Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Automotive Dealer Supplies Filters for Cooling System Maintenance

Your cooling system is just as important as all other forms of engine maintenance, and coolant filters are vital for optimum cooling system performance. This is why you have to make sure that your automotive dealer supplies exactly what your engine requires to keep your cooling system in great working condition. At Apache Oil Company, we have Baldwin coolant filters that have two SCA formulations in order to meet you particular engine needs, and we also carry Baldwin FleetStrip Coolant Test Strips that provide an easy and convenient way to test your cooling systems.

Friday, December 5, 2014

How to Know When You’re Due for an Oil Change

In the past, the golden rule when it came to changing car oil was “every 5,000 kilometers”. However, newer synthetic oils are so efficient that the golden rule no longer applies for the average car owner.

Of course, this is not to say that you never have to go for an oil change if you’re using synthetic oil. If you notice the following signs, it may be time to replace your car oil:

Saving Up on the Gas On-site

Construction companies use up a lot of fuel for their various tasks, from transporting building materials to powering up generators for nighttime use when the main grid is out. Even if you have a ready on-site fuel service to top off your team’s vehicles for the work ahead, some issues can still nag at managers and work crews alike. You can solve these with a number of handy tips.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Fuel Injectors: Mixing It Up to Go Faster

An oil-powered vehicle’s fuel injection system is responsible for mixing fuel and air in an engine for optimal combustion and performance. A dirty fuel injector could result into reduced performance because less fuel is entering the engine. This can be avoided with regular maintenance using fuel injector cleaners.

All You Need to Know About Engine Degreasers

It can be argued that engine degreasers are among the most important automotive dealer supplies that car shops and repair centers should have. After all, a great deal of the basic job that customers demand when they drive in for tune-ups or repairs is cleaning out grease and grime from their car engine. It’s the only way to improve engine efficiency and to prevent unexpected oil leaks from happening. While others still swear to using soda and kerosene for the task, these homegrown solutions are simply outclassed by specialized cleaning solutions.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Acquire High-Quality Synthetic Oil Products Only at Apache Oil Company

Here at Apache Oil Company, we take pride in offering a broad array of oil and lubrication products that help countless businesses maintain and get the most out of their automobiles and equipment. But more than that, we are also very happy to tell everyone that we are among the few enterprises in the State of Texas that can deliver high-quality synthetic oil products. One of the reactions that we commonly get is, “Why should I use synthetic oil-based engine products over those that I’m used to?” We understand that many are still not accustomed to using synthetic engine oil as the more conventional motor oils have been around ever since the very first automobile and machinery engines. However, times are changing fast, and most of the vehicles and the large equipment that businesses use are now put under even greater pressures. Continuous use of conventional oil simply cannot provide the efficiency or the extra performance companies are looking for in their engines.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Apache Oil: Providing On-Site Fuel Service No Matter the Catastrophe

This month marks the 114th anniversary of the Galveston hurricane that took the lives of at least 8,000 people. It remains the single worst disaster in U.S. history in terms of fatalities. While a lot of technological advancements have taken place in this century, the truth is that catastrophes like hurricanes continue to be an ever-present and unavoidable threat to Texans. Fortunately, the Apache Oil company is ready to provide on-site fuel service even in the face of the worst calamities. Having a constant supply of fuel during these dire circumstances is of utmost importance. This is primarily because fuel usage usually ramps up during emergencies, and an area’s oil reserves might not be enough to keep up with the demand. Even worse, damage to infrastructure can hamper a town or city’s ability to replenish its supplies.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Trust Baldwin Automotive Dealer Supplies for Fuel System Protection

Automotive supplies dealers are always on the lookout for products that provide value for their customers, and in terms of quality automotive dealer supplies, there is nothing better than a component that helps enhance engine performance. At Apache Oil Company, we’ve found that few products compare to Baldwin’s fuel/water separators, which filter fuel for a cleaner and more efficient burn. Dirty fuel is something that every motorist has to deal with. When present in a vehicle, this can impede an engine’s performance and efficiency, making the vehicle use more gas than is actually required to run it.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Use a Fuel Injector Cleaner to Get More Miles Out of Every Gallon

Several things stand out here. First, it doesn’t hurt to be a little overzealous with regular maintenance. Fixing issues earlier can keep them from growing into even greater problems that will balloon upkeep costs and may even keep vehicles off the road. Second, having a dedicated maintenance team for larger fleets can save money. If a fleet is sufficiently large to keep an in-house maintenance team busy year round, it can trade the higher cost of having vehicles repaired for the lower cost of hiring skilled mechanics and technicians, and providing them with tools and some high-quality GOJO hand cleaner to clean up afterwards.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Apache Oil Company Offers Synthetic Oil for Peak Vehicle Performance

The significance of oil in ensuring that vehicles run efficiently cannot be contested. The fluid helps engines function while preventing wear and tear, corrosion, accumulation of dirt, friction, and other forms of degradation to its crucial parts. As a leader in synthetic oil distribution in Texas, the Apache Oil Company understands that high-quality motor oil is vital for optimum vehicle performance and smooth flow of operations.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Apache Oil Company Backs Texas Businesses with On Site Fuel Service

At Apache Oil Company, we know that disasters don’t follow fixed schedules as inclement weather can strike at any time. Retail providers might not have enough supplies to perform deliveries, power outages can occur, and petrochemical plants can shut down with no warning. With Apache Oil Company, your business can continue to operate even through emergencies like these with our unsurpassed reliability, efficiency, and speed when it comes to on site fuel service.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Oil Company Offers Fuel Injector Cleaner for Max Engine Performance

At Apache Oil Company, our decades of solid experience in the industry have taught us to give importance to every part of an engine no matter its size and function. While a fuel injector cleaner may not be on the top of the list for common truck care priorities, this part is responsible for delivering just the right amount of fuel to an internal combustion engine at exactly the right moment, and thus should never be ignored.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Trusted Automotive Dealer Supplies Provider Recommends Baldwin Filters

At Apache Oil Company, we are proud to be considered as a highly trusted automotive dealer supplies provider here in the state, especially since Texas car dealers and repair shops do not give their seal of approval so easily. A distributor of lubricants, coolants, and other oil-based engine products and accessories has to please these businesses first with excellent customer service and with high-quality automotive parts like hydraulic filters before getting their nod. We are glad to say that every dealership we’ve worked and are currently working with is very satisfied of the products we carry and the kind of service we render.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Synthetic Oil Benefits for Your Fleet

Synthetic motor oils were originally designed to protect powerful jet engines from the extreme conditions that they have to endure when flying thousands of miles up in the air. Thanks to technology, the benefits experienced by jetfighters can now be enjoyed by even the most humble of land vehicles. Used in a fleet, synthetic oil can help your trucks operate at optimal performance for many years to come.

