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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 the quality of gas by increasing its cleaning ability, it also adds lubrication, removes contaminants, reduces spark knock and helps to prevent the fuel from going bad. The gasoline blend available in the summer months tends to be more expensive than during the winter so treating the fuel to perform at its peak benefits both your overall ride and your wallet.

“The last thing anyone wants to do on a summer road trip is find a maintenance shop to fix an issue that could have been easily prevented prior to hitting the road,” says Clay Parks, Rislone vice president of development. “Recommending customers install a bottle of Complete Gasoline Fuel System Treatment will help increase their vehicle’s power, performance and mileage by cleaning out and lubricating the entire fuel system. The product’s easy DIY application, versatile fit for all gasoline blends and immediate positive impact on gas mileage make this our most popular fuel treatment worldwide.”

One bottle of Rislone Gasoline Fuel System Treatment works with all unleaded, oxygenated and E10/E15/E85 ethanol-containing fuels. A 16.9-ounce bottle is concentrated to treat up to 22 gallons of gasoline and, for best results, should be added to the fuel tank every 5,000 miles or with every oil change.

It’s like having six additives in one bottle that you only use every 5,000 miles or so – what could be easier? If you have any questions about Rislone Complete Gasoline Fuel System Treatment and how it can help your car, don’t hesitate to contact us or drop us a message on Facebook. We’re happy to help!

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. Read More

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. Read More

Your Summer Car Maintenance Schedule

Your Summer Car Maintenance Schedule

It’s always important to follow the maintenance schedule outlined by your vehicle’s manufacturer – you can typically find that in your owner’s manual. The manufacturer knows what it takes to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Before the hot summer months hit, there are a few additional maintenance items you should consider looking at. A little bit of planning can help you avoid surprises with your car as you head out on vacation and enjoy the warm weather of summer. Trust us, we get a lot of calls from customers about how to handle the summer heat – from both maintenance and performance aspects. Read More

Tech Tip: Cold Weather Warm-Up Idling Can Harm a Modern Engine

Winter is hanging on for much of the US. Be sure to protect your vehicle from excess wear and friction caused by long periods of idling.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, idling does surprisingly little to warm the engines of today’s gasoline-powered vehicles. Modern engines are engineered so they’ll actually warm up faster if they are driven, not left to idle for long periods of time. Until the engine warms up sufficiently, the onboard computer system is putting extra gas into the combustion chamber. And all that gas is an outstanding solvent that can wash lubricating oil off the walls, causing significant extra wear and friction on components like piston rings and cylinder liners. This engine warming negative effect can be fought off with engine treatment products like our Rislone Engine Treatment, but more on that later.

The science behind this is all the evidence you need. In a cold engine, gasoline is less likely to evaporate and create the correct ratio of air and vaporized fuel for combustion. Computer sensors in the electronic fuel injection system compensate for the cold by pumping more fuel into the mixture, running rich in this way until it heats the engine up enough to switch back to a normal fuel-to-air ratio. For most winter drivers, the fastest way to warm up the engine is to start the car, take a minute to knock the ice off the windows, and then drive off nice and easy. Then give the engine about 5 to 15 minutes to totally warm up, running on a normal gasoline-to-air ratio.

But many of your customers still want to start their vehicles – perhaps with the aid of a remote start system – and enjoy a hot cup of coffee indoors, while their vehicle engines idle until the car interior is nice and toasty. We get that. For those customers, we offer easy low-cost protection against the extra wear and friction caused by long idling. This is a topic that comes up on our tech lines every winter season.

First, a low-cost premium engine treatment like Rislone Engine Treatment (p/n 100QR) or Rislone Engine Treatment Concentrate (p/n 4102) will add lubrication to the engine to reduce cold startup idling friction and wear.  Rislone Complete Gasoline Fuel System Treatment (p/n 4700) will lubricate upper cylinders and liners subject to cold startup idling wear. This combination of products isn’t a high-maintenance plan.  Simply use the Rislone Engine Treatment at every oil change, and use the Rislone Complete Gasoline Fuel System Treatment every 5,000 miles (or 8,000 km) for best results. Affordable, easy and guaranteed to make it easier on your customer’s car on those cold winter mornings when they let it idle for many minutes to warm up.

Warming up a car before driving is a leftover practice from when carbureted engines dominated the roads 30 years ago. Because carburetors didn’t have sensors to tweak the mix of gasoline and air, you had to let older cars warm up before driving or they could stall. Nowadays, long winter idling warm-ups may provide a toasty passenger compartment, but since idling uses a richer level of gas, it’s bad for modern engines.