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Top Causes of Low Engine Compression and How to Fix Them

Although you may not be familiar with the problem of low engine compression, if it happens to you, you will learn very quickly how difficult it can be. What is low engine compression, why does it happen and what can you do about it?

Put really simply: an internal combustion engine, such as the one in your car, works entirely on the principle of compression. Fuel injectors mix gasoline and air and spray this combination into a combustion chamber, where it is ignited, creating combustion which compresses in the cylinders of the engine to power the car and make it move. It’s easy to see how low compression could create a problem for a motor vehicle.

If you have car engine compression problems, your car will…

Zinc (ZDDP) and Motor Oil: How Zinc Affects Your Engine

Is there zinc in your motor oil? Is there enough or too much? When looking for oil or oil additive products to add to your engine, you may wonder where zinc comes in. Here is what you need to know about zinc and motor oil.

How Do You Choose Oil for Your Car?

Before considering the issue of zinc in your motor oil, it’s important you choose the right type of motor oil, to begin with. While your mechanic or owner’s manual can tell you the correct viscosity for your particular car and engine, this doesn’t answer which type of motor oil you should choose. There are four options for you to choose from:

Cheat Sheet: The Best Ways to Make Your Car Last Longer

Your vehicle is an investment, so what can you do to make the most of your car? This is something we hear from customers on our support lines and at trade shows all the time.

Fortunately, there are many ways to make your car last longer. Regular care and maintenance both go a long way to getting more years out of the life of your ride. Here are seven simple things every vehicle owner needs to do for a more extended return on their purchase.

1. Keep It Cool

The cooling system on your vehicle helps protect your engine from damage – it’s one of the most overlooked systems on your car. Those who know how to make a vehicle last longer…

Best and Worst Car Show Hosts

 
The Best and Worst Car Show Hosts
There are a million cookie-cutter car shows out there — whether about a custom shop or racing or new models as they enter the market. It feels impossible to choose the best one — so we won’t even try. Instead, let’s take a look at the best and worst car show hosts and what makes their programs stand out from the crowd.
Best — Jeremy Clarkson of “The Grand Tour”
You can’t have a list of best car show hosts without mentioning Jeremy Clarkson. Formerly of BBC’s “Top Gear,” Clarkson is known for being one of the best automotive journalists in the field — even if he occasionally gets hangry when his…

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What Benefits Does Zinc (ZDDP) Offer Your Engine?

If you read the makeup of our famous Rislone Engine Oil Supplement with Zinc Additive, you will notice that it focuses specifically on zinc, which most other additives don’t. More specifically, it contains zinc dialkyldithiophosphate, or ZDDP. While it may be hard to pronounce, ZDDP is an important component of engine oil supplement products for older cars with flat-tappet camshafts, especially classic cars or older high-performance hot rods. If you are considering one of our engine treatment products for your classic car or hot rod, we invite you to learn a bit more about what ZDDP does.

Lubrication Is Key
The major role of any engine oil is to lubricate moving metallic parts and reduce friction.…

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