To understand synthetic motor oils and how they can benefit your fleet, it pays for you to know the difference between the two. Considering that synthetics generally cost two to four times more than conventional, you naturally want to build a strong enough business case before your fleet makes the switch to synthetics.

The difference is in the hydrocarbons

Synthetic oils have more consistent hydrocarbon molecule structure. Conventional oils, on the other hand, potentially have a hundred different hydrocarbon molecule variants. Thanks to the uniformity of hydrocarbons in synthetic oil, engines experience less friction and hold up better to extreme conditions.

Better fuel economy

Due to lesser friction and heat, moving components inside an engine are able to do their job more efficiently. In that sense, synthetic oil can increase fuel economy by as much as 10 percent.

In the face of extreme temperatures

Whether in extreme hot or cold, synthetics simply perform better. It takes longer for synthetics to vaporize or solidify than conventional oil, again, thanks to its more uniformly-sized hydrocarbon molecules.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

On Fuels and Disaster Preparedness

Fuel is necessary to drive industries and twenty-first century living. Fuel is especially necessary during calamities. When energy power is challenged, people scramble to make do with their rationed power; after all, people still need to cook food, power up generators, and keep their appliances and automobiles running. One would be in a precarious position if one’s household is not prepared for such an event. It is a wise move, for instance, to store fuel in anticipation of power outages caused by weather-related incidents.
Keep in mind, though, that storing fuel has its own risks. For instance, storing fuel in inappropriate containers can lead to gasoline leaks, fires, and other health hazards. To avoid such incidents from happening, one should store such dangerous chemicals in proper containers. Other safety measures pertaining to proper fuel storage would be keeping containers in a dry, isolated area far away from fire hazards such as appliances, electric outlets, and even direct sunlight; routinely checking containers for possible leaks is also good practice.
It would also be good practice to determine what kind of fuel one’s appliances need first so that one would know what fuel needs to be stored in case of emergencies. Most types of fuel have varying shelf lives, and as such, stockpiling on fuel that one might not even use is counterintuitive; knowing what kind of fuel and how much fuel one needs would be helpful in mitigating expenses.

Having the right kind of fuel safely in storage would ease things somewhat for you by having enough power to use your appliances to survive an emergency.

Monday, October 20, 2014

How Oil Is Funneled to Your Cylinder

You’ve probably wondered how gas is pumped and channeled to your car’s engine every time you drop by the station to refill. You’ll understand the process better if you know the basics of how oil is delivered to the oil station in the first place. Here’s how it works.

Oil comes from crude oil, which is essentially full of materials that are not necessary for powering car engines. This is the reason why crude oil has to be processed in refineries to become the oil your cylinder ignites to produce power. However, despite the highly efficient refining process, many impurities that affect efficiency of oil may still be present in oil products delivered to oil stations.

To prevent impurities from getting into your car engine, fuel filters are installed between fuel lines and fuel injector. The fuel line is the pipe that draws oil from the tank to be channeled to your engine. The fuel injector is the device consisting of a tiny nozzle that sprays fuel into your car’s cylinder.

Over time, the impurities that flow with oil through the pipe build up. This will affect the efficiency of the delivery of fuel to car engines, which is why a fuel injector cleaning system is necessary. This system is used to ensure that the fuel injector is constantly in good shape for funneling fuel to engines. This also helps determine how much impurity a certain oil product contains and therefore, also realize the means to reduce or eliminate them.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Three Refrigerants that Auto Dealers Should Have

Automotive air conditioning systems may come in different types that use different mechanisms, but all of them share the same basic need: refrigerants. These chemicals are used to transfer air from and to the atmosphere in order to provide cool air inside the room or vehicle. As such, they are one of the most essential items that auto dealers should have in stock, and refrigerants come in various types that suit vehicles of different ages.
R-12, also known as dichlorodifluoromethane, was the main automobile refrigerant used up until the early 90s. Its popularity waned after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discovered that R-12 can seriously damage the ozone layer. Since then, the EPA has required auto makers to phase-out R-12 in favor of a better type of refrigerant called R-134A, though vintage cars still use the former.
On the other hand, vehicles that weren’t retrofitted to use R-134A used R-22, or chlorodifluoromethane, as an alternative. R-22 is one of the rarer types of auto refrigerants because its production was halted in 2003.

R-134A or tetrafluoroethane is currently used by nearly all vehicles produced after the EPA’s mandate to employ more environment-friendly refrigerants. While it retains the same cooling capabilities of R-12 and R-22, R-134A has very little effect on the ozone layer, making it popular worldwide. That said, some European countries are in the process of finding an even better alternative to R-134A, in light of more stringent sustainable policies made in 2011.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Choosing Synthetic Oil for Your Customers

Not all synthetic motor oil gives the same value. This lubricant generally offers more advantages than conventional oil, but not every product lets users enjoy the maximum benefits. When you’re asked by your customers for the synthetic oil that suits their needs and delivers the best results, you have to know the properties that make up a quality lubricant.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fueling service on the go

Probably the most difficult aspect of working heavy equipment such as generators, cranes, bulldozers, heavy trucks, and more at a remote location is re-fueling. Traditionally, a construction firm would set up its own fuel and lubricant depot, but this has proven quite costly. So where does one find gas in the middle of nowhere? The answer lies with on site fuel service.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Potential Fuel Injector Problems

When you’re stepping on the gas under normal conditions, the fuel injector works overtime to force-feed as much gas into the engine to increase power. Such delicate parts can be vulnerable in certain circumstances, some of which may require applying a fuel injector cleaner. Here are some potential issues affecting fuel injectors:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

No Battery Acid on My Garage

It can be fun working in a garage, whether it’s your own at home or a professional tuner shop. However, the presence of automotive fluids on the floor is all but unavoidable, and among those fluids, battery acid presents a serious danger to your skin. An automotive supplies dealer can provide special floor cleaners for you, which eliminate battery acid. The trick is how to apply them.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

