- Aug 20, 2003
- Naperville, IL
Hello BITOG, It’s the Gumout team here and we wanted to give you an update on something cool we did this summer. In June, we invited some of the top automotive writers and bloggers (including a BITOG administrator wwillson) to Transportation Research Center (TRC) in Ohio for a two-day interactive experience with direct visibility to the testing that goes into Gumout products. We wanted to show them not just the results of using Gumout products, but the rigorous protocol and standards by which the testing is completed. You see, Gumout follows detailed testing standards from ASTM, an international standards organization that develops and publishes testing standards for a wide range of industries, such as major auto companies, and the Nation’s leading chemical companies. During this visit to TRC, we tested the effectiveness of Gumout One-N-Done Complete Fuel System Cleaner on a 2015 Hyundai Sonata with roughly 80,000 miles on it. Over the course of two days, we showed our guests the state of the engine before Gumout was added to the fuel and after the car had been driven on a full-tank of fuel. We know our products are effective, but it was cool to see the surprise of our guests at just how effective it is. And while we couldn’t invite you to this event, we wanted to share the before and after photos with you, so you could see for yourself. You can also read more about the experience at TRC here: https://bobistheoilguy.com/testing-efficacy-gumout-one-n-done-astm-5500/ We know there are choices on what additive product you can use. We’re interested in hearing from you on what information you’d like to know about fuel additives and how you go about selecting your products. Specifically
- What types of information do you look for to understand the effectiveness of a product?
- How important are things like testimonials and before/after photos as part of your decision making process in evaluating a product? Why are they important (or unimportant)?
- If there were unlimited resources at your disposal, what other tests might you be interested in seeing done to measure the effectiveness of a Gumout or competitive products?
- Do you have any questions for us about our standardized tests or our interactive experience at TRC?