Friday, September 30, 2011

Next-Generation Ea® Oil Filters Offer Increased Capacity for Superior Protection

The entire line of Ea Oil Filters (EaO, EA15K) has been redesigned to provide up to two times greater capacity than before, making an already superior filter even better. Each filter features full-synthetic media and provides a filtering efficiency of 98.7 percent at 20 microns, ranking them among the most efficient oil filters available. Ea Oil Filters now feature a fluted can for improved grip. The redesigned line of Ea Oil Filters includes three new EaO Filters (EaO17, EaO18 and EaO98), as well as four cartridge-style filters (EA15K01, EA15K02, EA15K03, EA15K04) recommended predominantly for some newer Toyota, Lexus, Saturn and other applications. For specific product recommendations, consult the Auto/Light-Truck Product Application Guide or MyAMSOILGarage™ at https://myaccount.amsoil.com/. Redesigned Ea Oil Filters will become available as inventories of the old filters are depleted. Product codes and pricing remain unchanged.

See the October AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

Larger Diesel Concentrate Packaging Adds Convenience, Expands Market

AMSOIL Diesel Concentrate (ADF) is now available in half-gallon (64-oz.) bottles ideal for over-the-road trucks (Class 8 semis) and other large on- and off-road diesel applications. Diesel Concentrate provides maximum diesel operating efficiency and is excellent in ultra-low-sulfur (ULSD) and biodiesel applications.

Literature & Promotional Items Price Adjustment

Due to increased costs from suppliers, AMSOIL is implementing a price adjustment on select promotional items and all literature (with the exception of Retail Catalogs [G100, G300]) effective November 1. The Future Pricing option will be activated in the Product Pricing Interface as soon as new pricing is available. Updated versions of the Literature & Sales Aids Price List (G15) and the Clothing & Promotional Items Catalog (G1650) will be available the first week of November. Watch Centerlines in the Dealer Zone for an announcement of availability.

Strong Lubricant Demand Expected in Manufacturing Market

According to the Freedonia Group, motor vehicle lubricants will continue to comprise the largest share of overall lubricant demand through 2015, but growth will be quicker in the manufacturing market. Motor vehicle lubricant demand is expected to grow 1.8 percent per year through 2015, while manufacturing lubricant demand is expected to increase 3.5 percent per year through 2015, buoyed by strong demand for hydraulic fluids. The research firm also notes the increased practice of extending drain intervals and growing use of high-performance synthetic oils in North America and Western Europe will play a role in decreased motor vehicle lubricant demand.

“While the trends towards lengthening drain intervals and the increased use of synthetics have not shifted, the pace of change for both of these areas has picked up more than we would have expected two years ago,” said Freedonia analyst Ned Zimmerman.

Large Packages of Cetane Boost Filled to 98 Percent

Effective October 1, five-gallon pails and 55-gallon drums of Cetane Boost (ACB) will be filled to 98 percent of packaging capacity to allow for product expansion in warm temperatures. Pricing will be adjusted to account for the change. This is a conservative precautionary measure and there is no need for concern with current inventory.

From the AMSOIL Dealer Sales Department – Check AMSOIL Message Center Regularly

Looking for the most up-to-date AMSOIL information? Be sure to regularly log into the Dealer Zone. This is a must for any serious AMSOIL Dealer. The Message Center is particularly important. T-1 Certified Dealers receive leads through the Message Center, and you don’t want those leads to go unnoticed. The Message Center also provides a quick and efficient way to send communications, and AMSOIL plans to make increasing use of it to communicate with Dealers. Be sure your personal group members also realize the importance of checking the Message Center. Logging into the Dealer Zone and checking the Message Center, checking for the latest updates, using study material in the Training area and checking sales reports are all activities the Dealer Sales Department recommends Dealers schedule into their week. Make the Dealer Zone a topic at your Dealer meetings. Keep up-to-date and use the different areas of the Dealer Zone to expand your AMSOIL business.

AMSOIL Wings of Passage

In Memoriam

GILMORE BORSLIEN
July 6, 2011
Direct Dealer
Crookston, MN

RONALD GAMBILL
September 24, 2011
Premier Direct Jobber
Rush, KY

Information may be submitted for the AMSOIL Wings of Passage by clicking here or mail to:

Wings of Passage
AMSOIL Building
925 Tower Ave
Superior, WI 54880

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Transmission Oil Expands Opportunities in Over-the-Road & Commercial Markets

New AMSOIL SAE 50 Long-Life Synthetic Transmission Oil (FTF) is specially formulated to meet the demanding requirements of manual transmissions found in high-torque, heavy-duty line-haul trucks and other commercial applications. Its synthetic base stock and premium additives help reduce gear and bearing wear, improve shifting and extend transmission life throughout drain intervals of up to 500,000 miles/five years.

