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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 […]

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How Engine Wear & Deposits Kill Horsepower John Baker|Oct 25 Most people equate engine wear and deposits with a sudden, catastrophic engine failure that leaves you stranded alongside the road. In reality, wear and deposits are more likely to erode engine power and efficiency over time. Here’s how it works and what you can do […]

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 […]

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Is it Safe to Add Two-Stroke Oil to my Diesel Fuel? John Baker|Aug 21, 2017 11:27 AM Robert Gordon wants to know, via our Facebook page, if it’s worthwhile to add AMSOIL SABER Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil to your diesel fuel. First, thanks for the question, Robert. Second, you’re not that Robby Gordon, are you? For the uninitiated, Robert’s question alludes […]

Diesel Fuel issues in DPF engines

How Oil Consumption Affects Your Turbo Diesel’s Exhaust System Mark Nyholm|Aug 13, 2018 9:41 AM Ever wonder why engines have that long wiry thing with the small plastic handle? A.K.A. the dipstick? “Come on, Mark, it’s for measuring proper engine oil volume,” you say. Sure, but here’s the million-dollar question: How often should you pull the […]

How Do I Switch from Conventional to Synthetic Oil? John Baker|Mar 14, 2018 9:16 AM To borrow a famous slogan, just do it. There is still some confusion about changing to a different type of oil in vehicles, particularly older models that have accumulated many miles. A small group of ill-informed individuals in garages and […]

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What’s the Difference Between DOT 3 and DOT 4 Brake Fluid? John Baker|Feb 27, 2018 10:12 AM The primary difference between Dot 3 and Dot 4 is their respective boiling points. I suspect I know your next question. But first, some background. The U.S. Department of Transportation classifies brake fluid into four main categories: DOT […]

PC: ‘Why Would You Use Anything Else?’   J. David Schmelzer of Waynesboro, Penn. is a die-hard AMSOIL fan. “I have been an AMSOIL Preferred Customer for about 20 years, and I am convinced that AMSOIL is the best provider of lubrication products at any price for any purpose,” Schmelzer said. “I have used AMSOIL […]

Amsoil presidents Dean Alexander and Alan Amatuzio.

Reasons to Join us as an AMSOIL Dealer Below is an older addition from our AMSOIL Dealer Magazine. I wanted to show one of the greatest aspects of the AMSOIL business which they outline below. Since this article was written my own business has seen a boost because AMSOIL has invested more money into ads […]

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EFFECTS OF EXCESSIVE ENGINE IDLING Excessive idling leads to more than just poor fuel economy. Engine idling is often unavoidable during day-to-day vehicle operation. Whether it’s sitting in traffic or waiting in the school parking lot, excessive idling creates engine wear without advancing the odometer. The detrimental effects of high idle times are numerous: Decreased […]

9 Tips for Safe Trailer Towing Ed Newman|Mar 27, 2018 9:18 AM   Friends of mine in Minneapolis were driving on Highway 35, talking about this and that, minding their own business, when – Wham! A trailer carrying a boat slammed into their car. The trailer had disconnected from the tow vehicle and darted across […]

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How To Choose the Right Battery for Your Car Ed Newman|Aug 09, 2017 8:00 AM Most of us have a car battery story we could resurrect if asked. I have a few, but the most memorable was in 1986 when my son was born. On our seventh anniversary, my wife and I had dined at […]