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Red Line Synthetic Oil Products Prepare Vehicles for Hot Weather Conditions

As we enter the summer months it’s important your vehicle is running efficiently, and Red Line Synthetic Oil offers consumers a variety of key products that promise to bolster performance and reliability in warmer weather. Founded in 1979, Red Line began creating lubricants for the racing industry, but today manufactures more than 100 products that include motor oils, gear oils, ATFs, assembly lubes, fuel additives, and WaterWetter cooling additive for the automotive, motorcycle, marine, and industrial markets. As someone who owns a classic overlanding vehicle, I can’t stress enough how essential basic servicing is and the roadside heartaches it avoids.

In hot weather, Red Line’s SuperCool antifreeze/coolant is designed to “lower coolant temperatures by as much as 20 degrees Fahrenheit while simultaneously protecting against harmful rust and corrosion.” If you don’t intend to perform a full coolant flush, then fear not, because SuperCool formulas can be added to any brand of existing OEM coolant in any make or model. The SuperCool line-up includes “SuperCool Performance,” a 50/50 prediluted, ready-to-use version, and “Super Cool Concentrate,” for those who prefer to create their own water-to-coolant ratio. Both products are formulated for usage in modern and classic radiators and water pumps. Finally, if you don’t require freeze protection you can opt for the company’s classic additive WaterWetter, which has “helped owners and enthusiasts take care of their car’s cooling systems for more than 25 years.”

Hot weather often thins out motor oil if the incorrect viscosity or product is used, this will affect performance, or worse, cause damage to the engine. A slightly thicker grade of oil is generally recommended to handle the higher temperatures. The Red Line High-Performance Motor Oil range offers 16 different viscosities, including diesel-specific versions, hence providing a suitable option for all weather conditions.

In hot weather, brakes are put under considerably more stress and can easily malfunction or end up failing all together. It’s not just pads and rotors, but also a vehicle’s brake fluid that’s likely to be affected. Red Line showcases their RL-600 Brake fluid, designed to “maintain viscosity, lubricity, and compressibility at extreme temperatures, both high and low.” Fresh brake fluid helps braking systems perform to the best of their ability, and is something to consider for the upcoming summer season.

Servicing goes a long way in preventing unexpected breakdowns, and the latest products from Red Line look to be a great option for enhancing reliability. I’ve not had the opportunity to test their line-up first hand, but considering the company’s forty years of research and development I’d feel confident using their latest offerings in my vehicle.



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