More AMSOIL Products Available in the Award-Winning Easy-Pack

Sometimes an idea so great comes along it makes some wonder, “Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?” Case in point: AMSOIL easy-packs.



Automatic Transmission Fluid & Manual Transmission Fluid: What’s the Difference?

Back in 2006, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) offered buyers the choice between an automatic and a manual transmission in 47 percent of new cars. By 2018, only 2 percent of vehicles sold had a manual transmission, according to edmunds.com.  Even with manual transmissions on the endangered species list, questions about automatic vs. manual transmission fluid

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What is a CVT Transmission?

CVT transmission

CVT transmissions are gaining popularity due to their efficiency. But you need to use a dedicated CVT transmission fluid to maximize performance and life.



Transmission Flush vs Fluid Change: Which is Better?

It depends on what you want to accomplish. But, first of all, check your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle manufacturer recommends one instead of the other. If you want to ensure removal of nearly all the old transmission fluid, have your transmission flushed. Here’s what we’ll cover: What is a Transmission Flush? Downsides

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What Kind of Transmission Fluid Do I Need?

How to Check Transmission Fluid

Finding out what kind of transmission fluid you need can be a challenge. Take a look at just a few of the dozens of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) specifications on the market:



Common Fixes for a Transmission that Jerks or Hesitates

automatic transmission fluid additive

Here are a few common reasons why your transmission may shift erratically, jerk or hesitate. • Low fluid level • Depleted fluid frictional properties • Poor cold-temperature fluidity



8 Overlooked Maintenance Services that Can Help Extend Vehicle Life

old vw beetle maintenance

Despite the hassle and cost of unplanned maintenance, too many of us neglect our vehicles until something fails. These eight often overlooked services can not only help avoid expensive repairs, they can boost vehicle performance, too. Change Transmission Fluid Changing motor oil is the poster child for good vehicle maintenance, and for good reason. But

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How Often Should I Change Transmission Fluid?

How to Check Transmission Fluid

How often you should change transmission fluid depends on your vehicle and driving habits. That’s a cop-out. But, it’s true. Automatic-transmission-fluid-change recommendations vary from one original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to another. Plus, if your driving habits are like most motorists and fall under the “severe” designation (towing, hauling, daily short trips less than 10 miles,

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Do Transmission Fluid Additives Work?

automatic transmission fluid additive

Walk the aisles of most auto parts stores and you’ll find multiple “mechanic-in-a-bottle”-type additives that claim to restore transmission performance. The claims made typically include some variation of the following: