11 Apr Your Answer Into Misleading OEM Practices
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) often suggest in owner’s manuals, advertisements or through dealership personnel that enthusiasts must use the OEM-branded oil to comply with the new vehicle or equipment warranty. Some OEM’s include warnings of catastrophic engine failure should anon-OEM oil be used.
These tactics are especially pervasive in the power sports market and are calculated to create uncertainty and fear in the consuming public to the point that many consumers feel they are at risk when using anything but OEM branded lubricants. Generally, the public is unaware that it is illegal for a vehicle manufacturer to tie the warranty of its product to the use of the manufacturer’s own lubricants.
Federal law seeks to ensure competition within the marketplace, and that specifically includes guaranteeing continuing warranty coverage outside the use of OEM branded lubricants. In short, you have the right to use the oil of your choice.
If the lubricants did not cause the problem, the OEM warranty cannot be voided, period.
The WARRANTY SECURE SYMBOL is designed to reassure consumers that simply using Amsoil synthetic lubricants in place of OEM-branded lubricants, or practicing extended drain intervals with using Amsoil lubricants, does not void new vehicle or equipment manufacturer warranties.
For more information visit: www.Amsoil.com/warranty