Redline Detection Launches New SpeedSmoke
Designed to Address Proliferation of Boosted Vehicles in Aftermarket

 

Orange, Sept. 23, 2020 – Redline Detection, the world’s leader in diagnostic leak detection technology, announced today the launch of SpeedSmoke, the first diagnostic leak detector of its kind, designed to address the proliferation of boosted vehicles in repair shops. SpeedSmoke is now available exclusively through Matco Tools for a limited time.

Designed specifically for the aftermarket, SpeedSmoke has full featured diagnostic capability to pinpoint faults in naturally aspirated engines and also pinpoint high pressure turbo, diesel, supercharged, boost leaks, with 100% reliability, in just minutes.

Most automakers have implemented boosted engines to increase performance while delivering improved emissions and increased fuel economy. OEMs use boost across the full model range and customers with out-of-warranty vehicles are choosing aftermarket shops for service. Boosted engines are now commonplace; the Ford Eco-Boost was introduced a decade ago.

“Whether you repair import vehicles in California, SUVs in Ohio, or F-150 trucks in Texas, your customers need a shop that can accurately diagnose and repair boost leaks. Between 30-70% of out-of-warranty vehicles are boosted, depending on where you live. To keep up with changing vehicle systems, it’s essential for technicians and shop owners to master this technology or they risk losing their customers to a shop that has mastered diagnosing boosted systems,” said Alex Parker, CMO of Redline Detection. “These boosted vehicle models cannot be reliably diagnosed, maintained or repaired without this technology.”

SpeedSmoke is engineered with the same technology that has been mandated essential by leading automakers in 114 countries around the world including General Motors, Mazda, Subaru, Nissan, INFINITI, Jaguar Land Rover and more.

SpeedSmoke creates a dense, easily visible vapor with up to 20 times the PSI and 40 times the flow of traditional smoke machines to allow technicians to simulate the boost load of a running engine for testing with the engine safely off. The machine does both low pressure diagnostics for general repair and naturally aspirated engines, plus high pressure diagnostics for turbo, diesel and supercharged engines, in one sleek machine. SpeedSmoke also features an onboard micro air compressor for total portability and includes all needed accessories. SpeedSmoke is made in America quality with legendary ASE certified customer support just a phone call away. 

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.redlinedetection.com.

About Matco Tools

Matco Tools is a manufacturer and distributor of quality professional automotive repair tools, diagnostic equipment and toolboxes. Their product line now numbers more than 13,000 items. Matco guarantees and services the automotive repair and diagnostic equipment they sell. The company is a subsidiary of Fortive Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and key player in several industries including tools, environmental, and industrial process and control markets. Today, Matco Tools distributors operate in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.matcotools.com to learn more.

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General Motors Chooses Redline Detection For Essential Tool Program

ORANGE,  September 1, 2020Redline Detection, the world’s leader in diagnostic leak detection technology, announced today that they will provide essential equipment to General Motors that will be required in all 4,550 GM dealerships in the United States and Canada. The GMDE essential equipment program is being managed by Snap-on Business Solutions. GM dealer locations will receive the tool between August and December 2020.

“General Motors has long been at the forefront of technological innovation and so has Redline Detection. As an American manufacturer, we are incredibly proud to design, engineer and build this essential technology for GM,” said Alex Parker, CMO of Redline.  “Turbocharged vehicles now make up nearly half of new GM models. GMDE has made PowerSmoke™ technology essential to ensure peak performance for the life of the vehicle. This program will result in dramatic warranty savings for the company with a fast ROI of just 8.2 weeks. The tool will provide substantial technician time savings for dealer service departments and will enhance GM’s already exceptional customer satisfaction rating,” said Parker.

PowerSmoke™ is specifically engineered to test the integrity of turbo, boosted, high pressure systems in one quick procedure, saving valuable technician hours and driving first time fix. Variable pressure from 2-20 PSI and variable flow allow technicians to simulate the boost load of a running engine for testing with the engine safely off. The machine creates a dense, easily visible vapor, free of dyes and contaminants, safe for vehicles, safe for technicians and safe for the environment. GM leads the industry in technical innovations that are environmentally friendly. PowerSmoke™ technology allows technicians to efficiently improve emissions and increase fuel economy while maximizing performance.   

Many GM dealer locations have already received the equipment. “This tool has been well worth the money we spent on it in diagnostic time saved. At our store, PowerSmoke™ is used on a daily basis,” said Chad Stevens, Kendall Chevrolet Parts and Service Director.

PowerSmoke™ has been chosen as an essential tool by major OEMs in 114 countries and applauded by the automotive industry. The equipment has won the PTEN Innovation Award; included Power INTAKE™ adaptors won both the Innovation Award and the prestigious Motor Top 20 Tool Award. PowerSmoke™ technology has been chosen for more OEM essential tool programs than any other boosted diagnostic technology worldwide.

