The Difference Between Winter- and Summer-Blend Gas

Summer-blend and winter-blend gas

Summer-blend gas provides about 1.7 percent increased energy content, meaning it offers a slight boost in fuel economy. Here’s how else it’s different.



Break-In Oil: What is it and When Do I Use it?

Break in oil

Break-in oil seals the piston rings to the cylinder wall for maximum power and minimum oil consumption. Here’s how it works and when to use it.



What Does Horsepower Mean?

Challenger burnout

One horsepower equals 33,000 ft·lbf/min (about 745 watts). We explain what it all means – and its connection to the London beer-making industry – here.



From Farm Field to Showroom: Ford F1 “Friction”

Weaver Customs’ 1950 Ford F1 truck, dubbed “Friction,” has been through its paces. Randy Weaver decided to give it one final “killer” rebuild.



A Beginner’s Guide to Motor Oil: What You Need to Know

Pulling oil dipstick

Motor oil seems simple. You pour it in your engine and drive away. But motor oil is far more complex…and important. Here’s what you need to know.



Prep Your Vehicle Now for Your Summer Road Trip

Summer road trip

Summer road trips are supposed to bring lifetime memories, not frustration due to car trouble. Prep you vehicle now for you next road trip.



Take a Walk Around the “Scraptona”

Dodge Charger body. Superbird frontend. Coronet fenders. Old-school, round-track chassis. Yeah, it can only be the Scraptona. Check it out.



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 Start-Stop Engines Challenge Motor Oil

Car at stop sign

Start-stop cycles in equipped engines can triple compared to traditional engines, increasing the likelihood of bearing wear.



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

Motor oil pouring into engine

Viscosity is the measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow. How quickly or slowly motor oil flows affects how well it protects your engine.