Polar Power Protects Your Engine from Winter’s Cold



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Cold weather has been known to take a toll on vehicles, which is Global Parts, Inc. has an array of different parts and products to help you maintain your vehicle and keep it running safely and efficiently all winter long. One of those products is Polar Power, a diesel fuel treatment product that keeps the fuel from gelling in the freezing temperatures. Keep reading to find out why you should be using Polar Power in your diesel-powered vehicle this winter.

Polar Power

There are some definite perks to driving a truck with diesel fuel. Diesel engines are more efficient than gasoline ones, they’re more durable and they’re great at powering heavy-duty vehicles. But when it comes to winter, you can run into some trouble.

At certain temperatures, diesel fuel will turn into a gel-like substance that will not flow through the fuel system. This happens because colder temperatures cause the paraffin wax present in the fuel to solidify, moving from a crystallized form to a gel as the temperatures outside fall. When diesel fuel begins to gel, it not only gets in your fuel tank, but clogs your fuel lines and fuel filter as well.

The only way to prevent diesel fuel from gelling is to use a water dispersant to keep the paraffin from crystallizing. That’s where Polar Power comes in.

Polar Power is a highly effective formula specifically designed by FPPF to provide significant performance benefits in all diesel fuels, including ultra-low sulfur diesel and bio-diesel fuel blends. It contains the most advanced cold flow improver on the market, which means you get superior protection in the cold winter months.

Polar Power contains FPPF’s Fuel Power, a wax dispersant, lowers the pour point of the diesel fuel, contains a seed crystal modifier, lowers the cold filter plug point and contains zero alcohols.

Polar Power Prevents Diesel Fuel from Gelling

Total Power

If you want to take things a step further, consider using Total Power. This product combines the technologies of Fuel Power and Polar Power to provide the complete winter diesel treatment. It also contains Cetane 8+, a lubricity additive and a diesel injector cleaner.

Diesel injector cleaners are vital to keeping your diesel engine running properly. Over time, deposits build up in the tips of your fuel injectors, gunking them up and preventing them from delivering an evenly dispersed mist of fuel to your engine. If you’re not cleaning the injectors, you won’t be getting the best performance and fuel mileage from your engine.

When used regularly, Total Power can lower CFPP, lower pour point, clean your fuel injectors and raise cetane. Like Polar Power, it contains no alcohols while also meeting L-10 and N-14.

Facing Winter’s Wrath

When freezing temperatures become the norm, your vehicle can end up with a whole host of problems. Your car battery can die in cold weather; the fluids in your car can thicken; even your tire pressure can decrease thanks to low temperatures.

At Global Parts, Inc., we want all of our customers to be as safe as possible on the roads this winter. We have a variety of products that can help prepare your vehicle for the winter months, including LED lights, snow chains, and of course, Polar Power. All of these can be used in various ways in order to keep your vehicle operating safely during the colder months.

Why Snow Chains Are Important for Winter Driving



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If you’re driving in an area where there is a significant amount of snowfall and icy conditions in the winter, investing in snow chains might be a good idea. They could provide you that peace of mind knowing you will arrive safely at your destination, plus there might be areas that are regulated and require drivers to use them. Global Parts, Inc. is committed to providing you with heavy duty truck accessories to ensure that you always have what you need, and we have a variety of snow chains available to get your truck ready for winter.

Why Use Snow Chains?

Snow chains offer drivers a degree of safety. When roads are compacted with heavy snow and ice, it can be dangerous for you to drive on them. But if you need to use the road to get to work or whatever reason, snow chains can help you drive safely over them. The chains attach to the wheels to provide maximum traction while driving over the snow and/or ice. Drivers will still have to proceed cautiously — driving too fast can still cause them to lose control of their vehicle, but the snow chains should help keep the car steady and moving forward when driving slowly. If you are hauling a trailer, it might be beneficial to have snow chains on trailer tires, too.

Types of Snow Chains

There are several different types of snow chains on the market. This includes the AutoSock, which is fabric-based, easy grip composite snow chains, low-profile snow chains, as well as winter traction aids. Each of them are going to help on snowy and icy roads, though some are going to provide a smoother and quieter ride than traditional chains.

There are also chains that do not require you to reach into the wheel well, making it easy to install in about two minutes or less.

You will want to compare the different snow chains based upon the kind of vehicle you have as well is what kinds of conditions you are going to be driving in on a regular basis.

Determine Whether You Need One Set or Two Sets of Snow Chains

Tips on Using Snow Chains

When you are going to install snow chains on your car or truck, you want to make sure you follow the handbook. Make sure that you purchase ones that are designed for your wheel size. You also need to determine whether you are going to get one set or two, and this is determined based upon the conditions you are going to be driving in, as well as what kind of vehicle you have. A four-wheel-drive vehicle should always have two pairs — so that all four wheels are fitted. If you are only going to get one pair, front-wheel-drive should have it installed on the front wheels while rear wheel drive should have it installed on the rear wheels.

A best practice when driving with snow chains on is to turn off traction control. You also want to make sure that you drive gently and slow down. You should generally not exceed more than 30 mph once you have the chains on. You might also want to stop after having driven a short distance so that you can adjust the tension.

If you have other questions on snow chains or heavy duty truck parts, contact Global Parts Inc; we can answer your questions and provide technical help. We have several warehouses in Georgia, Florida and Kentucky, and we ship free to the lower 48 states. Right now we have a special promotion for 10 percent off all snow chains. To redeem, use the code “SAFEDRIVER” at checkout.

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