Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Big Protection for Smaller Diesel Vehicles


Available Dec. 16, new AMSOIL 100% Synthetic Diesel Oil (DP020, DP530) is engineered specifically for smaller American diesel vehicles and provides industry-leading protection and performance. In fact, it delivers up to 6X better wear protection than required by a leading industry standard.1


 Outstanding protection during heavy use and abuse and in extreme temperatures

 Helps extend engine life and reduce maintenance costs and downtime

 Helps maintain power and fuel efficiency for superior engine performance

 Outstanding turbocharger and emissions-system protection

 Superior engine cleanliness

 Minimizes oil consumption

 Meets or exceeds the latest specifications for smaller diesel vehicles


Applications

Use in diesel pickups, vans, cars and SUVs that require any of the following specifications:


0W-20 (DP020): GM dexosD

5W-30 (DP530): GM dexosD, dexos2; Chrysler MS-11106; Ford WSS-M2C214-B1; ACEA C3


Not for use in applications that require an API CK-4 (or prior) specification.


1Based on third-party testing in the OM646LA cam wear test using 0W-20 as worst-case representation.


See the December AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

New 15W-50 Viscosity Joins Synthetic Small-Engine Oil Family


New 15W-50 Synthetic Small-Engine Oil (SEF) has been added to the Synthetic Small-Engine Oil family. It’s recommended primarily for zero-turn-mower engines, bringing the excellent benefits of AMSOIL Synthetic Small-Engine Oil to applications that require an SAE 50, 10W-50 or 15W-50 oil.


See the December AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

Dealer Agreement Update

We are pleased to report that the vast majority of active Dealers have already signed the new Dealer agreement and we continue receive signed agreements every day. Thanks to all of you who have already signed the agreement.

Some Dealers have had technology issues or do not have current contact information on file with us, preventing them from signing the agreement. We do not want to inconvenience or lose any Dealers who have been unable to sign the new agreement, so we are extending the deadline to Jan. 1, 2021. This means that no Dealerships will be terminated on Dec. 1, 2020 for failing to sign the new agreement. Time is still short. If you have not signed the agreement, please act now to prevent any disruption to your business. Again, our goal isn't to terminate Dealerships or present obstacles to conducting daily business; it's simply to comply with the law, ensure a level playing field for Dealers and continue to strengthen and secure this great opportunity for another 50 years. We understand this is a new process, but we're here to answer your questions and walk you through the process.


Dealers who have not yet signed the Dealer agreement by Jan. 1, 2021 may still place orders, but we'll hold those orders and ship them after the agreement is signed. We'll reach out to Dealers in this situation to remind them of the need to sign the Dealer agreement and help them through the process to minimize the delay in shipping their orders.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

  • If you haven't signed the Dealer agreement yet, check your email inbox for a message from DocuSign. Review the Dealer agreement and sign it online by Jan. 1, 2021. If you don't see an email in your inbox from DocuSign with a link to your agreement, check your junk mailbox. If you find it there, we recommend that you add DocuSign (docusign.com) to your “safe-sender list” (in your Junk Email settings) to ensure future messages land in your inbox.

  • We have also mailed hard copies of the agreement to all Dealers who have not yet signed. If you need a new copy (or have any other questions), contact Customer Service.


            800-777-7094 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time)

            [email protected]


  • Review your Active Personal Customers report in the Dealer Zone. Click on D for Dealers to see which Dealers in your group have submitted a signed agreement to AMSOIL. Encourage those who have not to complete the agreement before the new Jan. 1 deadline.

Thanks for your hard work selling AMSOIL products, and thanks for being an AMSOIL Dealer.

Slight Modification to Dealer Application Process Coming Soon

AMSOIL is consistently looking for ways to improve processes and embrace new technologies. In late December, new Dealers will use DocuSign to execute the Dealer agreement as the final step in the application process. This change will enable us to better maintain our records and ensure legal compliance.

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AMSOIL Board Chair Dean Alexander Named Interim President

AMSOIL President & CEO Alan Amatuzio is on a leave of absence for an undetermined amount of time to focus on his family as his teenage son battles leukemia. He has named AMSOIL Board Chair Dean Alexander interim president of AMSOIL INC. until he returns. Alexander has held leadership positions at AMSOIL for nearly 40 years, including Executive Vice President, CFO and Co-President. His longstanding commitment to the company, deep understanding of our history and involvement in building strategies for our future will ensure AMSOIL continues on the right path. See "From the President" on page 4 of the December AMSOIL Magazine for full details.

Holiday Closings

The AMSOIL corporate headquarters, U.S. distribution centers and Canadian distribution centers will be closed Dec. 24-25 for Christmas and Friday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. The Toronto Distribution Center will be closed Monday, Dec. 28 for Boxing Day. The toll-free ordering line will close at 5 p.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 31 for New Year’s Eve.

Holiday Shipping

The combination of increased online shopping during the pandemic and typical holiday-season shipping-volume increases may result in delivery delays for both small-parcel and LTL shipments. Be sure to plan accordingly and place orders earlier than normal to ensure they arrive on time.

Commercial Account Support

Many AMSOIL Dealers have discovered that commercial accounts are an important piece of their AMSOIL portfolios, helping increase commissions and provide stability to their businesses. Thanks to our combined efforts, AMSOIL commercial business continues to grow. In 2021, we will introduce tools to help continue this commercial growth. We will focus efforts in the industries where Dealers are already having the most success – contractors, fleets and agriculture. Monthly online training will focus on technical and selling skills to help you succeed in the commercial market. Watch for announcements and links to the training in the Dealer Zone, and look for more information in the Insight on Sales column in the January AMSOIL Magazine.

Donaldson Price Adjustment

Donaldson has announced an average 1 percent price increase on its filters effective Jan. 1. Updated pricing will be available in the Pricing Lookup in the Dealer Zone.

New IRS Form 1099-NEC Replaces Form 1099-MISC

The IRS has replaced Form 1099-MISC with Form 1099-NEC (Nonemployee Compensation) for 2020. U.S. Dealers whose commission checks totaled more than $600 in 2020 should expect to see this form in January 2021.

2021 Calendars Available Now


Each month of the new 2021 AMSOIL calendar highlights the excellent performance of an AMSOIL product compared to competitive products or the toughest industry standards.

Calendars personalized with your contact information are available from the AMSOIL Print Center in the Dealer Zone at my.AMSOIL.com by clicking the Print Center icon under Quick Links.


Non-personalized calendars are also available and may be personalized by adding your business card. Simply insert your business card in the slotted area and your contact info is visible for a full 12 months.


AMSOIL Print Center Pricing* – Personalized

11 – 49 calendars        $3.12 each

50 – 99 calendars        $2.69 each

100 – 249 calendars    $2.34 each

250 – 499 calendars    $2.30 each

500+ calendars            $1.98 each

*Free shipping in the U.S.


AMSOIL Pricing** – Non-Personalized

Stock #       Qty.    U.S.       Can.

G1105-EA      1     1.75       2.35

G1105-CA    10    15.00    20.00

**Calendars subject to shipping charges.