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

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.



Your String Trimmer, Chainsaw and Blower Mix Ratio Made Easy

Chainsaw

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.



AMSOIL vs. Mobil 1: How We Perform

AMSOIL provides 46% better protection against viscosity breakdown than Mobil 1

Most lists of top-10 performance mods include a turbocharger, supercharger, nitrous oxide or updated engine tune. Increasing the engine’s oxygen intake also increases fuel, which boosts power.



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.



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.