Essential Principles for Automotive Service Providers

September 18, 2019

Attentive, Honest Service Providers Can Mean a Tangible Difference in Your Bottom Line For automotive dealerships and service facilities, the service advisor is truly the face of the company for most customers. They are waiting when cars pull up in the service lane, and, oftentimes, they are the only person... Read More +

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Principios Esenciales para Asesores de Servicios Automotrices

September 18, 2019
Para los concesionarios de automóviles y las instalaciones de servicio, el asesor de mantenimiento es realmente la cara de la empresa para… Read More +

Common Objections to Service Recommendations and How to Overcome Them

September 18, 2019

Why Simply Relaying Information Should No Longer be Status Quo When it comes to dealer or factory recommended maintenance or even necessary repairs, many customers are often resistant to accept advice from automotive service providers. They either don’t have the time to wait, they didn’t budget for the expense, they believe... Read More +

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Objectiones Comunes a las Recomendaciones de Servicio y Cómo Superarias

September 18, 2019
  Cuando se trata del mantenimiento recomendado por el distribuidor o la fábrica, o incluso las reparaciones necesarias, muchos clientes… Read More +

Double Dip Price Increase on Finished Lubricants

April 29, 2019

Rising Costs of Raw Materials Spur Second Price Increase Last week we published a notification alerting our customers to a pending 6% increase in price based on the rising cost of raw materials. Over the past week, however, most major oil suppliers announced an unexpected additional price increase from 6%... Read More +

Finished Lubricant Price Increase is on the Horizon

April 10, 2019

Price Increase Scheduled for Finished Lubricants – May 6, 2019 With increases in the cost of raw materials, rising freight costs and overall market fluctuations that affect manufactures, and the processing and delivery of finished products, a 6% finished lubricants price increase will go into effect on May 6th. In... Read More +

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Aumento del Precio del Lubricante Terminado está en el Horizonte

April 10, 2019
Aumento del Precio del Lubricante Terminado Aumento de precios para lubricantes terminados programado – 6 de mayo de 2019 Con… Read More +

Governor Gavin Newsom and California’s Petroleum Industry

January 29, 2019

How Will Gavin Newsom Manage CA’s Energy Sector - On January 7th, 2019, Jerry Brown stepped aside to hand over the reigns to a new governor elect for the state of California – Gavin Newsom. Newsom, a member of the Democratic party, previously served as the lieutenant governor of California under Brown...

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Gobernador Gavin Newsom y la industria petrolera de California

January 29, 2019
Gobernador Gavin Newsom ​¿Cómo gestionará Gavin Newsom el sector energético de CA? El 7 de enero de 2019, Jerry Brown… Read More +

Prilled Urea Versus Liquid – How Different Forms Affect DEF Cost

January 28, 2019

Liquid Urea vs Prill Form and the Cost of DEF When it comes to the manufacture of diesel exhaust fluid, or DEF, whether the urea content begins in liquid solution or solid prill form can impact the cost of manufacture and ultimately the price of the finished product. DEF is... Read More +

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Urea Granular Versus Líquida: Cómo Afectan las Diferentes Formas al Costo de DEF

January 28, 2019
Urea Granular Versus Líquida Urea Liquida Versus Forma Granular y el Costo de DEF Cuando se trata de la fabricación… Read More +

IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap Looms for the Maritime Industry

January 8, 2019

January 2020 Deadline Looms – Maritime Industry Prepares Less than one year from now, the soft rollout of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) January 2020 sulphur cap regulation will go into full effect. The IMO is responsible for the safe management and environmental stewardship of the shipping industry, and the... Read More +

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OMI 2020 Límite de Azufre Emerge para la Industria Marítima

January 8, 2019
IMO 2020 Emerge Fecha Límite de enero de 2020: la Industria Marítima se Prepara En menos de un año a… Read More +

Holiday Trucking – Logging More Miles Than Santa

December 23, 2018

Holiday Trucking and the Holidays It has been said that the trucking industry is the life blood of the U.S. economy, moving more goods and services across the north American continent than one can even imagine. There are times throughout the year when demand for transport via trucking dramatically spikes... Read More +

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Camiones de Temporada Navideña: Registrando más millas que Santa

December 23, 2018
Camiones de Temporada Navideña Camiones de Temporada Navideña y Navidad Se ha dicho que la industria de camiones es la… Read More +

