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?



Use This to Keep Mud Off Your ATV, Dirt Bike and More

Keep Mud of Your ATV with Mudslinger

Mudslinger will change how you clean and keep mud off your ATV, dirt bike, truck, snowmobile and more. Meet this game-changing product.



The Diesel Upgrade that Should Top Your List

Diesel Power Challenge 2016

Enthusiasts who build serious diesel power are a special breed. They can invest the value of two new Toyota Tacoma trucks into a single truck capable of 1,200 hp and 2,100 lb-ft torque.



Should I Switch to a Lighter Viscosity Oil in Winter?

frozen diesel - thermometer in winter

Motorists sometimes ask if they should use a lighter viscosity of motor oil once winter arrives. Yes – provided your vehicle manufacturer allows it.  Run out to your vehicle and fish the owner’s manual from the glove box. Or open a digital copy on your phone. Somewhere in the back you should find the motor

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How Oil Consumption Affects Your Turbo Diesel’s Exhaust System

Diesel Truck - differences between gas and diesel engines

Ever wonder why engines have that long wiry thing with the small plastic handle? A.K.A. the dipstick? “Come on, Mark, it’s for measuring proper engine oil volume,” you say.



Should You Use Diesel Competition Oil?

dodge ram 5.9 cummins dyno pull

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.



Oil Life Monitors – Everything You Need To Know

change engine oil soon

For the past couple months, every time I start my truck I hear an annoying “ding” followed by an equaling annoying message saying, “Change Engine Oil Soon.” I know what you’re thinking – you’d better change your oil! My oil life monitor agrees.