This was a very hard decision for Eric to make after being an AMSOIL user since 1992 and an AMSOIL dealer for many years.
The decision to stop actively promoting AMSOIL was made in 2020.
This decision had nothing to do with AMSOIL not being a great product, AMSOIL is an excellent product.
But as the cost of the products continued to go up, and the need to pay shipping to get AMSOIL to the consumer, Eric just didn’t feel it was cost effective when other very high quality products were readily available at most auto parts stores. And these high quality lubricants were becoming more available.
Eric just no longer felt comfortable promoting the extra expense of AMSOIL when he knew other high quality products were available at lower costs to the consumer.
With more and more engines requiring high quality synthetic motor oils, more and more companies were manufacturing motor oils that met the strict requirements of modern engines. And these products were readily available on store shelves and could be found at great sale prices.
Eric still believes AMSOIL is an excellent, if not superior, product but the cost differential between AMSOIL and other high quality lubricants just became harder to justify and recommend. So, if you are an AMSOIL user, and don’t mind paying the higher costs, by all means continue using AMSOIL and support your local AMSOIL independent dealer. Eric just no longer believes it is actually worth the extra expense.
One of the other reasons for the opinion change was, that as an auto mechanic, Eric just doesn’t agree with the extended mileage oil change. Based on what Eric saw in necessary repairs in the shop environment , sometimes at low mileage, Eric became uncomfortable promoting extended mileage oil changes.
It is Eric’s belief that nothing beats fresh clean oil for promoting long engine life, particularly in modern engines with VVT systems, Variable Displacement systems and Turbochargers.
This opinion differs from many others, but Eric felt strongly enough about it to stop the practice himself as well as stop encouraging others to follow the extended mileage oil change practice.
It is Eric’s belief that motor oils, in gasoline engines, should be changed between 3000 & 5000 miles, 5000 miles being the absolute maximum regardless of what the lubricant or auto manufacturer recommends. And regardless of mileage, oil should never be allowed in service for longer than one year.
In his own engines Eric changes motor oil every 3000 miles or annually, which ever comes first.
Note: Many disagree with this and have a different opinion.
Three years before Eric stopped being an AMSOIL dealer he began using other lubricants in his own vehicles, he needed to find replacements not only for his own vehicles but also products he could recommend to others, this included oil filters.
Eric really liked the AMSOIL filters so a source of trusted replacement filters also had to be found.
For three years before not renewing his AMSOIL dealership Eric stopped using AMSOIL products in his own vehicles to be certain he had products he could recommend to others.
Read this article to see what Eric recommends, most can be purchased at the local auto parts store. If you are located in the Portland, Oregon area and would like to have Eric get the products for you he would be happy to do that for you as well.