8 Hot AMSOIL Products for Your Hot Rod

Back to the 50s 2016 Classic Car

If you’re anything like us, the highly anticipated sights and sounds of hot rods, muscle cars and restomods returning to the open road makes you a bit giddy. It’s a sure sign of road trips, car shows and all things summer.



Should You Use Diesel Competition Oil?

April is here, and for those who love to spend time at the drag strip challenging their reaction time, on a dirt strip hooked to a sled, or tied down on a roller dyno grunting for power, the diesel competition season is upon us.



Why Does My Car’s Engine Burn Oil?

The simple answer: It’s probably wearing out. Over time, the piston rings have likely become worn or stuck in their grooves, preventing them from sealing tightly against the cylinder wall.



Solving the Challenges of Flat-Tappet Cams in Classic Car Engines

1959 Chevy Impala

One of the big concerns among classic car owners in recent years has been the abundance of flat-tappet camshaft failures many attribute to the reduction of zinc and phosphorus in today’s oil formulations.



Making Sense of New Oil Specifications: GM dexos and API SN Plus

Time for an Oil Change

As engine-operating conditions grow more severe, so do the demands placed on your motor oil.



9 Tips for Safe Trailer Towing

Chevrolet Towing Camper

Friends of mine in Minneapolis were driving on Highway 35, talking about this and that, minding their own business, when – Wham! A trailer carrying a boat slammed into their car.



How Do I Switch from Conventional to Synthetic Oil?

To borrow a famous slogan, just do it. There is still some confusion about changing to a different type of oil in vehicles, particularly older models that have accumulated many miles. A small group of ill-informed individuals in garages and on blogs still cling to old beliefs that synthetic motor oils cause roller followers to

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Do Motor Oil Additives Work?

What do motor oil additives do? The shelves at your local auto parts store are full of aftermarket motor oil additives and oil treatments that promise a cornucopia of benefits, such as… Increased fuel economy Reduced friction Maximum horsepower Improved engine cleanliness To provide this added performance, aftermarket motor oil additives use different chemical components

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How a Differential Works (and the Type of Gear Lube to Use)

Think of all the devices we take for granted that improve our lives. The refrigerator. The microprocessor. The air conditioner. The spork.



What’s the Difference Between DOT 3 and DOT 4 Brake Fluid?

The primary difference between the two is their respective boiling points. I suspect I know your next question. But first, some background. The U.S. Department of Transportation classifies brake fluid into four main categories: