The DIY Oil Change: Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

Many motorists still love the DIY oil change. If you change your own oil, avoid these five common mistakes to ensure your vehicle performs well.



How to Prevent Diesel Fuel From Gelling

Prevent diesel fuel gelling

Diesel fuel gelling and frozen diesel can clog the fuel filter and leave you stranded. Learn why this happens and what to do to prevent it.



What is a Limited-Slip Differential (and What Type of Gear Lube Should I Use)?

Your differential allows you to corner safely while putting maximum traction to the ground. Here’s how it works, and what kind of gear lube to use.



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.



The Pros and Cons of Semi-Synthetic Oils and Synthetic Blends

How to check oil properly

Generally speaking, synthetic blends and semi-synthetic refer to the same thing: an oil that uses a combination of conventional and synthetic base oils in its formulation.



Why Does Motor Oil Turn Black?

Oil change

Find out why motor oil turns black and how that may affect your engine and, more importantly, if it signals the time for an oil change.



How Often Should I Change Front or Rear Differential Fluid?

Chevrolet silverado 1500 Towing Camper

How often you should change front and rear differential fluid depends on your vehicle, driving conditions and differential fluid quality. That’s a vague answer, but it’s true. If you drive your truck primarily on the highway in temperate conditions and rarely tow or haul, you likely don’t need to change front or rear differential fluid

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

The primary difference between DOT 3 and DOT 4 brake fluid is their respective boiling points. I suspect I know your next question. But first, some background. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) classifies brake fluid into four main categories: DOT 3 DOT 4 DOT 5 DOT 5.1 Their primary differences are their wet &

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How to Pick the Right Motor Oil for Your Car

conventional and synthetic oil

The glut of motor oils available can quickly induce analysis paralysis. How do you pick the right motor oil for your car?