Ed Newman

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Top Five Car Maintenance Myths

Change oil in your car

Today’s blog theme is car maintenance myths. When we talk about myths, we’re not making reference to the characters who populate ancient Greek and Roman mythologies, like Apollo, Hercules and Medusa. In this context the word myth has evolved to simply mean “beliefs that are not true.”

How Engine Sludge Forms. And How To Prevent It.

Engine Sludge

Sludge. It’s a disgusting phenomenon. Even the word sounds gross, like the thing it’s describing.

Let’s Make Some Noise Out There

Lunar Rover

One memory I have from my baseball days in high school was how the coach would shout, “Let’s make some noise out there,” and we’d all begin shouting insults at the batter in order to distract him.

AMSOIL Helps Motorcyclist Set Guinness World Record

Guinness World Records Danell Lynn

A few weeks back I heard an exciting story about a woman who set a Guinness World Record on her motorcycle. The official designation was as follows: The longest journey by motorcycle in a single country is 78,214.118 km (48,600 miles) and was achieved by Danell Lynn

The Cars are Stars at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon Show

Tokyo Auto Show

In January the celebrated 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon (TAS) unpacked another year of cars and aftermarket products for tens of thousands of visitors who invaded Asia’s largest automotive festival.

What Is A Rat Rod, Revisited

Jason Jewett, '36 Ford

Guest Post by Steve Thaemert, Editor-In-Chief, Rat Rod Magazine Way back in Rat Rod Magazine, issue #4, I attempted to answer the question of all rat rod questions: “What is a rat rod?”

A Visit with DUB Magazine Co-Founder Myles Kovacs

DUB Lebron James

When I returned to AMSOIL in 1996 and attended my first SEMA Show, one of my first aims was to get a handle on the publishing industry, especially with regard to the magazines that were out there covering the scene from various angles. It was astonishing how many niches there were. What an exciting industry.

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Motor Oil Additives

ron shaver engine

It’s been a long, long time since motor oil was “just oil.” In the 1930s, someone decided to begin putting wax modifiers in the oil to address the problem of wax residue after the refining process. Thus was born the motor oil additive market. Today, motor oils, whether petroleum or synthetic, contain a variety of

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15 Reasons to Switch to AMSOIL

Snowy Car Windshield

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 a bit. Until 2005, the word “crowdsourcing” didn’t

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Just the Facts: The ECHO String Trimmer Technical Study

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As my friends and family will attest, I have a wide range of interests, but small-engine repair has never been a hobby of mine. Nevertheless, because I own a little property, I’ve had to own all the basic equipment necessary to maintain it, from chainsaws to lawnmowers and snowblowers to string trimmers.