See the September AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

Synthetic Chaincase & Gear Oil: Same Great Formulation, New Name and Packaging

AMSOIL Synthetic Chaincase & Gear Oil (formerly AMSOIL Series 2000 Synthetic Chaincase Oil) has been renamed and repackaged in a larger 16-ounce bottle to provide enough oil in a single package for most ATV and snowmobile applications. With capacities increasing on many modern units, the larger size allows customers to purchase only one bottle for most applications. While the product code remains TCC, the new bottle is indicated with CN rather than BE. Use TCCCN to order AMSOIL Synthetic Chaincase & Gear Oil in its new packaging. Pricing has been adjusted to reflect the larger size. AMSOIL Series 2000 Synthetic Chaincase Oil is discontinued and available while supplies last.

See the September AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

AMSOIL Holds the Line on Price Increase

While the price of crude oil has dropped recently, the costs of lubricant base stocks, additives and other raw materials continue to rise. Most lubricant manufacturers are set to implement their fourth or fifth price increase since early February, with these increases expected to slowly work their way into the retail marketplace over the next several months. While AMSOIL has also been affected with increasing costs of raw materials, the company is holding the line on implementing another price increase. AMSOIL has limited its price increases to just three since February, while also limiting the percentage increases to approximately half of the percentage increases implemented by competing manufacturers.

AMSOIL synthetic lubricants are the best and most cost-effective choice on the market, saving customers money through extended drain intervals, reduced wear and maintenance and increased fuel efficiency. Customers save even more by registering as Preferred Customers, while the OE Synthetic Motor Oil line provides customers with the enhanced protection and performance properties of a synthetic at a competitive, lower initial price.

Maximum Cold-Weather Protection at Greatly Reduced Prices

Larger package sizes of AMSOIL Diesel Recovery (DRC) are discontinued and available at reduced prices while supplies last. AMSOIL will not accept returns on these sale-priced items. A two-week lead time is required for 55-gallon drums. AMSOIL Diesel Recovery remains available in 30-ounce bottles (DRCCN).

Stock #  Unit of      Pkg./Size    Reduced U.S.     Reduced Can.
                  Measure                             Wholesale          Wholesale
DRC1G     EA            (1) gallon             25.90                    27.90
DRC1G     CA           (4) gallons            98.60                    106.20
DRC55     EA           55-gal. drum   1,098.50                 1,184.00

Watch the AMSOIL Cup Live this Weekend

The Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL continues this weekend with three rounds of door-to-door racing at the Big House in Crandon, Wis. The AMSOIL World Championship weekend is highlighted by the 2nd Annual AMSOIL Cup race on Sunday afternoon. The AMSOIL Cup features the sport’s top Pro 4x4 and Pro 2wd drivers racing head-to-head in a winner-take-all format. AMSOIL Super Team driver Scott Douglas won the inaugural event in 2010. Catch all the action on TORC’s live stream, which can be found at http://www.amsoilracing.com/. Fans can also catch a preview video of this year’s AMSOIL Cup at http://www.amsoilracing.com/.

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Classic Dealer Zone to be Removed September 12

The classic Dealer Zone will be permanently removed from the AMSOIL corporate website on September 12. Click here for tips on how to use and get the most from the new Dealer Zone. For questions and concerns, e-mail [email protected].

Want Your Voice to be Heard? Write a Letter to the Editor

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Communications Department
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Superior, WI 54880

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From the AMSOIL Dealer Sales Department

AMSOIL is the Official Oil of the Sturgis, Daytona and Laconia motorcycle rallies. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally took place just last month, and a few corporate employees received the opportunity to promote AMSOIL products in the corporate booth on Main Street. A concentrated effort was made to ask customers who stated they were already using AMSOIL in their motorcycles if they also used AMSOIL in their cars, trucks or other types of equipment. Approximately 95 percent of these customers said “No.” Do you know what that means? Opportunity!

Go to your current customers and find out more about their lubrication needs. If you’re selling someone motorcycle oil, odds are he or she has a car, or two or three. Those vehicles need AMSOIL. A customer who only uses AMSOIL in his or her snowmobile or four-wheeler often has a truck and trailer that would also benefit from the use of AMSOIL products.

Your current customers are easier to sell to compared to those who haven’t yet experienced the benefits of AMSOIL products. Let your current customers know the same quality and performance they receive with their current product is consistent throughout the entire AMSOIL product line. If they like the performance they realize with AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil, they will love the performance they receive from AMSOIL synthetic motor oils. And don’t forget to ask them for a referral, perhaps a family member or friend they ride with who could also benefit from using AMSOIL products.

Good Selling!

AMSOIL Wings of Passage

In Memoriam

JOHN KROEKER
July 17, 2011
Dealer
Saint Helens, OR

JAMES E. ALLEN
August 3, 2011
Dealer
Oxford, NC

Information may be submitted for the AMSOIL Wings of Passage by clicking here or mail to:

Wings of Passage
AMSOIL Building
925 Tower Ave
Superior, WI 54880