Friday, November 1, 2013

Synthetic 2-Stroke Oils Grow and Diversify Your Business


While AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR® Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil (AIT) and HP Marine™ Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil (HPM) stand as top-of-the-line two-stroke oils for snowmobile and boat engines respectively, AMSOIL Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil (AIO) was introduced in September as a lower-cost, multi-purpose synthetic oil for snowmobiles and outboard motors, providing retailers, including convenience and auto parts stores, the convenience of a snow and marine oil they can sell and use year-round. AMSOIL now formulates a range of synthetic two-stroke oils for nearly every customer type.

See the November AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

Cold-Temperature Storage Recommendations



Because cold-temperature storage can be detrimental to the performance of some AMSOIL products, AMSOIL offers the following storage recommendations:

Lubricants: Store at temperatures at least 10°F above the lubricant’s pour point.

Greases: Store in a dry environment at temperatures above freezing (32°F).

Gasoline Additives, Engine and Transmission Flush: No adverse issues with cold-temperature storage.

Diesel Injector Clean, Diesel Cetane Boost, Diesel Recovery: No adverse issues with cold-temperature storage.

Diesel Cold Flow, Diesel Injector Clean + Cold Flow: Store at temperatures above 0°F.

Brake Fluids: Do not store at temperatures below -40°F for longer than two weeks.

Heavy Duty Metal Protector, Metal Protector, Power Foam, Fogging Oil, Silicone Spray, Spray Grease, Heavy-Duty Degreaser: No adverse issues with cold-temperature storage as long as products are allowed to warm to room temperature before use.

Miracle Wash®: Store at temperatures above freezing (32°F).

Mothers® products: Store at temperatures above freezing (32°F).

Antifreeze and Engine Coolant: Will not freeze. No adverse issues with cold-temperature storage.

Coolant Boost: Store above 32°F.

Slip-Lock®: No adverse issues with cold-temperature storage. If product separates, heat to room temperature and shake well before use.

AMSOIL Trade Show DVD



Featuring a 10-minute compilation of exciting AMSOIL racing footage mixed with AMSOIL commercials, the new AMSOIL Trade Show DVD (G3216) will drive traffic to your trade show and event booths. Designed to automatically loop. Also works well for installer waiting rooms.

Stock #             U.S.      Can.
G3216               5.00      5.65

API Reveals Nearly 20 Percent of Bulk Oils Fail Performance Standards



Bulk motor oil testing performed by the American Petroleum Institute (API) indicates many motorists may be receiving substandard motor oil when they drop their vehicles off for an oil change. According to the API, it purchased and tested over 1,000 samples from bulk motor oil tanks throughout North America over the past five years, and nearly 20 percent failed API performance standards.

“API is concerned about the high levels of failure we are finding in our audit results,” said Kevin Ferrick, API engine oil licensing and certification system manager. “API is sharing these audit findings with the public as part of its new ‘Motor Oil Matters’ program, which helps reduce the risk of consumers receiving oil that doesn’t meet their car’s performance requirements.”

Synthetic Chaincase & Gear Oil Spouts Available While Supplies Last



The pour spouts included with each case/bottle of Synthetic Chaincase & Gear Oil (TCC) have been discontinued by the manufacturer. Until a suitable replacement is found, the spouts are available while supplies last.