Products and Services
Techron recently introduced its Techron Diesel Fuel System Cleaner, an ultra-high performance, one-tank cleanup, diesel fuel system cleaner. It starts to work immediately — by boosting cetane up to five points — to improve lost engine power, fuel economy and cold starting performance. Techron Diesel seeks out and aggressively removes stubborn deposits in the fuel system for lasting results long after the bottle is used. It works on all types of diesel fuel injectors, diesel engine technologies and diesel fuel types (ultra-low sulfur diesel, bio diesel and bio diesel blends). It is available in 20 ounce bottles that treat up to 35 gallons.
Techron Diesel offers the assurance and convenience of a one-minute pour-in add-on service, a natural complement to any diesel motor oil change service offered by professional installers.
For more information, call 800.822.5823 or visit: www.techronworks.com
Solo Annual Interval
To meet the growing demand for motor oil that provides longer-lasting protection and performance, Mobil 1 recently launched Mobil 1 Annual Protection, which offers one full year or up to 20,000 miles between oil changes.
Available in 0W-20, 5W-20 and 5W-30 viscosities, Mobil 1 Annual Protection uses the latest fully synthetic technology from Mobil 1 to offer guaranteed engine protection for one full year. Mobil 1 Annual Protection has been specifically formulated to offer maximum wear protection, as well as increase resistance to oil breakdown and protect engine parts from harmful sludge and deposits, resulting in extended engine life.
Engineers at Mobil 1’s world-class technical center in Paulsboro, N.J., conducted extensive testing on Mobil 1 Annual Protection to ensure it could stand up to the most rigorous driving conditions. Over the course of a simulated six-year period, three vehicles – a Lexus NX 200t, Ford Fusion and Chevy Malibu – were each driven 120,000 miles, replicating extreme conditions, with the oil changed every 20,000 miles.
At the end of the 120,000-mile test, the engineers dismantled the engines and found them to still be of brand-new factory quality, including the bearings. The cylinder heads showed no visible signs of sludge, while the turbochargers, one of the hottest parts of the engine, showed no signs of oil degradation or buildup.
For more information, call 800.662.4525 or visit: www.mobiloil.com
North American Lubricants recently introduced Bulk Box, new packaging which is designed for installers who are looking for a simple, clean and efficient way to dispense and inventory specialty automotive lubricants.
Bulk Box takes up one-half the space of single quart cases, is sold as a lower cost per quart, fits all standard racks and saves a half-pound of plastic with every oil change. It contains an external pour spout for easy access and quickly shuts off for precise measuring. The cardboard outer shell is durable and recyclable. Bulk Box empties more completely than plastic oil bottles and eliminates the environmental and safety concerns of messy drums.
Bulk Box is available is Puratech SYN-Blend SAE 10W-30 GF-5/SN, Puratech SYN-Blend SAE 5W-30 GF-5/SN, Puratech SYN-Blend SAE 5W-20 GF-5/SN, PureSYN Synthetic SAE 10W-30 GF-5/SN, PureSYN Synthetic SAE 5W-30 dexos1 GF-5/SN, PureSYN Synthetic SAE 5W-20 GF-5/SN, PureSYN Synthetic SAE 0W-20 dexos1 GF-5/SN, PureSYN Synthetic SAE 5W-40 Diesel CJ-4/SM, PureSYN Synthetic SAE 5W-40 Euro ACEA A3/B4, PureSYN Synthetic Universal ATF, PureSYN Synthetic CVT Transmission Fluid and PureSYN Synthetic DCT Transmission Fluid. Bulk Box holds six U.S. gallons or 24 quarts and contains 42 boxes per pallet.
Spark the Fire
Autolite’s new Iridium XP Enhanced Alloy Technology Spark Plug, with an iridium-enhanced 0.6 mm finewire design and patented platinum sidewire technology, delivers optimum performance and a more focused ignition for better overall ignitability.
It also provides the durability advantages of a double platinum spark plug with virtually no gap erosion, longer life and top fuel efficiency over the life of the plug. Additional features include a nickel-plated shell.