On-Site Fuel Service Helps You Control Costs and Boost Productivity

For fleet operators, the company offers comprehensive fleet fuel programs that will refill all of your vehicles’ tanks no matter the time of the day. We understand that your trucks carry precious cargo all day, and that any fuel shortage will place your logistics schedule in disarray. Whether your last truck pulls up at five in the afternoon or five in the morning, our team can come and deliver fuel so your vehicles are ready to deliver their payloads the next day.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Automotive Dealer Supplies Company Offers Hi-Tech Baldwin Air Filters

As an automotive dealer supplies provider, the Apache Oil Company understands that it takes more than just fuel to get an engine running; it also needs plenty of air to start the combustion process. As such, auto dealers can’t ignore the importance of providing top-notch air filters to their customers. Fortunately for our clients, we carry some of the best filters on the market made by the most trusted name in the business: Baldwin.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Shift to Synthetic Motor Oil: What You Should Know Before Changing Oil

Essentially, synthetic oil products are lubricants made up of artificially-made chemical compounds as opposed to whole crude oil. These are often used as a substitute for use in environments with high temperature, making them viable as a motor oil alternative. These days, many are already starting to shift gears to this oil type, but before you do so as well, here are a few things you should know.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fuel Injector Cleaner: How Truck Owners Can Know When It’s Necessary

Since a fuel injection system is responsible for delivering the proper ratio of fuel to a truck’s internal combustion engine, this component plays a major role in ensuring the hassle-free transport of goods and commodities. Thus, truck business managers have to keep an eye on their fuel injection systems to determine whether it is time to buy a fuel injector cleaner or not. The following suggestions can help them figure it out: Monitor vehicle mileage Truck business operators need to have their staff take note of the mileage or the average distance that their vehicles can cover given a specific amount of fuel. A drop in mileage when the amount of fuel provided remains unchanged can mean that the fuel injection system is delivering an irregular amount of fuel to the engine. The use of engine oil additives combined with a cleaner may aid in this aspect.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Maximize Efficiency with Apache Oil Company’s On-site Fuel Service

At Apache Oil Company, we pride ourselves in maintaining one of the highest levels of service for an on-site fuel service provider in our region. To maintain our excellent service, we draw on the rich experience we’ve gained through our many years in the industry. Having our own sizable fleet of trucks, we not only provide our clients with fuel services, we’ve also grown to understand how critical a role efficiency and timeliness play in making sure that your business continues to stay on top of its game. It is this firsthand understanding of the intricacies involved in managing a fleet of trucks that has allowed us to develop the efficiency and reliability our customers have come to expect of us at every interaction. We begin getting ready to address their fuel needs even as their vehicles and drivers go about the day hauling payload and personnel to their destinations.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Put Baldwin Filters High on Your Automotive Dealer Supplies Needs List

While great response times and effective customer service both contribute greatly to customers’ overall satisfaction and their willingness to provide repeat business to any company, nothing fulfills these goals more than providing high quality products day in and day out. In the automotive dealer supplies industry and trucking industry, one name stands out for its unparalleled dedication to providing top-quality filters—Baldwin Filters—and this is precisely why at Apache Oil Company, we put our trust in them as both a manufacturer and one of our partners. At Apache Oil Company, product quality has always been one of the top characteristics we take into account before we commit to working with a company to distribute their products. To go one step further and capture our interest in a partnership, however, you’ve got to be an exceptional breed of special, and that’s precisely what Baldwin is to us.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Synthetic Oil Presents a Better Option for Car and Machinery Owners

Synthetic motor oil use results into smoother and cooler engine operation. Few are aware, though, that this condition creates an internal environment that is conducive to better fuel consumption, which offers drivers and operators more value for their fuel purchase. This means farther drives for cars and longer operation times for equipment. Reputable distributors of oil products such as Apache Oil Company can provide machinery owners with advice and useful information on synthetic motor oil. They can even help people pick the right brand and assist in making sure that engines remain fit for long-term operation. Apache Oil Company carries a variety of synthetic engine oil to meet every type of usage from daily driving to high demand usage by organizations relying on fleet fuel service and heavy loads.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Using a Dependable Fuel Injector Cleaner Helps Prevent Engine Problems

A dirty fuel system can result in sudden and costly complications such as engine failure, which many vehicle and equipment owners may not be prepared to handle. This is a valid reason to invest in a dependable fuel injector cleaner, which can be purchased from trusted suppliers in the greater Houston area such as Apache Oil Company, to prevent engine troubles from happening in the first place. Regular use of such cleaners significantly reduces the risk of car and machinery breakdowns, thus helping avoid unnecessary expenses and loss of potential income. By using tried and tested fuel system cleaners, many companies that rely on automobiles and heavy equipment can ensure that these pieces of machinery perform at optimum levels by using fuel economically and efficiently. Clean fuel lines mean that the chances of fuel contamination and dirt clogs are low, extending engine service lifetimes and providing greater savings in the long run.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Need a Heavy-Duty Synthetic Oil? Try the Pennzoil Ultra Platinum!

"Pennzoil created this product specifically for severe driving conditions, which include stop-and-go traffic, unpaved roads, frequent short trips, and heavy loads. As proof of the company’s confidence in the product, it offers a 15-year/800,000-kilometer Lubrication Limited Warranty to consumers. Given the Pennzoil Ultra Platinum’s top-notch performance and generous warranty, it has been recommended by Hennessey Performance, one of the leading automotive tuning houses in the country. It is also the preferred synthetic motor oil of Helio Castrovenes, the famed Brazilian IndyCar driver."

Friday, August 8, 2014

When Disasters Strike, Count on Apache to Provide On Site Fuel Service

"Apache Oil Company also offers value-added services that other suppliers do not. For instance, we offer product cross reference and consolidation analysis for free. This ensures that you’ll always get the right fuel every time you order from us. Aside from on site fuel delivery, our company offers a wide range of oil-related products and services, too. We perform analytical testing of lubricants, design and install fuel/lube stations, repair broken equipment, and provide fleet fuel programs. Our product lineup, on the other hand, includes wholesale automotive parts, wholesale fuels/lubricants/petroleum, fuel tanks and accessories, filters, chemicals and cleaners."

Synthetic Engine Oil: Busting the Myths

Different people have different things to say about synthetic engine oils. Unfortunately, general opinion is not always based on accurate information. Take a look at some of the most common misconceptions of using synthetic oils in vehicle engine.

Myth #1: Synthetic oils are more prone to sludge.

