Monday, December 1, 2014

AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil Excels in Double-Length Performance Test

The Sequence IIIG Engine Test (ASTM D7320) is designed to evaluate automotive motor oils for oil thickening, piston deposits, oil consumption and engine wear during moderately high-speed, high-temperature service. It must be passed for motor oil to meet the API SN and ILSAC GF-5 motor oil specifications. Results in the 100-hour test are an important indicator of how well a motor oil will perform in real-world service.

Because Signature Series has historically performed well in the test, AMSOIL decided to push the envelope and subject the oil to a double-length (200-hour) Sequence IIIG Engine Test. Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil not only passed the double-length test, it did so with flying colors. Results show the oil delivered outstanding wear protection, deposit control and oxidative stability after 200 hours of testing. AMSOIL is not aware of another motor oil that has passed a double-length Sequence IIIG Engine Test.

See the December AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

New UTV Product Guide

The new AMSOIL Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) Product Guide at www.amsoil.com (Product Guides > UTV Lookup Guide) includes fluid capacities and product recommendations for a comprehensive list of UTV applications.

Holiday Shipping

Keep in mind that shipping companies are extra busy during the holiday season, possibly resulting in shipping delays. Dealers are urged to plan accordingly and place orders earlier than normal to ensure they arrive on time.

New Orlando Distribution Center Opens December 15

The Orlando AMSOIL Distribution Center is moving to a new location on December 15, 2014. The new facility provides better efficiencies and more room for growth. The current distribution center location will close at 3 p.m. Eastern on December 12, 2014.

New Orlando Distribution Center Address
7215 S. John Young Pkwy. Suite 249

Orlando, FL 32809-4453 

Increase Snowmobile Oil Sales this Winter with Display Shelf Snowmobile Graphics

Snowmobile season is here. Help your retail accounts sell more snowmobile oil with the optional snowmobile graphics (G3218) for the AMSOIL Display Shelf (G3215).

This 51.5” x 19.5” x 31” display shelf features interchangeable graphics with shelf liners. Comes with standard “Move Up to AMSOIL” graphics. Other graphic options sold separately. Three shelves (weight capacity: 60 lbs. per shelf). Holds 72 quarts or 27 one-gallon bottles.

Stock #             Description                                          U.S.      Can.
G3215               Display Shelf & “Move Up” Graphics      157.00  190.50
G3217               Motorcycle Graphics                             35.00    42.35
G3218               Snowmobile Graphics                            35.00    42.35
G3283               Marine Graphics                                    35.00    42.35

2015 Calendars Available Now

The 2015 AMSOIL calendar highlights legendary people, events and breakthroughs in the history of AMSOIL INC. The full-color calendar also includes information on AMSOIL INC. and the list of AMSOIL firsts.

Calendars personalized with your contact information are available from the AMSOIL Print Center. Non-personalized calendars are available from AMSOIL.

Non-personalized calendars may be personalized with your business card. Simply insert your business card in the slotted area and your contact information is visible for a full 12 months. No minimum-quantity orders required.

AMSOIL Print Center Pricing* - Personalized
1 – 49 calendars            $2.62 each
50 – 99 calendars          $2.19 each
100 – 249 calendars       $1.84 each
250 – 499 calendars       $1.80 each
500+ calendars              $1.48 each

AMSOIL Pricing** - Non-Personalized
Stock #             Qty.      U.S.      Can.
G1105-EA         1          1.75      2.00
G1105-CA         10         15.00    16.95

* Includes shipping. **Calendars also subject to shipping charges.

AMSOIL University and DJ Convention to Combine in 2015

As you head into the holiday season and get ready to usher in a new year, it’s a great time to reflect upon what you have done to grow your AMSOIL business in 2014 and what you can do to continue to grow in 2015. There may be no greater investment you can make in your business than to attend AMSOIL University (AU).

AU is scheduled for May 17-20, 2015 in Duluth, Minn. This annual Dealer training event will be even more special because it will be held in conjunction with the 2015 AMSOIL Direct Jobber Convention. That’s two major events in one location that are sure to attract hundreds of ambitious Dealers.

