Andy Arendt

Director of Technical Marketing at AMSOIL. A 26-year veteran marketer in the petroleum industry I have diverse understanding of the lubricants market. Away from work, I enjoy pheasant and waterfowl hunting, staying fit and home improvement projects.

Recent Posts by Andy Arendt

Do I Need to Change Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

Changing oil at a quick lube.

The practice of changing oil every 3,000 miles began with a noble purpose, but advances in motor-oil technology have made it obsolete.



Diesel Engine Oil Specifications: Making Sense of CK-4 & FA-4

Semi truck driving through mountains

The API CK-4 and FA-4 diesel engine oil specifications are designed to help meet tight regulations while providing excellent wear protection.



8 Car Maintenance To-Dos at 200,000 Miles

Working on car

Perform these maintenance tasks at 200,000 miles to help your car keep running strong for another 100,000 miles or more.



The Diesel Upgrade that Should Top Your List

Lavon Miller Ultimate Callout Challenge 2017

Enthusiasts who make diesel upgrades to increase power and torque sometimes neglect to upgrade their engine protection to handle the added stress. Don’t make that mistake.



Hydraulic Power: Common Problems and Solutions

Hydraulic excavator

Properly maintained hydraulic systems offer exceptional reliability. Neglect and low-quality oil, however, can lead to these hydraulic system problems.



AMSOIL vs. Mobil 1: How We Perform

AMSOIL vs Mobil 1

AMSOIL Signature Series and Mobil 1 are two of the best motor oils out there. So, which is better? We find out in industry-standard testing.



ILSAC GF-6, API SP & dexos: Making Sense of New Oil Specifications

Oil dipstick

AMSOIL synthetic motor oils meet or exceed the latest performance specifications, including GM dexos1 Gen 2, ILSAC GF-6 and API SP.



How to Fight Ethanol Problems in Small Engines

Small engine carburetor

Small-engine manufacturers warn that ethanol can dissolve plastic and create harmful deposits, leading to costly repairs. Here’s what you can do about it.



How to Boost Fuel Mileage

fuel mileage

Follow these seven tips on your next trip to help boost your fuel mileage and save a little extra at the pump. But be sure to avoid this dangerous practice.



The Pros and Cons of Semi-Synthetic Oils and Synthetic Blends

How to check oil properly

Generally speaking, synthetic blends and semi-synthetic refer to the same thing: an oil that uses a combination of conventional and synthetic base oils in its formulation.