Products & Services
Upgraded Grease Line
Phillips 66 recently announced a refresh of their full line of premium greases is now available. The upgraded greases are the result of extensive research, product testing, customer feedback and new technology.
The line includes over 50 unique products spanning multiple National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI) grades. The product line includes new color-coded packaging categorized by thickener types to help customers find the correct grease for their unique application: Lithium, Lithium Complex, Lithium Complex with Moly, Calcium Sulfonate, Polyurea and Specialty.
While the vast majority of greases produced in North America are Lithium Complex (42 percent) and Conventional Lithium (25 percent), the full line from Phillips 66 also includes niche and specialty products. Certifications for products within the line include Ford, General Motors, John Deere, Meritor, International Harvester, Mack and Fives Cincinnati, among others.
For more information, visit: www.phillips66lubricants.com/grease
Clean Up Valve Deposits
Biocleans Gas Rapid PCV offers significant cleanup of valve deposits in gasoline engines, including GDI in only 15 minutes. It is easy to apply, either as an aerosol or liquid form directly into the engine via throttle body or vacuum system of PCV or brake booster vacuum lines.
There is no special expensive equipment needed for application — only one product. Biocleans Gas Rapid PCV offers a 30 to 40 percent cleanup in 15 minutes to reduce deposits that are causing drivability issues. It is recommended to always change oil after treatment.
For more information, call 613.395.3516 or visit: www.biocleans.ca
Diagnostic Test Kits
Acustrip recently launched new diagnostic test kits. Acustrip’s state-of-the-art technology saves time and money with one easy dip-and-read process.
Acustrip’s new multi-purpose refractometer, concentration and test strip condition kits increase sales and profits, offer proven technology and give real-time information. They also give technicians on-the-spot evaluation and help improve customer loyalty. Their accurate, measurable results promote preventive maintenance.
For more information, call 844.358.4339 or visit: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Premium Beam Wiper Blade
ITW Global Brands recently launched the new Rain-X Silicone AdvantEdge Wiper Blade, which features precision-engineered silicone rubber designed to withstand the most extreme weather conditions. The Rain-X Silicone AdvantEdge squeegee is proven to last two times longer than traditional rubber squeegees, and features Climate Defense Technology which protects the squeegee against long-term exposure to ozone, UV rays, snow and ice.
Benefits of the Rain-X Silicone AdvantEdge, which showcases a distinct silicone rubber technology, include:
- Resilient Silicone Rubber Squeegee: Lasts two times longer than traditional rubber squeegees, based on third-party testing, for ultimate durability.
- All-Weather Performance and Superior Wiper Quality: Silicone rubber retains its flexibility and stability in the most extreme temperatures and inclement weather conditions, so it will not crack in the heat or freeze in the cold.
- Climate Defense Technology: Acts as a safeguard against windshield wiper fluid, oil, salt spray, road grime and other elements.
- Advanced Spring Beam Technology: Allows the wiper blade to hug the curvature of the windshield for a smooth, quiet wipe.
- InstalLock Installation System: All-in-one adapter that allows for a quick and secure installation.
New Gas Truck Engine Oil
Shell Lubricants recently introduced its Shell Rotella Gas Truck full synthetic engine oil providing extreme protection for towing and hauling for gasoline-powered pickup trucks and SUVs. The oil, from the makers of Shell Rotella heavy-duty diesel engine oil, offers the unsurpassed protection these engines need in three viscosity grades: 0W-20, 5W-20 and 5W-30 beginning in January in the U.S. and May in Canada. The oil will be available in one-quart, five-quart and Ecobox in the U.S. and five-liter in Canada.
Shell Rotella is the first major oil brand to introduce a complete portfolio of full synthetic motor oils for both heavy duty diesel engines and gasoline-powered trucks and SUVs. All three grades of Shell Rotella Gas Truck motor oil are formulated to provide unsurpassed wear protection in even the most extreme conditions trucks and SUVs face, including heavy hauling, towing, extreme temperatures and off-road. The synthetic base oil delivers added oxidation stability, improved volatility and low-temperature properties.