The traditional four-day AU schedule will be streamlined into a three-day training event in 2015. The AU curriculum will be divided into two course tracks:

• Core Technology training for first-time AU attendees who have not yet reached the Direct Jobber level
• Business Development training for Dealers who have completed Core training, but are not yet Direct Jobbers
• All Direct Jobbers who attend will participate in a third DJ Convention-only program.

 Dealers who attend AU benefit in a number of ways:

• Training devoted to business development, team-building, Internet strategies, customer relationships and much more
• Numerous opportunities to network with fellow AMSOIL Dealers from all across North America
• Opportunity to interface with AMSOIL corporate personnel
• A 10 percent rebate on all product orders placed while at AMSOIL University
• Form and develop friendships that can last a lifetime
• Great food and social events
• Potential tax deduction

All registrations made prior to February 1, 2015 receive a $50 discount off the tuition price of $447. To register for AMSOIL University/DJ Convention or to obtain additional information, click the 2015 AMSOIL University and Direct Jobber Convention Registration link in the Dealer Zone (Training > Corporate Events > 2015 AMSOIL University and Direct Jobber Convention Registration), contact AMSOIL registration at (715) 399-6554 or email [email protected].

AMSOIL Wings of Passage

In Memoriam

COREY PEPPER
November 2, 2014
Direct Dealer
Courtice, ON

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

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Value of an AMSOIL Sponsorship

Corporate sponsorships deliver clear value for AMSOIL Dealers. Each time the AMSOIL logo appears before consumers at events, on TV, in magazines or online, it becomes a little easier for AMSOIL Dealers to sell to those consumers. AMSOIL has carefully selected people, series and events to sponsor that not only deliver on the basics of logo exposure and promotion, but go beyond the norm to forge partnerships from which all parties can benefit. While brand exposure is generally the main objective of any sponsorship, it only scratches the surface of the value each AMSOIL sponsorship provides the company and its Dealers.

See the November AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

Combat Fuel Issues with AMSOIL Diesel Fuel Additives

Poor diesel fuel quality can foul injectors, accelerate injector pump wear, lead to rough running, impede starting and cause cold-temperature stalling. AMSOIL diesel fuel additives effectively combat these issues and help improve diesel engine performance.

• Addresses problems with high-pressure common-rail (HPCR) engines
• Cleans dirty injectors
• Provides optimal lubricity to help protect the fuel pump and injectors from wear

• Combats fuel gelling
• Improves cold-flow ability up to 20ºF
• Enhances cold-weather reliability

• Provides the benefits of Diesel Injector Clean and Diesel Cold Flow in one convenient package

• Maximizes horsepower
• Helps increase fuel economy
• Improves startability

• Quickly dissolves gelled fuel
• Thaws frozen fuel filters
• Performs well with all diesel fuels

EA15K88 Manufacturing Issue Persists

Although AMSOIL was satisfied with the resolution to the manufacturing issue affecting the EA15K88 Oil Filter, the new process for manufacturing this filter has presented additional challenges. AMSOIL and its filtration partners are continuing to perfect the process and AMSOIL will not reintroduce the EA15K88 until the issue is resolved. AMSOIL adheres to the strictest quality standards, and Dealers can be assured only products that meet those standards will be allowed to reach the marketplace. At this time, it is uncertain when the EA15K88 Filters are expected to be available. Check the Dealer Zone for additional updates.

XL 10W-40 Gallons Available November 1

Effective November 1, AMSOIL XL 10W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil (XLO) is available in gallon containers.

Ea® Air Filter Closeout Sale

The following AMSOIL Ea Air Filters (EAA) are available at closeout prices of up to 50 percent off while supplies last. The AMSOIL product warranty remains in effect for four years from the date of purchase.

