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A Cooler Solution

Mahle Service Solutions recently released its new line of ArcticPro A/C service equipment. The ACX1280 series is designed to efficiently and safely service the new R1234yf refrigerant worldwide. The ACX1180 series is specifically designed to handles R134a refrigerant.

The ACX1280 is certified to meet all applicable performance and safety standards in the SAE J2843 standard. The ACX1280 features fully automatic serving to ensure precise service on R1234yf air conditioning systems in vehicles.

The ACX1180 series for R134a is a flexible machine that can be easily customized to meet the exact needs of technicians. It features the ability to add a printer, a refrigerant identifier and TechAlert, Mahle’s patented remote paging device. The ACX1180 meets the SAE J2788 standard for certified performance and accuracy.

For more information, call 800.338.8786 or visit: www.mahle-aftermarket.com


Superior Protection

Valvoline has recently made its full synthetic high-mileage oil with MaxLife technology available on a wide scale. The lubricant offers drivers superior level of engine protection that guards against the three major causes of engine stress: heat, deposits and wear.

Valvoline Full Synthetic High Mileage reflects the culmination of research, technology and innovation. Valvoline chemists have paired the company’s award-winning additive chemistry with premium synthetic base oils that meet its exacting standards. The result is a full synthetic formulation that is more durable and provides 40 percent more anti-wear film than other synthetics, validated through a three-stage evaluation process.

In addition to more anti-wear protection, Valvoline Full Synthetic High Mileage oil has been proven in numerous categories, including reduced fuel consumption, emissions systems compatibility and suitability for all model years.

For more information, call 859.357.7303 or visit: www.seeadifference.com


Energy Shot for Brakes

Phoenix Systems has recently added BrakeShot, the first new brake fluid additive designed to fight corrosion induced by the harmful effects of copper, to its product line.

BrakeShot uses DOT guidelines and is specifically formulated to retard copper corrosion in the braking system. BrakeShot prevents sticking calipers, ailing master cylinders and other ABS braking troubles brought about by corrosion and high copper levels in the brake system.

A BrakeStrip should be used to determine the parts per million (ppm) of copper in the brake fluid. If the strip indicates a copper level of between 50-175 ppm, a one-ounce bottle of BrakeShot should be added to the master cylinder. After 50-100 miles of driving, BrakeShot will re-energize the corrosion inhibitors to protect all the metals in the entire brake system and prevent further corrosion. If the strip indictates 200 ppm or greater, the system requires flushing and fluid replacement.

For more information, call 866.760.5842 or visit: www.brakebleeder.com


A Royal Flush

Royal Purple has expanded its line of high-performance coolant products with the release of a new cooling system flush and cleaner, which removes contaminants that reduce cooling efficiency and can cause overheating.

Royal Flush combats the scaling and other deposits that build up in a cooling system over time due to a number of reasons, including improper concentrations of antifreeze, the use of low-quality “hard” water, degradation of inhibitors in antifreeze, oil contamination and buildup of rust/corrosion byproducts.

Royal Flush neutralizes acidic combustion byproducts that accumulate in engine coolant, contains no acids, does not require a neutralizer, won’t damage paint if accidental splashing occurs and is safe for all cooling system structures.

For more information, call 888.382.6300 or visit: www.royalpurple.com


An Evolving Network

Carfax has recently expanded the Carfax Service Network. The no-cost vehicle maintenance program is evolving to better connect member shops with the nearly one million car owners using myCarfax. As part of the expansion, each participating dealership and aftermarket service location is now known as a “myCarfax Service Shop,” making them more recognizable to potential customers. Shops also get additional benefits through ongoing enhancements to the myCarfax mobile app that help increase new service business and improve customer retention.

Program benefits are increasing for all myCarfax Service Shops. Members will receive new myCarfax-branded point-of-sale materials for display in their shops or service bays free of charge. Other benefits, like shop ratings and review and mobile coupons on the myCarfax app, will continue to be rolled out.

For more information, call 888.655.5362 or visit: www.carfaxservicenetwork.com


Light It Up

Larson Electronics has released a Class 1 and 2, Division 2 Portable Explosion Proof LED light mounted on a base stand fabricated from non-sparking aluminum equipped with two magnetic feet.

The EPL-16BS-1X150LED-2MB-100 LED light provides operators an easy-to-maneuver work light for use within hazardous locations. The 150-watt LED light head produces a flood pattern of light ideal for illuminating enclosed areas and hazardous locations where flammable vapors, gasses and dusts may be present.

The lamp can be easily adjusted up or down 90 degrees and locked into position by loosening the two hand screws located on the side of the light head. Once the light is in the desired position, the operator tightens the screws to set the position.

The frame assembly features two 100-pound grip magnetic feet to secure the light during deployment. The magnets are intended to stabilize the unit in an upright position and are not recommended as a suspended light.

This unit is multi-voltage capable and can be configured to operate on 120-277 volts AC.

For more information, call 800.369.6671 or visit: www.larsonelectronics.com


Video Training

Hunter Engineering Company has launched a new technical and training channel on YouTube called the Hunter Learning Channel.

The Hunter Learning Channel features extensive training video playlists for every product category manufactured by Hunter. The Hunter Learning Channel also allows viewers to post technical and training questions on videos and receive detailed answer from Hunter’s staff of industry experts.

For additional information, call 314.716.0467 or visit: www.hunter.com


Peace of Mind

Rotary Lift has introduced LockLight, a patent-pending new lift accessory that shows technicians, shop managers and health/safety inspectors at a glance if a vehicle lift is resting on its locks.

Every time a technician raises a vehicle for service on a lift, standard industry safety practices require that the lift be “lowered to locks” before starting work. To do this, the vehicle is raised to slightly above working height, and then lowered a bit until the lift locks engage. This process relieves the lift’s hydraulic pressure and places the load of the vehicle securely on mechanical safety latches. Doing so reduces the chance of the vehicle freefalling if the lift system fails.

The LockLight device is approximately four inches square with a large light in the center. It is mounted to the lift of the control console (for light-duty in-ground lifts) and connected to the lift’s hydraulic system. When LockLight detects the lift’s hydraulic pressure has been relieved, the light in the center turns green, indicating the lift is on its locks and work can begin.

For more information, call 800.640.5438 or visit: www.rotarylift.com


Cap It

Permatex recently released its performance-proven Permatex Fast Orange Hand Cleaner in a new and convenient rocker cap bottle.

The new rocker cap allows easy, one-hand use and helps keep the bottle free of grease. The rocker cap, the first of its kind for automotive retail, uses a rock-to-open, rock-to-close system for easy, mess-free use. Fast Orange Hand Cleaner featuring the rocker cap dispenser, comes in a 15-ounce bottle and is offered in a smooth or pumice formula.

For more information, call 877.376.2839 or email: contactus@permatex.com


Watts Up

Automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella, has just launched a new line of Hella High Performance 2.0 Bulbs. These new, technologically advanced headlight bulbs have been reengineered to deliver up to 100 percent more light on the road than Hella standard halogen bulbs. They feature a halogen gas formulation that delivers the ultimate HID look and performance in a halogen bulb.

The Hella HP 2.0 bulbs create a balance of bulb performance and bulb life. High quality quartz glass is used for overall construction. Hella HP 2.0 bulbs are DOT compliant and come with a one-year warranty. They are available in the following 12V standard wattage bulb types: H1, H3, H7, H9, H11, H13 (9008), 9003 (HB2)/H4, 9004 (HB1), 9005 (HB3), 9006 (HB4) and 9007 (HB5).

For more information, call 877.22.HELLA or visit: www.hella.com

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