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Race-Through Concept

VP Racing Fuels recently introduced VP Fastlube, a quick lube concept that will complement VP’s fast-growing retail branding program for gas stations and convenience stores.  While stand-alone facilities are the primary focus of VP’s Fastlube program, others will be incorporated in VP-branded stations.

In a related development, VP recently introduced VP Racing and Hi-Performance Lubricants, as well as a long-term trademark license agreement with Maverick Performance Products, LLC to market, manufacture and sell VP-branded lubricants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  Maverick will service VP Fastlube facilities with both bulk and packaged VP-branded lubricants. 

In addition, VP provides low-rate financing for ground-up, conversions, rebranding, SBA lending and equipment financing through its preferred lender, Allied Brand Capital.

For more information, call 210.635.7744 or visit: www.vpracingfuels.com

Size Matters

Trico Products Corporation recently announced it has added nine new part numbers to the Trico Exact Fit wiper blade line.

Trico now offers five new rear integral blades under part numbers 8-A, 10-A, 12-K, 12-L and 12-M. The new part numbers fit popular 2017-2006 year models of Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Saab, Scion and Toyota vehicles. The company has also introduced four new Exact Fit beam wiper blades. The new part numbers include 16-17B, 20-17B, 26-17B and 28-17B and fit popular 2017-2015 year models of Land Rover, Lexus, Subaru and Toyota vehicles, which are equipped with the new push button FZ wiper arm.

The recent additions to the Trico Exact Fit wiper blade line add coverage for approximately 5.2 million vehicles on the road today, equipped with rear integral and beam wiper blades.

For more information, call 800.388.7426, or visit: www.tricoproducts.com

Lock It Down

Eagle Klaw is a patented multi-point tension fastener that grips stronger and installs easier and faster than any other car mat clip.

When the cap is stepped on or hit with a hammer, the anchor bends inward and the spikes penetrate the carpet on a slight outward angle. When released, the fastener springs back flat and the spikes return to a vertical position, gripping the carpet.

Eagle Klaw will protect a car’s value by allowing floor mats in the front and back to do what they were designed for — keep dirt, mud, water and grease from permanently staining the car’s flooring.

Eagle Klaw car mat clips can be used with original OEM, all-weather or aftermarket floor mats such as Weathertech, with or without pre-installed grommets.

For more information, visit: www.eagleklaw.com


Newly introduced Rislone Nano Prime Engine and Oil Additive uses patented synthetic nanotechnology to provide engines of all ages with significantly greater protection against friction and wear than oil alone.

Rislone Nano Prime Engine and Oil Additive improves engine performance and life due to increased lubricity in the oil and increases fuel efficiency and reduces emissions. It also increases horsepower by reducing engine friction and protects turbos against overheating and excessive exhaust gas temperatures. Its multi-grade formula allows the oil to flow freely and provides protection over a broader temperature range.

Rislone Nano Prime Engine and Oil Additive is designed to work with all viscosity grades of motor oil: conventional, high-mileage and synthetic. It turns regular motor oil into a premium synthetic blend. It is a fully formulated GF-5/SN rated synthetic motor oil carrier designed to provide improved performance and protection for older vehicles, and is backward compatible with all vehicles.

For more information, call 800.521.7475 or visit: www.rislone.com

The Grease Specialist

WD-40 Company recently introduced WD-40 Specialist Greases.

The WD-40 Specialist Greases line includes Superior Performance True Multi-Purpose Grease, Heavy-Duty High Temperature Grease, Heavy-Duty Extreme Pressure Grease and Marine-Grade Water Resistant Grease. The products are interchangeable with each other, meaning they won’t cause cross-contamination issues that compromise performance and effectiveness. The greases also excel in extreme conditions and protect against rust and corrosion.

WD-40 Specialist Superior Performance True Multi-Purpose Grease is designed to be the ultimate high-performance, all-in-one grease. Formulated with calcium sulfonate technology, the premium product provides superior lubrication and long-lasting performance under extreme pressure, high temperature and severe marine conditions.

For more information, call 888.324.7596 or visit: www.wd40specialist.com

Air for All

Robinair announced the 34288NI air conditioning recovery machine as the newest addition to the Robinair product line up. Combining simple operation with superior accuracy, the 34288NI is an entry-level unit suited for smaller shops that service passenger vehicle A/C systems. The machine recovers, recycles, evacuates and recharges R-134A mobile A/C systems, covering most of today’s passenger vehicles.

The 34288NI meets or exceeds SAE J-2788 requirements, with over 95 percent recovery efficiency and precise charge accuracy to better than a half-ounce of the programmed charge amount.

The Robinair 34288NI also features a programmable vacuum function that defaults to 15 minutes and can be set for up to 99 minutes. Once set, the remaining time is displayed on the screen. A refrigerant management system displays use and monitors remaining filter life. For ease of maintenance, the machine alerts technicians when one-third of filter life remains.

For more information, call 800.628.6496 or visit: www.robinair.com

Software Update

OTC has announced the release of Bravo 2.9, the latest update to its diagnostics software for the Encore. The update includes new features as well as additions in diagnostic capabilities and increased vehicle coverage. In total, the release adds coverage for 656 new systems and 2,240 new vehicle-ECU combinations.

Key enhancements include the ability to share and edit previously saved and auto-navigate the “View Saved Tests” feature to the location where AST/ASDTC/DTC shared reports are saved. Improving on the language capability of the software, users can now retrieve freeze frames in both Spanish and French.

The VIN entry screen has been updated to only allow input of valid characters while also disabling auto text suggestions for easier inputs. Technicians can now pick which data items to load with the addition of a new custom data stream support within special tests.

For more information, call 800.533.6127 or visit: www.otctools.com/products/otc-encore

Leak No More

Bosch recently introduced the new HPT 500 High-Pressure Diagnostic Leak Tester for North America, offering high-pressure diagnostic leak detection for heavy-duty vehicles and turbocharged passenger cars. HPT 500 provides a solution for heavy-duty vehicle diagnosis and repair by producing a larger volume of smoke necessary for these larger systems. The machine delivers leak detection smoke at up to 30 psi, producing higher pressures than standard machines and simulates truck boost to safely test with the engine off.

With dual operating modes, technicians can alternate between smoke-only and air-only cycles to confirm repairs. The machine also features a flow control valve, remote shut off, a flow rate gauge and system pressure and test pressure gauges. A low operating cost per test makes HPT 500 a valuable investment for fleet owners and shops that service heavy-duty trucks.

For more information, visit: www.boschdiagnostics.com 


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