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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.

Our engineering and tech support teams here at Rislone have put together this list engine compression loss symptoms to help you identify when your engine is suffering from low…

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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.
Some Performance Tips for Summer
Getting the best performance out of…

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.
Top Tips to Keep Your Vehicle Running
While it’s important to take care of car maintenance all year long, before winter there are a few points that should be addressed specifically:

Check your coolant: This means topping up if your coolant…

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…

Rislone and PowerNation TV Give Away Custom RS700 Mustang

Sweepstakes winner drives off with souped-up, one-of-a-kind sports car 
One lucky person is starting off the new year with a bang – well, an engine rev and supercharger whine, to be more precise. Marlene D’Silva was selected from more than 416,000 entries as the winner of the Rislone® RS700 Mustang Sweepstakes, driving off in a custom Mustang supercar designed and built by Rislone and the PowerNation TV “Engine Power” team on the air last season. Check out an overview of the Mustang build below.

The sweepstakes ran from June to December 2017 and, along with the sweet ponycar, emphasized Rislone’s new Nano Prime™ Engine & Oil Additive (P/N 4104), available at auto parts retailers across North America. Rislone’s suite of engine, fuel and transmission products are…