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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 +

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 +

Used DEF Containers – How to Avoid SCR System Contamination

November 6, 2018

Why Used DEF Containers Are One-Time Use Vessels “Whatever you do, do not leave used DEF containers lying around empty… throw them away, replace them or recycle them,” says subject matter expert, Robert Santich – North American Managing Director for Top!Blue USA. “Not disposing of or recycling your used DEF containers... Read More +

Oil Analysis Shipping and Tracking Just Got Easier

November 1, 2018

Hassle-Free Oil Analysis Shipping and Rapid Results When mailing something at the post office, you have most likely heard the words, “Does this parcel contain anything fragile, liquid, perishable, or potentially hazardous?” Depending on the situation, oil analysis shipping may fall into all four of those categories – most notably... Read More +

Paris Climate Agreement and the United States

October 23, 2018

A Year After President Trump’s Decision The Paris Climate Agreement was created within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), drafted in the winter of 2015 and signed into existence on April 22, 2016 in Le Bourget, France. Designed to address the mitigation of global greenhouse gas emissions... Read More +

Urine and DEF in Your Engine = Bad Idea

October 16, 2018

Why Peeing in Your DEF Tank is a Terrible Idea Misinterpretations can be a source of entertainment, even when you’re talking about something as mundane as urine and DEF (diesel exhaust fluid). Somewhere along the line a rumor gets started, it spreads slowly, somehow sounds like a good idea, builds... Read More +

Petra Shield ProKits Offer New Cars an Added Line of Defense

October 11, 2018

A New Car is a Big Investment – Protect It From the Inside Out Whether your customers prefer a pickup, a Prius or a Porsche, purchasing a new car is a big deal for just about anyone. People want their new car investment to maintain its value and aesthetic appeal... Read More +

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ProKits de Petra Shield Ofrece una Línea de Defensa Agregada para Autos Nuevos

October 11, 2018
Petra Shield ProKits Un Automóvil Nuevo es una Gran Inversión: Protéjalo desde Adentro hacia Afuera Ya sea que sus clientes… 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 +

Ceramic Paint Correction and Protection – Trending Hot in CA

October 4, 2018

Why Californians Love This Paint Correction Technology Californians love their cars, and anything that will protect and enhance the bling factor of a paint job makes their ears perk up immediately. In this article we geeked out with SCL Automotive Preventative Maintenance Specialist, Thomas Armitage – self proclaimed car nerd – who... Read More +

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Corrección y Protección de la Pintura de Cerámica - Tendencias Actuales en California

October 4, 2018
Corrección de Pintura de Cerámica | Foto por Patrick Meves Photography Por qué los Californianos Aman esta Tecnología de Corrección… 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 +

Proper Disposal and Recycling of Used Oil and Grease

September 27, 2018

The Importance of Properly Disposing of Used Oil and Grease In 1842, Julius Robert Mayer, a German physician, chemist and physicist and one of the founders of thermodynamics, developed the Law of Conservation of Energy, which suggests that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it can only be transformed... Read More +

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Eliminación y Reciclaje Adecuados de Aceites y Grasas Utilizados

September 27, 2018
Eliminación Adecuada La Importancia de Desechar Adecuadamente el Aceite y la Grasa Utilizados En 1842, Julius Robert Mayer, un médico,… Read More +

Engine Idling – A Quick Way to Waste Money

September 25, 2018

Wanna Save Some Cash – Turn Off Your Engine Funny how people will search high and low for a screamin’ deal or a bargain, even braving the gauntlet of Black Friday at Walmart and then overlook one of the simplest money saving tactics available – turning off their engines instead... Read More +

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Motor en Espera - Una Forma Rápida de Perder Dinero

September 25, 2018
Motor En Espera ¿Quieres ahorrar algo de dinero? Apaga tu Motor Es divertido cómo las personas buscan una oferta o… Read More +

Des-Case Filtration Products for Lubricant Protection

September 20, 2018

Des-Case – Optimal Protection Against Moisture and Debris Contamination control is a reality when you are dealing with products that can make or break the health and productivity of costly equipment. At SCL, we take contamination seriously, which is why we have partnered with Des-Case – an industry leader in... Read More +

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Des-Case: Productos de Filtración para la Protección de Lubricantes

September 20, 2018
Des-Case   Des-Case: Protección óptima contra la humedad y los desechos El control de la contaminación es una realidad cuando… Read More +

Shipping Industry Overhaul – Cleaning Up the Maritime Industry

September 18, 2018

The Shipping Industry Faces  a Major Environmental Overhaul It has been estimated that nearly 90% of the goods and services transported around the planet are moved via ocean freight. China is currently the United State’s largest trade partner, with a total of $635.4 billion exchanged for both imports and exports... Read More +

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Reforma de la Industria del Transporte: Limpieza de la Industria Marítima

September 18, 2018
Industria Marítima La Industria Marítima enfrenta una Importante Reforma Ambiental Se ha estimado que casi el 90% de los bienes… Read More +

Wind Energy Technology – What the Future of Wind Looks Like

September 13, 2018

The Benefits and Problems of Wind Energy Technology Harnessing the wind is an ancient technological practice, first employed by maritime peoples who captured it’s force in their sails to propel them across vast stretches of ocean. According to the Wind Energy Foundation, “Wind technology propelled boats along the Nile River as... Read More +

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La Tecnología de la Energía Eólica: Cómo se Ve el Futuro del Viento

September 13, 2018
La Tecnología de la Energía Eólica Los Beneficios y Problemas de la Tecnología de Energía Eólica   Aprovechar el viento… 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 +

Weather Related Traffic Accidents – Fall and Winter Preparation

September 6, 2018

Weather Affects Traffic Accidents and Driving Behavior Even though it’s hotter than the blazing pits of Hades in much of California right now, the Fall season is technically right around the corner and weather related traffic accidents are unfortunately something we as drivers need to consider. We are keeping our... Read More +

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Accidentes de Tráfico Relacionados con el Clima - Preparación para Otoño e Invierno

September 6, 2018
Accidentes de Tráfico Relacionados con el Clima El Clima Afecta los Accidentes de Tráfico y el Comportamiento de Conducción A… 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 +

Grease Handling – Incorrect Storage is Costing You Money

August 21, 2018

Are You Properly Storing and Handling Your Grease? Grease doesn’t get as much attention as other types of lubricant products, but it can in fact be impacted by fluctuations in temperature and should be stored and handled in a way that maintains its chemical integrity. In this article we spoke... Read More +

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Manejo de Grasa: El Almacenamiento Incorrecto le está Costando Dinero

August 21, 2018
Manejo de Grasa ¿Está almacenando y manejando adecuadamente su grasa? La grasa no recibe tanta atención como otros tipos de… Read More +

Reliability-Centered Maintenance Programs For Your Business

August 14, 2018

Protect Your Physical Assets with Reliability-Centered Maintenance Programs Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) is an engineering framework that allows for the creation of a complete maintenance regimen for your physical assets to understand the overall level of risk being managed by an organization. The idea of Reliability-Centered Maintenance Programs has been around since the... Read More +

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Programas de Mantenimiento Centrados en la Confiabilidad para su Negocio

August 14, 2018
Programas de Mantenimiento Centrados en la Confiabilidad Proteja sus Activos Físicos con Programas de Mantenimiento Centrados en la Confiabilidad El… Read More +
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