Why Synthetics?

So people ask me a lot, why AMSOIL? They want to know why they should choose AMSOIL over a brand they may find in a big box store. To understand that, I think we need to first look at why they should choose synthetic over conventional lubricants. Why Synthetics Conventional oils are refined from crude oil. Crude oil has impurities that naturally occur, things that can’t be completely removed during the refining process. These impurities mix with the molecular chains of hydrogen and carbon (hydrocarbons) that cause there to be less saturation of the carbon-hydrogen (CH) bonds. The higher the …

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Frustration Leads to Growth

Good friend, high school mate and fellow AMSOIL Dealer, Michael Sparks recently posted on his blog asking the question, Are you a frustrated AMSOIL dealer?   It got me thinking, I’m by no means as successful as Michael is.  He’s been at it much longer than I have and his success is a strong indicator of the amount of effort he puts into his business.  My success, is a direct result of the effort I’ve put into my business. This isn’t my first go around with my own business.  I ran a computer consulting business for about 10 years.  Five years …

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AMSOIL Cold Weather Storage

While we’ve had a mild winter so far, the weather services are predicting that January will become much colder across the northeastern US.  Regardless of where you are located and what the weather may be, AMSOIL has some recommendations on the storage of your AMSOIL products so that the cold weather is not detrimental to their performance. In the November issue of AMSOIL Magazine for Preferred Customers, the following recommendations are given: 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: …

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Diesel Fuel and Cold Weather

While it’s been a pretty mild winter so far in northeast Ohio,  we can be pretty certain that colder weather is coming as we head into the heart of winter.  Cold winter weather has some interesting effects on diesel fuel. Gelling Diesel fuel turns to a gel-like consistency as it approaches what is know as the cloud point.  The cloud point is defined as the temperature below which wax in diesel forms a cloud appearance.  When the wax is solidifying it will thicken the oil and clog fuel filters and injectors in engines.  The crystals formed will build up in …

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AMSOIL Products are Warranty Secure™

One of the big fears I encounter from customers when looking at AMSOIL products is the question, “Will it void my manufacturer’s warranty by using the product or adhering to the extended drain intervals?”  Well here’s a reminder to all…All AMSOIL products are Warranty Secure™. What does that mean? Well first AMSOIL guarantees the performance of all it’s products, so you can be sure they perform as advertised.  Read the full AMSOIL limited liability warranty for more information. Secondly, know that it is against Federal regulation for an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to deny warranty coverage based solely on the brand of …

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Free Shipping coming to Amsoil

Some exciting news coming out of Amsoil. Effective May 1, 2014, online/catalog retail customers in the continental U.S. will receive free shipping on orders of $100 or more. Customers who order less than $100 will be charged a flat shipping fee of $8.50. A new pricing structure has been developed for online/catalog retail customers that includes a weight-based freight markup built into the price. Because shipping costs in Canada, Hawaii and Alaska are unpredictable and much higher than those in the continental U.S., AMSOIL is unable to offer free shipping to online/catalog retail customers in those areas at this time. Canadian, Hawaiian and Alaskan online/catalog retail customers will continue …

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P.I. Performance Improver Gasoline Additive – Quick Case Study

Wanted to share some quick results I’ve see in my own vehicle when using AMSOILs PI Performance Improver Gasoline Additive.  These results are completely unscientific, but show some real-world results. I recently purchased a 2010 Dodge Journey.  After driving it for a month or so I was getting about 19.8 mpg.  This is solely based on the dashboard mpg indicator.  Early this week, I put in a bottle of the Performance Improver Gasoline Additive with a full tank of gas and now after a week of driving and a tank and half of gas, I’m averaging 21.1 mpg that’s over a 6% increase. To me this is very …

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Lower-Viscosity Motor Oils

Growing up my father owned a service station and I can remember from a very young age that the most popular oil was 10W-40. At the time, I didn’t even know what those numbers meant. I simply sold the oil that people wanted and left it at that. But as I grew older I came to realize that those numbers meant so much more. Let’s take a brief look at this. What is viscosity? In layman’s term, the viscosity is the liquids resistance to flow. It is a lubricant’s most important property.  The viscosity must be high enough to maintain a lubricating film, but low enough …

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