Truck’s engine needs defending in summer

The official start of summer is still several weeks away, and the opportunity to relax at the beach or in your bass boat looms large. However, your truck’s engine doesn’t necessarily get to slow down and kick back.

If anything, it’s still working hard and may need a bit of extra protection. Given today’s ultra-low sulfur diesel fuels, you may wish to consider using additives to get the most lubricity out of every gallon all the time, reduce potential downtime and maximize your mileage.

There are several products on the market that help maintain clean injectors and lubricate fuel. One is Howes Diesel Defender, which uses a proprietary IDX4 detergent to clean the fuel system and injectors. It also takes lubricity to the next level adding up to 2.5 times more than previous injector cleaners.

Diesel Defender is 100% petroleum-based and alcohol-free. That’s important because alcohol can dry out seals and gaskets. It also emulsifies water, which is important for the wellbeing of your truck’s engine.

Sulfur is diesel’s natural lubricator. By removing sulfur to meet federal environmental standards, it also means losing an important characteristic for fuel system wellness and economy. Losing sulfur also can mean deposits build up and undercut engine performance.  

When deposits form, they reduce the effectiveness of each burst of fuel from the injectors. For proper ignition, the fuel must be turned into a very fine mist. Deposits prevent this from happening and the result is that all the fuel may not be ignited. Excess unburned fuel gets eliminated through the exhaust. 

Diesel Defender also ensures your fuel system is properly lubricated, protecting fuel pumps, and injectors from excessive wear caused by ULSD. The kind of proper lubrication provided by Diesel Defender will improve your fuel economy and restore lost power by maximizing the amount of fuel for complete combustion.