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.