Prop 6 Is Out – What This Means to Californians

November 23, 2018

With Midterm Elections Over, Where Do We Go From Here? On November 6th, Californians voted against Proposition 6, a constitutional amendment that would have eliminated a fuel-related tax designated for road repair and transportation infrastructure. Prop 6 aimed to repeal the gas tax that went into effect November 2017, which... Read More +

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La Propuesta 6 está Fuera: Lo que esto Significa para los Californianos

November 23, 2018
Propuesta 6 Con el Final de Las Elecciones de Mitad de Período, ¿Hacia donde Vamos? El 6 de noviembre, los… Read More +

Holiday Fraud Prevention at the Pump – Minimize Your Risk

November 21, 2018

How to Protect Yourself at the Pump This Holiday Season According to Crime Prevention Security Systems, “Police reports indicate theft and property crime rates increase during the holiday season – particularly between Thanksgiving and the new year. Consumers generally walk around with more cash, credit cards, and gift cards in... Read More +

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Prevención de Fraude de Días Festivos en la Bomba: Minimice su Riesgo

November 21, 2018
Prevención de Fraude de Días Festivos Cómo Protegerse en la Bomba en Temporada Navideña De acuerdo con Crime Prevention Security… Read More +

Craft Brewers Canning More Than Bottling – Here’s Why

November 16, 2018

The Craft Brew Industry is Changing Rapidly, One Can at a Time Gone are the days where you might have associated canned beer with tried and true classics like Coors, Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft. In today’s brewing landscape, draught beer, according to the Brewer’s Association, represents roughly 41.4% of... Read More +

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Cerveceros Artesanales Enlatan más que Embotellar: He Aquí el Por Qué

November 16, 2018
Cerveceros Artesanales Enlatan La Industria de la Elaboración de Cerveza Artesanal está Cambiando Rápidamente, una Lata a la Vez Atrás… Read More +

Foreign Cars Not Available in the United States

November 13, 2018

Why Certain Foreign Cars Are Only Available Overseas If you like to travel internationally, then you have most likely encountered some interesting foreign cars in other countries. In Mexico there’s the Chevy Tornado (pictured above) and the Nissan Micra. In the UK there’s the Ford Escort Cosworth, the Holden HSV... Read More +

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Autos Extranjeros No Disponibles en los Estados Unidos

November 13, 2018
Autos Extranjeros ¿Por qué Ciertos Autos Extranjeros están Disponibles Solo en el Extranjero? Si te gusta viajar internacionalmente, lo más… Read More +

California Drought and the Impact on Its Economy

November 8, 2018

How Drought Impacts the Golden State’s Economy Besides the devastating effects of fire, which is also largely affected by drought, California’s economy is impacted by lack of water in a myriad of ways. According to a Brookings University article, “Water supply, including surface water found in streams, rivers, lakes, or reservoirs,... Read More +

Proposition 6 and the Future of Fuel Prices in California

October 9, 2018

How Will Californians Vote on Prop 6 November 6 In November of 2017 the Road Repair and Accountability Act was passed, otherwise know as Senate Bill 1, or SB-1 – created as a means by which the state of California could offset transportation costs for repairs to highway infrastructure and the... Read More +

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Proposición 6 y el Futuro de los Precios del Combustible en California

October 9, 2018
California Proposición 6 ¿Cómo Votarán los Californianos sobre la Prop 6? El 6 de noviembre En noviembre de 2017, se… Read More +

DEF Pricing – Factors That Impact the Rise & Fall of the Market

October 2, 2018

A Myriad of Factors Affect the End Cost of DEF In 2010, the EPA created a mandate that all medium and heavy duty vehicles were required to reduce emissions (most notably NOx) by incorporating diesel exhaust fluid, or DEF. DEF is a non-hazardous solution consisting of a 32.5% urea and... Read More +

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Precios de DEF: Factores que Impactan el Auge y Caída del Mercado

October 2, 2018
Precios de DEF (Fluido Diesel para el Sistema de Escape, por sus siglas en Ingles) Una Sinfín de Factores Afectan… Read More +

The US Economy and OPEC – How They Are Connected

September 11, 2018

How OPEC Impacts the Cost of US Goods and Services American mathematician, meteorologist and the pioneer of chaos theory, Edward Lorenz coined the phrase the “butterfly effect” in 1969, which suggests that small perturbations, changes and causes in one location may have large effects and impacts in an entirely different... Read More +

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La Economía de EE. UU. Y la OPEC: Cómo están Conectados

September 11, 2018
La Economía de EE. UU. Y la OPEC Cómo Afecta la OPEC el Costo de los Bienes y Servicios Estadounidenses… Read More +

