Friday, April 18, 2014

Another Car Care Tip Worth Knowing


Drivers spend substantial amounts of money on their cars and light trucks every year. No expense is greater, particularly in recent years, than gasoline. But drivers can make the most of that money and help extend their vehicle’s life expectancy and efficiency by supplementing that costly fuel with a gasoline additive.

Today’s engines have tighter tolerances and run hotter than in the old days. The bi-products of combustion in this intense environment can cause deposits that interfere with performance, often resulting in lost fuel economy, poor drivability that manifests itself in surging, hesitation, stalling, and rough idle, and even engine knocking or difficulty starting.

An additive such as AMSOIL P.i. Performance Improver Gasoline Additive helps clean combustion chamber deposits, intake valve deposits and port fuel injector deposits while improving fuel mileage an average of 2.3 percent and as much as 5.7 percent, a number that can really add up when considering the amount of money drivers spend on fuel each year.

Read our performance study, and then head over the AMSOIL Online Store to fetch a couple bottles. Every little bit helps.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Car Care Kiosk Videos Empower Motorists By Showing How to Change Oil, Filters and Perform Other Routine Maintenance

Oil change video for 2008 Saturn Astra
For years the trend in auto maintenance has been toward having professionals take care of one's maintenance needs. But with the advent of the Internet, this trend may be weakening. More and more people have learned they can save money by watching a YouTube video and doing the work themselves. Whether it be replacing a toilet, a water heater or sump pump, online training videos offer a vast amount of fast, easily accessible information.

When it comes to car maintenance, Car Care Kiosk is one of the most comprehensive sources of fast, accurate information. And it's free. What kind of car do you drive? The home page has every make from Acura and Audi to Volkswagen and Volvo. Click on your car make and you'll see models and years. Go a step deeper and select Change Oil or Add Coolant, or whatever you're seeking to accomplish.

Check it out.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cycle World Takes the New EBR for a Ride

Last week Cycle World magazine posted a video featuring their first ride on an EBR 1190RV Superbike. They talked about how the bike handles and how much fun it is. It's was noted that this is the first American made superbike to be competitive with Japanese and other foreign bikes. Erik Buell has something to be proud of.

When you check out the story be sure to click on the link for the First Ride report.

Earlier this year the new EBR 1190RX was featured on the cover of Sport Rider magazine. It's also the top prize in the AMSOIL Building Legends Sweepstakes. By year's end someone will be the proud owner of the remarkable piece of two-wheel technology. Here's the link to our entry form.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Sunshine Holds Out Promise for Upcoming Excitement in the AMSOIL Dirt Track Series

Birds fly north, baseball season opens and local motorheads get the itch for the ground to thaw so they can get their cars out on the track. It's that time of year for local dirt track racing and the longers days are very good for our spirits as we see the snow slowly dissipate.

The upper midwest is home to one of the largest sanctioning bodies in the country for dirt track racing, the  WISSOTA Promoters Group. AMSOIL is the Official Oil and title sponsor of the AMSOIL Dirt Track Series which rumbles through 60 race tracks scattered in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta. These member tracks are organized into an association that works for the betterment of short-track racing all across the upper Midwest.

The AMSOIL Dirt Track Series also hosts the AMSOIL Race of Champions which is held each year in conjunction with the WISSOTA 100. Each WISSOTA track hosts a qualifier that sends one winning driver from each class to compete in the AMSOIL R.O.C. Visit the official WISSOTA website or more information on the drivers and tracks of WISSOTA. Follow all the AMSOIL racing activities at
Long-time fan favorite Darrell Nelson.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

When We Say "Watch Your Carbs"... We Mean Carburetors

In the 1980's, due to efforts at reducing nitrogen emissions, automakers switched from carburetors to the use of fuel injection as a cleaner method of delivering fuel to the engine. But cars with carbs still need attention in order to be kept running at optimal performance.

One AMSOIL product that helps older engines run better is AMSOIL Power Foam. Power Foam is a carburetor and induction system cleaner that removes gum, varnish and carbon deposits that affect power, idling and fuel economy. It's the perfect product for cleaning intake valves, intake manifolds and throttle plates to keep the combustion intake system running at peak efficiency.

Check it out.