Stock #             General Applications and Model Years
EAA170            Dodge Caravan, Town & Country (01-10), Sebring, Avenger (07-10)/ VW Routan (09-11)
EAA484            Ford V6 V8 Explorer/ Lincoln V8 Aviator/ Mercury V6 V8 Mountaineer (02-10)
EAA210            Ford T-Bird (02-05), Freestar (04-07)/ Lincoln LS/ Jaguar (00-06)/ Mercury Monterey (04-07)
EAA103            Ford Trucks w/7.3L Diesel (94-98)
EAA224            Ford Fusion/ Mercury Milan (06-12)/ Lincoln Zephyr V6 3.0L (2006)
EAA88              Ford L4 V6 Ranger, Taurus/ Mercury Sable (86-00)/ Mazda B-Series Trucks (91-95)
EAA234            Acura TSX (04-08)/ Honda Accord w/2.4L (03-07)
EAA74              Infiniti, Nissan (81-13)/ Saab 9-2X (05-07)/ Subaru (90-09)
EAA104            Jeep V6 V8 Grand Cherokee (93-04)/ Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder, Titan (04-13)/ Infiniti QX56 (04-10)/ Suzuki Equator (09-12)
EAA200            Ford/Lincoln V8 Trucks & SUVs w/5.4L Engine (04-09)
EAA208            Audi (00-07)/ Volkswagen Beetle, Golf, Jetta Turbo Diesel (98-12)
EAA217            Dodge Stratus (01-06)/ Chrysler Sebring (01-06)
EAA23              AMC (71-78)/ Chrysler Family of Cars (57-89), Dodge Light Trucks & Vans (71-03), Jeep w/V8 Eng. (71-91)
EAA227            Ford Super Duty PU w/V10 6.8L Engine (05-07)
EAA52              GM Family of Cars (68-85)
EAA209            Volvo C70, V70, S70 (93-07)
EAA289            Ford Mustang (94-04), Ford Contour V6 2.5L HO (98-00)
EAA229            Acura RSX (02-06)/ Honda CRV (02-06), Element (03-06)
EAA207            Geo Prizm (90-92)/ Lexus (90-91)/ Toyota Celica (87-00)
EAA51              Chevrolet/GMC Trucks, Vans (80-91)
EAA82              Audi/VW (76-92), Chrysler Family of Cars and Trucks (84-01)
EAA218            Ford Crown Victoria (03-11)/ Mercury Grand Marquis (07-11), Marauder (03-04)
EAA124            Ford Tempo (92-94)/ Mercury Topaz (92-94)/ Ford Family of Cars (96-99)
EAA112            Chevrolet/GMC V8 Gas & Diesel Pickups (Heavy Duty)(96-on)
EAA128            Chevrolet L4 V6 Malibu/ Oldsmobile Alero/ Pontiac Grand Am (97-05)
EAA129            Ford Family of Cars (86-95)/ Various Caterpillar Equipment
EAA222            Ford Mustang w/5.4L (07-09)
EAA419            Ford Explorer (96-98)
EAA25              GM Family of Cars and Trucks w/Diesel Engines (78-85), Chevrolet/GMC Trucks V8 Diesel (88-97)
EAA240            VW L5 Beetle, Golf, Jetta, Passat, Rabbit (06-13)
EAA127            Chrysler Concorde, Dodge Intrepid/ Caterpillar 3508B & 3408E Engine (98-04)
EAA232            Honda Accord 3.0L (03-05)
EAA233            Volkswagen L4 and V6 Cabrio, Corrado, Golf & Jetta (92-02)
EAA118            Ford Pickup w/7.3L Diesel (99-00)
EAA49              Ford V8 F-Series, E-Series, Mustang, Bronco/Mercury (85-10)/ Lincoln Town Car (86-11)
EAA189            Dodge Ram P/U w/5.9L Turbo Diesel (03-09)

Donaldson Blue Filters Replace Donaldson ELF Filters

Donaldson ELF filters have been replaced by Donaldson Blue filters. Although the stock numbers remain the same, the prefixes will change from ELF to DBF as the ELF inventory is replaced with Donaldson Blue filters. Donaldson Blue filter performance matches Donaldson ELF filter performance.

