Manufacturer's Showcase - December 2001

Lube Products


Security Filter Products Co. Inc.
Colonial Heights, Virginia

Security Filter Products Company is a leading marketer of operating products for the fast lube industry.

What's New/Best Seller • Products include oil filters, air filters, cabin air filters, transmission kits, wiper blades, lighting products, chemicals, PCV valves, breathers, serpentine belts, fuel filters, and a full line of tools and shop supplies.

Advantages/Features • Security brand Filters are manufactured by the Honeywell Product Consumers Group, makers of FRAM(r), and meet or exceed all original equipment specifications. Call for your free information package. Customized suggested opening orders for new stores are available on request.

Contact • Security Filter Products Company, Inc., P.O. Box 250, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. (804) 526-0464. Toll free: (800) 937-3443. Fax: (804) 526-0465. Toll free fax: (800) 365-4914. E-mail: sales@securityfilters.com. Web site: www.Securityfilters.com.


Castrol North America
Wayne, New Jersey

Castrol North America is focused on the independent fast lube's need for premium products packaged with the quality service, convenience and knowledge operators need to run a successful full-service quick lube facility. What's New/Best Seller o SYNTEC(tm)Bulk Marketing Program.

Advantages/Features • Designed to increase the average per car revenue, Castrol developed a comprehensive program that helps lube operators to sell Castrol(r) SYNTEC(tm), which is a full synthetic motor oil and Castrol SYNTEC Blend, a part synthetic motor oil. SYNTEC Bulk Marketing Program delivers improved consumer offers, promotions, training and exclusive equipment that allows fast lube operators the realization of price efficiencies from bulk oil. Castrol offers generous promotional allowances and customer rebates to attain and attract new synthetic users through advertising and they provide high dollar rebate offers for customers who buy Castrol synthetics.

Contact • Castrol North America, 1500 Valley Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470. Toll free: 888.CASTROL. Web site: www.castrolusa.com.


LUBEGARD by International Lubricants Inc.
Seattle, Washington

International Lubricants, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of both automotive and industrial lubricants representing quality, performance and value in today's demanding market, and has led the industry in developing environmentally safe, seed-based lubricants.

What's New/Best Seller • The LUBEGARD(r) PLATINUM Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) Protectant.

Advantages/Features • LUBEGARD PLATINUM saves time, space and money by eliminating the confusion of all ATF applications. It may be used with any required ATF (except Ford(r) Type F ATF) and in all CVT's that require Dexron(r) ATF. It also enhances the performance of Dexron/ Mercon(r) ATF to that of a Mercon V ATF or a Highly Friction Modified ATF (such as Honda Genuine, Toyota Type T/TII/TIV, Mopar ATF +3 and ATF +4, etc.).

Customer/Operator Support • Outstanding operator approval for superior performance and reliability.

Contact • LUBEGARD by International Lubricants Inc., 7930 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108. Toll free: (800) 333-5823. Web site: www.lubegard.com.


Wipers Express
Cedar Grove, New Jersey

Wipers Express distributes DYNA and Auto-TeX brand wiper blades to quick lubes, car washes, and detail shops around the country. Its method of installation makes selling wipers fast and easy, claims the company.

What's New/Best Seller • The DYNA D3G Wiper Blade is a premium OEM product. Available in exclusive Value Pak packaging, it can be purchased only in professional installer locations. The AutoTeX Wiper Blade is an aftermarket blade with a universal adapter for fast and easy installation. It is individually packaged and designed for retail display.

Advantages/Features • The DYNA features an exclusive aerodynamic metal frame for superior performance at high speeds, articulated joints for stability, dual stainless steel spline for better load distribution that maintains DYNA's reliable 100% molded rubber formula, and uniform wiping performance with more pressure points. The AutoTeX features steel constructed major frame components, aerodynamic frame to prevent wind life, and plastic bushings for quiet operation.

