Products & Services

Feb. 1, 2019

Check out the products and services featured this month.

New Truck & SUV Motor Oil

ExxonMobil recently launched Mobil 1 Truck & SUV synthetic motor oil. The new formula, specifically created for gasoline-fueled, light-duty trucks and SUVs, provides outstanding protection and maximizes engine performance.

Hardworking engines are provided with extra protection and exceptional performance under tough operating conditions, such as hauling or towing heavy loads, when using Mobil 1 Truck & SUV. In addition, the motor oil’s 10-percent more sludge-fighting, anti-wear additive keeps the engine clear of sludge and deposits, which can cause serious damage to an engine.

Mobil 1 Truck & SUV is available in 0W-20, 5W-20 and 5W-30 viscosities in both one- and five-quart bottles.

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Mobile Vehicle Inspection

Mitchell 1 recently introduced ProSpect, a mobile vehicle inspection and check-in application integrated with the Manager SE shop management software that offers the option to take the system beyond the walls of the auto repair shop to start the vehicle intake and inspection processes right at the vehicle.

ProSpect is accessed on a mobile phone or tablet device and streamlines the customer greeting and vehicle inspection processes by allowing service writers to decode the VIN (or license plate to VIN), conduct multi-point inspections and write an estimate or repair order before the customer even steps into the shop.

The user-friendly design makes it easy to find a customer or enter a new customer into the system, then add jobs and perform digital visual inspections with notes and photos, and have those inspections available on the Manager SE work order screen in the office.

If the customer is returning for service, the system instantly matches the VIN to their vehicle history, accelerating the check-in process. If the customer is new, the service writer just clicks to enter the vehicle into the shop’s database to get the job started.

ProSpect offers fully wireless functionality and seamless integration with Manager SE. Once the vehicle is identified or entered, it is easy to conduct the multipoint inspection, including tires. Users can record before and after tire pressure and when the tread depth is entered, the system will determine the health of the tire based on the rules the shop can set. Service writers can also look up appointments, apply canned jobs related to vehicle issues found, document the vehicle diagnosis with photos and write an estimate or repair order right at the vehicle.

For more information, call 888.724.6742 or visit:

Engine Oil Upgrade

Through ongoing innovations to meet advancements in engine technology, Total is upgrading its Total Classic engine oils to the Total Quartz 5000 and 7000 series engine oils. This transition provides an improved product that will meet the evolving needs of modern engines by providing the new API SN Plus specification.

The new Total Quartz 7000 Future XT products offer the same quality semi-synthetic oils customers have come to expect from Total, are tailor-made for the requirements of OEMs and will now have approvals from Ford and GM that were not carried under the Classic line. In addition, Total Quartz 7000 Future XT will carry the API SN Plus specification to combat LSPI issues seen in newer engines.

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OEM Service and Repair Info Added to Tool Line

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket recently announced the addition of Repair-Source, the largest comprehensive library of OEM service and repair information in North America, to its ADS series professional diagnostic scan tools. The new database, included with Bosch’s annual diagnostic subscription, is available now in software version 3.5. Technicians and shop owners can save thousands of dollars every year with Repair-Source, which can replace multiple subscriptions for OE information.

With Repair-Source and the new software version 3.5, techs can use the diagnostic tool to scan more vehicles, confirm more diagnostic tests and turn cars more often with the correct repairs.

Technicians using a Bosch ADS tool will see the Repair-Source service information database on-screen after downloading and installing software V3.5. Repair-Source provides direct access to OEM service procedures, DTC troubleshooting, torque specifications, wiring diagrams, TSBs, maintenance schedules, fluid recommendations and more. Combining the most relevant service and vehicle info with Bosch diagnostics can help techs diagnose and repair vehicles faster and with more confidence, reducing comebacks.

In addition, Repair-Source integration brings:

  • Component locations
  • DTC codes and definitions
  • Estimated work times
  • Parts and part vector illustrations
  • Fluid recommendations
  • Maintenance schedules
  • Service procedures and specifications
  • Technical Service Bulletins
  • Vehicle identification and premium options
  • Wiring diagrams
  • And more
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Premium Heavy-Duty Grease

Shell Rotella HD Grease is a premium multi-purpose grease for on- and off-road vehicle applications. It contains Shell’s latest performance additives to provide excellent high-temperature oxidation performance, corrosion resistance and extreme pressure and anti-wear protection. Shell Rotella HD Grease is especially suitable for bearings operating at high temperatures and under load such as disk brake equipped wheel bearings.

The grease has excellent mechanical stability over long periods of severe vibration, enhanced extreme-pressure properties and excellent load-carrying performance. It also provides lasting protection even in the presence of water contamination, provides shear stability in high-speed wheel bearings, has long operational life at high temperatures and helps prevent rust and corrosion.

Shell Rotella HD Grease carries approvals for ASTM D4950 GC-LB.

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Learn About Lights

Advanced Lighting Systems recently announced the release of four unique new product videos demonstrating the product features of their complete line of high-quality LED work lights. These additions to the existing ALS video library are high-intensity productions dramatically displaying numerous ALS products using only video and dramatic music.

The four videos are titled ALS Brand, Audio Light, Automotive ALS and Job Site. Each video runs approximately three minutes.

ALS’ LED work lights are designed with a combination of quality, performance and style, and these new videos represent that quality. Products featured in the videos include spotlights, head lamps, underhood lights, articulating lights and audio lights. ALS production facilities are approved to carry out their own CSA, TUV and Intertek certification tests and meet or exceed industry standards such as ISO 9001. All lights undergo over 30 quality and performance tests. All Advanced Lighting Systems lights have an IP65 or IP67 rating.

For more information, call 800.433.0708 or visit:

New Oil Treatment

Hot Shot’s Secret recently introduced a new Two-Step Oil System Treatment safe for gas and diesel powered vehicles. When used as directed, the two-step oil system treatment provides four major benefits: improved power and compression, reduced lifter and valve noise, reduced engine wear and an increase in fuel economy.

The first step in the treatment is to use Stiction Eliminator for overall cleaning of the engine’s oil system. Based on comparative tests using the ASTM D4828 Standard Test method, Stiction Eliminator removes 50-percent more stiction than leading competitors and is proved to reduce engine wear by 62 percent. For a light car with a four- to six-quart engine capacity, the initial clean-out requires just 16 ounces of the first step of the treatment.

Following Stiction Eliminator, Hot Shot’s Secret recommends adding the FR3 Friction Reducer on the next oil change at a ratio of 1.5 ounces to every 1 quart of oil for long-term engine performance, restored power and improved MPG. FR3 is a synthetic friction reducer with three patented technologies. The formula uniquely contains patented synthetic lubricants with lubricating properties compared to PAO or mPAO synthetics of the same viscosity. The anti-wear component of the formula is a proprietary carbon nano particle that fills in microscopic irregularities on the machined surface to provide a smoother surface for the lubricating film to form.

The result of using Hot Shot’s Secret Two Step Oil Treatment is a newly cleaned oil system, which is fully protected for maximum long-term performance. Combined, the treatment first thoroughly cleans the engine’s oil system, then with FR3 added, extends the base oil performance in shear stability, oxidation stability and film strength. Test results demonstrate a reduction in friction that can cause power-robbing heat and improved fuel economy up to 5 percent.

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