We work with a lot of small engine shops and commercial landscapers. The small engine and lawn mower market is a great fit for AMSOIL. It is not uncommon for small engine equipment like zero turn lawn mowers, UTV’s, compact tractors, tillers, etc., to experience hard use and neglect. Using quality products like AMSOIL synthetic lubricants will ensure long life and efficient operation.
We recently began to work with a local commercial lawn equipment store that sells and services zero turn mowers. At first, they were excited to be able to offer their customers AMSOIL products. We established their account and placed an initial order for products.
Lawn mower manufacturer to deny warranty if synthetic oils are used
Upon stopping by to check on the store, I was informed by the store manager that they cannot sell AMSOIL products because it will void the warranties of the mowers. I was told that the mower company said that synthetic oils are not recommended for their mowers and would void their warranty.
After explaining to the store manager that synthetic oils cannot arbitrarily void a warranty, I offered to provide evidence of not only that fact but information explaining why offering AMSOIL product will help customers’ equipment run more efficiently and last longer.
Small engines products like the Formula 4-Stroke 10W-30/SAE 30 Small Engine Oil is specifically formulated for commercial engines. It is recommended anywhere a SAE 30/10w30 oil is called for from the manufacturer. It is formulated to meet API SL, SJ, SH, SG…(Gasoline), API CG-4, CD, CF (Diesel) and JASO MA/MA2, ISO-L-EMA2 (Wet Clutch) and can be used in engines manufactured by: Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, Honda, Tecumseh, Robin, Kawasaki, Onan, Kubota, Yanmar, Wisconsin, Power Train, Vanguard and Linamar.
Equipment brands include: BadBoy Mowers, Toro, Ariens, Sears Craftsman, John Deere, MTD, Bolens, Dixie Chopper, Yard-Man, Coleman, Murray, Troy-Bilt, Ex-Cell, Generac, Snapper, Simplicity, Ingersoll Rand, Wheel Horse, Homelite, Porter-Cable, Devilbiss, Poulan, Campbell Hausfeld, Massey Ferguson, Thomas, Bobcat, Kubota, New Holland and Caterpillar.
Applications include – Maintenance equipment, tractors, lawn and garden equipment, generators, compactors, pumps, light towers, log splitters, welders, power washers, cement mixers and trowels, skid-steers, excavators and compressors.
You can rest assured that your engine is protected by the AMSOIL Limited warranty and will not void any factory warranties set forth by an engine manufacturer or equipment manufacturer.
We created a PDF document explaining warranties and the use of AMSOIL synthetic lubricants, specifically dealing with Kawasaki and Kohler engines, for our customer. This will assist them in educating their customers and help them understand the benefits of using AMSOIL in their engines.
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which is enforced by the FTC, makes it illegal for manufacturers or dealers to claim that your warranty is void or to deny coverage under your warranty.
It’s illegal for a dealer or manufacture to deny your warranty coverage simply because you had routine maintenance or repairs performed by someone else. Routine maintenance often includes oil changes, tire rotations, belt replacement, fluid checks and flushes, new brake pads, and inspections.
Excerpt taken from: https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0138-auto-warranties-routine-maintenance
AMSOIL products are designed for heavy use during extreme temperatures. With the cost of commercial grade lawn mowers exceeding $10,000, taking steps to protect that investment, as well as reduce downtime, is essential for any lawn care professional.
Download the AMSOIL Small Engine Warranty PDF.
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