Ed Newman

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The DIY Oil Change: Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

Many motorists still love the DIY oil change. If you change your own oil, avoid these five common mistakes to ensure your vehicle performs well.



What Is A Rat Rod, Revisited

What is a rat rod? Simply put, it’s a blue-collar hot rod. But, as Rat Rod Magazine Editor-in-Chief Steve Thaemert says, it’s much more than that.



Entombed 50 Years, Miss Belvedere Still Turns Heads

After 10 years of de-rusting and restoration, Miss Belvedere finally found a suitor in the form of Historic Auto Attractions, in Roscoe, Ill. The Smithsonian rejected her. And, while other auto museums offered to display her temporarily, none wanted her around permanently. Now, someone has stepped up to the plate to provide the 1957 Plymouth

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On the Road to SEMA with Chris Mangum of MAD Industries

It’s been a lot of fun going to SEMA these past 21 years. SEMA seemed big even back then when the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center didn’t exist yet. Today it’s massive and still bursting at the seams.



Spare Tire Blues: Three Tips for New Car Owners

Here’s the situation. You’re on a road trip with the family. You stop for food and fuel and you notice one of the tires is a little low. Fortunately the convenience store has an air compressor and you’re back on the road in no time.



What to Do When Your Car is Underwater

two cars underwater in flood

Hurricane Harvey hit Houston hard. Tragically, reports say the hurricane claimed the lives of at least 60 people. It has also wrought devastation to countless communities and households.



Carnage, Mud and Mayhem: Mountain Mafia Team Knows How To Put On A Show

What happens if a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear the sound? I tell you, based on what I saw and felt in Idaho recently, it makes a noise. Probably a loud noise, too, because when a big tree collides with the earth, you feel the ground tremble.



Lubricant Viscosity Explained

Pouring Motor oil

A lubricant’s viscosity and how it changes under different temperatures and operating conditions is one of the most important properties that determines lubricant performance and protection.



AMSOIL Expands Signature Series Line with 5W-50 Synthetic Motor Oil for Ford Mustangs

What is it about the Ford Mustang that so excites the imagination? Well, for starters, consider the name. Mustang. When I think of mustangs, I think of wild horses. And when older men think of Mustangs, they think of the wild horsepower packed under the hood of that particular breed of Sixties muscle car.