Thursday, December 5, 2013

AMSOIL Is For Lovers.... Horse Lovers, That Is

A lot of folks don’t realize how large the horse industry is in this country. In addition to close to 900,000 race horses there are 2.7 million show horses, 3.9 million recreational horses and 1.7 million other horses for a total of 9.2 million horses. It has a 39 billion dollar annual economic impact according to a 2005 report by the American Horse Council Foundation. In addition to our country’s two million horse owners there are 2.6 million people involved in feeding, breeding, competing, and other activities related to horses.

As most horse owners know there are many additional unnoticed expenses. Horse trailers and the trucks that tow them are all part of the business. This is where AMSOIL comes in to lend assistance. Towing puts strain on any vehicle, but especially in those parts of the country with hills and mountains where a lot of horse owners live. For example, the relatively short drive from Sedona to Flagstaff in Arizona climbs 2,000 feet in elevation and it’s uphill all the way. This puts great strain on a drivetrain. The increased heat generated can result in thinning transmission fluid, which makes it less effective as a lubricant resulting in more heat, more thinning, and ultimately thermal runaway.

It’s bad enough to break down in any vehicle in a hot day, but especially so when you’ve got Ginger and Cricket in the back and it's 110 degrees on an open road.

For people who tow, whether its horse, boats or travel trailers, taking care of that tow vehicle can be the difference between a great vacation or the dismal alternative. Here's a tip: Check out Infohorse for more information on how AMSOIL helps horse owners and the vehicles they own.

AMSOIL can help take care of your truck so your mind can be on your dreams.

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