Australia’s largest automotive parts distributor, Repco offers SMART-O sump plugs/oil drain plugs which protect the engine and the envrionment.
Australia’s largest automotive parts distributor, Repco, carries SMART-O sump plugs (oil drain plugs) in their Australian stores.
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The new sump plug offers professional mechanics and car enthusiasts a safer, smarter and more convenient solution for oil changes. SMART-O was engineered to prevent oil leaks from the sump or even sudden oil loss from an insufficiently tightened plug. Regular oil drain plugs do not work as very effective and safe seals as they require changing of gaskets, are prone to wear and human error during installation. There are car owner complaining about mechanics failing to torque sump plugs properly, damaging the thread of the oil pan during oil changes. In extreme cases sump plugs loosen and fall out, draining all the oil of the pan suddenly and damaging the engine. The costs for replacing or repairing an oil pan or even an engine damage involve complicated and elaborate insurance claims. SMART-O was designed to be a solution for engine protection and environmental protection. It prevents or reduces the risk of various mishaps: oil leaks from oil plug, damaged or worn out oil pan thread, oil leaks and engine damage and even environmental pollution from engine oil which is a major pollutant of water. The product offers a great option for auto service centers, quick lubes and retailers to provide customers with a green car care or a green oil change, for example by combining recycled oil with a safer sump plug.
This sump plug system utilizes a patented O-ring sealing mechanism which is more effective in sealing and counteracting vibration forces. SMART-O is more likely to remain fixed and seal the oil pan. A special alloy material reduces wear and tear on the oil pan and let’s the plug strip before the oil pan thread is stripped. A unique head marking, gauge tool and electronic sump plug part finder system allows for easy plug to vehicle identification. A consolidated plug range, customized assortment kits and various packaging types allows auto service operators, oil changers and mechanics to keep a lower inventory and have a more effective coverage for the vehicles they are serving. The SMART-O sump plug is quicker to install, saves mechanics time and helps protect the environment.
SMART-O plug is the most advanced sump plug (oil drain plug) system available for the automotive aftermarket. The plug was engineered to prevent the problems and risk of: sump plug oil leaks, sudden oil loss, stripping of oil pan and engine damage. SMART-O is an internationally patented technology, originating from the USA. An up-to-date location finder of all Repco stores offering the sump plugs can be found on the brand website’s Where to Buy section: