Products & Services
A Deeper Clean M&M Service offers Deep Blue Windshield Washer Concentrate. Each gallon of liquid windshield washer concentrate makes 25 drums, equaling 1,375 gallons of windshield washer fluid. Deep Blue Super Concentrate is easy to use. Just pour the small container of liquid super concentrate into the empty gallon container, and fill with water. Then, mix five ounces of that mixture with 55 gallons of water to make the windshield washer fluid. This fluid is available in two different sizes for convenience. Deep Blue Windshield Washer Concentrate offers an economical way to keep expenses to a minimum. For more information, call 800.657.9834 or visit: www.windshieldwasherconcentrate.com
Spray and Stick To meet the needs of trade professionals with jobs requiring longer-lasting lubrication and corrosion protection that won’t run, drip or make a mess, WD-40 Company recently added the Spray & Stay Gel Lubricant to its WD-40 Specialist line of products. WD-40 Specialist Spray & Stay Gel Lubricant is a no-drip, no-mess lubricant, making it a great solution for vertical surfaces and moving parts like chains and cables, where lubrication needs to stay put. The gel-like formula is engineered with self-healing technology that softens to lubricate when there’s friction; and when the friction stops, it solidifies again to protect against rust and corrosion. WD-40 Specialist Spray & Stay Gel prevents rust for up to one year. For more information, visit: www.wd40specialist.com
Trucks Need Additives, Too The new truck series by Liqui Moly offers additives especially intended for pickup trucks. Pickup trucks are not normal cars. Their technology and use often differ significantly. That’s why Liqui Moly has developed its own additive line especially for pickup trucks. The truck series is made up of five gasoline, diesel and oil additives. They ensure that strong motors remain strong. The Truck Series Complete Diesel System Cleaner is an effective cleaning additive, which frees the fuel system and combustion chambers from deposits. The Truck Series Complete Diesel System Cleaner can either be added to the tank or the fuel filter can be filled with the additive instead of diesel after being replaced. The engine then runs for a short time on pure additive for the best cleaning. A clean motor combusts the fuel more efficiently and, therefore, provides a better performance.
The Truck Series Diesel Performance and Protectant is not only for removing deposits, but also for preventing the creation of new deposits and increasing the cetane number. A higher cetane number improves the combustion of the fuel, and the motor provides better performance. The counterpart for gasoline motors is the Truck Series Complete Fuel Cleaner. With it, the motor runs more quietly and consumption is reduced. The older the truck, and the higher the mileage, the greater the effect of the additives. The large 0.53 quart (500 ml) cans are designed for the tank capacity of pickup trucks.
The fourth additive of the new truck series is the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Protector. If the truck is mostly used for short journeys and in urban traffic, the DPF does not reach the necessary temperature to begin automatic regeneration. The result: The filter is prematurely blocked. DPF Protector reduces the temperature required for automatic regeneration, so the filter remains unblocked.
