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One Simple Solution for All Kinds of Diesel Fuel Problems

Rislone® Diesel Fuel System Treatment takes the place of six types of diesel fuel additives.

It’s easier than you think to stop the most common diesel fuel problems dead in their tracks. For common issues like rough running or noisy diesel engines, one bottle of Rislone Diesel Fuel System Treatment (P/N 4740) contains the same amount of additives equal to a bottle of almost every type of diesel fuel additive on the market. This includes ULSD sulfur substitute, injector and complete fuel system cleaner, upper cylinder lubricant, anti-gel cold flow improver, fuel stabilizer and conditioner, and even Cetane booster. With just one product, you can improve the quality of your diesel fuel by increasing its cleaning ability, adding lubrication, removing contaminants, fighting corrosion, and helping to…

Posted in: Fuel System

Why a Zinc Oil Additive? Because Today’s Motor Oils Are Not Made for Average-Aged U.S. Vehicles

Thankfully, Rislone Oil Supplement, a potent zinc oil additive, can help.

A car of average age today needs more metal protection for its engine than it can get from standard motor oil. That’s because the average age of U.S. vehicles is currently 11.5 years old, according to research firm IHS Automotive, and all vehicles of that age and older need more zinc and phosphorous than current engine oils contain. Rislone® 3X Concentrated Engine Oil Supplement with Zinc Treatment (p/n 4405) provides consumers, technicians and auto parts counter personnel with a golden opportunity to help with these vehicles at any oil change interval.

Environmental Protection Agency emissions regulations led to new engine designs that allowed motor oil…

Posted in: Engine

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is the kickoff event of the year for automotive manufacturers and their enthusiasts. The auto show held in the heart of Detroit attracted over 800,000 attendees in its nine days of display. The auto makers use shows like the NAIAS to showcase all of their vehicles including a variety of colors, models and a collection of vehicles that won’t hit the market for years. If you’re looking for what the future of cars is going to look like, there is a good chance it was on display at the NAIAS.

What jumped at me was Buick. The company was proud to display their futuristic concept vehicle of the future, a model…

Warming Up Your Car: Good for You, Bad for Your Engine

Not long ago, Popular Mechanics posted an article about something we tell our customers all the time (and most don’t believe us): warming up your car by letting it idle when cold out certainly helps your car get comfy, but it’s bad for modern engines. In fact, the method that we all use today originated back when engines were carbureted and is completely outmoded today. Says Popular Mechanics:
Warming up your car before driving is a leftover practice from a time when carbureted engines dominated the roads. Carburetors mix gasoline and air to make vaporized fuel to run an engine, but they don’t have sensors that tweak the amount of gasoline when it’s cold out. As a result, you have to let older cars…