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merle kelly tournament winners

On Friday, April 29th, Heathwood was excited to host the 1st Annual HOC & Ford / Lincoln Dealers Charity Golf Tournament.  The Grand Prize Winner received $1500 to donate to the charity of their choice. 

Dan and Dick Kelly with Merle Kelly Ford won the Grand Prize for their charity, FireEscape Coffeehouse. The FireEscape Coffeehouse is a non-profit, Christian youth ministry, coffeeshop, concert venue, and radio station.  We are overjoyed to partner with Merle Kelly on their donation to such a worthy cause for the youth in Chanute, Kansas.

Congratulations again to the Kellys on their win!

Heathwood was able to donate a total of $5000 in partnership with various dealers who placed in this tournament. We hope to see even more dealers participate next year!


We are excited to be working with Citgo on their Automotive Lubricants Program. The program features rebates as well as Point of Sale Advertising for the Supergard Brand of Motor Oils.  Contact your salesman today for more information!




Happy Anniversary to HOC!


90 years just flies by. Yes, this is our 90th Anniversary here at Heathwood Oil Company.  HOC began in 1926 to service the Kansas City Market.  We were the first independent oil company in KC, and now we are the only locally owned oil company in Kansas City.

With 90 years of experience and the 3rd and 4th generation now running HOC, we are still ready to assist you, and it is all because of our loyal customers that we have been able to service over the years.    We are proud to have served many customers, some for over 50 years.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our long-time and new customers for their patronage. If it weren’t for all of you, we would not have made it to 90 years.

So thanks again to every customer. We appreciate your business!





The holiday season offers us the joy of extending a warm thank you to our many customers, with the very best wishes for the future.

It is such a pleasure and a privilege to offer you all the best products and service throughout the year. Our business is a source of pride to us, and all of our customers continue to make doing our job a rewarding experience.

We look forward to the coming year of success for both of our companies, and thank you for your continued business!!


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all of

Heathwood Oil Company!!!


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Useful Info From Parts and People Magazine —

When it comes to automatic transmission fluids, there is no one-size-fits-all-solution. Ford transmissions are designed for use in many different service environments and operating conditions, and each transmission has its own set of fluid requirements, said Robert Boss, Motorcraft Chemical and Lubricants product marketing manager. All of the Motorcraft Automatic Transmission Fluids (ATF) have specially formulated properties to meet unique requirements that result in optimal vehicle performance, which can’t be achieved with a single product on the shelf.

“Motorcraft has boiled down their ATF offerings to eight high-quality, reliable fluids that installers and authorized distributors can carry to service all Ford and Lincoln vehicles,” Boss said. “While the aftermarket may say there is a one-size-fits-all solution, each transmission needs the correct fluid to function properly so we have worked closely with our engineers to manufacture fluids that are right for our vehicles.”

Engineers do not recommend adding cleaners, conditioners or other “performance enhancing” products to those ATFs. Specially designed performance additives are already included in Motorcraft ATF formulations, making additional additives not necessary. Aftermarket additives do not prolong the life of the fluid or the transmission, and can mask transmission symptoms without providing a cure.

Motorcraft’s line of transmission fluids undergo extensive testing, both in the lab and in real-world conditions, to ensure they provide optimum performance and durability. MERCON fluids are the only fluids approved by Ford Motor Company for their recommended application, and each product is formulated for specific applications. Service facilities can visit to access the latest application charts, vehicle fluid capacities, product specifications and the online catalog for all Motorcraft chemicals and lubricants.



Heathwood Oil Company is excited to now be offering the Castrol GTX Magnatec brand, which has only recently been offered in the U.S.

Typically, an engine oil will drain from critical engine parts when the engine is turned off.  Your oil is not fully protecting your engine until the engine has reached the peak protection temperature.   This is the reason that 75% of engine wear occurs during warm-up.

Magnatec products are set apart from other conventional oils by intelligent molecules.  These components will cling to your engine during all driving conditions, even when the engine is off.   This means that you will have an extra layer of protection on your engine parts during start and warm-up.

Heathwood carries 0W20, 5W20 and 5W30 Castrol GTX Magnatec , all of which meet the dexos ™ performance requirements.





Heathwood is pleased to announce that we have recently become an Associate Member of the Missouri Dump Truck Association. We are excited  to be affiliated with this organization,  and look forward to seeing our customers at the next event!



Oil Change Intervals

Over the years, automobile manufacturers have been steadily increasing the recommended oil change intervals on our cars.  Despite this, it seems that consumers aren’t taking the recommendations to heart.  Since GM began using Oil-Life Monitoring Systems in 1999, oil change intervals have increased by only 155 miles according to a survey in National Oil & Lube News.

The manufacturers may be catching on.  The 2014 Kia Cadenza recommends oil changes at 3750 miles, as do the 2014 Subaru Outback and Legacy.    Even BMW is dropping their traditional 15,000 miles/24 months recommendation to 10,000 miles/12 months for both gasoline and diesel engines.  GM has issued warnings to owners of some vehicles manufactured between 2010 and 2012 that they may need to change oil more frequently than the Oil Monitoring System recommends.   After high warranty claims on several models with four-cylinder engines, GM will reprogram software to make oil change lights go on sooner.  The change only affects the 2010-2012 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Buick LaCrosse and Regal models with 2.4 liter LAF and LEA four-cylinder engines.

Perhaps the Oil Change Interval future isn’t as dim as it once seemed!