 

About General Motors

            General Motors is a multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. GM is the largest American automobile manufacturer and owner of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. For over 100 years, GM has been a leader in manufacturing and engineering, designing innovative solutions for complex problems in the automotive industry. GM introduced the first catalytic converter, developed the first air bags and were the first automaker to mass-produce an electric car. GM has also set an example for the rest of the industry to lower energy, waste and CO2 emissions for a cleaner environment.

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.redlinedetection.com.

About Snap-on Business Solutions

Snap-on Business Solutions provides turn-key support services to OEMs for essential tool programs, equipment programs and essential diagnostic programs. We have best-in-class support for warehouse, call center, marketing, web technology, account management, field support and business reporting. We design our flexible programs to meet the unique needs of each of our specific customers. Dealerships need to fix it right the first time. To do that, they need the right tools and equipment.

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We Are Here to Support You During the COVID-19 Crisis

To our valued customers and channel partners,

Redline is open for business and here to help you during the present health crisis.

The technology we provide has been deemed essential to keep critical transportation functioning as our nation battles COVID-19. This designation means our manufacturing plant and offices remain open for business. Redline is a critical supplier to global OEMs, the heavy duty transport industry, and the automotive aftermarket. We take seriously our role in this essential supply chain and are working to ensure that there is no interruption in our ability to provide you with professional grade equipment and top technical assistance.

Because the health and safety of our team is top priority, our headquarters will be closed to visitors and vendors throughout April. As we work to support communities impacted by this crisis, Redline is providing equipment grants for small businesses and schools; we also continue our commitment to support the nation’s food banks. 

While many of our employees are working remotely, rest assured, we will be here to provide you with the technical expertise and support you have come to expect from Redline.  You can reach us at (714) 451-1411 and our usual emails. We are also available on most social media channels and by video conference if you need more hands-on help. Any way that we can help you during this challenging time, we are happy to be of assistance.

Thank you for your continued partnership, be well! 

- The Team at Redline Detection
 

We recommend that you follow safety recommendations from reliable sources such as https://www.cdc.gov and that you follow all federal, state and county guidelines.

 

NEW RECOMMENDED PRACTICE SAVING HEAVY DUTY DOLLARS AND DOWNTIME

LAS VEGAS, March 10, 2020Redline Detection, the industry leader in diagnostic leak detection, announced today that the Technology and Maintenance Council of American Trucking Association has voted to approve a Recommended Practice to address the problem of costly component leaks in heavy duty engines. A Recommended Practice (RP) is an important guide used by the heavy duty industry to identify the most critical new procedures and practices to run their fleets more efficiently and profitably.

Recommended Practice 375 presents a procedure, using high pressure diagnostic leak detection, to solve the industry-wide challenge of engine air leaks, the root cause of excessive aftertreatment maintenance and repair.  Aftertreatment service is one of the top expenses for fleet operators and TMC has determined that using diagnostic leak detection technology for periodic preventative maintenance inspection of the engine system to identify upstream component leaks is essential for the health of the aftertreatment system and to cut maintenance costs. Diagnostic leak detection technology is currently being used by many leading North American fleets to speed repairs, reduce costs, increase MPG, and increase vehicle uptime. Variable pressure visual vapor allows technicians to “see” air leaks that otherwise only open up under boost. The technology replicates the boost of a running engine for testing with the engine safely off.

An upstream air leak will trigger inaccurate air fuel mixture which causes the vehicle to burn more fuel, increasing fuel costs and triggering excessive aftertreatment maintenance and repair. The leak testing procedure in RP 375 uses visual vapor at a variable pressure of 2-20 PSI to quickly pinpoint and repair these troublesome unmetered air leaks, cutting maintenance costs, increasing uptime, and adding MPG.  TMC’s Recommended Practices Manual has been the leading maintenance guide for best practices in the commercial vehicle industry for more than 30 years. TMC leaders research emerging technologies and challenges in the field and direct fleets to the most pivotal new procedures to help them run as efficiently and profitably as possible.

“Fleets can’t possibly keep up with all of the emerging technologies and challenges in the field. TMC is looking out for the interest of these fleet operators, developing these RPs to direct fleets to the most important developments in the industry. TMC fact checks and vets these RPs over months and years before they are finalized. This is what the experts in fleet management have identified as proven best practices,” said Redline Detection Executive Vice President Alex Parker, speaking from CONEXPO in Las Vegas.

 “Diagnostic leak detection in heavy duty engines is the best, most cost and time efficient procedure for PM and repair to run heavy duty fleets and equipment efficiently and profitably. The ROI is clear and fast.”  Learn more about diagnostic leak detection for heavy duty engines by downloading the whitepaper.

