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New Bar’s Leaks Gear Repair Helps Customers Gear Up for the Long Haul

New Bar’s Leaks Gear Repair is a new treatment additive that extends gear system life by stopping leaks, reducing noise and improving gear performance in automotive, heavy duty, agricultural, marine and industrial gear oils.

Lumax Lubrication Kit Conveniently Organizes Accessories

Lumax released a new Lubrication Accessory Kit that holds Lumax’s 11 most popular lubrication accessories.

Hybrid Fluid Service 101

Does the phrase ­”hybrid fluid maintenance” scare you? It shouldn’t. With more than 3 million hybrids on the road, and many of your customers ­considering purchasing one, servicing hybrid ­vehicles is in your future. Some special procedures must be followed when working on a hybrid.

Hydrocarbon Heartburn? Effects Of Sulfur Reduction In Motor Oils

The reduction of sulfur in diesel fuel, gasoline and motor oil has had measurable effects on fuel injectors and other vital engine parts. Add to that restrictions on additives like ZincDialkylDithioPhosphate (ZDDP), and it seems like the whole world of fuels and lubricants has turned upside down at times.

FRAM Filtration Launches FRAM Pro Series Filter Program For Professional Technicians

FRAM has announced the availability of the new FRAM Pro Series product line, a set of specially designed oil filters that align oil filter selection with the specific oil – conventional, premium conventional and full synthetic – used most frequently by technicians during oil changes.

Champion Racing Oil Announces 2014 ‘ELITE RACER’ Program

Champion Racing Oil has unveiled its 2014 “ELITE RACER” Program, providing support for participants in almost every recognized sanctioned racing event in North America and Canada. The program supports race teams from dirt track to pavement, circle track to drag racing, tractor pull to diesel motorsports, etc. with special pricing, sponsor decals, product support and technical advice.

Quaker State Aspires To Save $1 Million Of Fuel For American And Canadian Drivers

Quaker State recently announced the launch of its Fuel Economy Challenge, the mission to save drivers $1 million of gas in the U.S. and Canada in the coming months. To achieve that goal the Quaker State brand will be offering consumers a comprehensive toolkit of resources including helpful tips and a new product offering providing ways to potentially increase a vehicle’s fuel economy.

Not All Motor Oil Is Up To Snuff, Says The American Petroleum Institute

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has evaluated results from its annual motor oil testing program and determined that almost one in five samples of bulk motor oil purchased from the marketplace in each of the past five years have failed to meet API motor oil performance standards.

Shell Lubricants Presented With Advance Auto Parts Availability And Supply Chain Excellence Vendor Of The Year Award

Shell Lubricants was recently named the recipient of Advance Auto Parts’ 2012 Superior Availability and Supply Chain Excellence Vendor of the Year Award, which recognizes suppliers that deliver top line sales performance. The accolade was given at the Advance vendor awards ceremony at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va.

Extended Oil Change Intervals Taking Their Toll On Today’s Engines

Neglected oil change intervals can ruin the best engine oils. As engine oil accumulates miles, it becomes contaminated with carbon, water and various acids, all of which are a by-product of internal combustion and which will form a film of black, gooey sludge on the interior parts of the engine.

Tech Tip: Kia Constant Variable Valve Timing Oil Control Valve Inspection

This bulletin provides information related to the oil control valve (OCV) used in constant variable valve timing (CVVT) systems. If, at any time, the OCV is suspected as a cause of rough idling, poor acceleration, camshaft timing misalignment-related trouble codes, misfire-related trouble codes, etc., on a Kia vehicle equipped with a CVVT system, be sure to perform the OCV inspection procedure in this bulletin before replacement.

Joey Logano Secures First Career Spot In Chase For The Championship After A Hard-Fought Battle At Richmond

Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), finished 22nd in the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday night. The result at Richmond International Raceway helped Logano secure a top ten finish in the point standings after the first 26 races of the NSCS season and a coveted position in the 2013 Chase for the Championship.