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

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.



Why Top Landscapers (Like Duluth Lawn Care) Trust AMSOIL

SABER Professional

Landscape professionals provide the most demanding proving grounds for two-stoke equipment. Their string trimmers, backpack blowers, chainsaws and other equipment run continuously in hot, dirty and wet conditions. And their brutal schedules leave no time for breakdowns. As the video shows, AMSOIL synthetic lubricants have earned the trust of landscape professionals like Duluth Lawn Care.

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Your String Trimmer, Chainsaw and Blower Mix Ratio Made Easy

Chainsaw maintenance

Depending on two-stroke equipment age, brand and owner preferences, keeping track of two-stroke oil mix ratios can be complicated. Here’s a simple solution.



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. If properly maintained, hydraulic power systems offer exceptional reliability. If not maintained properly, repairs can be expensive, depending upon the

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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. To say they’re passionate is an understatement. This commitment is even more impressive considering these folks work hard for a living and

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

Changing gear oil in differentials and manual transmissions is critical for smooth operation and reduced maintenance. But professional mechanics and DIY enthusiasts agree: changing gear oil is a hassle. That ’70s squeeze bottle The source of the hassle can be found in the packaging. For more than 40 years the packaging standard has been a

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