Contact • Wipers Express (Paula Lombard), 216 Little Falls Rd., Ste. 7, PO Box 1129, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. (973) 857-7870. Toll free: (800) 528-3048. Fax: (973) 857-7749. E-mail: wexco@windshieldwipers.com. Web site: www.windshieldwipers.com.


BayNets Inc.
East Haddam, Connecticut

BayNets is an industry leader in providing customized fall prevention systems for any commercial application.

What's New/Best Seller • The BayNets Safety System is designed exclusively for quick lube operators.

Advantages/Features • This lightweight yet ruggedly durable steel cable and netting system was originally designed by a quick lube operator for a quick lube application. It is easily installed, but most importantly, it is simple to use. The BayNets Safety System delivers over three tons of defensive strength, yet because of its open weave design, sight, sound, and air flow to lower bay is not compromised. The same design serves to constantly reinforce the reality that a hazard exists so that employees and customers maintain an awareness of the open bay.

Price • Less than $500 per bay.

Contact • BayNets Safety Systems, 7 Matthews Dr., E. Haddam, CT 06423. (860) 873-5192. Toll free: (800) 331-0731. Fax: (860) 873-8704. E-mail: info@baynets.com. Web site: www.baynets.com.


Gold Eagle Co.
Chicago, Illinois
The Gold Eagle name has stood for premium quality automotive chemicals for more than 70 years. An innovator in the automotive chemical industry, Gold Eagle manufactures and markets more than 100 automotive products.

What's New/Best Seller • AlumAseal radiator sealers.

Advantages/Features • Gold Eagle Company has created new packaging for its AlumAseal brand of radiator sealers that's sure to be a hit with consumers and retailers. The special clip strip pack for this powder product improves retail visibility and encourages consumer impulse purchases. Each clip strip holds six blister-carded 20-gram tubes of AlumAseal powder, and each shipping case contains two strips (12 tubes).

Contact • Gold Eagle Co., 4400 S. Kildare, Chicago, IL 60632. (773) 376-4400. Toll Free: (800) 621-1251. Fax: (773) 376-3245. Web site: www.goldeagle.com.


Cyclo Industries
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Cyclo has been known as "the professional choice" for over 40 years, offering a full line of "chemical tools" including a variety of cleaners, lubricants and additives.

What's New/Best Seller • Cyclo Max44(tm) Total Fuel System Cleaner.

Advantages/Features • Cyclo Max44 Total Fuel System Cleaner is a powerful fuel treatment that restores lost power, reduces emissions and saves gas. It is formulated to help solve fuel system problems caused by excessive deposits, which are common in today's engines. It cleans the entire system including injectors, intake valves, combustion chambers and piston tops. It is so powerful that it is an excellent chemical "tool" that can be used by professional mechanics before tune-ups.

Delivery/Installation Distributors may call Cyclo Industries directly for prompt shipment of orders.

Price Competitively priced. Varies by equipment package.

Contact • Cyclo Industries, LLC, 10190 Riverside Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. (561) 775-9600. Toll free: (800) 843-7813. Fax: (561) 662-1055. E-mail: cyclo@cyclo.com. Web site: www.cyclo.com.


MotorVac Technologies
Santa Ana, California

MotorVac Technologies is a leading supplier of professional fluid system service and diagnostic equipment. MotorVac designs, develops, assembles and markets unique technological solutions for the service and repair of automotive and truck systems.

Advantages/Features • This larger and more efficient dealer network will provide shop owners the opportunity to purchase MotorVac equipment at more competitive prices. Independent studies have shown that use of the CarbonClean system will reduce fuel consumption, improve driving performance and control emissions. Also, the company's proprietary detergents are non-carcinogenic and environmentally friendly. Overall, MotorVac products provide many value-added features that can also enhance a shop's revenue and profit potential, while increasing customer satisfaction. Delivery o MotorVac's products are distributed to service shops, fleets and government agencies in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Contact • MotorVac Technologies, 1431 E. Village Way, Santa Ana, CA 92804. (714) 558-4822. Toll free: (800) 841-8810. Fax: (714) 558-0754. E-mail: ndeanda@motorvac.com. Web site: www.motorvac.com.