Sludge is created when oils are constantly in high temperature and react with oxygen. Since synthetic oils perform better at extreme conditions, they are actually less likely to produce sludge than their mineral-based counterparts.

Myth #2: Using synthetic oil will void a vehicle’s existing warranty.

Unless stated, most vehicle manufacturers will not void a vehicle’s warranty based on synthetic oil usage alone. The best synthetic products exceeds industry service requirements which means they have been thoroughly tested and their high performance level established. If in doubt, check your vehicle owner’s manual or confirm with your vehicle’s manufacturer.

Myth #3: Synthetic oils are expensive.

Yes, synthetic oils come with a much higher price tag, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not cost-efficient. Studies have shown that when synthetic oil is used correctly, they actually save companies money by enhancing fuel efficiency, prolonging the need for regular maintenance, and extending engine lifespan.

Now you know the truth. Let the information above guide you when the time comes to replace the engine oil of your vehicle.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

GOJO Hand Cleaner Products Make Cleaning Up Oil, Dirt, and Grease Easy

"Being a company that deals with grease, oil, and heavy lubricants on a daily basis, we understand firsthand just how tough these materials can be to remove at the end of a day’s work. This also gives us the opportunity to test the product ourselves and, as with the other products we offer, know that we are providing our customers with the value they deserve. To find out more about the range of chemicals and cleaners we offer, visit the Chemicals and Cleaners page listed under the Products drop-down on the header menu. The page lists just some of the products we have on offer, but prospective customers looking for a little more information can use the various contact channels we list on our website to reach us, and our staff would be happy to assist with your inquiries. Also, feel free to ask us about receiving a free price quote on any of the automotive dealer supplies we offer."

Monday, August 4, 2014

Automotive Dealer Supplies Company Sells All Types of Baldwin Filters

"Having partnered with Baldwin, our dealer-customers can rely with certainty that they will be provided with nothing but Genuine Baldwin products when they put in an order for Baldwin supplies from us. This should give them confidence in knowing that each item they provide their own customers, in turn, will be of the highest quality and will help them secure steady return business. Dealers looking for more information on the Baldwin products we provide should head on over to the dedicated Baldwin Filters page listed in the Our Partners dropdown on the header menu above. Our customers can also opt to contact us through the channels listed on our website to speak to us directly about the different filter lines we carry, or any of the other products we offer, for that matter."

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Refueling Service—Maintaining Safety Onsite

Gasoline is highly flammable. You’ve probably seen in movies how it can easily be lit by a cigarette ember or a tiny spark from a faulty circuit, and burning gasoline is often followed by a massive explosion. Well, in real life it could be a lot worse, which is why gas stations strictly prohibit any act that could cause fire, especially when refilling at a gas station.

The same or even stricter rules are observed when servicing or refilling at a gas station, simply because the volume of gasoline involved here is much bigger. Gasoline from suppliers is delivered to the gas station via large tanker trucks. The safety protocol in this kind of service starts as soon as the tankers leave from the terminals. Although spills may leave less environmental damage on land than in the ocean, oil transportation should still be done the safest way possible.

Most gasoline stations are actually built according to safety specifications, from their electrical systems to the parking space. Workers are also well-oriented with the safety procedures when accommodating tanker trucks into the station for fuel servicing. There are stations that even postpone their refilling service until their tanks are refueled to maintain optimum protection.

A well-defined protocol in fuel servicing eliminates the potential for disasters that can take lives and destroy the environment. Owners of gas stations must consider looking for reliable refueling services considering that they are the ones that implement the most trusted safety standards in their services. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Clean Fuel Injectors Mean Good Vehicle Performance

Even with the best cleaning and maintenance services available, it’s practically impossible to keep a vehicle completely free from dirt and grime. Why? That’s because gasoline itself is not entirely pure. It contains plenty of heavy, waxy compounds and additives that leave behind deposits once the fuel residue in the fuel injector finally evaporates.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Three Types of Coolants Your Shop Should Have

Along with fuel, water, motor oil, and battery power, each vehicle needs coolant to run properly. Just as there is a variety of gasoline formulas and motor oil mixtures in the market, so do coolants come in several variants that can be roughly classified according to the technology used to make them.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Engine’s Lifeblood: Conventional and Synthetic Oil

Motor oil is essential to the life and functionality of an engine. Among other things, motor oil lubricates and prevents engine parts from rubbing against each other. These days, car dealers provide motorists with both conventional and synthetic oil options. Vehicle owners can accordingly pick the product that works best for their vehicles and for their budget.

Conventional motor oil is derived from natural petroleum and works for both old and new car models due to its neutral composition. This product is recommended for breaking in a new car. Vehicle manufacturers also normally use conventional oil when testing new models, so most cars are likely designed to work with this lubricant.

Suppliers also provide synthetic oil because many vehicle owners consider it as a better option. Made from modified petroleum compounds that are more durable than petroleum, synthetic oil is thought to last three times longer than conventional oil. It also performs with less resistance against the movement of engine components. As a result, engines can perform with higher efficiency, saving both fuel and oil.

Using the right type of motor oil enables vehicle owners to save huge sums in the long run. Likewise, one can minimize the need for costly repair and oil changes. Auto dealers, in turn, can build customer loyalty and boost their bottom line by providing motorists with high-quality motor oil products from a trusted supplier.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Situations that Call for On Site Fuel Services

Bad weather is cited as the leading cause of fuel shortages in the U.S., with notables like Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Ike in 2008. Hurricanes, winter storms, and the like push the demand for oil as people flock to gas stations to buy fuel for their heaters and household power generators. In addition, bad weather can damage roads, highways, power stations, and other infrastructure, leading to heavy-duty repairs and stalled production lines that also drive gas prices up.

Oil disasters like the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig tragedy have an even more significant impact since they directly affect the country’s oil supply. Oil disasters can also force the government to impose restrictions and penalties to oil companies, which translate to higher fuel costs and, in turn, more fuel shortages. The Deepwater Horizon disaster, in particular, cost the economy about $14 billion.

The U.S. is currently the world’s leading oil consumer, requiring 18.5 million barrels every day to sustain itself. As such, energy emergencies can take a great toll on the nation’s economy, as evidenced by the U.S. Energy Department’s Emergency Situation Reports from 2003 to 2013. Reliable providers of on site fuel service played a huge role in preventing these situations from getting worse.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fuel Injector Cleaner: When is it Appropriate?

