3M Car Care for Cold Temps and Tough Driving Conditions



Keep Engines in Top Shape, Trim Fuel Bills

.....An engine, just like the human body, needs an entire fitness program to stay healthy. From the fuel you put it in, to how hard and frequently you run it, to how you take care of it, it's all about regular maintenance and a great diet to deliver great performance, power and efficiency.

.....No matter what grade of gas is used in a vehicle, there's always a by-product as part of the normal combustion process. This slowly builds carbon, gums, resins, varnishes and soot in the engine. And just like fat build-up in the blood vessels, it robs the engine of power and performance. To prevent this build-up, car owners should clean their fuel systems regularly to eliminate deposits in the engine.

....."Whether you have a high-performance car that you like to drive aggressively, or an older car that just gets you to and from work, you have to put your engine on a fitness program to ensure it has the best possible fuel economy, horsepower and performance," said Duane Richardson, 3M AAD Technical Service Manager. "In today's economy, more and more consumers want to reduce their maintenance costs, prolong the lives of their vehicles and improve their gas mileage. An engine fitness program is the best way to accomplish this, and now do-it-yourselfers can do this at home at a third of the cost of a trip to the service center."

.....The new 3M Do-It-Yourself Fuel System Tune-Up Kit allows a DIYer with basic automotive skills to perform a professional fuel system cleaning at home. The kit cleans fuel injectors, intake manifold, intake valves, combustion chambers and throttle plate with the same trusted 3M products used by automotive professionals. Each kit contains 3M Complete Fuel System Cleaner, 3M Do-It-Yourself Intake System Cleaner, 3M Throttle Plate and Carb Cleaner, and an instructional DVD.

....."This is like angioplasty for your car," said Richardson. "It cleans out your car's system and maximizes the performance. It can reduce premature detonation that affects engine timing and reduces acceleration power. It also can reduce emissions, which is particularly important in meeting emissions certificate requirements."

.....Compared to similar services at automotive service center, the 3M Do-It-Yourself Fuel System Tune-Up Kit costs one-third less at $45 MSRP. And, it requires no expensive hardware or machinery.

To use the 3M Do-It-Yourself Fuel System Tune-Up Kit is easy,
takes less than 45 minutes and requires only basic hand tools.

The simple steps include:

1. With the engine OFF: Access your engine's throttle plate inside the throttle body. Secure the end of the 3M Do-it-Yourself Intake System Cleaner hose directly in front of the throttle plate. Set the Intake System Cleaner can in an upright position in a safe location away from electronic components and hot or moving parts.

Turn engine ON: Increase RPMs 500 to 1,000 above base idle speed. Press firmly on the actuator to lock it on. The cleaner flows through the long delivery hose at a controlled rate and will take about 15 minutes to empty. Once empty, decrease the engine speed to idle and turn the engine OFF. Remove hose and empty can.

2. Engine OFF: Use 3M Throttle Plate and Carb Cleaner to spray clean any remaining deposits from the throttle plate and surrounding throttle body area. It also will provide lubrication. Reassemble all under-hood parts.

3. Pour the 3M Complete Fuel System Cleaner into your gas tank at the recommended dosage to clean all of the critical engine areas including the fuel injectors. Drive the vehicle for 10 to 15 minutes immediately after using the kit.

.....The 3M Car Care product line is a comprehensive line of 3M products for automotive maintenance. The innovative product line includes performance cleaning products, waxes, compounds, glazes, adhesives, abrasives and specialty products, previously available exclusively to the professional market. 3M's Automotive Aftermarket Division serves the automobile owner and hobbyist as well as professional body shop, recreational vehicle and mechanical service markets.

The 3M Car Care product line can be found at leading automotive aftermarket retailers and online through select distributors. For more information on 3M Car Care products, visit www.3Mcarcare.com.


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