This 80-gallon proportioner from Qwix Mix is a washer fluid holder that can make topping off fluids a breeze. This unit is designed for southern climates that require a +32 windshields washer fluid and is available in an 80 or 40-gallon reservoir. The unit will produce and dispense product on demand and includes a setting for an automatic refill to ensure the fluid is always on tap.
For more information, call 866.862.1078 or visit: www.qwixmix.comReduce Wear and Increase Oil Life
Shell Rotella has introduced its new line of oil filters for diesel pickups.
The filters are designed to help capture dirt and contaminants, reduce engine wear and promote longer oil life, whether or not conventional or synthetic engine oil is used.
The line includes six oil filters and meets the capacity requirements for diesel engines.
For more information, call 800.BEST.OIL or visit: www.rotella.com/filtersArctic Chill
Mahle has released its ArcticPRO ACX1280 A/C machine that efficiently processes R1234yf refrigerant. The ACX1280 recovers over 95 percent of the valuable R1234yf refrigerant from the vehicle HVAC system. The machine is available with either an internal or external identifier, offering technicians greater flexibility in choosing what is right for them.
For more information, call 800.468.2321 or visit: servicesolutions.mahle.comEpiq Tool Lockup
Available as a factory install for the Epiq series roll cabs, the new Snap-on Ecko Remote Locking System provides tool protection. Ecko adds a layer of security taking tool storage to the next level.
Equipped with a pocket-sized remote, Ecko arms and disarms the Epiq with the convenient push of a button from almost anywhere in the shop.
Ecko includes two key fobs and two regular keys, in the case of a lost key fob or dead battery, and provides a volume-controlled, distinguishable audio alert on the roll cab to notify techs when it is armed and disarmed.
For more information, call 877.SNAPON.4 or visit: www.snapon.comWD-40 Super Strength Degreaser
WD-40 Company introduced its WD-40 Specialist Industrial-Strength Degreaser to help professionals keep their machinery and equipment running smoothly and looking like new.
With PowerSolve Technology, a solvent that quickly breaks down grease, oil and dirt, the WD-40 Specialist Industrial- Strength Degreaser works on a variety of surfaces and is safe to use on metals, plastics, rubber, glass, aluminum and more.
For more information, visit: www.wd40specialist.comGas Caddies
JohnDow Industries’ recently released its Fuel Chief brand gas caddies. Designed for the professional service facility, Fuel Chief offers three caddies: the 25-gallon caddy; the Pro 30, a 30-gallon caddy with a manual pump; and the Pro 30 Plus, a 30-gallon caddy with an air-operated pump.
All three caddies have been tested and approved to UL requirements for leakage, rupture, stability, abuse and endurance. These units also meet OSHA-approved standards and are safe for use with gasoline, diesel, bio-diesel, kerosene and transmission fluids.
For more information, call 800.433.0708 or visit: www.johndow.comInnova Innovation
Innova Electronics Corporation has enhanced its website with new features and updates that will make it easier for customers to find the information they need to complete vehicle repairs efficiently and accurately.
New features include the option to chat with Innova’s team of ASE-certified technicians about simple problems or questions and the availability to view tools on the website before they hit the shelves.
For more information, call 714.241.3985 or visit: www.innova.comTrue Blue Totes
Balcrank announced new True Blue DEF Tote units, which include the same proven electric diaphragm pump along with new features such as a newly designed compact mounting bracket, a new and improved holster design and a new DR-style meter.
The mounting unit also includes many options to meet individual needs including metered or non-metered, AC or DC powered electrical diaphragm pump and manual or automatic nozzle.
For more information, call 800.747.5300 or visit: www.balcrank.com
Purple to the Max
Royal Purple developed the Max Atomizer, a fuel injector cleaner that uses a proprietary detergent package to clean fuel system components and stabilize ethanol-blended fuel.
Max Atomizer is formulated specifically for direct-injection gasoline (DIG) engines — but effective in all types of gasoline and diesel engines. Max Atomizer helps to restore lost engine performance that is the result of fouled or choked injectors.
For more information, call 888.382.6300 or visit: www.royalpurple.comGet Aligned
The new Hofmann geoliner 650 XD Imaging Wheel Alignment System features patented high-resolution imaging technology, which will allow shops to perform more wheel alignments more efficiently every day.
The system uses high-resolution cameras for live alignment readings. With options like the vehicle track width and wheelbase, individual wheel off set and set-back and the patented ez-toe feature that eliminates the need for a steering wheel holder, shop productivity will increase immediately.
For more information, call 800.251.4500 or visit: www.hofmann-usa.comValve Seal Restoration
New Bar’s Leaks Valve Seal Oil Consumption Repair restores valve seals that have shrunk, hardened or cracked due to age, high mileage or extended vehicle storage.
Valve Seal Oil Consumption Repair is added to the vehicle’s existing engine oil. It contains a specifically engineered additive that restores valve seal size, flexibility and elasticity. This additive is coupled with an advanced seal polymer that builds a film to prevent excess oil from bypassing the seal during a normal engine operation.
For more information, call 800.345.6572 or visit: www.barsleaks.comMotorcycle Lift
The 1000 MCL motorcycle lift from Forward Lift makes it easy to service brake, wheel, engine and exhaust components. A single foot pedal for hands-free lifting and lowering controls the lift. The lift requires a 100-psi air connection to operate and can be wheeled in and out of the service bay as needed.
The 1000 MCL lift platform can be raised to 33 inches off the shop floor, making it a comfortable working height for a technician.
For more information, call 800.423.1722 or visit: www.forwardlift.comMore Torque
Chicago Pneumatic has unveiled new compact wrenches. The CP7711/21 butterfly 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch compact wrench is 5.5 inches long, has a maximum torque of 80 pound-feet and is ideal for small vehicle applications like oil pans, seat bolts, body panels and motorcycle repair and maintenance.
The CP7727/37 3/8-inch and 1/2-angle impact wrench is 9.1 inches long, has a torque of 220 pound-feet and is ideal for engine repair.
The CP7732 1/2-inch compact wrench provides 460 pound-feet of torque and is ergonomically designed to provide greater comfort for the user when working on general vehicle maintenance.
For more information, visit: www.cp.comShark Fin Separator
Ken-Tool has released the Ken-Tool 34555 Shark Fin Dual Wheel Separation Bag, engineered to help remove stuck and corroded wheels/tires from truck and trailer axles.
The Shark Fin bag is an extreme-duty, rubber coated, nearly puncture proof Kevlar bag, which uses air pressure to create 5000 pounds of force to separate and remove stuck dual wheels off the axle studs and hubs.
For more information, call 330.535.7177 or visit: www.kentool.comApplication Guide
Rotary Lift has published a free Lift Application Guide to help customers choose the right lifts for their service facilities. The rotary Lift Application Guide is designed to show customers the lift styles available to service each class of vehicle.
From the smallest lift for Class 1 vehicles to the largest lift for Class 8 vehicles, the Rotary Lift Guide shows all the lift options.
For more information, call 800.640.5438 or visit: www.rotarylift.com