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April '19

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APRIL 2019 THE SHOP 29 An unexpected benefit for shops offering Oils & Fluids is … … like the OEMs and builders of differentials, transmissions, suspen- sion and engines that use Torco products because it complements the equipment they build and sell, shops can get the same benefits, since Torco complements the cars they build, repair and tune. HOT SHOT'S SECRET Mount Gilead, Ohio Kevin Adams VP of Research and Development Our hottest product for the Oils & Fluids market is … … Stiction Elimi- nator oil additive. Its best features include … … it can clean var- nish and still add additional lubrica- tion to the engine oil. Stiction Elimi- nator is an engine restorative additive that can reduce engine ticking by restoring hydraulic lifters, improve performance by cleaning and lubricating turbo bearings and restore compression by freeing up rings, but it's safe enough to be left in the entire oil change. The outside factor currently having the greatest effect on the Oils & Fluids market is … … additive chemistry is continuing to advance, allowing engine manufacturers to recommend longer and longer drain intervals. The shop owner can make up the reduction in business by offering customers quality top treatment additives to enhance the perfor- mance of the oil. When new engine technologies are introduced, it is difficult for the engine manufacturer to predict what will happen to the oil in hot, small-clearance areas long-term. For example, many problems in today's engines are related to sludging or varnish build-up that affects the normal movement of the engine. A problem-specific top treatment additive can prevent the problem from occurring and, many times, can bring back lost performance. The biggest difference in the Oils & Fluids market now as compared to 10 years ago is … … the market is slowly shifting to lower-viscosity oils with either full synthetic or a large percentage of the oil having synthetic content. In the 2018 model year, we saw the first 0W-16 oil in the Toyota Camry and Honda Fit. Toyota is currently working on introducing a specification in 2019 for a 0W-8 motor oil to be used in future applications. An unexpected benefit for shops offering Oils & Fluids is … … increased preventative maintenance business. Customers will come in on a regular basis to get oil or transmission oil changed, but they are not as likely to come in for other scheduled maintenance. By offering a unique line of oils and top treatment additives, the shop owner can see the customers on a regular basis. Additive chemistry is continuing to advance, allowing engine manufacturers to recommend longer and longer drain intervals. (Photo courtesy Hot Shot's Secret) 800.264.9472 • DesignEngineering.com DEALER & DISTRIBUTOR INQUIRIES WELCOME THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL NEW CUSTOM CUT INTERIOR HEAT & SOUND CONTROL KITS CUSTOM CUT INTERIOR HEAT & SOUND CONTROL KITS •FIRST GEN CAMARO/FIREBIRD • MOST COMPLETE KIT AVAILABLE • PRECISION CUSTOM CUT • NECESSARY 1ST STEP FOR ANY BUILD •FIRST GEN CAMARO/FIREBIRD • MOST COMPLETE KIT AVAILABLE • PRECISION CUSTOM CUT • NECESSARY 1ST STEP FOR ANY BUILD Photo courtesy of Roadster Shop For a free catalog and a distributor near you: (901) 396-5782 Info@performancedistributors.com www.performancedistributors.com

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