Experts remain divided on the issue of exactly when fuel injector cleaners should be used or if they are necessary at all. The truth is, the appropriateness of using a fuel injector cleaner depends on the vehicle’s history and condition. Here are three situations when the product is recommended:

Use of Poor Quality Fuels
When a vehicle frequently runs on poor quality gas, a lot of carbon deposits can accumulate in the fuel injectors. Cheap gas stations are common sources of dirty, watered-down gasoline with little engine-protecting detergents.

Destructive Driving Styles
When a vehicle frequently takes short trips or makes stops, more fuel debris can accumulate and stick to the engine. This occurs whenever the automobile frequently idles or gets turned off. Heavy stop-and-go traffic situations are the usual culprits.

Poor Vehicle Maintenance
When a vehicle’s fuel filter does not get changed regularly, accumulated debris and deposits will circulate throughout the engine. Going 10,000 miles or more without proper vehicle maintenance can also lead to dirtier engines.

These three factors can lead to clogs in the fuel injector and result in poor fuel economy or fouling problems. Unfortunately, faulty and severely clogged injectors can be expensive to replace.

With the proper application of a quality fuel injector cleaner, however, a vehicle’s fuel efficiency and overall performance can be improved and observed in as fast as 15 minutes after successfully running the cleaner. The need for costly replacements can consequently be minimized.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Clearing up Misconceptions about Battery Acid

Automotive experts say distilled water is a good alternative to standard battery acid. As distilled water has most, if not all, of its impurities removed, it's safe to top up batteries with it. Some even suggest tap water, but this is ill-advised since not all areas have clean tap water. Despite many online sources recommending distilled water, the subject is still up for debate.

The distilled water trick works if the battery still has some acid left. Battery acid is diluted sulfuric acid, and the ratio of 65 percent water and 35 percent battery acid must be maintained for a battery to work. The right formulation prevents the cells from overheating as the water evaporates and likewise generates power for the vehicle.

In any case, this doesn't mean battery acid has no use anymore. Keep in mind that brand-new batteries are totally devoid of any fluid. It's important to add battery acid and distilled water for it to work. Remember to keep the acid at the proper amount as too much of it can ruin the cells. Experts recommend adding battery acid only once per empty battery.

Who buys an empty battery when the market sells batteries all tanked up? The sellers of these batteries, of course. Battery acid is more commonly marketed to auto suppliers and repair shops whose expertise enables safe and expert handling of this corrosive substance. As long as batteries lose their charge capacity, battery acid will be needed to fuel new batteries. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cleaner, New Synthetic Oil Products Produce Great Performance Benefits

Petroleum product manufacturers have been trying to formulate solutions to this problem for several years. Royal Dutch Shell, for example, recently announced a new development in their oil production process that allows them to derive synthetic base oils from natural gas. Following that announcement, Pennzoil, a subsidiary of Shell, released a new full synthetic motor oil created from Shell’s natural gas-derived base oil to the North American market.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mobile On-site Fuel Service and Fleet Fueling Programs Serving Texas

Apache’s accurate and dependable fleet fueling programs and on-site fuel service provides companies with diesel or gasoline for their fleets at any time of the day. Apache uses a feature-rich, real-time transportation logistics system that provides the ideal solution for processing orders, managing various dispatch functions and capturing delivery information digitally.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fuel Injector Cleaner Provider Carries Top-Selling Hydraulic Fluid Too

At Apache Oil Company, we understand what makes engines tick. So while many customers know us as a leading fuel injector cleaner supplier, we also provide a wide range of products that help all engine types run smoothly. One such product we offer are hydraulic fluids, a must have item in the automotive and industrial fields.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Count on Us for Top-Notch Automotive Dealer Supplies like Lube Filters

At Apache Oil Company, we understand that engine oil provides vital lubrication to your car’s various motor parts. With the amount of work your engine oil does, however, it will eventually pick up impurities that can hamper its lubricating ability and even damage the engine. That’s why we offer quality automotive dealer supplies like lube filters to keep your oil clean and functioning properly.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Synthetic Oil Distributor Reminds Consumers to Buy Only Trusted Brands

"To get the best synthetic engine oil possible, be sure to purchase your supplies from a reputable distributor like Apache Oil Company. We proudly carry some of the most trusted brands in the world, such as Shell, Castrol, Houghton, Phillips 66, Quaker State and Pennzoil, among others. When you need reliable engine oils, give us a call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We have 202,000 gallons of bulk lubricants and a wide variety of packaged lubricants in our 30,000-square-foot warehouse, so we can cater to you no matter how big or small your order is. Our delivery area includes the Greater Houston Area, along with the nine adjacent counties. We’ll gladly and promptly deliver products by quart, gallon, case, pail, keg, drum or bulk order."

Monday, June 9, 2014

Boost Performance with Fuel Injector Cleaner and Other Fuel Additives

Here at Apache Oil Company, our intimate experience with the fuel industry has taught us the importance of fuel additives, such as diesel fuel injector cleaner, to maximize the performance and efficiency of automobile engines. We’ve worked with a variety of customers, from large fleets to fuel retailers, car dealers to automotive suppliers, and more, who all swear by the effectiveness of many of the fuel additives that we distribute.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

We Carry Quality Baldwin Air Filters in Our Automotive Dealer Supplies

Whether you are driving a car or cruising the seas in your private boat, you dream of nothing but a safe and efficient trip without any glitches along the way. As one of the most trusted sources for automotive dealer supplies in greater Houston and nearby areas, we are well aware of the importance of having the best air filters necessary to ensure that your vehicle is running smoothly and efficiently. This is also the reason Apache Oil Company is partnered with Baldwin Air Filters, one of the most respected manufacturers for quality air filtration solutions.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Benefits of Using Synthetic Oil

If your car stalled in the middle of the freeway due to the engine overheating for the nth time, you know that it’s probably time to change your motor oil. However, if the same brand of motor oil causes your engine to overheat prematurely, then it may also be a good time to consider utilizing a high-quality synthetic motor oil for your car.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

On-Site Fuel Service Companies: Improving Beyond Emergency Response

The benefits that can be reaped from availing onsite fuel service also go beyond emergency situations. Companies, for one, won’t have to worry about running out of stock, or loading the wrong type of petroleum product, because professionals will be assisting them. Onsite service also offers businesses with a safer working environment, as it eliminates the need to have their own thanks that are prone to leaks and physical degradation. Service providers will be hauling fuel and lubricant tanks on trucks and they’ll come and go to sites or factories as often as clients require them to. This refueling mode significantly reduces and transfers risk from businesses to the service provider.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Construction Site Tips: Recovering from a Tornado

