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Tips for Getting Your Boat’s Engine Ready For Summer

Believe it or not, we get customers hitting us up on Twitter and Facebook all the time with boat questions.

If you have a boat, you probably can’t wait for summer to roll around so you can get that thing out onto the water. But if you really want to enjoy your boat this summer, don’t just rush out there. If you take care of your boat now, it stands a much better chance of serving you well all summer long. Getting a boat ready for summer doesn’t have to turn into an expensive chore. If you have the initiative, there’s plenty you can do fairly easily to get your boat ready for summer. Here are some of the top boat upkeep tips…

How to Protect Your Engine From Friction

Friction isn’t something we think about too often, but it is one of the more powerful physical forces out there. Friction helped carve the Grand Canyon, and it can wreak havoc on your engine if you don’t keep it in check. Not only does it contribute to erosion and wear,  but it also creates heat, which can definitely hurt your engine, especially over time. You can reduce engine wear and improve performance by protecting your engine from friction.
Effects of Heat and Friction on Your Engine
Remember that every car engine is made up of moving parts. Motor oil keeps these parts from generating too much heat and wearing down the engine. If you don’t reduce engine wear, it loses fuel efficiency and struggles with performance as…

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How to Maintain Your Engine

Nothing would be more satisfying than having your car run forever with no leaks or breakdowns and an endless supply of fuel.

Would be nice, right?

But we all know engines require regular maintenance if you want to keep them in prime running condition. When you adhere to a smart maintenance schedule and refer to your owner’s manual (because every car is different), you can rely on your vehicle to get to any destination, whether you’re heading to work or taking a quick trip.

Rislone engineers design our performance chemicals to help improve the efficiency of your vehicle. We’ve been doing this since 1921. You can only place as much reliance on your car as what you put into…

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Expert Overview: What Causes Engine Compression Loss Anyway?

Most of the time, engine maintenance doesn’t require you to take your vehicle to the shop for an expensive repair. And doing it yourself can much more rewarding anyway. If you’re like us at Rislone, you want your engine to perform at its peak levels, whether your car is a hard-working truck, performance car, or average family sedan.

Your engine keeps your life moving, and you expect it to remain reliable and efficient. But when problems start to occur, the best thing you can do is educate yourself before taking it to a dealership or mechanic.

Engine compression loss can be the result of many faulty components, so we’re going to give you a rundown to show you each possible…

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What Is Blow-By & How to Prevent It From Harming Your Engine

Of all the problems you can have with your car’s engine, one that is the least understood is probably blow-by. You may have never heard of what is sometimes called oil blow-by or engine blow-by, but if you get too much of it in your car, you’ll know something is wrong. That’s why it’s important for you to learn what blow-by is and how to stop it in an engine.
What Is Engine Blow-By?
To understand blow-by, you need to understand how car engines work. Standard cars use internal combustion, a mixture of air and fuel gets sparked and essentially explodes with the power to move crankshafts and pistons. Naturally, this process can have some unintended by-products.

Specifically, the force of the combustion can push…

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