SMART-O introduces the first unified oil drain plug torque specification to simplify and speed up installation.

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SmarTorq is the first unified oil drain plug torque specification, which vastly simplifies the oil drain plug installation process and reduces the overall time for an oil change.

SMART-O plug now features SmarTorq™ - the world's first unified oil drain plug torque system which helps simplifying and speeding up oil drain plug installation during an oil change.

SMART-O allows application of a unified and simple torque specifications which is based on a general vehicle engine type as opposed to specifics of every individual make and model. This development offers a revolutionary improvement and simplication of the oil change process, cutting time spent on searching through charts or manuals to establish the OEM automaker's exact torque specification. Using SMART-O plugs in this way, translates into faster, more effective and profitable oil changes for lube and auto maintenance operators. The SMART-O plug was engineered with efficiency, safety and environmental protection in mind:

The new SmarTorq™ system simplifies the oil change by allowing technicians to simply apply 18 ft-lb to every gasoline powered car, light trucks and 27 ft-lb for diesel powered vehicles. This unique specification works due to SMART-O plug’s increased prevailing torque from the patented sealing and anti-vibration mechanism, which uses a special o-ring on the plug's thread. The SmarTorq™ specification was established through advanced vibration and leak testing, using both aluminum and steel oil pans. The 18 and 27 ft-lb values are recommended to reduce risks for drain plug leakage and oil out events (sudden loss of engine oil due to loss of plug). The unified torque setting can only be applied and used in conjunction with SMART-O oil drain plugs (sump plugs). SMART-O offers a detailed guide to the features in their Tech News section:

SMART-O® plug is the most advanced oil drain plug available in aftermarket. The plug was engineered to offer engine protection, preventing stripping of the oil pan, preventing oil outs (sudden oil loss and leaks from oil drain plug) and oil leaks. The plugs anti-vibration and anti-leak performance can be seen on a previous test video here:

Hence, the product stands out as an environmentally protective “green car care” solution, preventing engine oil pollution of our water sources. Other advantages include a unique head marking and part match-up system as well as unified oil drain plug torque specifications to speed up the plug installation process. SMART-O is originally an American innovation, an internationally patented technology, currently distributed internationally. SMART-O is developing a further range of existing products and oil change solutions while striving to become a leading international brand of oil drain plugs.

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