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Extended Drain Intervals Do Not Void Manufactures Warranty

You are protected by federal law! Congress in 1975 enacted the federal Magnuson-Moss Act to regulate written consumer product warranties.

Are you concerned that using a synthetic engine oils such as AMSOIL or extending your oil drain interval will void you warranty.

You have no need for concern. Congress in 1975 enacted the federal Magnuson-Moss Act to regulate written consumer product warranties. An examination of the law reveals warranties remain intact when AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants are used.

The law was meant to give consumers detailed information about warranty coverage before they buy.

Congress charged the Federal Trade Commission with creation of the specifics of the law.

The FTC set down three rules under the Act: the Disclosure Rule, the Pre-Sale Availability Rule and the Dispute Resolution Rule.

Those rules require warrantors to title their written warranty as either full or limited, provide a single, clear and easy-to-read document that spells out certain information about coverage and ensure that warranties are available where the products are sold so that consumers can read them before buying.

In passing the Act, Congress meant to give consumers access to warranty information, let consumers comparison shop for warranties, encourage warranty competition and promote timely and complete performance of warranty obligations.

While the Magnuson-Moss Act does not require manufacturers to provide a written warranty, it provides specific rules when one is provided. Among those provisions, FTC regulations state: (c) No warrantor of a consumer product may condition his written or implied warranty of such product on the consumer's using, in connection with such product, any article or service (other than article or service provided without charge under the terms of the warranty) which is identified by brand, trade, or corporate name; except that the prohibition of this subsection may be waived by the Commission if (1)the warrantor satisfies the Commission that the warranted product will function properly only if the article or service so identified is used in connection with the warranted product, and (2) the Commission finds that such a waiver is in the public interest. (42 U.S.C.2302(C))

That means your warranty stands when you use AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants.

Vehicle manufacturers recommend lubricants according to their viscosity grade and service classification. Any oils, whether it ;s conventional petroleum motor oils or synthetic, meeting the correct viscosity grade,5w30 for example, and the current API SL and ILSAC GF-3 North American service classifications may be used without affecting warranty coverage. AMSOIL Synthetic oil are recommended for use in applications requiring these specifications.

Furthermore, the practice of extended drain intervals does not void warranty. Original equipment manufacturers pay or deny warranty claims based on the findings of failure analysis. To affect the vehicle warranty, the lubricant must be directly responsible for the failure. If the oil didn't cause the problem the warranty cannot be voided, regardless of brand or length of time in use.

Synthetic oil was introduced to the automotive public in 1972 by AMSOIL, INC., with the world ;s first API rated Synthetic oil “ specially formulated for long service and superior performance and protection to that of conventional oil.

Nearly 37 years ago, AMSOIL Synthetic oils represented a vision of the future and technology ahead of their time. Since then, every major engine oil manufacturer has introduced synthetic engine oil of their own. To be sure, many original equipment manufacturers would like you to believe you can only use their products.

However, it is a violation of the consumer protections set forth in the Magnuson-Moss Act, unless they ;re willing to provide you those products free of charge.

AMSOIL offers a warranty that covers the cost of repair or replacement of a proven mechanically sound engine damaged as a result of using AMSOIL Synthetic oils. However, it has never happened. Thirty years of experience proves AMSOIL can be installed in any vehicle with complete confidence.

AMSOIL further backs its products with action when a Dealer or customer reports being told their warranty is voided if they use synthetics.

If you are told by any business that the use of AMSOIL Synthetic oils or the practice of extending drain intervals will void warranties, call your dealer. Make sure to collect all pertinent information as the:

company name:

name of company rep:

exact statement of what was said:

Access to the complete Magnuson-Moss Act is available on the Internet by key words Magnuson-Moss Act or Federal Trade Commission.


Norm Stokes
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