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).

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.

Direct Deposit Available to All Dealers

Direct bank deposit of Dealer commissions is now available to all Dealers.

• Faster than mail delivery
• Avoid unnecessary bank trips
• No deposit delays
• No risk of checks or confidential information being misplaced or lost in the mail
• All commissions deposited the month they are earned

Visit the Dealer Zone to register for direct deposit in two easy steps (My Business > Direct Deposit).

New Ontario Recycling Fees Effective November 1

Stewardship Ontario has increased costs for its recycling programs, and new oil container recycling fees are effective in Ontario November 1. Rates on all two- and four-stroke oil containers will increase by .04 per liter.


AMSOIL Wings of Passage

In Memoriam

FRED REITMEYER
October 10, 2014
Account Direct
Poulsbo, Wash.

TERRY MALEY
October 13, 2014
Dealer
Lewiston, Mont.

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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Help Customers Store Equipment with Confidence

Fall is in full swing and your customers are thinking about getting summer equipment put away before winter hits, but many may be unaware of the problems that can occur during extended storage periods. Preventive maintenance is critical before storing equipment for any extended period. Properly storing equipment through the cold winter months protects the engine, prevents rust and prepares the equipment for action when spring rolls back around. With the right lubrication and fuel additives, you’re on the right track to helping your customers protect their equipment, while presenting great door-openers for gaining new customers.

See the October AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

Ea15K88 Filter Dealer Inventory Suitable for Use, DC Inventory Available in Early October

The manufacturing issue affecting Ea15K88 Oil Filters has been resolved. After extensive testing, AMSOIL and its filtration partners determined the defect affected only the newest batch of filters. Those filters never left AMSOIL distribution centers; they were quarantined and destroyed. The filters in the field are suitable for normal use and Dealers can resume sales of those filters without concern. New Ea15K88 Filters will be available for purchase from AMSOIL in early October. Check the Dealer Zone for additional updates on timing.

Achieve Success in the Installer Market

As many as 233,000 businesses currently offer oil changes, transmission flushes or other lubricant installations as standard services. This includes 16,000 dedicated quick lubes; 57,000 car dealerships and more than 160,000 tire shops, full-service auto shops, garages and other businesses. Research indicates continued growth in the years ahead, making the lubricant installer market one of the most lucrative available to Dealers.

The Installer Kit (G250) is designed to help Dealers achieve success in the do-it-for-me market. It contains enough material to call on five potential accounts and register two.

THE INSTALLER KIT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
• (5) Programs for Today’s Installers Brochures (G3401)
• (1) The AMSOIL Installer Program – Dealers Only Brochure (G3413)
• (2) Retail Account Program Kits (G1001)
• (5) Installer Price Lists (G3402)
• (1) Strategies for Entering the Installer Market Flyer (G3400)
• (5) OE Synthetic Motor Oil Data Bulletins (G3404)
• (5) XL Synthetic Motor Oil Data Bulletins (G1404)
• (5) OE Fair Handouts (G3407)
• (5) XL Fair Handouts (G3406)

Mechanic Gloves Temporarily Unavailable

The AMSOIL Mechanic Gloves (G3065-3070) are temporarily unavailable due to a manufacturing issue. Watch the Dealer Zone for further updates.

AMSOIL Wings of Passage

In Memoriam

STEVEN AYR
August 22, 2014
Dealer
Branford, Conn.

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

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

AMSOIL Keeps Sturgis Cool


Hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts made the trek to Sturgis, S.D. in August for the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The historic bike rally hosts a jam-packed week of entertainment with bike shows, racing, burnout events, concerts and more. AMSOIL returned as the Official Oil for the 74th annual rally, and this year became the exclusive Official Oil of the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground, which hosted rounds 11 and 12 of the TORC Series presented by AMSOIL.

AMSOIL retained its larger booth footprint on Main Street this year, and added two more oil-change locations to serve the growing number of bikers who wanted AMSOIL products installed in their motorcycles.


See the September AMSOIL Magazine for more information.