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Archive for: April, 2018

Tech Tip: One easy step improves gas quality for summer road trips

Summer’s not here yet, but it will be soon. Get a head start by maximizing mileage and performance with a clean fuel system.
Summer road trips are a favorite pastime celebrated with your favorite music playlists, sweet-tooth-inspired snacks and the freedom of the open road. When planning your next adventure, take small steps now to keep maintenance issues at bay and maximize vehicle performance – like taking quick and easy measures to maintain the quality and cleanliness of your fuel system.

Rislone’s Complete Gasoline Fuel System Treatment (p/n 4700) provides a complete approach to controlling the purity and maximizing the efficiency of the gasoline used in a vehicle – it’s literally the most advanced fuel system treatment available today. Not only does one bottle improve…

Quick Guide: The Many Colors of Car Smoke and What They Mean

Have you ever paid attention to the color of smoke coming from the exhaust pipe of your car? While this might sound odd, the color of your exhaust can give you information on how your vehicle is running and whether it needs attention. Exhaust is sometimes an easy indicator of car health.

Here at Rislone, we have decades of experience as a leader in treating engine problems and have put together this list to help you identify the different colors of smoke and react when necessary.
Colors to Watch For
Here are the main colors of smoke that you might detect coming from your vehicle, each one indicating a different potential problem:

Blue smoke: This typically occurs when some…

Posted in: Engine, General, Oil

What Is Engine Compression, Anyway?

You might know something about engine compression, but in case you don’t, here’s the crash course.

Your engine relies on compression during operation to pressurize the fuel and air mixture so that it detonates properly and creates power to push the pistons. If your piston rings get worn, they allow this gas and air mixture to escape and your pistons can’t create the right amount of compression. Car engine compression problems can be hard to detect at first but can cause big problems if left to get worse. And for you enthusiasts out there, compression = power.

Our engineering and tech support teams here at Rislone have put together this list engine compression loss symptoms to help you identify when your engine is suffering from low…

Posted in: Engine, Gaskets, General