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.”
Recent Posts by Ed Newman
Sludge. It’s a disgusting phenomenon. Even the word sounds gross, like the thing it’s describing.
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.
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
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.
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?”
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.
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
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
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.