Thursday, January 9, 2020

Coffee with Charlie from Amsoil

Charlie with Amsoil OE Motor Oil SAE 0W20


Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE?
A: Folgers “good to the last drop” with cream and honey. I am not a true coffee connoisseur
                                                                       
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO GET COFFEE?
A: I would have to say at home, on the front porch. Several friends come every Saturday. We have been having coffee together since 1978 two people usually show up 5:30 a.m. and the rest arrive between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. We have coffee, rolls and conversation (BS) until around 8:00 a.m. usually about 8 guys show up from Cleveland, Kasota and St Peter. This time of year there is less because the snowbirds are gone but the group pretty much remains the same..we have lost and added a couple along the way.
I would have to say at home, on the front porch. Several friends come every Saturday. We have been having coffee together since 1978 two people usually show up 5:30 a.m. and the rest arrive between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
Charlie from Amsoil and Several Friends
for Saturday Morning Coffee! 

Q: WHEN DID YOU START AT AMSOIL?
A: I was introduced to Amsoil in 1976 but I did not sign up as a dealer until 1977. A farmer from Nicollet brought Amsoil to the garage where I worked to put in his vehicle, I asked him about the benefits, but he did not know much about it. A mechanic I worked with by the name of Gary had an article about synthetic lubricants and synthetics at the time had a bad reputation among car repair shops. Union carbide had developed synthetic oil with a glycol base. If you added a different brand of oil with a different base stock it would turn to gel, causing lots of problems. Amsoil is true synthetic oil a chemical reaction between fatty acid and alcohol to form a new compound that does a specific job. It out performs any petroleum product and lasts at least 8 times longer. Amsoils first product AMO 10W40 had a 1 year or 25,000 mile warranty whichever came first. This product is still available today! All of the other oil companies have tried to duplicate….to no avail.

Q: WHAT INTERESTED YOU IN AMSOIL?
A: What really interested me was the longer drain interval, better fuel mileage, cleaner running engines and fewer emissions. Amsoil was the first synthetic manufacturer in the US to meet the API SAE-10W40 specs. Now almost every petroleum oil company has so called synthetic oil, the same ones that rejected Amsoil when it was first introduced. There are still some skeptics that prefer older technology of petroleum oil, but the times are changing with the new car specifications recommending synthetic oil.

Q: DO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME YOU USED AN AMSOIL PRODUCT?
A: Yes, I put it in a 1970 GMC Pickup with a 350 V8 engine. I used the first Amsoil product to meet the API SAE USA standard. I still use that same oil in all 3 of my classic cars.


Charlie and his 3 classic cars.
Charlie and His 3 Classic Cars.
Q: WHAT ARE YOUR PERSONAL TOP 3 PRODUCTS FROM AMSOIL AND THE BENEFIT TO THE CUSTOMER?
A: My top selling oils are the signature series 12,000/1 year 0W30 and 5W30. The PI performance improves, injector cleaner for gasoline engines, and the diesel injector cleaner are also popular. The auto/truck repair shops can tell the customer with confidence that they will have a smoother, quieter performance and better fuel mileage with less vehicle repair bills.

Elysian Auto Service Coffee with Charlie Amsoil Diesel oil SAE 15W40
 Amsoil Diesel oil SAE 15W40 
Q: WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF BEING AMSOIL REGENCY DIRECT?
A: Getting feedback from the repair shops about customers that come back for repeat business and hearing about how much better their vehicle sounds and runs with Amsoil products. Another is all of the friendships that I have made over the years.

Q: IF YOU COULD GIVE ONE BIT OF ADVICE TO AUTO REPAIR CUSTOMERS WHAT WOULD IT BE? 
A: Vehicle maintenance is very important, by using the Amsoil lubricants and fuel additives for the entire vehicle you can be assured that your customer will be happy with the service they receive and will tell others about your service.

Q: ANY CLOSING STATEMENTS?  
A: It has been a pleasure working with Carl, Sue and the staff.
Amsoil Charlie at Elysian Auto Service!
Amsoil Charlie at Elysian Auto Service! 
Here at Elysian Auto Service we can’t stress enough how important it is for the consumer to use top quality oil like Amsoil in your vehicle…it is one of the best ways to increase the longevity of your engine. Elysian Auto Service carries a complete line of Amsoil full synthetic oil that will cover most makes and models…if you are due for an oil change we encourage you to ask about putting Amsoil in your vehicle today. Elysian Auto Service offers a 42 point digital inspection that can be sent to your smart phone or computer, free loaner vehicles and shuttle service, free WI-FI while you are waiting, and of course highly trained technicians that will keep your vehicle safely on the road. If you would like to make an appointment contact Elysian Auto Service at 507-267-4435.

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