The frequency of tornadoes in Texas can be handful to deal with for people working in the construction business. A single storm can delay a project for months. Luckily, you can help speed up the recovery process by following these simple tips:

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Pumping in the Fuel Injector Cleaner

Having run a vehicle, say several thousand miles, you may notice that the engine is creaking along even when you go pedal to the metal. A check with your auto mechanic may reveal that the fuel lines are being clogged by carbon deposits. Much like cholesterol deposits in arteries that can be detrimental to a heart, such carbon buildup threatens to have the engine perform less than desired, leading to decreased fuel economy or less than optimal performance. As such, you need a fuel injector cleaner to get the lines clear again.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Setting Up an Oil Change Shop

The auto service industry is a heavily competitive field and there are service stations at many locations in any given community. However, if you are looking to enter the market with a few “baby steps,” you can start by opening a new oil change shop. Since you’re stepping into the unknown, acquiring a good stock of related automotive supplies from trusted dealers will send you on your way.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Advantages of Using Synthetic Oil in Your Vehicle

When you drive your car into the service station to have an oil change, you’re often presented with the decision of what lubricant to use in your engine. The two choices are synthetic and conventional oil. The latter refers to oil that is processed from crude oil, which comes direct from the pipeline. The former refers to oil that originates from already processed and refined oil.

There is a definite advantage to using synthetic oils, though. Engines using them are protected more from friction damage. This is because of the uniformity of molecules in their mix. Conventional motor oil is not as refined and thus has different molecule sizes. This cause problems when the engine parts rub each other; with uniform molecules, the contact is smoother and less friction is created, while variance between them can increase the chance of friction.

Synthetic oil was designed for engine work. This means it helps an engine function its best. It does this by being able to withstand the temperature extremes found within a modern engine, helping it to be as efficient as possible.

Synthetic oil also lasts longer more than other motor oils. Because of the way it is refined, it has less of the impurities found in regular motor oil that can cause its quick degradation. This results in less oil changes for your car. With all of these advantages, make the right choice the next time you pull into a service station to have your vehicle serviced.

Friday, May 2, 2014

On-Site Refueling and Disaster Response

Disaster response is nothing short of an essential skill governments around the world have to develop and hone. In the U.S., hurricanes such as Katrina, had put disaster response agencies, namely the United States Air Force, to the ultimate test. Aircraft capable of search and rescue, as well as airlift operations in disaster areas, were tapped as they were badly needed.

However, with most of the USAF's assets conducting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the pool of available aircraft wasn't enough to cover every affected area. Civilian aircraft had to pitch in into disaster relief operations to compensate for this. They worked day and night to help as many victims as possible with the resources available.

The operations required tons of fuel; the hurricane cut much of Louisiana off from vital gas and oil supplies. Fortunately, emergency fuel services were called in to provide military and civilian aircraft with much needed fuel for sustained operations. In many cases, the aircraft were "refueled hot" or refueled with the engines on to get back to the rescue effort quickly.

The airlift operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina would go on to become the largest deployment of military forces for a civil support mission in U.S. history. Out of more than 12,000 helicopter sorties, it rescued 15,000 citizens and ferried 80,000 out of disaster zones. Thanks to on-site fuel services keeping the sorties all tanked up, Katrina's damage was mitigated.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Importance of Fuel Injector Cleaning

The fuel injection system is considered one of the most worked sections of any vehicle. Of course, we all know that with constant mechanical movement comes wear-and-tear; and eventually, dirt. Fuel often leave behind deposits that may directly affect the engine’s overall efficiency, which can lead to significant drops in overall vehicle performance.
As the name suggests, the fuel injectors’ job is to squirt in a right amount of petroleum into the combustion chamber. However, high temperatures and variations in gas quality can clog injectors with wax, water, dirt, fuel additives, and carbon. These clogs work like blockades, preventing the injectors from pumping the right amount into the engine. And you know what that means – less fuel means less power, and the car might be wasting its supply without delivering enough thrust. That’s something you’ll definitely not want.
Keep your injectors clean either by having professionals look at it, or by using specialized injector cleaning solutions. Such additives are ideally used along with routine vehicle maintenance, done every 5,000 miles. Most products are designed to effectively remove clogs like carbon, gum, and varnish. Once fuel goes through the injectors, the additive “sweeps” through the inside, clearing away the grime.
In the end, all drivers would want: a perfect balance of great fuel mileage and overall performance. Think of your car’s fuel injectors as the valves connected to a living heart – it will never beat without life-giving blood.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Starting an Auto Repair Business?

If you have always loved fiddling with car parts and functions, and you have at least basic training or experience as a mechanic, then starting your very own car repair business just might be the right track for you! Before you find the perfect place and start setting up shop though, there are a few things you should do to get in gear.


Think of which types of vehicles you’ll want to service and choose a space that can efficiently accommodate them. It should have adequate entrance space, and tall enough for you to hydraulically lift the vehicles without fear of hitting the ceiling. Your floor should also be sturdy enough to bear the weight of the cars.

Natural Light

Make sure that there is an adequate source of natural light coming in through your shop. This is great help for mechanics looking for signs of fluid leaks in cylinder blocks. A good natural lighting source could also help you save on energy use.


Next, think about your car supplies dealer. You will need a constant supply of chemical cleaners, anti-freeze coolant, battery acid, engine degreaser, motor oil and additives, and other essentials of your new business. Opt for one that’s close enough to where you want to set up shop so that emergency supplies can come in as quickly as possible.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Facts for Racers: On Using Synthetic Oil

Synthetic oil is a lubricant made of manufactured or modified products like chemically modified petroleum instead of crude oil. In almost all industries that involve transportation, there is widespread debate regarding the use of synthetic oil versus the conventional lubricants. Nevertheless, whether you’re using the lubricant for a racing ride or for an aircraft, many experts suggest that the real key is in how you actually use it.


The most basic term you should know about lubricating vehicles is viscosity, which stands for the oil’s thickness or semi-fluid state. Too much viscosity, and your car’s pipes may clog; too little and you run the risk of rod bearing failure. Make sure that the viscosity index of the oil you’re using is compatible with your engine’s

Oil Change

Sure, synthetic oil typically lasts a lot longer than the conventional variety, but unfortunately, many people take this to mean prolonging their oil even when it’s already clearly dirty. As a matter of fact, the filth and gunk that accumulate, thanks to your lubricant, just might hinder your engine’s longevity. It’s still important to have your oil changed whenever it gets dirty.

