Hot Shot’s Secret EDT+ Winter Defense 7-in-1 Anti-Gel Fuel Booster Gets MOTOR Top 20 Award

Hitting the AAPEX

Lubrication Specialties, manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret, is pleased to announce EDT+ Winter Defense, a 7-in-1 fuel booster, has been voted to be a recipient of the MOTOR Top 20 Award for 2023. MOTOR’s Top 20 Awards is an annual competition of products that are either new or existing products that have demonstrated a substantial improvement. The products are judged by industry peers through an online voting system to determine the final 20 that deserves recognition as a Top 20 for the automotive aftermarket. Lubrication Specialties Brand Manager Josh Steinmetz will accept the award at the 2023 AAPEX Expo in Las Vegas.

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EDT+ Winter Defense fuel additive combines all the values of Hot Shot’s Secret’s best-selling fuel additive Everyday Diesel Treatment such as increased lubricity, fuel economy, power, and MPG, with anti-gel properties to reduce fuel line freeze-ups during cold weather. Introduced in September 2022, EDT+ Winter Defense is a preferred product for diesel engines when temperatures start to drop to improve cold weather operability and reduce hard starts by preventing paraffin wax precipitation during cold weather. By minimizing the size of the wax crystals, fuel can travel through the fuel filter at temps below 20°F, the cloud point of diesel fuel. EDT+ Winter Defense is recommended for use in any on-or-off-road diesel vehicle including cars, trucks, heavy-duty, semi-trucks, vans, buses, heavy and agricultural equipment, or utility vehicles.

Steinmetz says, “We are very excited to win this award. While originally, the competition was mostly directed to tools and equipment, the competition has opened in recent years to any product that is an innovation with a significant improvement. For shop owners and technicians, especially those working with diesel engines, this product relieves a lot of the headaches caused by poor performing ULSD fuel. Now, there’s a formula specific for cold weather that technicians can recommend keeping vehicles working in top shape even in the most extreme weather conditions.”

EDT+ Winter Defense is available in multiple sizes – 8 oz., 32 oz., 1 gal., 5 gal., 55 gal., and 275-gal bulk.


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Hot Shot’s Secret began in a two-car garage in Ohio with a problem to solve, not a product to sell. Today, the workers in our Mt. Gilead, Ohio plant manufacture more than 30 automotive products that meet the needs of vehicles of every make and model from gas to diesel powered. Each product formulation is proven to dramatically increase the life of your engine and improve your vehicle’s performance.