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Shell Lubricants recently introduced Shell Rotella T5 Ultra 10W-30 synthetic blend, which meets the API FA-4 service category for 2017 (and beyond) diesel engines. The low viscosity oil has been formulated to provide better fuel economy, improved high and low temperature performance and meets the requirements for many low emissions engines built beginning in 2017.

Shell Rotella T5 Ultra 10W-30 is designed for engines requiring an FA-4 engine oil. This heavy-duty engine oil has been enhanced with synthetic base oils plus advanced additive technology to provide protection against wear, deposits and oil breakdown. The oil also offers improved fuel economy performance versus a conventional SAE 15W-40.

Triple Protection Plus technology, found in Shell Rotella T5 Ultra 10W-30 engine oil, is the unique combination of advanced additive technology and synthetic base oils. Triple Protection Plus represents protection against wear, deposits and oil breakdown plus better fuel economy performance. This unique combination helps to deliver excellent equipment protection, long engine life and maintain viscosity control under high temperatures.

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Amsoil has launched a new formulation of its top-tier Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil. Built upon a solid foundation of unsurpassed performance and protection, the Amsoil Signature Series line now offers a new level of engine protection that exceeds new and upcoming engine oil specifications.

Amsoil Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil provides 75 percent more engine protection against horsepower loss and wear than required by a leading industry standard, extending the life of vital components like pistons and cams. Its strong fluid film keeps metal surfaces separated while its robust anti-wear additives further reduce wear in metal-to-metal contact regions for maximum engine life. It features an advanced detergent system to protect vital engine parts including pistons and rings.

Amsoil Signature Series achieved 100-percent protection against low-speed pre-ignition in the engine test required by GM’s dexos1 Gen 2 specification. It is ideal for use in both turbos and direct injection engines, protecting turbochargers 72-percent better than required by the GM dexos1 Gen 2 specification.

Additional benefits include sludge protection, thermal stability for easier cold starting and limited oil consumption. It is available in seven viscosities: 0W-20, 0W-40, 5W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30, 10W-30 and 5W-50. It offers guaranteed protection in normal service for extended drain intervals up to 25,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first.

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Champion Laboratories, Inc. recently introduced Champ XL oil filters, specifically developed to maximize synthetic oil performance.

Today’s high-performance engines demand synthetic oil and require a filter developed to keep up with this oil technology. Champ’s synthetic oil filters provide cutting-edge filtration technology, specifically engineered to help leverage the unique benefits of synthetic oil blends and extend engine life.

Available in 29 part numbers that provide synthetic filtration in vehicles ranging from four-cylinder cars to super-duty pickups, the XL line offers many modern benefits including high-efficiency synthetic-blend media that filters out even the smallest particle; high-capacity to provide longer service intervals; and increased protection for today’s engines that run at higher operating temperatures.

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The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has updated and expanded its Automotive Lift Safety Tips Card and has created an all-new Safety Tips Poster to make it even easier to keep lift safety in front of vehicle technicians.

Both pieces feature 13 tips for safe lifting, including lift operation, maintenance and inspection. The poster is designed to be easy to read from a distance and uses bold graphics and pictographs to grab attention and reinforce key points. The poster is 30 inches wide and 45 inches tall and can be hung in a service bay, break room or training room as a daily workplace safety reminder.

Both the poster and safety tips are available from ALI member companies or can be ordered from ALI. To order from ALI, visit: For more information about ALI and its lift safety initiatives, call 607.756.7775 or visit:


The new Snap-on ATECH1FS240 and ATECH2CS240 Flex-Head TechAngle Micro Torque Wrenches pack the same electronic features as larger Atech series tools, but in a slim, compact steel body.

The 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch Micro Torque Wrenches weigh less than a pound each are are 11.6 inches long and .9 inches in diameter, with a 72-tooth ratchet gear. A knurled handle makes the grip more secure, and four alert modules indicate by LCD, LED, vibration and sound when the desired torque is reached. An updated LED progression on the tools offers better target torque indication at lower ranges. These tools have the ability to measure rolling torque, useful when checking bearing preload and drag. Another of the tools’ big features is the five scales of refences: ft-lbs, in-lbs, Nm, Kg-cm and dNm. The wrenches operate on a single, AA battery and come with a two-year warranty.

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Liquid Wrench’s new Pro Penetrant and Lubricant features exclusive FlashSight LED technology.

The product features a built-in LED light located directly above the spray nozzle, enabling users to see where they spray and improving accuracy in low-light areas. Combined with an innovative product formulation that delivers the power of a penetrating oil able to cut through the toughest rust, grease and corrosion with a long-lasting lubricant that reduces friction and wear, this new Liquid Wrench product is a truly versatile tool.

More features include a locking on-and-off collar for convenient no-mess storage; two spray options — with or without straw; prograde anti-seize formula; safe on metal, painted surfaces, plastic and rubber; breaks down built-up rust and cuts through tough grease; corrosion protection on all metals including copper, brass and bronze; and zero VOC.

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3M Auto recently revealed its newly improved 3M Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit.

The easy-to-use kit makes the headlight restoration process easier and more cost efficient. With just three steps — sand, refine and protect — headlights will become clear and sparkling.

In the sanding step, a gold 3M abrasive disc attaches to the drill disc holder and sands the surface. In the refine step, a 3M P800 white disc is attached to the drill disc holder. Using medium pressure, a tech sands the headlights to reduce and refine the scratches that remain from the previous step. Then, a gray P3000 3M Trizact disc is used. In the final, protect step, a 3M Quick Clear Coat is applied with coating wipes.

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Advanced Lighting Systems recently debuted their line of high-quality LED work lights at the 2017 AAPEX Show.

These 19 innovative products include spotlights, head lamps, underhood lights, articulating lights and the all-new ALS Audio Lights. The Audio Lights combine a high-efficiency COB LED spotlight with a built-in Bluetooth speaker that delivers up to 5,000 lumens of light and superior sound quality.

Other unique features include five adjustable brightness levels, charging indicator, power bank for device charging and glow-in-the-dark reflectors, making the lights easy to find in the dark. Also available is an app that can adjust the light settings from an Apple or Android device. All Advanced Lighting Systems lights have an IP65 or IP67 rating.

For more information, call 800.433.0708 or visit:

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