Autolite is the first spark plug manufacturer to introduce a lifetime limited warranty to keep pace with advanced vehicle reliability and enhanced technology. The lifetime limited warranty offers peace of mind and protection against electrode wear and defects in materials and workmanship.
For more information, visit: www.autolite.com
Ngen recently introduced LiquiFog for (low) oil, the first advanced formula designed for vehicles with low oil levels. New vehicles are designed to consume more oil than ever before. Low oil levels heighten the risk for metal wear, ethanol corrosion, extra sludge and many other damaging conditions.
The fogging formula protects above and in the oil, while also cleaning the intake valves. It also helps improve fuel mileage and prevent costly repairs. Replace 10 ounces of motor oil with one 10-ounce bottle of Ngen LiquiFog for low oil into the crankcase during the oil change to protect your customers’ wallets and performance.
For more information, call 888.643.6776 or visit: www.ngenpro.com
Manage Motor Oil Grades
Mighty Distributing System of America recently introduced a new M-Pak Lube System.
The Mighty M-Pak Lube System helps automotive service centers more effectively manage the significant proliferation of motor oil viscosity grades and other lubricants being specified by vehicle manufacturers. It consists of a durable, heavy-gauge steel rack that holds eight six-gallon boxed/bladder containers of lubricants in two rows of four each with separate transfer jugs positioned directly below each lubricant. The transfer jugs have integrated spouts for easy pouring into engines.
The M-Pak Lube System rack can be stocked with any combination of the following Mighty Engine Guard lubricants: full synthetic oil in 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30 viscosities; dexos 1 synthetic oil in 0W-20, 5W-20 and 5W-30 viscosities; euro synthetic oil in 5W-40; synthetic blend oil in 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30, 10W-40 and 20W-50 viscosities; 15W-40 oil for diesel engines; and multi-vehicle synthetic automatic transmission fluid.
For more information, contact your local Mighty representative or visit: www.mightyautoparts.com
Castle Products recently introduced Castle Beads, a liquid that can be applied directly over the entire vehicle’s surface after washing. No wiping necessary; simply spray on. Specially formulated water-beading technology helps water fall off the vehicle while other compounds help leave a beautiful shine.
Use a jelly blade or a Castle Pro Wipe for maximum results. Available in one- and five-gallon containers.
For more information, call 800.876.0222 or visit: www.castlepackspower.com
Berryman Automotive Products recently released Berryman Diesel Parts Soak.
Berryman Diesel Parts Soak is formulated to penetrate, lift and emulsify the carbon-based soot that collects in and on diesel exhaust components, including diesel particular filters, EGR valves and EGR coolers.
Berryman Diesel Parts Soak is safe for use on rubber and plastic components and is eco-friendly and biodegradable. The product is solvent-free, VOC-free and phosphate-free with a mild pH and odor. It is available in a five-gallon container.
For more information, visit: www.berrymanproducts.com
In an on-going effort to increase customer productivity, JohnDow Industries has added an additional oil drain to its extensive line of drains and fluid handling equipment. The JDI-18DC 18-Gallon Self-Evacuating Portable Oil Drain fills an industry need for a quality, mid-sized, economical product.
The new oil drain includes Auto Check, a user-friendly feature found only on JohnDow Self-Evacuating oil drains. Auto Check technology eliminates the confusing procedure of opening and closing manual ball valves with its automatic pressure valve located at the bottom of the down tube. Additional features include an 18-gallon steel tank, a six-foot discharge hose, a pressure relief safety valve, OSHA friendly labeling along with a reinforced 16-foot deep drawn centered funnel. The four-caster design provides superior stability and mobility. The drain is also height adjustable and weighs 42 pounds.
The pressure relief safety valve provides added safety by preventing the tank from over-pressurizing. Once the optimum evacuation is reached in the tank, the safety valve will relieve any excess pressure. The four three-inch swivel casters make this drain easy to move and position under a vehicle. The casters are made of an oil- and chemical-resistant material that gives them an extended service life. The 16-inch deep drawn funnel makes it easier to accurately position to catch every bit of oil.
For more information, call 800.433.0708 or visit: www.johndow.com