sludge/slime are one of the common symptoms of larger problems. Left unchecked, it’ll plug the radiator, heater core or fluid passages, […]

12Jun 2018
Break in engine period

Do Older Vehicles Need High Zinc Motor Oil? John Baker|Aug 25, 2017 8:37 AM Thanks to Hugh Ashburn for asking this question on our Facebook page.  In case you can’t click on the facebook link here is the entire question: We are Amsoil Dealers in Lewisville TX. My interest is in Older engines, and rebuilt older […]

04Jun 2018

Busting the 3,000 Mile Oil Change Myth Andy Arendt|Feb 13, 2018 10:40 AM Changing your oil every 3,000 miles is a practice passed down for generations. The origin likely stems from the noble effort to provide consumers with a simple vehicle-maintenance rule that left plenty of room for error. Marketed by fast lubes Fast lube […]

07Mar 2018
Oil Life Monitor

Oil Life Monitors – Everything You Need To Know Josh Kimmes|Jan 22, 2018 3:31 PM For the past couple months, every time I start my truck I hear an annoying “ding” followed by an equaling annoying message saying “Change Engine Oil Soon.” I know what you’re thinking – you’d better change your oil! My oil […]

06Mar 2018
clean your battery terminals with AMSOIL MP

How to Clean and Prevent Battery Terminal Corrosion John Baker|Mar 27, 2017 10:46 AM We’ve all been there before. You turn the key on your car and…nothing. Not even the tell-tale clicking sound of the starter solenoid. Your first reaction is to pound the steering wheel and curse the darkness. But it should probably be […]

19Feb 2018
howes to amsoil cold

How to Fix Diesel Fuel Gelling with Cold Flow Improvers Mark Nyholm|Jan 23, 2018 4:51 PM I don’t know about where you live, but winter in Minnesota hit pretty hard starting in November, and it seems Old Man Winter is fired up and settled in for a long, cold season. For those who love ice […]

09Feb 2018
Amsoil oil filters go together well with our oil

Perfect Pairing:Signature Series Motor Oil and Ea® Oil Filters Complete engine protection is a team sport. The long-term effectiveness of a quality motor oil is often hindered by poor filtration. At the same time, the superior capabilities of a premium oil filter remain unrealized when combined with a sub-par motor oil. A pairing of top-quality […]

08Feb 2018
blowing snow where no one will ever walk

Never Overlook This When Maintaining Your Snowblower John Baker| Originally posted Dec. 23, 2016 Thanksgiving day. While my family was gathered in my dining room, imbibing spirits and making merry, I was in the shed disassembling the carburetor on my snowblower, reeking of petroleum as rivers of gasoline flowed under my jacket cuffs and saturated […]

08Feb 2018
battery tender

What’s the Minimum I Should Drive My Car? And Other Storage Tips. Jamie Jarvi|Feb 02, 2018 8:55 AM There are daily driver vehicles that clock thousands of miles each year. There are seasonal vehicles that only clock hundreds. And then there are some whose odometers move only when being loaded or unloaded from a trailer. […]

02Feb 2018

Ask AMSOIL: What Happens if I Use the Wrong Weight (Viscosity) of Oil? Ask AMSOIL: What Happens if I Use the Wrong Weight (Viscosity) of Oil? Using a motor oil whose viscosity is too low or too high for your engine can invite a few problems, such as reduced fuel economy, increased chemical breakdown and […]

04Jan 2018
Getting rid of used oil

How To Dispose of Used Motor Oil Josh Kimmes|Mar 15, 2017 11:11 AM   Changing your own oil may not always be enjoyable, but it is fulfilling and worthwhile. DIY projects such as changing your own oil promote self-reliance and extra peace of mind that the job was well done. One of the often-overlooked aspects […]

16Nov 2017
He wishes the VW had a Corvair engine.

Which of These 5 Approaches to Vehicle Maintenance Do You Use? Mark Nyholm|Oct 02, 2017 9:09 AM Maintenance is one of those things you either do or don’t do. There isn’t a good way to fall “in between” on the maintenance spectrum, nor do your vehicles, equipment or toys like to be in a state […]

23Oct 2017

11 Easy Tips to Make Your Car Last Longer: Advice from AMSOIL Gearheads Daisy Quaker|Jun 30, 2017 2:48 PM I’ll be honest – I can’t drop a new set of gears in a rear differential or install a performance cam. I have lofty dreams of owning a red Jeep Wrangler, but real wrench turning might […]

18Oct 2017
Handy tools for any garage - magnetic parts tray!

10 Tools That Should Be In Your Garage Andy Arendt|Jun 13, 2017 10:57 AM Due to a slow recovery from back surgery, my father’s garage was in serious need of organization. He had worked as a mechanic in his father’s shop, was a welder by trade and has become a solid handyman over the years, […]

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