Shell Rotella Gas Truck is recommended for use in gasoline-powered pickup trucks and SUVs, including those that experience more extreme conditions, including driving with heavy loads, stop-and-go driving, frequent short trips, extreme hot or cold temperatures and extensive idling. The oil is approved for use in Ford, GM, Ram and Toyota gas-powered trucks and SUVs.
For more information, visit: www.rotella.com
Pre-Cleaning Wipes for Adhesive Wheel Weights
Designed for adhesive wheel weights, StickPro pre-cleaning wipes are the new go-to partner for proper wheel weight pre-cleaning. The pre-cleaning wipes are an effective solution for technicians to achieve quick and easy balancing.
StickPro’s new website offers quick access to essential information about the wipes, features and installation instructions.
For more information, visit: www.stickprowipes.com
New Line of Synthetic Motor Oil Unveiled
Red Line Synthetic Oil recently unveiled its new OEM/API approved Professional-Series full-synthetic motor oils to complement their high-performance product line.
The new Professional-Series oils consist of OEM and API approved motor oils for professional installers who demand performance with factory warranty protection. Professional-Series motor oils offer low-temperature flow during cold starts and help prevent low-speed preignition (LSPI) in turbocharged gas direct injection engines. The entire line exceeds ILSAC GF-5 specifications, is resistant to oxidation to avoid sludge and has low volatility for reduced consumption and longer drain intervals.
The new Professional-Series oils let installers and consumers experience Red Line quality while maintaining their factory warranty.
For more information, visit: www.redlineoil.com
Spark Plug Service Interval Information
NGK Spark Plugs USA, Inc. recently announced the industry’s first spark plug service interval resource by including original equipment manufacturer suggested spark plug replacement recommendations on its website parts finder and company provided ACES data set.
NGK is committed to providing technicians with valuable service interval recommendations for spark plug lifecycles as specified by domestic and import manufacturers. This information will be rolled out on the company website’s parts finder and the company’s ACES catalog content. This new resource aims to help provide the most accurate, up-to-date and relevant spark plug information to the industry.
For more information, visit: www.ngksparkplugs.com
WD-40 Specialist Fast-Acting Carb/Throttle Body & Parts Cleaner is an all-in-one carburetor cleaner spray for the carburetor, throttle body and unpainted metal parts. What makes WD-40 Specialist Fast-Acting Carb/Throttle Body & Parts Cleaner unique is the dual-action cleaning system. First, the powerful solvent cleaning formula breaks up tough, baked on carbon deposits. Second, the powerful cleaning spray blasts away the deposits and waste, leaving behind no residue.
The results are engines that start up fast and easy, and levels to smooth, consistent idle with less stalling. The carburetor cleaning spray is perfect for both old and new vehicles and equipment. It will not affect oxygen sensors or catalytic converters upon incidental contact.
For more information, visit: www.wd40specialist.com/products/carb-throttle-parts-cleaner
New Multi-Vehicle Transmission Fluids
Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. recently announced the launch of three new multi-vehicle transmission fluids, joining the expanded DuraDrive product line, which offers superior wear protection, stable friction control and anti-shudder durability throughout the fluid life in all recommended transmission types.
The DuraDrive portfolio of products has been developed to meet transmission requirements across the globe, and the new fluids have been launched across various regional markets. DuraDrive MV Synthetic ATF, duraDrive Low Viscosity MV Synthetic ATF and DuraDrive CVT MV Synthetic ATF are available globally, while DuraDrie DCT MV Synthetic ATF is available in Europe and China.
The DuraDrive multi-vehicle transmission fluid product line includes full synthetic formulations that meet the needs of most transmissions on the market today. DuraDrive MV Synthetic ATF is designed to meet higher viscosity legacy ATF fluid requirements, while the Low Viscosity ATF fluid is targeted toward newer transmission designs with improved fuel efficiency. DuraDrive DCT MV Synthetic Fluid offers superior protection for DCT transmissions, while DuraDrive CVT MV Synthetic Fluid is the fluid of choice to protect CVT transmissions.
Formulated using leading-edge HT Purity base oil technology, DuraDrive transmission fluids provide superior resistance to oxidative breakdown and outstanding wear protection combined with excellent low-temperature performance.
For more information, visit: https://lubricants.petro-canada.com/en-GB/productoverview/brand/DURADRIVE