The fifth additive of the new truck series is the Oil Treatment. It contains molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) particles as a lubricant, which reliably protect the motor against wear. This is important when starting the motor, when the oil has not yet reached every part of the motor and metal grates against metal. But even when the motor is under extreme stress, it ensures the motor is not damaged, and it even protects the motor in the event of complete oil loss. For more information, visit: www.liquimoly.com
Blast Off Royal Purple recently announced the release of Max-Blast, its new intake valve cleaner, formulated to directly deliver detergent to intake valve deposits (IVD). Max-Blast provides highly effective removal and clean-up of harmful IVD, thereby restoring lost horsepower and fuel economy. Reducing IVD and other combustion deposits can also reduce the potential for low-speed pre-ignition, which can lead to catastrophic engine damage. The new product was created to help car owners maintain a clean, efficient engine. Without proactive cleaning using an effective intake valve cleaner such as Max-Blast, engines are susceptible to formation of IVDs. This is especially the case with gasoline direct injection engines, which form coked, stubborn-to-remove IVDs. Accumulation of IVDs can lead to power loss, increased emissions, reduced fuel economy, rough idle, harder starts and misfire codes. Max-Blast is the only polyether amine-based (PEA) aerosol engine intake cleaner to have less than 10 percent total VOC content, making it a more environmentally friendly choice for consumers. The product is formulated with a highly-concentrated, proprietary, high flash point PEA detergent and solvent carrier. This allows the product to remain in an active liquid form when it reaches deposits, further increasing cleaning effectiveness. For more information, call 888.382.6300 or visit: www.royalpurple.com
Charge It All Clore Automotive recently released the new Pro-Logix 2A x 4 Channel Battery Maintenance Station from Solar that utilizes advanced microprocessor-controlled logic to optimally charge up to four batteries at once. Each channel is fully independent, so any combination of lead acid battery types can be charged without affecting the others — conventional, AGM, spiral wound, start-stop, deep cycle and marine. The charger features soft start mode for deeply discharged batteries, battery repair mode for older/distressed batteries and temperature compensation for extreme temperatures. It also has operator-safety features including over-voltage protection, reverse polarity protection and battery fault detection. For more information, call 847.250.7445 or visit: www.cloreautomotive.com
Chip Be Gone GlasWeld, recently released its newest windshield repair injector, the ProVac Zoom. Designed for speed and simplicity, the ProVac Zoom is powerful, fast and easy to use. The ProVac Zoom’s patent-pending Z-Mount system uses tiny ratchet teeth and a quick release lever. This combination allows for super-fast, yet adjustable, mounting against the glass, and it virtually eliminates the risk of over tightening against the glass, which is the most common reason for a crack spreading during the repair. It also features a new seal, which greatly reduces the possibility of flowering. The ProVac Zoom also pulls the quickest and strongest vacuum of any of GlasWeld’s windshield repair injectors. Achieving a full vacuum in less than three turns of the handle, it pulls a vacuum three times faster and more than 20 percent stronger than GlasWeld’s ecoVac or G3 injectors. For more information, visit: www.glasweld.com/provac-zoom
New Racing Filter Fram recently announced the availability of its new Racing Oil Filter product line. The new filters are ideal for use in racing and high-performance cars and are designed to help provide the winning edge in extreme operating conditions. The operation of high-performance vehicles puts tremendous pressure on engines. To overcome these challenging operating conditions, Fram Racing Oil Filters offer a number of performance-enhancing features, including a heavy-gauge tapping plate and extra-thick outer shell that withstands high-pressure flexing. Fram designed its new Racing Oil Filters with a screen-over bypass valve for protection against larger contaminants (not included on HP17 or HP6 models), steel end caps and a spiral-shaped center tube to protect against filter collapse. With a maximum burst pressure of 350-500 psi and maximum operating pressure of 200 psi, these new filters can withstand demanding racing conditions. Fram Racing Oil Filters also feature a number of standard-setting innovations that help improve engine performance in high-leverage operating conditions, such as a 22-psi filter bypass valve; low-restriction racing media that delivers high oil flow; 94 percent efficiency at 20 microns for excellent engine protection; a maximum oil flow rate of 10 to 18 gpm, depending on filter model; and a silicone anti-drain back valve on some models. Fram Racing Oil Filters are compatible with all oil types and are available in 13 different model sizes. This wide range of models enables the filters to be used with various vehicle makes and models, including all late model high-performance engines. For more information, call 800.890.2075 or visit: www.fram.com
The Search is Over Parts Detect is a free mobile app that allows automotive repair professionals to find aftermarket and OEM parts within seconds. Parts Detect provides a platform for finding the parts and products you need instantly by location, warranty, quantity and availability. Their focus is to optimize the accuracy and speed of ordering parts so mechanics and technicians can spend more time focusing on their jobs and customers. A simple interface gives a user the ability to scan and decode a VIN number, enter a part number or search for a vehicle using a vehicle drop down menu. Adding multiple parts to the shopping cart makes the checkout process a breeze. Through the profile set-up process, a user is able to select their preferred parts vendor with whom they have commercial accounts. Parts Detect does not handle any funds or funding transactions; it is based upon the accounts your auto care facility has in place with your preferred auto parts vendors. For more information, call 602.451.3103 or visit: www.partsdetect.com