With gas prices hitting a 7-year high, you’re probably on the lookout for products that maximize performance from your car engines and save money at the pump. One way to do this is through fuel additives. These convenient and effective performance enhancers can maximize your vehicle’s performance in a variety of ways. Here’s how:
Why Are Fuel Additives Needed?
The right type of fuel additive plays a critical role in protecting your engine due to the sophistication of mechanical and engine design. Consumers are noticing the benefits fuel additives offer thanks to their vehicles lasting longer and gaining improved fuel efficiency.
However, don’t be surprised if it takes a few tanks of treated fuel to notice a difference. Fortunately, your patience will pay off. As a general rule of thumb, using fuel additives every 6,000 to 10,000 miles in gas vehicles should get the job done if you’re a frequent driver. For diesel, it’s best to treat each tank with fuel additives.
Unfortunately, you won’t receive the same benefits with today’s ULSD (Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel). The quality of diesel straight from the pump can vary drastically, making it difficult to know if you are using quality fuel. Plus, the lack of lubricity has been shown to cause issues in older vehicles, even leading to the failure of vital fuel system parts. Using the proper fuel additive can help consumers hold on to their trucks longer while saving money during ownership.
The Science Behind Fuel Additives
As a complex piece of machinery, your vehicle’s engine needs to be maintained to perform properly. For diesel fuel applications, the factories are obligated to distribute the newer ultra-low sulphur fuel with less lubricity. Biodiesel contains moisture. Ethanol and methanol configurations require moisture to be removed from your fuel. With the different hydrocarbons and polar-solvents in the fuel mixtures, the unknown properties of the fuel at the pump can cause some harmful results in your engine. However, the correct additives can help distribute the moisture, boost cetane, remove the internal deposits and buildup, and support the various fuel blends, so the motor operates more efficiently, with less damage and more prevention breakdowns. Especially with diesel fuel, the proper additive helps restore the lubricity filtered out of the fuel from the refinery.
But not all fuel additives are created equal. Trustworthy manufacturers and scientifically proven formulas are the recipes for high-quality fuel additives. Bottom line, when proper research and science goes into a product, your vehicle will perform better.
The Benefits of Fuel Additives
It’s a proven fact that using the proper fuel additives will produce several benefits over solely using pump fuel. Here are the benefits of fuel additives and how they can maximize the performance of your vehicle.
Increases the Lifespan of Your Fuel System’s Components
Think of additives as insurance for your car’s performance. Fuel additives can help remove the buildup of deposits in your vehicle’s fuel system and its components, resulting in less wear and tear and faster acceleration response. Removing and preventing carbon build up will increase your cylinder head compression, leading to smoother engine starts. Plus, the lack of lubricity in ULSD is the main reason behind the catastrophic failures of the CP4 Fuel pumps. Fuel additives will improve your fuel’s lubricity, preventing scarring and wear on your fuel system’s components and eliminating CP4 fuel pump failure.
You may need to pay more money upfront for fuel additives, but you’ll quickly notice the cost savings. Rather than breaking the bank on preventative maintenance and repairs, these fuel additives can prevent wasting fuel due to partial combustion or performance issues related to contaminants collecting in the engine.
Increases Fuel Efficiency
Fuel additives will help your vehicle use every ounce of gas or diesel. When the fuel goes through the combustion process, fuel additives support the vehicle by burning the fuel more effectively and add extra power to the engine. As a result, you’ll quickly notice your MPG improve.
Corrosion on metal parts can lead to premature breakdowns. Your engine will stay in tip-top shape with corrosion inhibitors and won’t need frequent maintenance checks or costly repairs.
Reduce Carbon Emissions
Fuel additives remove carbon deposits in the fuel, leading to better fuel combustion and fewer carbon emissions into the environment.
Top Fuel Additives for Gasoline and Diesel Vehicles
With so many fuel additives on the market (all designed for different purposes), how do you choose which one is right for your vehicle? Here are some examples of the best fuel additives that drivers are flocking to.
DIESEL EXTREME is a top-tier diesel fuel additive that helps to keep your engine clean and operating at maximum performance. This deep injector cleaning all-in-one formula combines the benefits of a cetane booster, water demulsifier, and stabilizer, so you only have to purchase one product instead of three different ones to achieve your desired results. Plus it contains a concentrated cleaner that removes all external and internal diesel injector deposits (IDIDs.)
EVERYDAY DIESEL TREATMENT
The EVERYDAY DIESEL TREATMENT is a fuel additive that drivers can use every time they fill up their tank to boost their engine’s performance and fuel’s lubricity. Most diesel fuel contains at least a portion of biodiesel which contains glycerides. Hot Shot’s Secret Everyday Diesel Treatment was formulated with a cetane improver, lubricity agent, water dispersant, rust and corrosion inhibitor, injector cleaner and fuel stabilizer. A complete 6-in1 product to protect your engine.
DIESEL WINTER ANTI-GEL
The DIESEL WINTER ANTI-GEL Is perfect for those cold winter months. It helps your engine in various ways, including improving the quality of fuel and preventing freezing or gelling effects from occurring on different parts such as fuel lines. This 7-in-1 product contains everything that is in EDT, including cetane for better cold-weather startups.
DIESEL WINTER RESCUE
You can use DIESEL WINTER RESCUE, a top-tier winter fuel additive to de-ice your vehicle’s filters and re-liquefy gelled diesel. This product restores engine power and fuel flow after a diesel gelling event.
LX4 LUBRCITY EXTREME
As a premium ultra-low sulfur diesel and gas fuel lubricity additive, the LX4 LUBRCITY EXTREME is designed to improve your fuel and prevent wear scarring in its essential components. So even if the quality of your vehicle’s current fuel is low, this product conditions fuel to meet or exceed OEM requirements.
Using our GASOLINE EXTREME product, you can remove deposits in your intake valve and combustion chamber. It helps lubricate crucial fuel system parts while improving performance, power, and economy for better engine efficiency. Use it once every 6,000 to 10,000 miles to improve operation and increase fuel economy.
Are you ready to improve your vehicle’s performance? Check out our scientifically formulated and proven fuel additives. We’re also offering 10% off your first order. If you have any questions about our products, please feel free to contact us.