The Eco-Friendly Oil Drain Plug Solution
SMART-O® is the most advanced oil drain plug in the market, designed to offer a complete solution for the changing of Oil Drain Plugs.
SMART-O® oil drain plug/sump plug is designed to protect engines and the oil pan. In a different way than magnetic oil drain plugs/magnetic sump plugs, SMART-O® reduces wear on the oil pan thread and reduces risk for catastrophic oil loss which could damage the engine. The current market demand for quick lube and express oil changes ("5-minute oil changes") increases the likelihood for untorqued or negligently installed oil drain/sump plugs.
Wear and Tear - Oil Pan Damage
Busy mechanics or auto service technicians are prone to human error. In the rush of servicing many vehicles, it is easy to install a similar-looking, but not perfectly fitting, plug, thereby damaging the threads of an oil pan.
Stripped oil pan threads also occur due to normal wear and tear, which can lead to a less accurate plug fit.
The oil pan can lose oil due to a variety of factors including faulty or worn-out seals and gaskets, or worn oil pans. The result can be oil drips on your driveway, garage floor and ultimately, into the environment. In some jurisdictions, this can lead to fines for environmental cleanup.
Engine Damage from sudden Oil Loss
If standard oil drain plugs/ sump plugs loosen due to incorrect fit or installation they may leak or undo completely due to vibration. . This may result in loss of lubricating oil, environmental damage and catastrophic engine failure. For vehicle owners, this means replacing an engine, which will involve claim cases with the auto service center, workshop or quick lube. For lube or auto service operators, this means insurance claims and loss of profit.
For an auto service or workshop operator, SMART-O® plug reduces the following risks:
The large range of car models available worldwide with new models being added every year poses unique challenges for inventory and operational managers, lack of storage space & advanced inventory system needed to manage large number of SKUs.
The Smart-O team applied clever engineering to consolidate an existing range of plugs to a very compact range of just 18 plugs that cover 99 percent of the vehicles on the roads today. This is great news for everybody as stock holdings are down, reliability and ease of use are up and stock turnover is up increasing profitability.
- Form-fit-function: Thread diameter + Thread pitch.
- Our range of 18 different plugs cover 99% of vehicles sold in the market.
- Less inventory - more effective use of stock.
Professionals can buy specific kits and replenishment plugs so that they only need to store the SMART-O plugs they need for the vehicles they are frequently servicing.
- Assortment cases offer complete vehicle coverage for specific regional markets. (North America, Europe, East Asia, South East Asia, Australasia, Middle East and Africa)
- Dealer packs of 5 plugs or packs of 20 washers are available for each individual part number to replenish Dealer and Workshop Cases.