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Shops wanting the oil filters they offer to provide the same benefits as their synthetic motor oils now have the option, thanks to Mighty Auto Parts’ new Engine Guard MAX Oil Filter Can.

The oil filter lowers overall vehicle service costs, enables 10,000-mile protection and is more environmentally friendly. It’s made of a high-capacity synthetic-blend filter media and has a silicone anti-drain back valve, clinch-style steel base plates for greater burst resistance, spiral-wound center tube for added durability, pressure relief valve, PTFE sealing gasket for easy installation and removal, and a steel end cap to provide added filter media protection during cold starts.

For more information, call 770.448.3900 or visit:

Europe Expands

Amsoil has expanded its line of European oils to include a 0W-40 full-SAPS synthetic motor oil.

This motor oil has the same synthetic formulation as European car formula 5W-40 and is recommended for the same applications. It provides maximum protection, keeps engines clean and improves fuel economy.

It is specially formulated for European gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks and is recommended for European vehicles requiring any of the following performance specifications: ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4, API SN/SM, BMW LL-01, Mercedes-Benz 229.1/229.3/229.5, Porsche A40, Renault 0710, 0700 and Volkswagen 502.00 and 505.00.

For more information, call 800.777.8491 or visit:

Hybrid Brake Pads

Raybestos has developed automotive brake pads with enhanced hybrid technology (EHT) called Element3 Brake Pads. EHT supports optimal braking performance and control inaddition to increasing stopping power in harsh braking conditions.

These brake pads include quiet, steel, noise-reducing shims with a damping system to reduce noise when stopping.

For more information, call 815.363.9000 or visit:

Quick WIX

WIX Filters has launched a new quick search functionality on its website. The quick search asks for the car model, make and year and delivers correct oil, fuel, air, cabin air and transmission filters for light-duty vehicles. The quick search also returns any breather, hydraulic or specialty filters for heavy-duty vehicles. Part numbers are hyperlinked for easy access to more information about each particular filter.

For more information, call 704.864.6748 or visit:

Raising the Bar, Stopping Leaks

Bar’s Leaks recently introduced its first-ever professional-grade oil consumption product called the Valve Seal Oil Consumption Repair. Designed to permanently repair valve stem seal leaks, stop blue exhaust smoke and reduce oil consumption the valve seal product works on all types of engines and can be quickly installed.

For more information, call 800.521.7475 or visit:

Hundreds of Jobs, One Tool

Ken-Tool has created an 8-in-1 Wrench in SAE and metric versions to help with hundreds of automotive maintenance jobs.

The slim profile wrench is 7.5 and 12 ounces. It’s fabricated from cold forged, high-strength vanadium steel alloy and has a slide-twist-slide design to quickly change wrench sizes. To change the size, slide the carrier to the center, twist it 180 degrees and slide it back to lock in place.

The SAE version of the wrench includes the eight most popular sizes: 5/16-inch, 3/8-inch, 7/16-inch, 1/2-inch, 9/16-inch, 5/8-inch, 11/16-inch and 3/4-inch. The metric version has 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm and 17mm sizes.

The stud-thru feature permits studs and bolts to pass through the opening, and the 12-point closed box design needs only a 30-degree re-engagement arc for tight clearances.

For more information, call 330.535.7177 or visit:

Go With the Flo

Balcrank has introduced the CenterFlo CF65, an air-operated double-diaphragm pump with reversed air/fluid design. The fluid path flows through the center of the pump with the air motor to the outside, allowing improved suction and performance.

The pump is designed for use in commercial, heavy-duty truck fleets, industrial plants, mining, mobile lube, transfer bulk fill and refining applications. They are available in 10-gallon-per-minute up to 65-gallon-per-minute sizes in poly, aluminum and mixing models.

For more information, call 800.747.5300 or visit:

No More Lost Customers

Mitchell 1 has added a new feature to its SocialCRM shop marketing service that gives automotive repair shops the ability to recover lost customers by automatically sending promotion emails to any customers who haven’t visited the shop for more than 12 months.

The number of months can be modified depending on the shop’s preference. The email includes an appointment request button and a link to the customer’s vehicle service history.

For more information, call 888.724.6742 or visit:

Smart Scans

Bartec USA recently announced its new Tech400Pro TPMS scan tool. The scan tool adjusts TPMS placard values making it possible to change wheel sizes and tire types on pickup trucks.

For more information, call 855.877.9732 or visit:

The Next Level of Filtration

Purolator provides synthetic oil filters specifically designed for synthetic oil users. Premium filters provide wear protection.

The filters are wire-backed for extra support. The 100-percent synthetic media is 99-percent efficient and removes 99-percent of dirt and debris. It is designed to trap and hold up to 27 grams of dirt and debris, providing engine protection for 10,000 miles. A no-slip grip control texture covers the entire filter can for easier installation and removal.

For more information, call 800.526.4250 or visit:

Flush ’Em Fast

Link New Tech has developed the Qwik Draw QD8 Brake Flush and Bleeder. The system flushes and bleeds an entire brake system in less than 10 minutes. The system is constructed from special aluminum and operates off the shop’s air system. It requires no electricity and doesn’t have any hoses to disconnect. The 10-liter clear tanks allow for easy monitoring of old and new fluids.

For more information, call 888.546.5832 or email:

The Clear Choice

Glass Mechanix Solutions has redesigned its glass repair systems to accommodate automotive service centers adding windshield repair to their service menus. Its bundle includes everything to repair 50 glass chips or breaks.

For more information, call 877.904.6509 or visit:

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