How to buy cheaper coolant and filters online
Coolant and filter suppliers are being forced to charge consumers an additional price of more than 20 per cent when they buy a new filter, the company behind them told The Financial Post.
The new prices will be added to the existing costs and include the cost of a filter replacement and a warranty.
Coolant and Filter Supply has been providing filters and coolants since 1873 and has been growing rapidly.
The company, which has two manufacturing facilities in Canada and another in China, says it currently has about 30,000 filters and 1.2 million coolants on its shelves.
The prices are part of a wave of price increases across the supply chain that has resulted in some filters costing upwards of $300 more than competitors.
In January, the Ontario government introduced new regulations that will impose a one-time premium of 25 per cent on filter and coolant purchases from manufacturers that offer “direct marketing” or online sales.
Some suppliers, including Coolant & Foam, have been raising their prices by 10 per cent in the last year, the Globe and Mail reported.
At the same time, Canadian manufacturers have also been facing pressure to cut costs as part of the government’s economic stimulus package, which will fund $3.6 billion in infrastructure and other spending.
With a growing number of companies making coolants and filters, some customers are finding themselves at a competitive disadvantage.
While many people who shop online are buying for themselves, some are also trying to find ways to save money, said Lisa Fennell, a vice president with the Canadian Cooling Association.
“Many people are making a lot of money buying the products, and they don’t realize how much the prices will change as a result of the increased costs,” she said.
Fennell said some people who have used the products for decades are finding it more difficult to justify their purchase.
But, she added, consumers can still save money if they look for a cheaper alternative.
I was really surprised by how much of my budget was going to go towards getting the filter,” said Erin Peebles, who purchased an 80-gallon filter for $150.
My kids love the filter, so I think it’s very good value for money.
I’m not going to buy a filter from them anymore.
I would rather get something else, Peels said.
The average filter and cooler costs $75.
Many consumers have been making the switch to online retailers for coolerant purchases, which include items like filters, filters and filters with a single filter, according to Coolant.com.
The website says its filters and coolerant range costs about $2.50 per filter or coolerant.
One of the reasons Coolant was able to offer cheaper filters is because they’re a cheaper price than other suppliers.
It says it offers filters and a coolant change kit for about $12, which is 10 per $1.50 more than other brands.
To find out how much a filter or coolant is worth, Coolant said its customer service representatives can help you compare filters and chillants and even offer a free online calculator.
You can find more information on filters and Coolant products on its website.