Despite AMSOILs best efforts to avoid adjusting pricing, continued substantial changes in the exchange rate between the U.S. and Canadian dollars has forced AMSOIL to implement a minimal Canadian price adjustment effective March 1. As a U.S. company that exports to Canada, AMSOIL is impacted greatly by fluctuations in the exchange rate. The Canadian dollar has decreased in value by more than 7 percent since the last Canadian price adjustment and it is forecasted to continue dropping in value. In order to offset the increased cost of doing business in Canada, AMSOIL must implement a price increase of 4-9 percent for all products. Prices will increase by an average of 7 percent.
AMSOIL will continue monitoring the exchange rate and, as the company has done in the past, adjust pricing up or down as conditions dictate.
Even with a price adjustment, AMSOIL synthetic lubricants remain the most cost-effective choice on the market, saving customers money through extended drain intervals, reduced wear and maintenance and maximum fuel efficiency.
AMSOIL will no longer distribute NGK Spark Plugs, TRICO Wiper Blades and Mothers Wax-Cleaning products in Canada and the United States. Remaining stock is available at distribution centres while supplies last.
NGK, TRICO and Mothers are all trusted brands, we are truly sorry to offer this news. With increasing costs, shrinking margins and the fact that all of these products are available virtually everywhere, AMSOIL felt it was best to concentrate their distribution efforts in other areas.
Merry Christmas from Lauren and Chris.
AMSOIL products make outstanding gifts! Keep your friends and relatives vehicles and equipment well-protected throughout the year by giving AMSOIL products or an AMSOIL oil change. A friend or family member with an ATV, snowmobile or snowblower would appreciate a bottle or two of Quickshot® to keep it running smoothly throughout the winter season.
AMSOIL normally ships orders within two business days, which makes this holiday weekend your last chance to get physical products shipped to their doorstep.
If you’re looking for a last minute gift you can always purchase an AMSOIL Preferred Customer Membership online to give access to AMSOIL wholesale pricing to anyone on your shopping list. Just add the PC membership to your cart and checkout.
AMSOIL announced an price adjustment that will be increasing their products in Canada starting October 1st.
AMSOIL INC. makes every effort to maintain the lowest prices possible and has delayed raising prices in Canada since July 2011. Now, however, due to the substantial fluctuation in the exchange rate between the U.S. and Canadian dollars, and the rising cost of doing business in Canada, AMSOIL is forced to implement a minimal Canadian price adjustment effective October 1. Even with a minimal price adjustment, AMSOIL synthetic lubricants remain the best and most cost-effective choice on the market, saving customers money through extended drain intervals, reduced wear and maintenance and maximum fuel efficiency.
Orders will be accepted up to October 29th at the existing pricing. The price increases are usually minimal to keep pace with material costs and the currency exchange.
Contact me to place an order.
I am unavailable August 31st to September 15th by phone or email.
Any AMSOIL questions or issues can be directed to Marc Roden while I’m away by phone or email:
Marc Roden @ 1-800-748-5781
You can always order AMSOIL products shipped direct to your door online at AMSOIL.com or over the phone at 1-800-956-5695 using ZO# 1950160.
Those interested in purchasing a case or more of oil a year for friends and family should look at the Preferred Customer membership. The wholesale pricing and pickup option at any AMSOIL warehouse will pay for itself.
Here are some historical posts that may be helpful in the next few weeks:
People often ask why they should purchase AMSOIL products from an Independent Dealer instead of going to their local retailer and making a purchase.
Dealers usually have more experience than the staff at your local retailer.
Dealers know the AMSOIL product line like the back of their hand which allows them to make suggestions for things like filters that match your oil choices. Dealers know the right questions to ask about your equipment to help guide you to the right product. As an example, if you have a newer vehicle there are a few API certified oils you may be interested in using to protect your new car warranty.
For most dealers the first step is to look up equipment suggestions for their customers instead of guessing at the counter or in the aisle. I’m of course talking about larger stores where the staff may not have the best training or interest. I’ve had great experiences in smaller non-chain locations and are happy to give them my business. A lot of larger retailers will only carry a subset of AMSOIL products that sell well to the general public – while AMSOIL dealers have access to the full line of products.
Have you ever gone into Canadian Tire the week after a motorcycle oil sale only to find the shelf bare. Dealers try not to let that happen – and if you sign up as a Preferred Customer you can access the warehouse directly at wholesale pricing. It’s the warehouse managers job to minimize the back-orders they have to make.
Continue reading Independent Dealers vs Retailers
In May of 2013 AMSOIL released a study of their Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil tested against synthetic offerings from nine popular competitors by an independent, third party laboratory.
The competitors tested in the report are:
- Mobil 1™ Extended Performance
- Royal Purple High Performance Motor Oil
- Lucas Synthetic
- Red Line High Performance Motor Oil
- Castrol Edge® with Titanium Fluid Strength Technology®
- Pennzoil Ultra™
- Petro-Canada SUPREME Synthetic™
- Quaker State Ultimate Durability™
- Valvoline SynPower® Full Synthetic Motor Oil
Continue reading A Study of SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oils
For those thinking about taking the plunge and trying AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil for the first time, you may have questions. You may even have reservations about trying a synthetic oil in your bike. We have put together a collection of commonly asked questions about motorcycle oil.
Some of the questions include:
- What are the benefits of synthetic motorcycle oil?
- Are there any downsides to using synthetics in your bike?
- Is synthetic oil wet-clutch compatible?
- Do I need to use an AMSOIL Oil Filter with your oil?
Read on to see the Frequently Asked Questions about AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oils.
Continue reading AMSOIL Motorcycle FAQ
AMSOIL has released a new online application guide that can help you find the correct AMSOIL synthetic oil and related product information for your snowmobile. It covers Arctic Cat, Ski-Doo, Polaris and Yamaha models from today and back to the 1990′s.
Test out the AMSOIL Snowmobile Product Application Guide
Enter the year, make and model into the guide and it will provide you with following information, specific to your model.
- AMSOIL synthetic two or four-stroke engine oil
- AMSOIL chaincase fluid
- Engine coolant
- The service life of the fluids for your application
- Oil filter part # (for four-stroke engines)
- NGK spark plug or wire-set part numbers
- Fuel capacity
Amsoil also provides and updates extensive application guides and cross reference tools for auto & light truck, motorcycle, ATV, marine and more.
These are great tools to help you to discover and research the fluids and specifications required for your equipment. As always though the main source of information should be your owners manual.
AMSOIL has decided to change the late opening day of the distribution centres. The day has been moved from Thursday to Monday in the week which means I’ll be able to take orders over the weekend and then pick them up for delivery on Monday night.
The down side is there won’t be as many quick turn-arounds for products I don’t have on hand. The common example is someone gathering fluids on Wednesday or Thursday for a job they plan to do that weekend. Now planning needs to happen a week before hand.
Continue reading New Distribution Center Hours Changing Pickup Day