California’s Wildfires and How They Impact the Economy

September 4, 2018

When California Is On Fire the Economy Feels the Burn The origin of the name California can be traced back to a handful of theories, including a Spanish translation, caliente horno, meaning “hot furnace;” an indigenous word meaning “high hill;” and most commonly recognized, from the 16th century novel Las Sergas... Read More +

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Incendios Forestales en California y su Impacto en la Economía

September 4, 2018
Incendios Forestales en California Cuando California está en llamas, la economía siente la quemadura El origen del nombre California se… Read More +

Fuel Efficiency Standards – Trump’s Plan to Roll Them Back

August 23, 2018

President Trump’s Historic Weakening of Fuel Economy Standards This summer, the Trump administration began taking steps to roll out what is being referred to as a “historic” weakening of fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles and the trucking industry. Besides the national implications of such an effort, the President also... Read More +

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Estándares de Eficiencia del Combustible: El Plan de Trump para Reducirlos

August 23, 2018
Estándares de Eficiencia de Combustible El Debilitamiento Histórico de los Estándares de Economía del Combustible del Presidente Trump Este verano,… Read More +

Truck Driver Shortage – Why This Job is So Hard to Fill

August 7, 2018

Massive Driver Shortages in the Trucking Industry According to a report by Axios, there are many industries in the United States that are having a tough time filling critical employment roles, such as construction workers, farmers, truck drivers and first responders. Despite good pay and benefits, there is a giant... Read More +

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Escasez de Conductores de Camiones: ¿Por Qué este Trabajo es tan Difícil de Llenar?

August 7, 2018
Escasez de Conductores de Camiones Escasez Masiva de Conductores en la Industria del Transporte Terreste De acuerdo con un informe… Read More +

Uber Self-Driving Trucks Are Now A Thing of the Past

August 2, 2018

Uber Self-Driving Trucks Division is No Longer In March of this year we wrote an Expert Insight piece on the rise of Uber Freight and their desire to expand the cutting edge use of autonomous vehicle technology. It was believed that this would drastically disrupt the trucking industry, and was... Read More +

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Los Camiones Autodirigidos de Uber son cosa del Pasado

August 2, 2018
Camiones Autodirigidos de Uber La división de Camiones Autodirigido de Uber ya no Existe En marzo de este año, escribimos… Read More +

3 Things to Know About the New API SN PLUS Formulation

July 31, 2018

The New API SN PLUS Formulation and Why You Should Care When it comes to turbocharged engines, it’s all about performance, which is why automakers are spearheading the newest supplemental motor oil specification – API SN PLUS – to protect against Low-Speed-Pre-Ignition (LSPI) – a condition found within Turbocharged Gasoline... Read More +

The 3 Tiers of Food Grade Lubrication – H1, H2, H3

July 24, 2018

Food Grade Lubrication – Not All Products Are Created Equal When dealing with manufacturing or packaging products that require food grade lubrication, it is essential to be conscious of what greases, degreasers, cleaners, seamers, etc that you may be using in your warehouse or facility because public health and safety... Read More +

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Los 3 niveles de la lubricación de grado alimenticio - H1, H2, H3

July 24, 2018
Lubricación de grado alimenticio Cuando se trata de lubricación de grado alimenticio, no todos los productos son iguales Cuando se… Read More +

How Houghton Fluids Keep Our Most Reputable Brands in Motion

July 19, 2018

Innovative and Sustainable Fluid Solutions For some of the world’s most reputable names and brands –  Rolls Royce, NASA, and Boeing – only the best will do, which is why they choose Houghton International fluid technology to meet their industrial needs. Based in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Houghton is involved with the... Read More +

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Cómo los Fluidos de Houghton Mantienen Nuestras Marcas más Reconocidas en Movimiento

July 19, 2018
Houghton Fluids Soluciones innovadoras y sostenibles para fluidos Para algunos de los nombres y marcas más reconocidas del mundo, Rolls… Read More +

Round 3 of Lubricant Price Increase Set for July/August of 2018

June 26, 2018

  Oil Marketers Brace Themselves for Lubricant Price Increases Recently we received notification from some of our major and private label oil manufacturers that a 3rd round of lubricant price increases for finished lubricants are coming, beginning July and August of 2018. Notifications continue to trickle in, but as of... Read More +

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Ronda 3 de aumento de precio del lubricante fijado para julio / agosto de 2018

June 26, 2018
Aumento de Precio   Comercializadores de Aceite se Preparan para el Aumento en los Precios de Lubricantes por Julio/Agosto de… Read More +
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