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How much money could you save in maintenance costs if you could take the guesswork out of determining the condition of petroleum based fluids? Thousands of dollars are lost, annually from component failure, much of which is linked directly to inadequate lubrication from broken-down petroleum based fluids; still more revenue is wasted by performing unnecessary maintenance. With labour and fluid prices at an all-time high, optimizing the effectiveness of your preventative maintenance program is a necessity, whether you are responsible for one vehicle or one thousand.

Now, you can effectively test the viscosity and condition of petroleum based fluids in all of your cars, trucks, boats, and equipment, while checking for the presence of contaminants, in just one easy step. The Western Turbo OilCheckUp Analysis tool will enable you to test a single drop of engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, or gear-lube for condition, viscosity, the presence and degree of sediment and grime, the presence and degree of water or antifreeze, and the degree of saturation from fuel deposits. By dispensing one drop of any petroleum based lubricant onto the special chromatographic test medium you can determine whether or not your vehicle’s vital fluids have reached theirs effective limit, before it is too late.

Using the economical OilCheckUp analysis kit, you can instantly determine the condition of vitally important fluids. After dispensing a single drop of petroleum based fluid onto the test medium, simply compare the pattern on the chromatographic test medium to the reference card (included with the kit). Within five-minutes you will be able to determine if your engine oil needs to be replaced due to excessive sediment and grime from overuse. You will also know if your engine oil is contaminated with antifreeze or water. Blown head gaskets, compromised intake passages, and cracked cylinder blocks/heads can allow antifreeze and water to seep into your engine’s crankcase diminishing your oil’s viscosity and resulting in destruction of engine components. Fuel saturation from leaky injectors or a rich air/fuel mixture can also ruin your oil’s viscosity; test your engine oil now, before it is too late.

The results of the test are easy to decipher, just see for yourself:

Greater Value with Diesels

With all of the recent buzz about hybrids and electric vehicles, be careful not to overlook the comeback of the diesel. Diesel powered coupes and sedans took a long hiatus, but they are back and they have undergone drastic developments. The introduction of ultra-low sulfur clean diesel fuels, more efficient turbochargers and intercoolers, and direct fuel injection has yielded the automotive industry a viable ally in the fight for fuel conservation.

Despite the added initial cost of some diesel cars, most are economically sensible. The EPA estimated average improvement in fuel mileage, over their gasoline powered counterparts, is approximately thirty-percent, but that is assuming that only forty-five percent of the miles are driven on the highway. If you live and work near the highway, depending upon the length of you commute, you are likely to drive a greater percentage of highway miles, thus you should see improvements in that estimate; making the diesel option an even greater idea.

In addition to the fuel savings, the resale value of the typical diesel powered car is greater than either the hybrid, electric, or gasoline powered version of the same model. Statistically, diesel powered cars are five-percent more valuable than gasoline powered models when it is time to resell them.

When it comes to the hybrid and electric models; diesel wins hands down.
• Diesel fuel is available nearly anywhere.
• Diesel powered vehicles are capable of travelling long distances (without a recharge).
• Modern turbocharged diesel cars have the edge in performance over hybrid cars.