Monday, December 2, 2013

AMSOIL Products Make Outstanding Holiday Gifts

Merry Christmas from AMSOIL. As the holidays approach, remember that AMSOIL products make outstanding gifts. Keep your friends’ and relatives’ vehicles and equipment well-protected throughout the year by giving AMSOIL products or an AMSOIL oil change. Maybe a friend or family member with an ATV, snowmobile or snowblower would appreciate a bottle or two of Quickshot® to keep it running smoothly throughout the winter season. AMSOIL also offers a wide selection of high-quality clothing and promotional items. AMSOIL normally ships orders within two business days, so be sure you and your personal group Dealers place orders in time for Christmas.

Dealer Sales Department Changes

Since the introduction of its very first synthetic motor oil in 1972, AMSOIL INC. has made consistent and significant effort to increase its market share and enhance the business opportunity for AMSOIL Dealers. To that end, Tim Golden has accepted the newly created position of project manager, Dealer development. This position will focus his efforts on reviewing strategies and potential programs to assist Dealers even further in growing their sales across the wide range of markets AMSOIL serves. In this new role Golden will continue to work with Dealers all across North America.

Mark Kroll, field sales representative for the Superior distribution area, will replace Golden as the central U.S./eastern Canada regional sales manager. Kroll has extensive experience working closely with the Dealers using the Superior Distribution Center, and AMSOIL is confident he will do an excellent job representing Dealer needs. Feel free to contact Kroll directly, as you would have Golden, at 715-392-7101, ext. 6391 or [email protected].

Engine Fogging Oil Receives New Look

Now sporting a fresh new look, AMSOIL Engine Fogging Oil (FOG) is a great product for protecting internal engine components during storage or long periods of inactivity. Ideal for outboard motors, lawn and garden equipment, motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, motor homes, generators or any equipment with a two- or four-stroke engine, Engine Fogging Oil offers superior film retention, providing long-term protection against corrosion and dry starts, extending engine life and reducing operating expenses.

New Brunswick Stewardship Program

New Brunswick has started its own stewardship program modeled after Quebec’s. Beginning January 1, all applicable products will be charged the appropriate EHC fees.

Current EHC rates in New Brunswick:
Recyclable Oil: $0.05 per liter
Oil Containers: $0.10 per liter of capacity
Antifreeze: $0.16 per liter
Antifreeze Containers: $0.10 per liter of capacity
Filters less than 8” in height: $0.50 per filter
Filters 8” and greater in height: $1.00 per filter

Non-recyclable (two-stroke) oils will only be charged the container fees. EHC container fees are only applicable to containers of 50 liters or less.

“Home Rule” Sales Tax in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado and Louisiana

States can give local governments the ability to charge localized sales taxes. Most often, the states collect the sales tax and distribute it to the local governments. In Alabama, Arizona, Colorado and Louisiana, the local governments can choose to administer and collect sales tax themselves. Referred to as “home rule,” Alabama has 385 home rule jurisdictions, Arizona 17, Colorado 65 and Louisiana 63.

AMSOIL has voluntary agreements with all U.S. states that charge sales tax, allowing the company to collect the sales tax from Dealers on suggested retail pricing, then remit the tax to the states. Due to this agreement, Dealers aren’t required to register for sales tax with their states.

AMSOIL has no agreement in place with the 530 home rule jurisdictions. Dealers located in these home rule jurisdictions are responsible for registering, collecting and remitting the home rule taxes.