AMSOIL Improves Fuel Economy For Long-Time Customer
Dealer Tyler McMackin of Elk River, Minn. has used AMSOIL products in all of his equipment for 10 years.
About a year ago, McMackin bought a 2004 Mazda 3 Sport with a 2.3-liter engine and manual transmission. The car
had about 109,000 miles on it, and was running with a synthetic-blend motor oil.
He installed AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil (ALM) in the car and began tracking miles per
gallon. “I noticed a gain in fuel economy almost right away,” McMackin said. “After some fills it showed a
four-mile-per-gallon gain, but when it is all averaged out it bounces between 2.13 and 2.68 miles per gallon.”
McMackin has used AMSOIL motor oils in vehicles and equipment from cars to trucks to motorcycles, as well as
lawn mowers and weed whips. He took his respect for AMSOIL to a new level last year by becoming an AMSOIL
“I truly believe AMSOIL products are the reason I have been able to run my vehicles into the high-mileage range
and had to do little to no maintenance on them,” McMackin said. “When I was in college I was putting on about
40,000 miles a year in my Ford Focus, and I only changed oil, tires, brakes and sway bar links over a five-year run
with that car.
“I really enjoy being a Dealer. I take the information given to us by AMSOIL corporate and turn around and
educate people about AMSOIL products. I am always learning more about AMSOIL products, and it has made for some
good conversations with friends and others interested in all types of vehicles and motorsports.”
AMSOIL products are an easier sell to people who are familiar with engines, McMackin said. Those who are
unfamiliar with engines are more difficult because they have bought into the 3,000-mile oil change mantra.
McMackin is busy with a day job as a mechanical/automation engineer, helping his wife start her own business and
spending time with their 10-month-old son. “I started my AMSOIL Dealership because I believe in AMSOIL products and
want to show others how good they are and what they can do for the consumer,” he said. “I tell people that within
one oil change I am able to save about $250 over the life of the oil. I really don’t think people believe or
understand how an oil can go up to a 25,000-mile drain interval.”
McMackin foresees a bright future for AMSOIL products and his business. “I would like to get AMSOIL in the hands
of every motorist and motorsports enthusiast,” McMackin said. “I plan to educate people about AMSOIL, and I hope it
will help my business as well as the businesses of other AMSOIL Dealers.”
His business is growing a little at a time, he said, and he plans to attend AMSOIL University in order to learn
more about the products and how to market them.