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.redlinedetection.com.

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Join Us at TMC for Exclusive Giveaways 

Atlanta, February 24, 2020Redline Detection, maker of the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment, announced they will be hosting exclusive giveaways every day at the TMC Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Redline will be giving away an iPad to three show attendees. Rules apply, visit Booth #29 for details.

“We are excited to be giving away some great prizes at the show as well as participating in educational opportunities like task force meetings and technical product demonstrations,” said Alex Parker of Redline Detection. “We look forward to this show every year to stay up to date on the best practices in our industry.”

Find Redline Detection at Booth #29 to enter to win and learn more about the latest in heavy duty leak detection technology. Contact JMorris@redlinedetection.com or visit www.RedlineDetection.com to learn more.

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection, headquartered in Orange, California, engineers and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. Redline has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. Redline’s made in America quality products are OEM mandated essential in 132 countries around the world. To learn more about Redline Detection’s award-winning technology, visit www.redlinedetection.com.             

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Redline Detection's 2020 Vision

Orange, November 6, 2019 - Redline Detection, maker of the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detectors, has announced the launch of a new education initiative designed to onboard professional automotive and heavy duty technicians. Redline’s 2020 Vision for Technicians will provide $20,000 in scholarship, tools and equipment to public high school and community college programs that train technicians to be work-ready. 

“The automotive aftermarket is a trillion dollar industry. To continue this amazing growth we need to onboard well-trained, knowledgeable technicians. Redline’s made-in-America quality and legendary customer service have made us the industry leader. Young technicians need our support and we are here for them,” said Alex Parker of Redline Detection. “By providing schools with top-quality tools and training, we are not only setting up students for success in their future career, we are ensuring that our industry continues to thrive. I challenge other manufacturers to join Redline in support of young technicians and the future of our industry.” 

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection, headquartered in Orange, California, engineers and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment.  Redline has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. Redline’s made-in-America quality products are OEM mandated essential in 132 countries around the world. To learn more about Redline Detection’s award-winning technology, visit www.redlinedetection.com 

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Redline Detection Expands to

Join SEMA Show

Redline Detection, maker of the world’s best-selling smoke machines, has announced they will be exhibiting at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas on November 5-8, 2019. Redline equipment is OEM-mandated/essential in 132 countries by many of the world’s leading automakers and used by professional race teams, technicians, and custom builders to quickly pinpoint air leaks and eliminate performance problems.

“We are thrilled to expand to SEMA! It’s the world’s premier automotive specialty event and brings the industry’s hottest products together all in one place,” said Alex Parker, executive vice president at Redline Detection. “Redline’s exhibit at SEMA will feature new product demonstrations, technical education, giveaways, and celebrity appearances during the show.”

Redline Detection’s award-winning equipment is used by OEMs and the aftermarket to pinpoint boost leaks in turbo, diesel, boosted systems; to quickly find intake and EVAP leaks; and as a general repair tool that eliminates parts darts and time-consuming disassembly. Redline equipment can be seen at the SEMA Garage headquarters in California and on many popular media channels.

"I have the privilege of testing and evaluating all kinds of tools and equipment. If you’re a professional mechanic or own a shop, build racecars, or do anything with forced induction, or heck you’re just an enthusiast and you want your project vehicle to run the best that it can, you have got to get yourself a PowerSmoke Pro.

There’s really nothing like it, without a doubt, the easiest and most effective tool for finding leaks I have ever seen.” - Stacey David, GEARZ TV

Look for Redline at SEMA booth number 42337 in the South Hall Lower building or contact us to schedule a private demonstration: JMorris@RedlineDetection.com.

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection, headquartered in Orange, California, engineers and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. Redline has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. Redline’s made in America quality products are OEM mandated essential in 132 countries around the world. To learn more about Redline Detection’s award-winning technology, visit www.redlinedetection.com.             

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You're The Expert, It's Your Choice

ORANGE, July 9, 2019Redline Detection, maker of the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detectors, has announced that Redline smoke machines are now compatible with nitrogen. Redline equipment is engineered to work equally well with compressed air, nitrogen, and other inert gases. Redline equipment has been chosen for mandatory essential tool programs by some of the world’s largest OEMs: Mazda, Nissan, Infiniti, Jaguar Land Rover, Subaru, Tesla, Volvo, and others.

“Some technicians prefer to use nitrogen in EVAP and low-pressure diagnostic leak detection applications. You’re the expert, it’s your choice,” said Alex Parker of Redline Detection.  “We are proud to be at the forefront of diagnostic leak detection technology for passenger vehicles, fleets, heavy duty equipment, and even marine applications. The ability to use nitrogen with our equipment gives technicians one more reason to choose Redline’s made in America quality and legendary customer service.”