No Experimental Additives

Don’t rely on any shady ‘miracle formula’ that passes for oil additives unless you’re absolutely sure that they work. This is because base oil formulas and the additives in them are already set precisely to work efficiently together; adding an entirely new compound might, in fact, actually disrupt that efficiency.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Tanker Trucks and Fuel Transportation

One of the primary duties of an oil company is to ensure the proper transportation of gasoline and other petroleum products. Since most people rely on fuel resources, it is essential that the fuel delivered to the company’s clients arrive safely and on time.

The common mode for transporting large quantities of fuel is through fuel trucks, also known as tankers. These tankers are specially designed with trailers that can carry gallons of liquid for easy transportation. Oil companies utilize multiple tankers for multiple clients. Depending on the quantity needed by customers, oil companies use different kinds of tankers in their business.

The function of each type of oil tanker is the same—to carry and secure loads of oil using its sealed tank and to transport these to a specific destination. The difference lies in the quantity of fuel the tanker transports. Oil tankers are classified into light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty tankers, depending on the maximum amount of fuel the tanker is allowed to carry and transport. These tanker types are allowed and capable of collecting and releasing the required amount of fuel solely for the purpose of securing and transporting the important cargo—and not for any other function.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Like Your Engine, Fuel Injectors Also Get Clogged

Your car cannot run without fuel, but fuel can’t reach your car’s engine without the help of fuel injectors. Of course, as experience will tell you, the longer you drive your car without cleaning it, the more likely dirt, iron fillings, and other particulates get mixed with the fuels, leading to engine clogs or worse. This explains the importance of engine cleaning and the usefulness of a reliable fuel injector cleaner.
Determining the best time to clean your car’s fuel injectors largely depends on mileage; an acceptable range is about 15,000 to 30,000 miles. However, your car may also need a fuel injector cleanup more often than most vehicles if it uses older pintle-style multiport injectors. In addition to that, cars that have a high mileage may need to be cleaned more often since their fuel injectors are likely to be “well-worn”.
As much as possible, you should let professional mechanics handle the cleaning process in your stead; the cleaning agent may not properly pass through the injectors if you poured it yourself. Aside from that, tests on CO emissions may need to be carried out to determine that your car’s fuel injectors are properly cleaned or not: something you likely will have no knowledge of.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Take Advantage of Pennzoil’s Platinum Synthetic Oil Promo at Apache

At Apache Oil Company, we are currently running a promotion that allows anyone who buys more than five quarts of Pennzoil Platinum to receive a $10 rebate from Pennzoil. Our team is proud to be able to promote this synthetic oil product that can help vehicle owners save even more money throughout the lifetime of their vehicle.

Pennzoil Platinum is the American oil company’s fully synthetic conventional oil alternative for ordinary road vehicles—Pennzoil Ultra, its more sophisticated older brother, is designed for high-performance vehicles. Unlike conventional oil, which is derived from petroleum, synthetic automotive oil is created in laboratories through chemical synthesis. This allows for the creation of an oil that lasts longer between oil changes and can help your vehicle perform better.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Driven: Car Dealerships and Automotive Care

Automotive dealerships are like regular retail stores in some ways; the cars being sold in dealerships have to be well-maintained in the same way stores have to manage their stocks closely. However, while stocks in a store can be easily rotated and replenished, car dealerships can’t simply replace their units. Customers want to buy cars that work, so dealers need to keep their automobiles in working condition.

Some motorists believe auto maintenance begins the moment they purchase a car, yet it actually starts even earlier—as soon as the vehicle rolls off the production line. Once automobile dealerships get a hold of a new batch of cars, it’s up to the auto retailers to supply the vehicles with essentials such as liquid coolant, brake fluid, motor oil, and so on. Additionally, dealers will need to keep their units presentable for purchase, so they’ll need a wealth of window cleaning solutions, body wax, rust cleaners, and other car care products.

Unlike motorists, who purchase their auto maintenance supplies from specialty stores, dealerships acquire their products from specialty suppliers. Since dealers handle numerous automobiles on a daily basis, they’ll need stocks upon stocks of car supplies, and only through bulk suppliers can dealers acquire these important products wholesale. Dealerships typically have one or two suppliers at hand to immediately fix them up with much-needed supplies upon request.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Apache Fleet Fuel Programs and On Site Fuel Service

Apache Oil Company is the first choice in Southeast Texas for fleet fuel programs and on site fuel services by a locally owned company. Our expert staff will meet with you face to face and understand what your business needs are, and how Apache fleet fuel programs and on site fuel services will fit your needs and take un-necessary work out of your business.

How does that work, you ask?

First, our account manager will visit your company or site, and understand the fueling requirements in your business. No obligation, on your terms. Most of our account managers are veteran distribution experts and former fleet managers themselves, not simply order-takers who sold some other product line last month and rely on second-hand information from subject matter experts back at the office.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Fuel Injector Cleaner Supplier Announces Pennzoil Platinum/Ultra Promo

Here at Apache Oil Company, we take a lot of pride in providing our customers with products that can help keep the engines in their vehicles in great condition. Our company supplies high-quality fuel injector cleaner solutions to keep everything up in and before the cylinder head in tiptop shape. To do the same for parts down in the cylinder block, we also supply Pennzoil Platinum and Ultra Full Synthetic Oils—and, to make purchasing these premium motor oils a lot easier on the wallet, we are gladly launching a Pennzoil promo offer.

Created by Pennzoil itself, the promotion allows vehicle owners to save $10 on their oil change at participating installer and Jiffy Lube locations. In order to qualify, they must present the coupon when paying for the service and either Pennzoil Ultra or Pennzoil Platinum must be used during the oil change. This promotion is valid until the end of 2014.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Automotive Dealer Supplies Company Apache Breaks Sales Volume Record

Apache Oil Company is a family-owned distributor of fuel, lubricant, and filter products, carrying first-rate brands like Shell, Castrol, Phillips 66, and Houghton Metalworking. They provide efficient on-site fueling services such as emergency oil delivery for chemical and petrochemical plants, and assistance in other critical industrial situations.

