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an RV driving through the snow
June 21, 2021

When you’re planning to hit the road with your RV or motorhome after a long winter, you’ll first want to de-winterize it. This process helps you prepare your RV for warm spring and summer days, ensuring it can perform at its best. Learning how to correctly de-winterize your motorhome can help you prevent potential issues

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Transmission Fluid Flush vs. Change
June 11, 2021

Anyone who knows anything about how to maintain a vehicle, knows that it is important to keep clean fluids flowing inside the motor at all times. If not, the fluids; whether we are talking about engine oil, gear oil, hydraulic fluid, or transmission fluid, will begin to break down and eventually fall so far out

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Diesel Additives Are Not Just For Winter
May 18, 2021

When it comes to maintenance and protection of your vehicle, oftentimes people will associate additives for only the winter months. While it is important to use additives in the winter months, it is important to maintain that same protection in the hotter summer months. Since you won’t be using the more winter-appropriate products in the

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Spring Lawn & Garden Equipment Maintenance 101
April 16, 2021

Spring out of hibernation! Get ready for the smell of freshly cut grass, your lawn equipment is begging to hit the turf. Whoa, but not too fast. Make sure your equipment ready by performing pre-season maintenance. Tip #1: Fresh Fuel Did you know that gasoline can go bad in less than 30 days! Crazy. As

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How to Prevent and Fix Engine Blowby
April 8, 2021

Every engine has some level of blowby, but what is blowby? Blowby is the leakage of any combustion gases or pressure into the engine’s crankcase. Most blowby occurs when exhaust gas enters the crankcase by going past the piston rings while other sources include turbochargers. Blowby that goes past the piston rings not only pressurizes

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Engine Oil Analysis
April 3, 2021

A note from Chris Gabrelcik- Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS) and Certified Oil Monitoring Analyst (OMA), CEO of Hot Shot’s Secret: Dr. Roger Dale England, vice president, chief R&D officer, Valvoline, Inc., explains that the primary oil degradation routes are oxidation and nitration. “Today’s engines run hotter and at higher temperatures than older engines, and this

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10 Steps for Prepping Your RV This Spring
March 14, 2021

For some, there is no better time of the year than when the first warm day rolls around, it makes you want to hit the open road. When it comes to your home on wheels, you shouldn’t just grab the keys and go. Instead, take some time to prep for the season now and have

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5 Key Benefits of Using Shift Restore
March 8, 2021

Your transmission is one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Repairing a transmission is no easy or inexpensive task. The transmission works with your engine to operate the vehicle at different speeds. Like motor oil for your engine, transmission fluid helps to keep your transmission lubricated and running smoothly. Without the proper type

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Hot Shot's Secret Firepunk S10 truck in action during a drag race.
February 26, 2021

Here at Hot Shot’s Secret, we put countless hours of research and development into every product we offer. When we decided to offer a racing oil it had to meet some very tough standards, Adrenaline Racing Oils were formulated for the toughest applications in racing. The formulas are 100% pure synthetic using only Group IV

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