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Why Are Fuel Doors on Different Sides of the Car?

We’ve all done it. Say you borrow or rent a car, pull up to the gas station, get out, and swipe your card, only to realize your gas tank is all the way on the other side. Different manufacturers choose to put the gas tanks on different sides — but why is that? Your steering wheel is always on the same side (unless you’re traveling across the pond), so why isn’t your gas tank?

Back in the old days, many gas tanks went directly in the center of the car, with the door in the back. They found that this design could turn a run-of-the-mill accident into something much more fiery and explosive. So, for safety reasons, they moved it to the right or left.

But which…

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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 Nanotechnology Benefits Cars

Nanotechnology is something that’s gained a lot of attention in recent years. It applies technologies on a molecular or atomic level, within one billionth of a meter. For reference, a piece of paper is only about 100,000 nanometers.

Usually, nanotechnology refers to a material or substance that has been engineered to work better for a specific purpose. These are used in everything from clothing fabrics and toothpaste to today’s subject — motor oil.

In the early days, nanotechnology was a marketing buzzword without much science behind it. Today, however, the practical science has caught up to marketing promises, which has led to some powerful innovation.
What Is Nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology covers many branches of science and industry. Everything from electronics to cleaners and sunscreen can make use of these…

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What Determines the Life Expectancy of My Car?

Keeping your car running for years involves more than frequent oil changes and tire rotations. What determines the life expectancy of a car boils down to a variety of factors. Some factors you can control and others you, unfortunately, can’t. At Rislone, we want to help you keep your vehicle safely on the road for as long as possible.

Along with offering world-renowned engine, transmission and fuel system additives, we’ve created this informative guide that discusses how long your vehicle may last, how to make a vehicle last longer and how to know when it is time for you to upgrade to a new car.
Average Car Life Expectancy
How long do cars last? This is a question nearly every person wonders when purchasing a vehicle. As…

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How to Quiet Noisy Lifters

Are you having a problem with hydraulic lifter noise in your vehicle? If you are not a car enthusiast, you may have this problem and not even be aware of it. Others may know there’s a problem, but want to learn how to quiet the noisy lifters. Fortunately, there are ways to deal with car lifter noise. Here’s what you need to know about the different ways to quiet noisy lifters.

What Are Car Lifters?
A car lifter refers to your car’s hydraulic valve lifter. It’s a small cylinder attached to your car’s hydraulic valve by a rod called a rocker arm. The system works well, except when it doesn’t. A phenomenon can occur called lifter tick, where the lifter itself makes an irritating ticking or…