AMSOIL recently released this promotional video for their synthetic ATV oils. It features a testimonial by 6-time GNCC ATV champion Chris Borich. The Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series is one of the world’s most prestigious off-road racing series. Held in various locations throughout the Eastern United States, GNCC races are 2-hour marathons that feature some of the most technical and difficult terrain imaginable. Over the course of these races, machinery is pushed to the absolute limits.

AMSOIL Synthetic ATV/UTV 10W-40 Motor OilBorich refers specifically to AMSOIL’s ability to preserve the clutch during these difficult races. By providing cooler operation and the steady viscosity, AMSOIL ATV Oil is able to reduce clutch slippage and fade. This has a dramatic effect on clutch longevity. So even in the face of extreme heat, racers enjoy maximum power output and vastly improved reliability. Chris Borich uses the exact same AMSOIL Synthetic ATV/UTV 10W-40 Motor Oil formula that you can buy.

These protective capabilities also extend to the engine. Again, with cooler operation and minimal oil shear-down, engines run strong all day long. Reduced friction also maximizes throttle response and power output.

AMSOIL’s Unbeatable ATV Oil Formula

To give you an idea as to the kind of abuse that Chris Borich and his fellow competitors put their ATVs through, check out the video below. It shows highlights of the GNCC ATV Pro class at the Snowshoe, West Virginia round which was held in June.


AMSOIL Signature Series 100% Synthetic 5W-30 Motor OilAMSOIL Inc. has announced that Canadian Tire will once again carry some AMSOIL Synthetic Oil products. Canadian Tire had been selling a slim cross-section of AMSOIL products from 2003 to 2014. But after a pricing dispute, AMSOIL products were discontinued from Canadian Tire stores across Canada. Effective September 2016, AMSOIL is back at Canadian Tire.

Why Did Canadian Tire Opt To Bring Back AMSOIL?

Canadian Tire’s account with AMSOIL was about to expire after being inactive for two years. With a deadline looming, the Canadian retail giant chose to revive their relationship with AMSOIL. Our assumption is that Canadian Tire customers voiced their dismay over the discontinuation of AMSOIL products during the past two years. The AMSOIL brand has only grown in popularity since their synthetic oil was last sold there. So Canadian Tire can seamlessly slide these products back on their shelves and sales will easily pick up where they left off.


A reader asks: I am looking for some input on outboard 2-stroke oil selection. Having reviewed all the product literature from AMSOIL, it seems that I have three choices, but I cannot determine which is best suited from my motor. My engine is a Mercury Outboard 90 hp, and my choices seem to be: (i) Synthetic 2-Stroke Injection Oil (AIO), (ii) HP Marine Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil (HPM) and (iii) Outboard 100:1 Pre-Mix Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil (ATO). I pre-mix my fuel at 50:1. The outboard is carbureted. The original oil spec recommended by Mercury was TC-W.

Our answer: There is not a wrong choice between those three products for your engine. Any one of these products would be a fantastic upgrade. But let’s narrow it down.

“HPM” HP Marine

AMSOIL HP Marine Synthetic 2-Stroke OilAMSOIL HP Marine Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil (HPM) would be the ultra-premium choice. This sophisticated formula pulls out all the stops providing exceptional wear control and world-class deposit prevention. HP Marine also offers some quality features that are specific to marine applications. It has an anti-rust/corrosion package which provides engine protection both in and out of season. It also delivers very clean emissions and low aquatic toxicity. For engines that require premix, mix HP Marine at a 50:1 ratio.

“ATO” Outboard Synthetic 2-Stroke Pre-Mix Oil

Outboard Synthetic 2-Stroke Pre-Mix OilAlso very much a premium choice, “ATO” Outboard Synthetic 2-Stroke Pre-Mix Oil is AMSOIL’s dedicated oil for pre-mix only. This highly concentrated pre-mix oil that is designed to safely be mixed at ratios of 100:1. Outboard 2-Stroke Oil offers clean operation, low smoke/odor, low aquatic toxicity and optimum throttle response. Despite the proven 100:1 mix ratio, ATO Outboard makes absolutely no compromises in terms of wear control. It also contains a powerful anti-rust ingredient to keep engine internals pristine all year long.

“AIO” Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil

AMSOIL Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector OilAMSOIL Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil (AIO) is a fantastic synthetic 2-stroke oil option with a moderate price tag. Despite being called an “injector oil”, it is designed for flawless operation when used as a premix at 50:1. AIO also delivers the features one expects from a good synthetic oil such as improved performance, excellent wear control and low smoke. Also quite suitable for snowmobiles, ice augers and two-stroke-powered yard tools.

To sum up, all of the mentioned products would work extremely well in your engine. The premium options would be HP Marine and ATO Outboard Synthetic 2-Stroke Pre-Mix Oil. A budget-priced alternative is AIO Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil. AIO is still an upgrade over the vast majority of synthetic 2-stroke oils on the market. It really comes down to the price and a few nuanced differences in these products.

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