Automatic Transmission Fluid & Manual Transmission Fluid: What’s the Difference?

Back in 2006, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) offered buyers the choice between an automatic and a manual transmission in 47 percent of new cars. Fast forward to 2018, when only 2 percent of vehicles sold had a manual transmission, according to edmunds.com. 



Should I Change Fluid in a Filled-for-Life Transmission?

Automatic transmission

Casual motorists generally take no interest in crawling under their vehicles on a Saturday afternoon. And, when was the last time you heard someone express excitement over dropping their car off at the dealership for maintenance?



9 Tips for Safe Trailer Towing

Chevrolet silverado 1500 Towing Camper

Friends of mine in Minneapolis were driving on Highway 35, talking about this and that, minding their own business, when – Wham! A trailer carrying a boat slammed into their car.



AMSOIL Heads to SEMA New Product Showcase with 13 New Products

SEMA show las vegas convention center

The mighty SEMA show is just around the corner, and our AMSOIL trade show team is busy preparing for another successful presentation to the key players in the automotive industry. SEMA is where companies learn of the latest news, products and technology developments that shape the automotive aftermarket.



Common Fixes for a Transmission that Jerks or Hesitates

automatic transmission fluid additive

Here are a few common reasons why your transmission may shift erratically, jerk or hesitate. • Low fluid level • Depleted fluid frictional properties • Poor cold-temperature fluidity



AMSOIL Wins Global Media Award at 2016 SEMA Show

SEMA Global Media Awards

The 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas has come to an end, and attendees are making their way back home armed with a wealth of new information on the specialty equipment manufacturing industry. It’s been an exciting week with reports of the AMSOIL booth welcoming steady traffic and generating a buzz that will resonate long

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Do Transmission Fluid Additives Work?

automatic transmission fluid additive

Walk the aisles of most auto parts stores and you’ll find multiple “mechanic-in-a-bottle”-type additives that claim to restore transmission performance. The claims made typically include some variation of the following: