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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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DIESEL FUEL GELLING 101
February 7, 2021

Let’s take a minute and get down to the basics of diesel fuel gelling and ways to prevent and treat the gelling once it becomes an issue. Gelling occurs when the temperature of the fuel drops so low that wax naturally found in the diesel begins to crystallize. Gelling can occur as high as 20

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HOTTEST PRODUCTS OF 2020
January 31, 2021

As we turn the calendar on the first month of 2021 it is a good time to look back on 2020. It was certainly a year that no one could have predicted the challenges. For us, as a company it was challenging, but we came out of it even stronger. During the toughest of times,

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Tips to Avoid Winter Fuel Economy Slumps
January 16, 2021

Winter and cold weather can really bring you down. Not only does it get dark earlier and become too cold out to do much, but your vehicle’s fuel economy just gets worse and worse. There are a lot of reasons why your fuel economy suffers in the winter, by some estimates fuel economy goes down

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