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Why do European Cars Require Special Oil?

Audi

European cars require oil that protects the emissions system, meets certain viscosity requirements, meets strict OEM requirements and more. We explain here.



Oil Life Monitors – Everything You Need To Know

Oil life monitors are great tools, but they have limitations. Here’s everything you need to know about the oil life monitor in your vehicle.



What to Look for When Buying a Used Dirt Bike

Dirt bike

When buying a used dirt bike, look for these telltale signs that the bike has been used and abused so you don’t accidentally buy someone else’s problem.



Why is My Car’s Engine Burning Oil?

Several factors can contribute to a car burning oil. Worn or stuck piston rings. Worn valve seals. Low-quality motor oil. Here’s what you need to know.



Can I Use Diesel Oil in My Gas Engine?

You can use diesel oil in a gas engine provided the diesel oil meets the appropriate specifications and viscosity requirements of your engine.



Do Motor Oil Additives Work?

Oil bottles on a retail shelf

Oil additives promise several enticing benefits, like improved fuel economy, reduced friction and better wear protection. Find out if you should use them.



Help Prevent Timing Chain Stretch with Good Oil

AMSOIL protects timing chain

Timing chain stretch can affect some modern turbocharged, gasoline-direct-injected (T-GDI) engines, triggering a check-engine light. Here’s what you can do.



Eight Expert Boat Maintenance Tips

Fishing on lake

Boat maintenance is key to staying on the water all season. Here are eight tips to ensure your boat keeps running strong all summer long.



Can I Mix Synthetic and Conventional Oil?

Signature Series oil change

While it’s safe to mix synthetic and conventional oil since they’re compatible, it’s not a great idea. Here’s why you shouldn’t mix oil types.



Watch: How to Use AMSOIL Power Foam®

AMSOIL Power Foam

AMSOIL Power Foam helps remove carburetor and engine deposits in two- and four-stroke engines, helping them run better. Here’s how to use it.