Is Starting Fluid Bad for Gas Engines?

Small Gas Engine Repair

The simple answer: In small doses and used properly, it can be effective in hard-starting gasoline engines. But it can be bad for two-stroke or diesel engines. The real question to ask is, “Why does my engine need starting fluid in the first place?”



Top 5 Tips for Protecting Your Diesel

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If you love your diesel pickup as much as I love mine, then you know what it takes to make it look good, run good and sound good. It’s no task for the weary or lazy, however.



How To Dispose of Used Motor Oil

Working Car

Changing your own oil may not always be enjoyable, but it is fulfilling and worthwhile. DIY projects such as changing your own oil promote self-reliance and extra peace of mind that the job was well done.



8 Overlooked Maintenance Services that Can Help Extend Vehicle Life

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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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Top 7 Reasons to Register as an AMSOIL Commercial Account

Commercial Account Truck

Owning and operating your own business leaves little time or energy for thinking about lubricants. Growing up around my family’s construction business, my dad always brought me along on “Sunday Funday.”



8 Ways to Prepare Your Snowmobile for Riding Season

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Old man winter is making his official entrance this weekend with the season’s first snow storm lumbering across the Midwest. Winter enthusiasts have been anxiously awaiting the chance to take their first snowmobile rides of the season, and the time has nearly come to execute plans and trail routes that have been laid out for weeks.

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Top 5 Skid-Steer Maintenance Tips

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Skid-steers are built for tough, professional projects. Whether you’re clearing land, moving rocks or tearing down a wall, a skid-steer is an excellent piece of equipment for many different jobs. But these nimble machines can be expensive to repair and replace if neglected. Companies such as Timberline Landscaping keep their skid-steers going strong with good

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Lawnmowers Need TLC, Too: Summer Lawnmower Maintenance

Summer lawn mower maintenance tips

If you’re like me, you like things to work when you want to use them. That’s why one of the responsibilities of owning mechanical toys or tools is to take care of them. It’s called maintenance. Whether it’s a diesel truck, chainsaw or compressor, everything requires its own kind of TLC if you want it

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Eight Expert Boat Maintenance Tips

Tracker Boat Fishing Mercury

As fun as it is to own a boat, they can create several headaches if you neglect maintenance. Following these tips can help you stay on the water and out of the garage performing unplanned, expensive repairs.



Five Low-Cost Vehicle Maintenance Tips

It’s Mod Monday, a good day to share a few practical tips while mentioning the modified ’72 Mustang we’re giving away in 2016. We’ve been sharing a few performance upgrades for older vehicles, and I thought it might not hurt to reference a few inexpensive maintenance tips to ensure your vehicles are running as designed.

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