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Service the Euros

Phillips 66 Lubricants recently introduced Shield Euro-Tech and Shield Euro-Tech+, two new premium-quality, full-synthetic passenger car motor oils blended in America and designed to protect the sophisticated engineering of European vehicles. The new oils meet or exceed the specifications of major European vehicle manufacturers, including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Porsche.

The new Phillips 66 Shield Euro-Tech product line will allow U.S. quick lube installers to service 90 percent of the European automotive vehicles in and out of warranty.

The full-synthetic formulations feature benefits such as better oxidation resistance and thermal stability at high temperatures for improved protection against viscosity breakdown and deposit formulation, lower volatility for reduced oil consumption and better low-temperature pumpability for easier starting and faster oil circulation at low temperatures.

Shield Euro-Tech is a full-SAPS engine oil, recommended for use in many gasoline engines. It is approved for service fill under leading European OEM specifications as well as BMW LL-01, Mercedes-Benz MB-Approval 229.5, Volkswagen VW 502.00/505.00 and Porsche A40 (5W-40 viscosity).

Shield Euro-Tech+ motor oil is a low-SAPS engine oil, designed for modern diesel engines. It is approved for service fill under leading European OEM specifications for extended drain applications as well as BMW LL-04, Mercedes-Benz MB-Approval 229.51, Volkswagen VW 504.00/507.00 and Porsche C30.

For more information, visit: www.phillips66lubricants.com


Stay Cool

Mahle Service Solutions recently introduced the new ArcticPRO ACX1250 air conditioning (A/C) service unit that economically services R1234yf vehicles.

The ACX1250 is designed to increase technician productivity with its fully-automatic program to recover, vacuum, leak test and charge without command for ease of operation. An external refrigerant identifier minimizes costly refrigerant cross contamination risks. The ACX1250 is designed to recover more than 95 percent of automobile A/C system refrigerant. The unit has numerous built-in safety features for the secure handling of R1234yf refrigerant. In addition, the unit comes with a 4.3-inch VGA-resistant touch screen.

The ACX1250 meets stringent certification requirements including: SAE J2843, SAE J2099 and UL 1963.

For more information, call 800.468.2321 or visit: www.servicesolutions.mahle.com


Employee Scheduling Optimization Solution

Integrated Services, Inc. logoShiftboard, Inc. and Integrated Services, Inc. (ISI) recently announced the formation of a strategic partnership that brings intelligent employee scheduling to the automotive oil change business. Shiftboard is the top-rated staff scheduling solution provider, according to PC Magazine and Capterra, a Gartner company.

Shiftboard and ISI will co-market an integrated labor optimization scheduling solution for automotive oil change businesses. The SaaS solution automatically schedules the optimal number of employees throughout the day to reduce operating cost without compromising the quality of service. Shiftboard analyzes customer traffic and labor data from ISI systems to forecast future demand, then applies intelligent, rules-based scheduling automation to create an optimized staff schedule. Initial customers have realized significant labor efficiencies and are saving thousands of dollars annually. In addition, Shiftboard/ISI customers report improved relationships with their employees thanks to more timely schedules and enhanced employee communications.

Shiftboard is now available to all ISI customers.

To learn more about the integrated Shiftboard/ISI solution, call 800.922.3099 or visit www.ints.com


Fast, Easy Way to Crystal Clear Lenses

Penray Headlight Restoration KitPenray recently introduced its new Headlight Restoration Kit 8405. It is one of the quickest and easiest-to-use headlight restoration kits on the market, and it is among the most effective and longest-lasting, coming with a one-year warranty.

This kit from Penray includes just two simple steps for headlight cover restoration — prep and protect.

Penray’s specially-blended lens prep lotion wipes away dirt and grime from headlight covers with a brief side-to-side wiping action. The preparation ends with wiping the prep material off with an alcohol wipe, which is included in the kit.

For the protect step, simply spray two coats of Penray’s exclusive lens coating across each headlight lens, wipe off any overspray and you’re done. The lenses are now as clear as new and protected well into the future by the protectant, which bonds to the lenses.

Penray’s Headlight Restoration Kit does not require any sanding with sandpaper, requires no special tools and does not require the use of special ultraviolet lighting.

Penray is supporting this product with online resources that include a flyer highlighting the features and benefits of the kit and installation instructions. In addition, Penray has created an online video showing the ease of use and effectiveness of this product.

The online video can be viewed at http://bit.ly/8405Video or you can find more information about the product at: http://bit.ly/8405Web


Hardy, Hardy

Hardy WipesE-Zoil recently introduced Hardy Hands, a new hand cleaner for professional technicians. Utilizing a high-performance formula with natural ingredients, Hardy Hands contains walnut shell scrubbers to quickly eliminate dirt and grime. The product contains six different lotions that leave hands soft and clean with a fresh citrus aroma.

Hardy Hands can save shops money because the product’s highly-concentrated formula can result in a 75-percent reduction in usage.

E-Zoil has also introduced, Hardy Wipes, a combined hand, tool and surface towel. The companion product utilizes the same high-performance formula in Hardy Hands to remove dirt, grime, grease, oil, tar and many other soils. The two-sided towel has an abrasive side to cut through soils, and the smooth side is designed to wipe surfaces clean.

Hardy Hands is available from authorized E-Zoil distributors in three-ounce and 18-ounce bottles and an 85-ounce jug. A dispenser for the jug is also available and is ideal for shop environments. Hardy Wipes are available in a 70-count container.

For more information, call 716.213.0106 or visit: www.ezoil.com


Meeting VW

Liqui Moly Top Ten 6200 SAE 0W-20 Motor OilGerman oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY recently launched a new motor oil, which fulfills the latest Volkswagen requirements: Top Tec 6200. It represents a generational leap in motor oil technology.

The oil was developed for the Euro 6 emissions standard. This means it is less viscous than conventional oils. The lower the viscosity of the oil, the lower its inner resistance in the motor.

Top Tec 6200 fulfills the VW approvals 508.00/509.00. As a 0W-20 grade, it is a low-viscosity oil. The new Top Tec oil is not backwards compatible. The oil is too low viscosity for non-VW 508.00/509.00 motors: the lubricating film is consequently very thin and a high level of motor wear can occur. In order to minimize the risk of mix up, the new oil has a different design compared to the other oils of the LIQUI MOLY Top Tec series. Also, it does not feature the 4000 numbering as previously all Top Tec oils have, but it is the first with 6000 numbering.

For more information, visit: www.liqui-moly.us

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