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Want to stay up-to-date on all things Rislone? Make sure to keep up with our blog to learn all about our upcoming events and activities. You wouldn’t want to miss the latest happenings with Bobby and Caitlin, would you? No, you wouldn’t. Trust us.

Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Car

Before winter hits, it’s a good idea to take care of some winter service and maintenance items. Colder weather can be hard on your car and dealing with problems once winter hits can be a big hassle. Here at Rislone, we know a thing or two about car care and maintenance, so check out our top tips on how to look after your car in wintertime and get it ready for the coldest season. Read More

How Is Diesel Fuel Injection Different?

Diesel engines are often chosen for their excellent low-end power (high torque output) and long-term durability. One of the major differences between diesel and gasoline engines is how the fuel is delivered. Diesel fuel is injected through high-pressure rails directly into the combustion chamber of each cylinder. This is called direct injection and is monitored very closely to ensure the precise ratio of diesel fuel and air is injected for optimal combustion and maximum power. Read More

Tech Tip: Spot and Solve Common Fuel System Problems

Here’s the truth no matter how you cut it: a vehicle won’t run right if it’s not consistently getting the fuel it needs. Consistency is key, because the gateway to today’s fuel systems are the fuel injectors that open and close in millionths of a second to spray a controlled dose of fuel into the engine. Here are three typical symptoms that indicate a fuel system problem, usually because the fuel injector tolerance is no longer in balance.

  1. Power Loss: Power loss, as well as alternating high and low engine revving and sluggish acceleration, can be a clear sign of fuel injector problems. This is often the result of fuel injectors being clogged or dirty, which impedes fuel delivery.
  2. Misfiring Engine: An engine that misfires may be doing so because the fuel injector valves are not opening or closing correctly, or are leaking fuel. These fuel injector problems are also likely to lead to poor gas mileage performance, poor or rough idling, engine knocking and difficulty starting.
  3. Smoke Emissions: Especially for diesel engines, smoke coming out of the tailpipe, along with general poor engine performance, may be a result of poor-quality fuel which, in turn, clogs fuel injectors.

The solution for these typical fuel injector problems

There are basically two ways to treat these malfunctioning fuel injectors: replace them or clean them. Replacing fuel injectors can be a costly process and is usually not necessary. Cleaning and treating is a much better option. It’s faster, cheaper, and if you use the right solution, very effective. However, not all fuel injector/fuel system treatments are created equal.

There are many fuel injector cleaner products on the market, so it’s best to trust solutions with proven track records and ironclad guarantees. Rislone offers a Complete Gasoline Fuel System Treatment (p/n #4700) and a Complete Diesel Fuel System Treatment (p/n #4740) that not only clean fuel injectors and keep them clean, but can also enhance other aspects of your fuel system that have become dirty due to low-quality fuel, harsh conditions and fuel quality factors.

To clean gasoline engine fuel injectors, simply install Rislone Complete Gasoline Fuel System Treatment into a full tank of fuel. It will eliminate engine noise and engine smoking while simultaneously helping your vehicle use fuel more efficiently. To clean diesel engine fuel injectors, add Rislone Complete Diesel Fuel System Treatment to a tank of fuel. Like the gas counterpart, it will also boost cetane levels, provide anti-gel protection and stabilize the diesel fuel.

We weren’t first to the fuel game, because we realized many of the products on the market did very little in terms of real results, and some didn’t work at all.

We refused to offer a product like that.

Try our fuel treatment products (again, for gas or diesel) and let us know on Facebook or via our support team what you think. If customer feedback so far is any indicator, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Show Report: NAIAS 2018 (Detroit, Michigan)

The Fast, the Present, and the Future

Show Report by Marissa P.

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) kicked off in Detroit, Michigan a couple weeks ago and as always the automakers pulled out all the stops trying to outdo one another. Nearly everyone premiered new takes on old classics and even gave us a glimpse of the future.

Dodge certainly didn’t shy away from the competition with its display of the 2018 Dodge Demon. The Demon proudly boasts that it is a drag strip-ready car straight from production. Don’t get your hopes too high though, as-is the car won’t pass an NHRA safety inspection it will need a few a few extras before you can head down one of their tracks.

Ford, however, wasn’t going to let the Demon take all the muscle car spotlight. Front and center they brought out a blast from the past with the original 1968 Mustang Bullitt. The Bullitt was driven by Steve McQueen himself in a film of the same name; it featured a famous seven minute long car chase. What really caught attention at the show was the 2019 rebuild of a Mustang holding the same title, imitating the original’s rich green color. This car is more than just a nice body, it has a 5.0 liter V8 engine, unique embroidered interior matching the paint job and even had modifications to give it that 1960’s muscle car sound we all know and love. It’ll be an immediate collector’s car.

After that look back Ford decided to give us a glimpse of the future, not just any future though – we’re talking about the future of pizza delivery. Ford and Dominos partnered up to create the delivery vehicle of tomorrow, a self-driving delivery car made from a Fusion that was enhanced with the latest and greatest in self-driving vehicle technology. The car was complete with its own external tablet that would allow customers to type in a PIN to give them access to the hot, cheesy goodness awaiting them inside. The real question here is do we tip the car or the genius who thought of this idea?

Chevy didn’t wait for the cars of tomorrow: they had a lineup of their electric vehicles that you can buy today! The Chevy Volt and Bolt were the main attractions of Chevy’s electric line up. (Though there is talk that the Volt will be leaving the lineup in the next few years, making the Bolt its replacement.) Chevy is boasting that the Bolt will get over 200 miles per charge also saying that 30 minutes of charge time will give you around 90 miles of distance. Unfortunately hitting the gas station is still a more convenient fill up, but the future is upon us!

Electric cars aren’t for everyone yet, so if that isn’t your cup of tea but you’re looking for something with better gas mileage and you’re thinking family and environment friendly, the Malibu Hybrid was also holding its own crowd. The Malibu claims to get 49 MPG city. Toyota is keeping its hybrid Prius in the game with a 50 MPG city estimate. Hopefully the automakers will keep up this competition and we’ll see even more efficient vehicles in the future. When these guys go head to head everyone wins, and thankfully these cars keep getting better.

If you couldn’t make it to the auto show this year don’t fret! Just visit NAIAS.com and you can see pictures and videos of the show, and trust us it’s worth the look!

How to Improve Engine Response

Ah, engine “response.” That elusive term that is hard to define, but you know it when you feel it.

Simply put, the term “engine response” refers to how quickly your engine responds to a change in throttle position. Ideally, your engine reacts instantly when you push on the accelerator pedal and lets power drop back down the moment you let off.

As your engine gets older, responsiveness can begin to drop, causing hesitation and surging when you don’t want it. Correct engine responsiveness can also help reduce fuel economy, as your engine only develops the power you need right when you need it. Read More