John Baker

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5W-20 vs 5W-30 vs 10W-30: What’s the Difference?

5W-20 vs 5W-30 vs 10W-30

The primary difference when looking at 5W-20 vs 5W-30 is their viscosity once your engine has reached operating temperature.



How to Test Engine Compression

Test engine compression

Testing engine compression provides a snapshot of the health of your engine. In this video, we show you how to do it and how to interpret the results.



What Does Oil Viscosity Mean (and How Does it Affect Your Engine)?

Motor oil pouring into engine

Oil viscosity is the measure of its resistance to flow. How quickly or slowly motor oil flows affects how well it protects your engine.



Lawnmower Storage: How to Do it Right

Zero-turn mower best maintenance practices

Proper lawnmower storage is vital to ensuring your mower fires up on the first pull in the spring and lasts for years. Here’s how to do it.



How to Rebuild Dirt Bike Forks

How to rebuild dirt bike forks

In this video, we provide step-by-step directions for how to rebuild dirt bike forks, including installing new seals and bushings.



What Happens if I Use the Wrong Weight (Viscosity) of Oil?

It’s best to use the viscosity recommended in your owner’s manual, but a slightly thicker oil or thinner oil likely won’t do lasting harm.



How to Repack Trailer Bearings

Repack trailer bearings

Repack your trailer bearings yearly to ensure your next vacation or trip to the lake goes smoothly. Here’s how to do it.