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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 +

Used Car Kits – Value for Both Dealerships and Consumers

January 3, 2019

Used Car Kits – A Win for Both Dealers and Car Buyers According to the 2017 Edmunds Used Vehicle Market Report, the sale of used and certified pre-owned vehicles is on the rise with 38.5 million vehicles sold in the second-hand market in 2016 – the highest percentage of used vehicles... Read More +

PetraFlate Versus AAA Roadside Assistance

December 27, 2018

PetraFlate’s Comprehensive Roadside Assistance Program Accidents happen, and it’s important to know that you have a safety net to catch you when something goes wrong out there on the road – even if it’s as simple as locking your keys in the car on accident. Most people are familiar with... Read More +

Car Batteries – Zapped More by Winter Cold Than Summer Heat

November 29, 2018

Extreme Temperatures Are Your Car Battery’s Worst Nightmare It’s a commonly held belief that high summer temperatures are to blame for lowered performance in car batteries or even a full battery drain with air conditioning units running at full throttle. That may not actually be the case, however, since lower... Read More +

Maritime DEF – Emission Standards on the Open Seas

November 27, 2018

SCR Systems Installed Aboard Ocean Going Vessels In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency began implementing emission regulations for the maritime industry by requiring selective catalytic reductions (SCR) systems and the use of marine urea and diesel exhaust fluid (maritime DEF). Initially, the EPA sought to impact emission levels by focusing... 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 +

Chevron Gold Award – SCL Brings Home the Gold Yet Again

November 9, 2018

SCL Named One of Chevron’s Top Marketers for 2018 We are proud to announce that for the 4th year in a row, SCL has been named a Chevron Gold Award Winner. That places us in a category of elite US and Canadian source marketers for Chevron lubricant product purchases and... Read More +

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Premio Chevron Gold - SCL Trae a Casa el Oro de Nuevo

November 9, 2018
Premio Chevron Gold SCL es Nombrado Uno de los Mejores Comercializadores de Chevron del 2018 Nos enorgullece anunciar que, por… 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... 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 +
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