Mods... wasn't sure where to post this. Posted here as it seems that most of the oil discussions are here.
Due to the increasing price of basestock and additives, AMSOIL is implementing a small price adjustment effective July 1st. Although I canít quote prices online, the increase is about 2-4% for most of the AMSOIL synthetic oils, and about 1-2% for the transmission and differential fluids.
So for those of you using, or considering using AMSOIL, you can save a few percent by stocking up this week.
The price increase of bulk and packaged lubricants is impacting all lubricant companies. Each has been forced to increase lubricant prices to compensate. I subscribe to Lube Report, an Industry Newsletter and have been seeing price increases on a regular basis.
The AMSOIL release announcing the price increase has some data I found interesting. Using 1976 as a baseline, here are the price increases of some common household products and other lubricants (not sure of the source of this data)
AMSOIL 10w40 52%
Valvoline 10w40 414% (non-synthetics are going up much faster than synthetics)
Quaker State 10w30 288%
New Car 427%
If anyone wants specific pricing info, please drop me an email or PM.