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

Hydraulic Power: Common Problems and Solutions

Hydraulic Power

In the simplest terms a hydraulic power system consists of a sump, motor, pump, valves, actuators and hydraulic fluid. This combination can be configured into millions of applications to transfer power and reduce mechanical complexity.



The Diesel Upgrade that Should Top Your List

Diesel Power Challenge 2016

Enthusiasts who build serious diesel power are a special breed. They can invest the value of two new Toyota Tacoma trucks into a single truck capable of 1,200 hp and 2,100 lb-ft torque.



The New SEVERE GEAR Easy-Pack Makes Changing Gear Oil Easy

Changing gear oil in differentials and manual transmissions is critical for smooth operatation and reduced maintenance. But professional mechanics and DIY enthusiasts agree: changing gear oil is a hassle.



Your String Trimmer, Chainsaw and Blower Mix Ratio Made Easy

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Depending on two-stroke equipment age, brand and owner preferences, keeping track of two-stroke oil mix ratios can be complicated. Professional lawn and landscape companies in particular face challenges when it comes to ensuring employees are using the correct mix ratio.



8 Car Maintenance To-Dos at 200,000 Miles

old vw beetle maintenance

The average car on the road in the U.S. is 11 years old, and the average owner puts on 13,500 miles per year. If you’re one of these frugal folks – congratulations. 



GM dexos and LSPI: Making Sense of New Oil Specifications

check your oil for vehicle longevity

As engine-operating conditions grow more severe, so do the demands placed on your motor oil.



Busting the 3,000 Mile Oil Change Myth

3000 mile oil change myth - change oil in your car

Changing your oil every 3,000 miles is a practice passed down for generations. The origin likely stems from the noble effort to provide consumers with a simple vehicle-maintenance rule that left plenty of room for error.



Your Polaris, Ski-Doo and Arctic Cat Dealer Can’t Void Your Warranty for Using Aftermarket Parts or Lubricants

Amsoil ski doo summit snowmobile

As in the automotive market, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have introduced new snowmobiles, UTVs and other powersports equipment with advanced materials and new technologies. Prices have risen considerably the past 10 years, with snowmobiles selling for $14,000 and UTVs for more than $20,000.



What Kind of UTV Is Right For You? Maybe It’s A Sidekick

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UTVs are extremely popular, and if you’re considering one, there are some fairly straight-forward points to consider, including…



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

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Scott D. Galbreath asks via our Facebook page about the pros and cons of synthetic blend motor oils. Thanks for the question, Scott. Making sense of motor oil can be confusing and frustrating. Choosing among full synthetics, synthetic blends, semi-conventional, conventional, high-mileage full synthetics and synthetic blends is just the beginning.