Apache Oil Company employees hold vital certifications from the Department of Transportation, the Coast Guard, and the Transportation Worker Identification Credential. Over the past 40 years, the company has earned a reputation for quality and reliability in the industry.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Smooth Operator: Benefits of Synthetic Oil over Conventional Motor Oil

As most professional auto services know, without motor oil, the parts of an automobile engine become more susceptible to wear and tear, friction, corrosion, and dirt accumulation– all of which can lead to engine failure. Kristen Hall-Geisler explains in that the type of motor oil used in a vehicle also affects the engine’s efficiency.

The engine oil’s viscosity is an important factor to look into. Since motor oil mainly serves as a lubricant to minimize friction between engine parts, a thicker or a more viscous motor oil than what’s required may do more harm than good. For this reason, many automotive experts tout quality synthetic oil as more beneficial than conventional motor oil.

Monday, March 17, 2014

On Site Fuel Service Ensures Efficiency of Snow Removal Companies

The snow and sleet are bound to result in icy roads, making driving difficult for those who live in affected areas. To avoid such hazardous conditions, municipal government leaders and commercial establishment owners will have to rely on efficient snow removal services to get the snow and ice off the roads. Meanwhile, snow removal companies will greatly benefit from on site fuel service providers to ensure they effectively fulfill the tasks expected of them.

The machines and equipment typically used to eliminate snow in roadways and driveways are known for heavy fuel consumption. As such, owners of snow removal businesses can consider a dependable onsite fuel service to keep their operations uninterrupted by a lack of fuel. The efficient operation of these snow and ice-removing equipment is necessary to get the job done in a timely manner.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Dirty Fuel Injectors: The Need for an Effective Fuel Injector Cleaner

Car maintenance experts should warn their customers that car injector cleaning can be tricky and dangerous if done by amateurs. On the other, car service pros should protect their customers’ cars by using only high-grade quality fuel injector cleaners from trusted automotive supplies companies like Apache Oil Company. Using quality products can not only help ensure a satisfactory outcome, but can also help save on time and money, as the products can clean away all the contaminants in a single clean up.

Additionally, the process of cleaning a fuel injector can lead to difficult-to-remove stains and oil residue on the repairer’s hands and body. To get a thorough cleaning, an amateur has to invest on the right hand cleaner as well. On the other hand, professionals are expected to keep the appropriate hand cleaner, like the fast-acting Gojo hand cleaner, handy at all times.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Improving Fuel Efficiency by Using High Performance Baldwin Filters

Installing cold air systems usually does not void carmaker warranties, so consumers will have less apprehensions about changing the ductwork and filters in their new cars. However, for a cold air system to be fully effective, only quality air filters, such as high-performance Baldwin filters, should be used. These products make use of the latest in technology to allow air to move faster in the car’s system.

Also, car services should warn their customers about the noise that a cold air system generates, as described on the excerpted part of the article. The noise typically prompts drivers to ‘step on the gas’, thus increasing fuel consumption instead of the other way around. If drivers can learn to attune their driving habits to cold air system characteristics, they can optimize the fuel efficiency of their cars.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Can Synthetic and Non-Synthetic Oil Be Mixed?

Synthetic oil is a lubricant manufactured using chemically modified petroleum components. Compared to traditional non-synthetic oils, synthetic oil provides superior mechanical and chemical properties. These include possessing very uniform hydrocarbon molecules, which gives it the superior mechanical properties it possesses, even at extremely high or extremely low temperatures.

 While the use of synthetic oil is no longer new, both motorists and operators of machinery that require motor oil still experience confusion towards its use, namely on matters regarding: 

  • safely changing vehicle/equipment use from oil to synthetic; 
  • safely switching back to regular oil after using synthetic; 
  • mixing the two oils together. 
In the earlier days of synthetic oil mixing it with regular mineral oil wasn’t recommended because its synthetics have very different seal-well characteristics that would affect seals made for traditional oils. If the seal-swell rate of a particular synthetic was low, it could cause the seals to shrink, and the crankshaft and rocker cover seals to leak. If the rate was high, the seals tended to swell a little bit more and made the engine tight. 
 When traditional mineral oil was added to the synthetic, or used to replace it, the crank and cover seals had been worn out due to the different reactions it produced, making it unreliable and causing various oil leaks in the engine. 
Fortunately, manufacturers were able to fix this seal-well concern, and both synthetic and non-synthetic oils can be interchanged in use, as well as mixed if, there is a need to top up.

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Benefit of Having Fuel Delivery On-Site to Construction Projects

Compared to several other industries, the operations for construction and development is a lot more tedious physically. It can be a new building or a road extension in the middle of downtown, or a new house or hospital in a more rural area. Whatever the case may be, each project will undoubtedly require the use of heavy equipment for its completion. 

While the chore of getting the crane or forklift to the construction site is necessary, having to take the equipment away just to refuel can prove to be a great inconvenience. Not only does it slow down the completion of the project, the nuisance of having to bring the equipment back and forth to the site can be exhausting for the construction team. 

While having fuel brought to the site can eliminate this problem, it is also a task often done by the construction team itself. This means taking away from important construction time, and possible union issues if they are tasked to do it after hours. 

Thankfully, there are now companies who are authorized to provide on-site fuel service. No matter what the location, type of equipment, kind or amount of fuel, authorized suppliers should very well be capable of meeting all fuel requirements. This can be done after hours, therefore not getting in the way of construction time or taking away from the project’s manpower.

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Importance of Clean Fuel Injectors

Fuel injectors are a key component of modern automobile engines. They make sure gasoline is pumped into the engine in complete precision, ensuring the right amount of power is generated as the car is being driven. For the most part, fuel injectors are designed to last just as long as the car itself. 

There are, however, instances, where fuel injectors can be worn out to the point that it barely works and using the car is more costly than beneficial. Just like a car’s spark plugs, fuel injectors are important in ensuring the service life of the engine, particularly when the car continues to gain a lot of mileage. 

Smaller than a pinhole, fuel injector openings are susceptible to blockage caused by sediments or other impurities mixed in with the gasoline. This causes further accumulation of sediments around the area, preventing improper injection gas to the engine. This often leads to lower engine power, poor acceleration, and significantly lower fuel economy. It also causes rough idling of the car, as well as high carbon monoxide emissions. 

In comparison to other engine components, the maintenance of fuel injectors is actually simple, and often just overlooked. Vehicle owners can start by adding fuel injector cleaner to their gas tank, which can help prevent issues like sputtering. Changing fuel filters on a regular basis, or according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, will also better prevent debris from circulation within the fuel tank and onto the fuel injectors.