Originally Posted by tmgs
so 4 bucks a quart I call again BS I have never been able to find amsoil for under 8 bucks a quart
remember they do not have to prove oil failure they have to prove maintenance was not done. proving what the cause is becomes very difficult.
go ahead check ever states laws now. go ahead check the Magnuson moss act as well, none cover you if you do not perform the scheduled maintenance
I work to get the lowest prices for my customers. Many people have their own business or have influence on those who do. For those people, I can set up a Commercial account. They can purchase Amsoil's API certified 5W20, 5W30, 10W30, 10W40 synthetic oils for $4.00 a quart. Others can buy it at $4.30 a quart. They can also buy Amsoil's 25,000 mile motor oil at $4.90 a quart, the synthetic European oil at $4.95 a quart, 5W40 API CJ4+ synthetic oil for 2007 and newer diesels for $4.85 a quart, synthetic diesel 15W40 for $4.55 a quart, synthetic blend diesel oil for 3.95 a quart. They can also buy the synthetic 20W50 motorcycle oil for $5.95 a quart, and $5.73 a quart by the gallon bottle. So call it BS if you want, just make sure it stands for Big Savings!
Amsoil has never voided a factory warranty in the 35 years they have recommended ignoring factory maintenance intervals and recommended extending oil change intervals to up to 35,000 miles. That is because the warranty laws protect them. The factory maintenance intervals are determined by running minimum spec oils that meet the warranty requirements. Not for Amsoil synthetics that greatly exceed the minimum performance oil standards. Amsoil has over 1.6 million accounts and has no warranty issues listed with the Better Business Bureau.
The following info was found on Amsoil's website.
“If engine damage otherwise covered by warranty
was found to be unrelated to the engine lubricant,
then the consumer’s practice with regard to oil
change intervals would not be a relevant consideration,
and the warranty claim would be honored.”
Fuels and Lubricants Division,
General Motors Research Laboratories
If used engine oil is discarded without an independent analysis,
the dealership and vehicle manufacturer lose their evidence
to support a claim that the oil, and not a mechanical
problem, caused the failure. For example, sludge may be
formed through several avenues, not all related to the
oil’s performance. Antifreeze contamination or nitration due
to poor electronic sensor performance may cause sludge,
and both may be directly related to a defect in vehicle manufacture
or workmanship, but clearly neither may be
blamed on the oil.
“The New Vehicle Warranty would not be void
simply because an owner failed to use proper
engine oils or did not perform maintenance at the
prescribed intervals. Warranty applicability is contingent
upon the cause of failure.”
Service Policies and Procedures Department,
General Motors Corporation
• Cause of failure is paramount to warranty claim payment.
Vehicle manufacturers warrant their products to be free of defect in manufacture or workmanship. In order to avoid
paying a warranty claim, a vehicle manufacturer must show a failure is not due to a defect in the manufacture or workmanship
of the vehicle. The manufacturer may not arbitrarily blame a failure on the consumer’s practice of changing
oil at extended intervals.
• The AMSOIL warranty assumes protection where the vehicle warranty stops.
AMSOIL offers complete protection to its customers through the finest line of lubricants and filters available and through
the unique AMSOIL warranty. Customers following AMSOIL recommendations are protected by the AMSOIL warranty
if they experience a failure caused by an AMSOIL product and the vehicle manufacturer won’t honor its warranty.