Tag Archives: Maintenance

EZ Advice to Start that Stubborn Lawnmower John Baker|Jul 03, 2019 1:48 PM A lawnmower that won’t start, especially when taken from storage, is almost always due to one problem: bad gas. Storing a lawnmower in the fall without adding gasoline stabilizer to the fuel tank can cause the fuel to break down and plug the fuel passages. […]

ATV/UTV Maintenance: 7 Tips to Maximize Your Machine’s Life John Baker|Jun 06, 2019 1:47 PM 4-Wheeler’s aren’t cheap. And neither should be your approach to maintenance if you want your machine to deliver peak performance and last for years. Fortunately, ATV and UTV maintenance boils down to a handful of relatively simple practices any do-it-yourselfer […]

Watch Scott Judnick Go Big – And Why We’re Into Snow Lindsay Premo|Feb 21, 2019 2:30 PM At AMSOIL, we like to do things big. And when it comes to the world of Snocross, Scott Judnick of Judnick Motorsports likes to do things just as big. Check out his story below. It’s About the People Twenty-two years ago, […]

Weed Eater Won’t Start? Try This John Baker|Jun 19, 2019 9:28 AM No matter what you call it – weed eater, weed whacker, string trimmer – chances are at some point it won’t start. Few things are more annoying than destroying your shoulder trying to start the weed eater when there’s work to do. Fortunately, […]

Reviving a Lawn Mower (and other equipment) Is what We Do! John Baker|Feb 15, 2018 9:21 AM Judging someone’s character can be boiled down to this key question: do they love going to the dump? An affirmative answer indicates a visionary – one who sees a fashionably distressed dining set where others see a worn […]

Where Oil Goes and What it Does A typical engine contains hundreds of parts, none of which could function properly without oil. Far from a simple commodity, oil is a dynamic enabler of performance. It must lubricate, cool, protect, seal, actuate components and more. And it must do it all while exposed to tremendous heat […]

AMSOIL vs. Mobil 1: One Test of Many Andy Arendt|Jan 16, 2019 1:10 PM Most lists of top-10 performance mods include a turbocharger, supercharger, nitrous oxide or updated engine tune. Increasing the engine’s oxygen intake also increases fuel, which boosts power. While all that extra power is great, it puts additional demands on your engine […]

Eight Expert Boat Maintenance Tips John Baker|May 26, 2016 8:59 AM Tracker Marine/Bass Pro Shops Photography As fun as it is to own a boat if you ever get a chance to use it, they can create several headaches if you neglect maintenance. Following these tips can help you stay on the water and out […]

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 […]

Why Motor Oil Deteriorates Like just about everything else, motor oil has a lifespan. Even the best oils eventually require you to change them. Historically, many motorists like the convenience of changing oil with the seasons, visiting the quick lube or pulling the ramps out of their garage each spring and fall. Motor oil can […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]