Is Starting Fluid Bad for Gas Engines?

In small doses and used properly, starting fluid can be effective in hard-starting gasoline engines. But it can be bad for two-stroke or diesel engines.



Weed Eater Won’t Start? Try This

Weed eater, string trimmer, wee wacker cutting grass.

No matter what you call it – weed eater, weed whacker, string trimmer – chances are at some point it won’t start. Here’s how to get it running again.



Why Top Landscapers (Like Duluth Lawn Care) Trust AMSOIL

SABER Professional

Landscape professionals provide the most demanding proving grounds for two-stoke equipment. Their string trimmers, backpack blowers, chainsaws and other equipment run continuously in hot, dirty and wet conditions. And their brutal schedules leave no time for breakdowns.



Your String Trimmer, Chainsaw and Blower Mix Ratio Made Easy

Chainsaw

Depending on two-stroke equipment age, brand and owner preferences, keeping track of two-stroke oil mix ratios can be complicated. Professional lawn and landscape companies in particular face challenges when it comes to ensuring employees are using the correct mix ratio.



Never Overlook This When Maintaining Your Snowblower

Snowblower won't start? Try this.

Thanksgiving day, 2016. While my family was gathered in my dining room, imbibing spirits and making merry, I was in the shed disassembling the carburetor on my snowblower, reeking of petroleum as rivers of gasoline flowed under my jacket cuffs and saturated me to the elbows.



Help Revive a Lawn Mower (and other equipment) that Runs Rough

Lawn mower maintenance tips

Judging someone’s character can be boiled down to this key question: do they love going to the dump?



AMSOIL 2017 Year in Review (Part 1)

Start Line amsoil snowcross Geneva 2017

Here at AMSOIL, 2017 delivered a whirlwind of activity from start to finish. From new and reformulated products that further solidified our status as the leader in synthetic lubricant technology, to the loss of our beloved founder Al Amatuzio, it’s been a year of highs and lows unlike any other in our history.



7 Fixes for Common Small Engine Failures

fist holding wrench photo

Mike Hudec is our problem solver. Here at AMSOIL, we lovingly refer to him as simply “Hudec.” As Senior IT Project Manager, Hudec solves problems. He makes sure our IT Department is working on the right projects at the right time with the right resources.



Which of These 5 Approaches to Vehicle Maintenance Do You Use?

old vw beetle maintenance

Maintenance is one of those things you either do or don’t do. There isn’t a good way to fall “in between” on the maintenance spectrum, nor do your vehicles, equipment or toys like to be in a state of disrepair. Life is short, so why waste time due to improper maintenance?