Friday, December 1, 2017

API SN Plus: In the Fast Lane

Amid pressure from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the American Petroleum Institute (API) is accelerating the release of a supplemental motor oil specification, API SN Plus, to further address low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI). AMSOIL is ahead of the game with three lines of motor oil that achieved 100 percent protection against LSPI.1


1Based on zero LSPI events in five consecutive tests of AMSOIL Signature Series, XL and OE 5W-30 motor oils in the LSPI engine test required by the GM* dexos1 Gen 2 specification.

*All trademarked names and images are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use. All products advertised here are developed by AMSOIL for use in the applications shown.

See the December AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

Preferred Customer Price Increase Jan. 5

Effective Jan. 5, Preferred Customers are subject to a minimal 5 percent price increase. Even with the price adjustment, Preferred Customers still save up to 25 percent over retail prices. The rest of the market, including competitors like Mobil*, is issuing 6-9 percent price increases to all consumers, and none of them offer a wholesale buying option. The AMSOIL P.C. Program is the best value out there.

This is a new set of pricing; we are not increasing prices across the board on other wholesale account types, e.g., Dealers, retail accounts and commercial accounts. However, we are carefully reviewing all products, and a select few may receive minimal price adjustments as necessary. New wholesale and P.C. pricing will be available in the Product Pricing Interface in the Dealer Zone. New P.C. pricing will also appear in the P.C. edition of AMSOIL Magazine, which will be sent to all P.C.s in January rather than February. You can order copies of the P.C. edition using G17PC and specifying the issue. New P.C. prices will not be added to the AMSOIL Wholesale Price List (G3500, G8500). Stay tuned for more information on this and other exciting program changes next month.

*All trademarked names and images are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use. All products advertised here are developed by AMSOIL for use in the applications shown.

New Dealer Zone Coming Soon

The AMSOIL Dealer Zone is receiving a major overhaul. We’ve improved the search function and simplified the navigation so you can more easily find the tools you need to run your business. Watch for the changeover this January.

Changes to Free Shipping for Retail Accounts Coming Next Month

Effective at the close of business on Jan. 5, 2018, the minimum order value (MOV) for retail accounts to receive free shipping is increasing to $350 ($450 Can.). The flat shipping rate paid for orders below those thresholds is also increasing to $11.99 ($13.99 Can.). Our research shows that most retailers place orders in excess of these minimum order values, meaning the increases should have minimal effect on your business.

Free Business Card Offer from the Print Center

Throughout the month of December, receive an additional 100 free business cards with any business card purchase from the AMSOIL Print Center. Access the Print Center by logging in to the Dealer Zone and clicking the Print Center icon.

Holiday Shipping

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

Canadian Product Code Change for DOMINATOR® Synthetic 2-Stroke Racing Oil

DOMINATOR Synthetic 2-Stroke Racing Oil now features a bilingual label for use in Canada. The formulation and price remain unchanged. Canadian Dealers should add a “C” to the product code when ordering. For example, order “TDRQTC” or “TDR1GC.” Please instruct your Canadian customers to do the same.

AMSOIL 45th Anniversary Convention and AU Business Summit

Join us next summer in Duluth, Minn. as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the AMSOIL Dealer network. The events begin with the optional AU Business Summit on Wednesday, July 18, where you’ll receive training on the latest AMSOIL products and learn new business-building strategies. The AMSOIL 45th Anniversary Convention will kick-off Thursday, July 19 and include two-and-a-half days of speakers, events and fun. Come together with AMSOIL Dealers from across the U.S. and Canada as well as AMSOIL corporate staff. Find out more and register at amsoil45.eventbrite.com.

Follow the AMSOIL Blog

Visit the AMSOIL Blog at blog.amsoil.com and sign up for our weekly blog updates. AMSOIL Blog content is always fresh and informative, covering a wide range of topics related to engines and lubrication, AMSOIL markets, AMSOIL products and AMSOIL happenings. The AMSOIL Blog is another easy way to stay in the loop, and it's easily shared on social media, providing another resource you can use to promote your business.

AMSOIL Wings of Passage

In Memoriam

AL COOPER
March 21, 2017
Dealer
Moody, Ala.

CHARLES SMITH
March 25, 2017
Dealer
Cedar Hill, Texas

ROSA TURANO
July 1, 2017
Dealer
Lake Zurich, IL

JULIE BANDIMERE
Aug. 14, 2017
Dealer
Fort Smith, Ark.

GORDON WRAY
Sept. 19, 2017
Dealer
Berwyn, AB

GENE PIPES
Oct. 2, 2017
Dealer
Houston, Texas

REG PERRAS
Oct. 23, 2017
Dealer
Beaver County, AB

JOHN BREEN, JR.
Oct. 31, 2017
Direct Jobber
Grant, Mich.

ELDRED POST
Nov. 2, 2017
Direct Dealer
Clayton, Ill.

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925 Tower Ave
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