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

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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.



How Often Should I Change Front or Rear Differential Fluid?

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How often you should change front and rear differential fluid depends on your vehicle, driving conditions and differential fluid quality.



What is a CVT Transmission?

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“CVT” stands for continuously variable transmission. A CVT transmission uses a pair of variable-diameter pulleys and a belt or chain to provide unlimited gear ratios.



Why Top Landscapers (Like Duluth Lawn Care) Trust AMSOIL

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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.



9 Awesome Things to Do at Daytona Bike Week

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Hi, rally fans! March is here, and you know what that means – it’s time for Daytona Bike Week. And, with the 78th-annual rally set to kick off Friday, March 8, the “World’s Biggest Motorcycle Festival” is set to draw hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 10-day event.



How to Pick the Right Motor Oil for Your Car

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



What Motor Oil is Best for Winter? (And Other Cold-Weather Questions)

Synthetic oil is best for winter. We’re done here. If only it were that simple. But most people want empirical data to support such claims.



What is the Shelf Life of AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants?

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AMSOIL synthetic lubricants are designed to retain their original performance after a reasonable period of time in your garage or storeroom. Proper storage ensures the freshest, most effective products possible.



AMSOIL vs. Mobil 1: How We Perform

AMSOIL provides 46% better protection against viscosity breakdown than Mobil 1

Most lists of top-10 performance mods include a turbocharger, supercharger, nitrous oxide or updated engine tune. Increasing the engine’s oxygen intake also increases fuel, which boosts power.



How Engine Wear & Deposits Kill Horsepower

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Most people equate engine wear and deposits with a sudden, catastrophic engine failure that leaves you stranded alongside the road. In reality, wear and deposits are more likely to erode engine power and efficiency over time. Here’s how it works and what you can do about it.