Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Engine and Transmission Flush Provides Additional Sales Opportunities

While vehicle manufacturer-recommended oil drain intervals have become increasingly longer over the years, and oil life monitors help motorists determine when to change their oil, many installers still see the occasional customer who stretches his or her oil change interval well beyond the oil’s useful life. In these situations, an engine flush can help clean the damaging sludge and deposits left behind, while providing the installer an additional sale.

“There are some vehicles that end up going 12,000 or 13,000 miles between oil changes, and conventional oil just doesn’t last that long,” said Lonnie Hays, operator of Lojo Express Lube in Channelview, Texas. “We’ve had some newer cars come in with 12,000 miles since their last oil change but still have 20 percent oil life remaining on their oil monitors. Then, we pull the dipstick and there is no oil in it. There’s nothing but sludge.

“I don’t recommend [engine flushes] on an annual or mileage basis — just when the car has been abused or hasn’t had regular oil changes. That’s usually when we see something like sludge. On a lot of vehicles, when you put the oil in you can see a black/brownish tint, and that’s usually an indication that the car has set for a long time.”

AMSOIL Engine and Transmission Flush (FLSH) provides an outstanding add-on sale for installer accounts, providing a first step toward restoring neglected equipment to top performance. Its potent, detergent-based formula cleans sludge and deposit build-up, promoting lower operating temperatures and reduced oil consumption, while helping restore fuel economy, increase operating efficiency and reduce emissions in gasoline and diesel engines, and automatic transmissions. AMSOIL Engine and Transmission Flush is safe on parts and can be easily disposed of with waste oil.

After a thorough cleaning with Engine and Transmission Flush, AMSOIL synthetic motor oils are ideally suited for customers who do not regularly change their oil. OE Synthetic Motor Oil is recommended for today’s longer vehicle manufacturer-recommended drain intervals, XL Synthetic Motor Oil is recommended for 10,000-mile/six-month drain intervals and Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil is recommended for 25,000-mile/one-year drain intervals.