Redline takes great pride in engineering equipment with the highest safety standards, including the first ever UL Certified diagnostic leak detector, meeting UL’s nationally recognized standards for safety. This UL Product Certification confirms high safety, quality components, and durability.

A smoke machine allows technicians to quickly and safely pinpoint leaks in any sealed system. Redline smoke machines utilize compressed air, nitrogen, or other inert gases to quickly find troublesome intake and EVAP leaks, saving technicians hours of searching for faulty components in complex engine systems and eliminating the costly guesswork of parts darts. Choosing Redline equipment gives technicians the peace of mind of buying Redline’s made in America quality, legendary customer service, and ASE Certified Master Tech technical assistance.

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection, headquartered in Orange, California, engineers and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. Redline has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. Redline’s made in America quality products are OEM mandated essential in 132 countries around the world. To learn more about Redline Detection’s award-winning technology, visit www.redlinedetection.com.             

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Diagnostic Leak Detector Rolled Out to All Dealer Locations

Greyhound BusORANGE, May 14 , 2019—Redline Detection, the industry leader in heavy duty diagnostic leak detection equipment, today announced they have been chosen by Greyhound Bus to provide essential equipment that will be used to service Greyhound buses at all of the company’s North American dealer locations.
“Greyhound is an iconic American brand and Redline is proud to be a part of their remarkable success” said Redline Detection Executive Vice President, Alex Parker. Greyhound, a subsidiary of FirstGroup, celebrated it’s 100 year anniversary in 2014. “This equipment will speed the maintenance and repair of Greyhound buses and increase fuel efficiency.” With 2,400 destinations across North America, Greyhound carries over 16 million passengers a whopping 5 billion passenger miles a year.


The equipment adopted by Greyhound, HD PowerSmoke, will facilitate quick diagnostics of vehicles to identify faulty components caused by road-wear. The machine simulates the boost load of a running engine with the engine safely off, quickly pinpointing all faults – including the hard-to-find upstream component faults that are often the root cause of aftertreatment problems - with 100% accuracy.


HD PowerSmoke creates a dense, highly visible vapor at a variable pressure in the 2-20 PSI range that can test the entire system and pinpoint unseen air leaks in just minutes, saving valuable time in preventive maintenance and repair, dramatically increasing uptime. The visible vapor is free of dyes and contaminants so it’s safe for the technician, safe for the vehicle, and safe for the environment. Redline Detection equipment has been chosen for more OEM mandated tool and equipment programs than any other diagnostic leak detection maker in the past decade. The technology is OEM-mandated / essential equipment in 132 countries.


About Redline Detection
Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.redlinedetection.com.

About Greyhound

Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound Package Express and charter services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-661-8747 or visit the website at www.greyhound.com(link opens in a new tab). For the latest news and travel deals, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GreyhoundBus(link opens in a new tab), Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreyhoundBus(link opens in a new tab), follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/greyhoundlines(link opens in a new tab), download a high resolution photo at www.bit.ly/GreyhoundBusPhotos(link opens in a new tab), or follow our award-winning blog, The Hound, at http://www.bloggreyhound.com(link opens in a new tab).

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New Technology Manufactured is First Ever UL Listed Smoke Machine

ORANGE, April 29, 2019—Redline Detection, maker of the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detectors, today announced that they have been granted approval for the first ever UL Certified diagnostic leak detector, meeting UL’s internationally recognized standards for safety and quality. 

“UL certification requires an extremely rigorous process, over many months, to confirm the best quality manufacturing materials and processes. The UL mark is synonymous with safety, worldwide. This important designation not certifies Redline’s top quality equipment, it also speaks to the safety of leak detection technology for applications worldwide” said Alex Parker, Executive Vice President of Redline Detection. “Our team is very proud of this accomplishment.”


With over 120 years of experience and the development of more than 1,500 Standards, Underwriters Laboratories is a widely-recognized global safety science organization, providing one of the highest levels of testing and qualification. Their standards and certification are universally recognized as important indicators of product safety, quality and reliability.


According to UL, the UL certification works to provide safe living and working environments through the application of safety science and to “support the production and use of products that are physically and environmentally safe.” Redline’s award-winning diagnostic leak detection technology is used every day, by leading OEMs and aftermarket facilities, in 132 countries around the world.

About Redline Detection
Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. Redline’s made in America quality diagnostic leak detection equipment is safe for the technician, safe for the vehicle and safe for the environment. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.redlinedetection.com


About UL
As a global company with more than 120 years of expertise, UL works with customers and stakeholders to help them navigate market complexity. UL brings clarity and empowers trust to support the responsible development, production, marketing and purchase of the goods, solutions, and innovations of today and tomorrow. We connect people to safer, more secure, more sustainable products, services, experiences and environments – enabling smarter choices and better lives.
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