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Why a Zinc Oil Additive? Because Today’s Motor Oils Are Not Made for Average-Aged U.S. Vehicles

Thankfully, Rislone Oil Supplement, a potent zinc oil additive, can help.

A car of average age today needs more metal protection for its engine than it can get from standard motor oil. That’s because the average age of U.S. vehicles is currently 11.5 years old, according to research firm IHS Automotive, and all vehicles of that age and older need more zinc and phosphorous than current engine oils contain. Rislone® 3X Concentrated Engine Oil Supplement with Zinc Treatment (p/n 4405) provides consumers, technicians and auto parts counter personnel with a golden opportunity to help with these vehicles at any oil change interval.

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Environmental Protection Agency emissions regulations led to new engine designs that allowed motor oil manufacturers to significantly reduce the zinc and phosphorus content of motor oil over the last couple of decades. As a result, the oil that’s sold today works fine for new vehicles, but doesn’t meet the needs of more than a third of the cars and light trucks on the road today that are of average age or older.

Rislone 3X Concentrated Engine Oil Supplement with Zinc Treatment is a cost-effective way to help modern motor oils better protect the metal surfaces of older gasoline and diesel engines, safeguarding internal components like pistons, flat tappet camshafts, lifters and the valvetrain. It works with all petroleum-based motor oils including conventional, high mileage and synthetic formulas.

For older vehicles, Rislone 3X Concentrated Engine Oil Supplement with Zinc Treatment offers two ways to protect and lubricate moving parts better then oil alone. The first is high levels of ZDDP (zinc dialkyldithiophosphate) zinc and phosphorus additives. When put under pressure, ZDDP attaches to metal surfaces and becomes a sacrificial wear material, preventing the metal itself from being worn away. Copolymer esters are the second level of protection. They have an attraction for metal surfaces that allow modern oils to hold onto metal surfaces instead of running off as normally happens over time.

“This zinc oil additive is a great performance booster developed to help keep older cars — about a third of the cars on the road today — running properly for years longer,” says Clay Parks, vice president of development for Rislone. “Rislone 3X Concentrated Engine Oil Supplement with Zinc Treatment not only contains the correct amount of ZDDP, the best form of zinc and phosphorus protection available anywhere in the automotive world, it also has the detergents and other lubricity additives important to keeping your customers’ engines clean and lubricated for thousands of miles.”

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Rislone 3X Concentrated Engine Oil Supplement with Zinc Treatment reduces friction and wear, especially at start-up, resulting in a cooler-running, longer-lasting engine. This high-performance zinc oil additive also stabilizes the motor oil to prevent viscosity and thermal breakdown. Special additives inhibit corrosion and prevent oil thinning at high temperatures where normal oil fails.

Modern oils have enough zinc to protect moving parts inside newer engines. Rislone 3X Concentrated Engine Oil Supplement with Zinc Treatment is formulated for older vehicles. This includes car and light truck gasoline engines (2004 or older); light-, medium- and heavy-duty diesel engines (2006 and older); 4-stroke marine engines; motorcycle engines (dry clutch only); as well as agricultural, industrial and racing applications. For best protection, Rislone Engine Oil Supplement with Zinc Treatment should be used with every oil change. It should not be sold as a break-in additive.

Rislone 3X Concentrated Engine Oil Supplement with Zinc Treatment is available to distribution in case packs of six 11 oz. bottles. Like all Rislone products, it is made in the U.S.A.

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