Hot Shot’s Secret Developer Lubrication Specialties Inc. Introduces 'Diagnose Your Diesel' At Mid-America Trucking Show

Hot Shot’s Secret Developer Lubrication Specialties Inc. Introduces ‘Diagnose Your Diesel’ At Mid-America Trucking Show

New web-based tool helps pickup and semi-truck drivers quickly diagnose diesel engine issues.

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MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio — Lubrication Specialties Inc. – creator of the Hot Shot’s Secret line of products – released its interactive tool, Diagnose Your Diesel, to attendees of the Mid-America Trucking Show. The new technology helps pickup and semi-truck drivers quickly and properly diagnose diesel engine issues based on model-specific symptoms.

“Many drivers prefer to fix engine issues on their own to limit expenses,“ explains company CEO Chris Gabrelcik. “But self-diagnosis and treatment can often lead to bigger problems down the road. We want to help save truckers both time and money by giving them a user-friendly tool that makes self-diagnosis and care simple and effective.”

With only a few clicks – vehicle type, engine model, and symptom – Diagnose Your Diesel provides drivers with issue identification and suggestions for repair. Engine problems such as excessive black or white smoke, hot starts and misfires are all explained in depth, with specific maintenance suggestions for more than 10 popular truck models, the company says.

“We want to give the everyday trucker solutions-oriented advice for any number of important issues facing their vehicle,” Gabrelcik said. “That’s our main goal, no matter the engine diagnostic. We are focused on solutions – even if that means not suggesting one of our products for a problem. Instead, Diagnose Your Diesel will help drivers determine the best possible plan of action, whether we’re part of that solution or not.”

The company’s “powered by science” approach was baked into the development of the new tool. Lubrication Specialties Inc. conducted testing and consultation with trusted mechanics and diesel specialists to ensure validity of recommendations. A curriculum development specialist was additionally involved for creation of an optimal decision tree. Experienced customer service representatives are also available to tool users for immediate and additional guidance on engine issues.

The new tool can be found online at

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