Top Five Car Maintenance Myths

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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 to Clean and Prevent Battery Terminal Corrosion

How to clean battery corrosion

We’ve all been there before. You turn the key on your car and…nothing. Not even the tell-tale clicking sound of the starter solenoid. Your first reaction is to pound the steering wheel and curse the darkness. But it should probably be to grab a battery terminal cleaning brush and pop the hood.

Oil Analysis – Making Sense of Used-Oil Reports

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Analysis of used oil provides insights into the health of the oil and filters as well as the equipment. While the benefits of analysis are clear, making sense of the report you receive can be a challenge. Unpacking the elements of a typical report is a great way to improve clarity. Each oil analysis lab has a slightly different report layout and you should check with your analysis lab if you have

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Winding down the 2016-17 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Season

Snocross Finale Lake Geneva 2017

Hi race fans! March Madness is upon us, and I’m not just talking about basketball (although, did Duke losing bust anyone else’s bracket?). March means the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Grand Finale in Lake Genva, Wis. And, as we predicted at the beginning of the season, there was a lot of excitement and emotion throughout the eight

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Top 5 Tips for Protecting Your Diesel

If you love your diesel pickup as much as I love mine, then you know what it takes to make it look good, run good and sound good. It’s no task for the weary or lazy, however.

1968 Chevrolet C10 Pickup Truck Wins GM Design Award for Truck of the Year

The SEMA Show is the place to see and be seen in the automotive scene. A no-holds-barred display of custom car builds, as well as the latest and greatest in the automobile aftermarket, SEMA really is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. There was a constant traffic flow to the AMSOIL booth

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How To Dispose of Used Motor Oil

Changing your own oil may not always be enjoyable, but it is fulfilling and worthwhile. DIY projects such as changing your own oil promote self-reliance and extra peace of mind that the job was well done.

How to Test Engine Compression

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 your engine’s efficiency and power. How it all works and how

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How Engine Sludge Forms. And How To Prevent It.

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

8 Overlooked Maintenance Services that Can Help Extend Vehicle Life

Despite the hassle and cost of unplanned maintenance, too many of us neglect our vehicles until something fails. These eight often overlooked services can not only help avoid expensive repairs, they can boost vehicle performance, too. Change Transmission Fluid Changing motor oil is the poster child for good vehicle maintenance, and for good reason. But

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