Two announcements that will affect the pricing of AMSOIL products have come out recently.
- The Eco fees for all lubricating oils (except 2-cycle oils) and fuel additives in the province of Ontario will increase. They have almost doubled going from a nickle per quart to $0.09/quart. AMSOIL does not set the Eco fee pricing but is required to collect it for “Stewardship Ontario” on behalf of the province of Ontario.
See the chart below for the updated pricing based on the size of container.
- The second announcement is a minimal price increase on July 1st, 2012 due to the rising cost of raw material costs for the following products: Continue reading Price Adjustments
Which AMSOIL tier is best for my vehicle?
This can be a tricky question that can depend on quite a few variables including: cost, value, oil quality and extended drain interval expectations. The best way to start the discussion is to introduce the 3 tiers of AMSOIL synthetic oils available:
- Signature Series = The top tier product that has a drain interval of up to 24,000-km/1 year
- Extended Life (XL) Series = API certified middle tier product for those that prefer to change their oil twice a year with a drain interval of 16,000-km/6-months
- Original Equipment (OE) Series = API certified introductory tier with the lowest cost synthetic in the AMSOIL line for those interested in trying AMSOIL products and maintaining manufacturer warranties by using the drain interval specified by the equipment manufacturer
Continue reading Which AMSOIL Tier Is For Me?
AMSOIL released this bit of information stating they are not planning another price increase as of yet.
AMSOIL Holds the Line on Price Increase
While the price of crude oil has dropped recently, the costs of lubricant base stocks, additives and other raw materials continue to rise. Most lubricant manufacturers are set to implement their fourth or fifth price increase since early February, with these increases expected to slowly work their way into the retail marketplace over the next several months. While AMSOIL has also been affected with increasing costs of raw materials, the company is holding the line on implementing another price increase. AMSOIL has limited its price increases to just three since February, while also limiting the percentage increases to approximately half of the percentage increases implemented by competing manufacturers.
AMSOIL synthetic lubricants are the best and most cost-effective choice on the market, saving customers money through extended drain intervals, reduced wear and maintenance and increased fuel efficiency. Customers save even more by registering as Preferred Customers, while the OE Synthetic Motor Oil line provides customers with the enhanced protection and performance properties of a synthetic at a competitive, lower initial price.
Mobil 1 SuperSyn and Extended Performance are on sale this week at my local Canadian Tire. Sale prices are $35.99 (Reg $47.99) for SuperSyn or $41.99 (Reg $55.99) for the EP – both in 4.4L jugs. AMSOIL pricing is easily competitive and the products are even better.
The best part about AMSOIL is the fact you don’t have to wait for a sale, then go to the store only to find out the 7 bottles they had in stock sold out on the first morning of the sale. This used to happen to me. AMSOIL is available to you with 2 days notice any time you need it – no need to stockpile oil or filters.
I’d put the AMSOIL XL line of oils against the Mobil 1 SuperSyn and the Signature Series with the Extended Performance. They don’t quite match up “apples to apples”, but they are close.
Before you spend $36 on 4.4L of SuperSyn ask me how you can get AMSOIL Extended Life (XL) oil for around $33 – any time you need it.
AMSOIL is adjusting their pricing again starting in July.
By the sounds of things a strong Canadian dollar should help mitigate any large price increases in Canada.
The reasons and more details are explained in this quote from AMSOIL:
Continue reading AMSOIL Price Adjustment – July 1, 2011