January 16, 2024

How to Start a Diesel in the Cold Since diesel engines need high temperatures to ignite their fuel, starting a diesel in the cold, known as a cold start, can be challenging. Thankfully, you can take some actions to make starting your vehicle easier.  Understanding how to start a diesel in the cold can help

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October 21, 2022

What To Do If Your Diesel Fuel Gels As the cold sets in for the winter, many around the country start thinking of their vehicles and the need for winter maintenance. Unless you live in Florida, southern California or perhaps Texas, the temperatures are probably dipping below freezing and affecting your vehicle’s performance.  If you drive a diesel vehicle, you must

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Anti-Gel Usage Tips
February 11, 2022

It is getting to that time of year when the temperature is dropping and diesels aren’t particularly fond of the cold weather, especially when it gets below 0° F. Treating fuel with an anti-gel should be pretty easy, you should be able to just dump it in and be on your way right? Well almost…

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Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Winter Anti-Gel: Why it’s so Good
December 23, 2021

Whoever called it the most wonderful time of the year needs to reevaluate themselves. Winter is dark, cold, and a pain in the butt to get anything done. Unless you plow snow for a living, you probably can’t wait for winter to be over. Winter is not only hard on you and your body, it’s

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5 Tips on Winterizing Your Diesel and Gasoline-Powered Vehicle
December 17, 2021

When the seasons change, so should your maintenance on your vehicle. The transition from fall to winter is particularly important. As the road conditions become more hazardous with the icy signature of the winter months, keeping a careful eye on the state of your vehicles becomes crucial. To keep your vehicle running optimally, there are

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5 Things Every New Diesel Truck Owner Needs to do this Winter
December 2, 2021

So you’re the proud new owner of a diesel truck, pretty cool huh? It’s nice being the apex predator of the road or a truckstop troubadour. There’s also the sweet aroma of diesel fuel, yea admit it, you love that smell. It’s a mix of school bus nostalgia and the tears of EV owners as

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What to use in the winter
October 22, 2021

The sun is shining, you can feel the warm sun on the back of your neck as you pump that over-priced diesel fuel into your truck. You open your door and grab that half-full bottle of Hot Shot’s Secret Everyday Diesel Treatment (EDT) with a smile knowing you have finally figured out what keeps your

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Everything you need to know about why diesel fuel gels in cold weather.
October 20, 2021

Let’s take a minute and get down to the basics of diesel fuel gelling. In this article, we’ll cover ways to prevent diesel fuel gelling and how to treat diesel fuel once gelling has already started. Why Does Diesel Fuel Gel? Gelling occurs in diesel fuel when the temperature of the fuel drops so low

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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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