Snap-on Tools Company
Kenosha, Wisconsins

Snap-on Tools Company is a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users.

Advantages/Features • Sun Coolant Exchange helps automotive technicians test cooling systems for leaks and remove and replace all types of coolants with ease. The unit removes up to 95 percent of coolants such as Glycol, Dexcool and environmental coolants. The unit's vacuum fill process removes air pockets, which can potentially damage cooling systems. Sun Coolant Exchange also provides a continuous flush feature that thoroughly cleans dirty systems. With an optional accessory, the system is able to recycle used coolants. The unit also conducts radiator or surge cap pressure tests that display the actual relief pressure in pounds per square inch (PSI).

Delivery • Products are sold through its franchisee dealer van, distributor channels and company direct sales, including snapon.com.

Contact • Snap-on Incorporated, 2801 - 80th Street, P. O. Box 1410, Kenosha, WI 53141-1410. (262) 656-5200. E-mail: questions@snapon.com. Web site: www.snapon.com.


QMI - JAX
Jacksonville, Florida

QMI is a leading manufacturer of PTFE products for professional use. QMI has developed a new line for profit-minded lube owners.

What's New/Best Seller • Full Throttle Fuel System Cleaners and Oil System Cleaners.

Advantages/Features • The Full Throttle line are commercial strength products for professional install centers only. QMI manufactures products safe for engines found in today's cars and trucks. They are also produced for safe handling by the lube tech.

Customer/Operator Support • QMI has a training facility located in Lakeland, FL. It is offered to educate lube owners for the proper use and installation of all products manufactured by QMI.

Contact • Bob Nifong, QMI - JAX, Lube Center Division, 2759 Powers Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207-8005. (904) 737-5222. Toll free: (800) 345-1227. Fax: (904) 737-2041. E-mail: qminet@prodigy.net. Web site: www.qminet.com.


Bend-Pak/Ranger
Santa Paula, California
Bend-Pak / Ranger is America's largest manufacturer of tubing benders and aboveground vehicle lifts. Its selection of aboveground lifts has been expanded to include more than 50 models with designs ranging from popular two-post styles to specialty mobile lifts.

What's New/Best Seller • The SP7.

Advantages/Features • The SP7 is one of the three new space-saving Service-Pro lift models now available from Bend-Pak/Ranger. The SP7 is a drive-over style 7,000-pound capacity lift with a frame size less than 7 feet square. It maximizes profits by turning precious space into efficient work areas. The lift features a low-profile design, 70 inches lifting height, pneumatic safety locks and a user-friendly power console.

Delivery/Installation • It requires no special foundation and installation is simple.

Contact • Bend-Pak / Ranger, 1645 Lemonwood Drive, Santa Paula, CA 93060. (805) 933-9970. Toll Free: (800) 253-2363. Fax: (805) 933-9160. E-mail: contact@bendpak.com. Web site: www.bendpak.com.


Heartland Mfg.
Wheaton, Illinois

Superior is America's leader in vehicle dryer technology. Superior has manufactured a full line of car wash equipment since 1972, including automatic tunnel equipment, self-service systems and touch-free vehicle dryers.

What's New/Best Seller • The Heartland Machine Solutions(tm) line.

Advantages/Features Created especially for fast lube operators, the Heartland Machine Solutions line includes the 007 Oil System Cleaning Center, along with two different flush and filter kits. Heartland offers the strongest "no questions asked" guarantee in the business. If one of your customers is not satisfied for any reason with any Heartland product, it will refund the full retail price.

Contact Cricket Killingsworth, National Sales Director, The Heartland, PO Box 1520, Wheaton, IL 60189. Toll free: (800) 378-7891. Fax: (630) 221-8613. Web site: www.theheartland.com.

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