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Be the Next AMSOIL “Fan of the Month” Kerry Johnson|Jan 13, 2017 4:21 PM Here at AMSOIL, we truly are a company of enthusiasts. We may be engineers, chemists and manufacturers. But we’re also racers, gearheads and thrill-seekers. Like you, we’re at our best when we are working on our vehicles, fine-tuning their performance or […]

If I Have All-Season Tires Do I need Snow Tires? Chris Sharon|Sept. 25th, 2019 During my last post on preparing your vehicle for winter, one of the comments that came up was the use of snow tires. Of course if you’re living in the desert or tropics, heavy snowfall is likely the least of your worries. […]

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Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Chris Sharon|September 25, 2019 With winter around the corner, now is a good time to get your vehicle prepared for the worst. Being based in northern Wisconsin, we at AMSOIL talk a lot about how synthetic lubricants make life a little easier, as the cold air starts to pierce our […]

9 Tips for Safe Trailer Towing Ed Newman|Jun 11, 2019 11:10 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 the […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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