Winter Fuel Program
As we approach the colder months ahead, we wanted to share with you the steps we have taken to protect you this winter season. Our exclusive Cold Weather Program (CWP) ensures that Love’s diesel fuel delivers the industry’s highest level of quality and cold weather performance.
Love’s works with Afton Chemical to deliver an exclusive CWP that includes the use of detergent, cold flow and deicer fuel additives, to protect your fuel system all winter long. We start our CWP early in the season when temperatures are approaching 32°F to offer you more complete protection. Our program runs until April 1st, 2020 or later if required, so you can be assured that throughout the entire winter, from Texas to Minnesota, and everywhere between, Love’s Quality Fuel will deliver the most advanced protection to keep your tractors operating smoothly without costly downtime.
Some of the most common questions we receive with regard to our winter program include:
Q: What performance does Love’s CWP deliver?
A: The Love’s CWP involves several activities to ensure you experience the highest level of quality. Our program includes:
- Extensive fuel tank maintenance throughout the year to prevent damage to your fuel system caused by moisture and microbial growth
- Detergent additives to clean and protect your fuel system, while also optimizing biodiesel performance in cold months to prevent gelling
- Cold flow and deicer fuel additives that help delay natural #2 diesel gelling in cold months and chemically alter the fuel to improve fuel flow and reduce filter plugging
- Nationwide coverage to ensure that tractors filling up in the South are still protected if they drive to Northern States with more extreme cold weather
- Industry leading tiered additive treatment, with 3X additive use starting at 10°F
Q: Which stores are included in the CWP?
A: From Texas to Minnesota, and everywhere in-between, every Love’s store is included in the CWP to provide our customers with the peace of mind, flexibility and the quality assurance that comes with every gallon of Love’s diesel fuel. Please click here to view a map of all CWP locations.
Q: How does Love’s know how much additive to use?
A: We work directly with Afton Chemical to test fuel samples throughout the winter to identify the proper amount of additive to use to protect your fuel system. The additives used in Love’s exclusive formulation undergo extensive no-harms testing, in addition to real world cold weather performance testing to help protect you from fuel line freezing, gelling, and fuel filter plugging.
Q: Should I be concerned about winter biodiesel?
A: Love’s maintains an extensive network of stores throughout the United States, with advanced injection equipment to allow for optimized and responsible use of biodiesel. This network allows Love’s to quickly react to rapidly changing weather by increasing or decreasing the amount of biodiesel available at a particular store. In addition, Love’s uses an exclusive detergent formulation to optimize the cold weather performance of biodiesel, delivering peace of mind that you are always receiving the highest quality fuel to protect your fuel system.
Q: How can I prepare my trucks for the cold weather?
A: Here are few key items that you can do / monitor to help reduce the potential impact that cold weather will have on your trucks fuel system.
Maintaining and Monitoring the Truck Fuel System / Tank
To help prevent fuel tank / system problems, the following measures are recommended:
- Keep the fuel tank filled to reduce condensation / water build up in the fuel. Condensation formed in a partially filled tank promotes the growth of microorganisms that can clog fuel filters and restrict fuel flow.
- Check the Davco fuel filter and heater (per owner’s manual – drain the water weekly out of the Davco fuel filter using the filter drain valve).
- To help prevent microbial growth in the fuel tank, add a biocide as needed.
- Open the drain at the bottom of the fuel tanks to drain off any water &/or sediment.
- Tighten all fuel tank mountings and brackets. At the same time, check the seal in the fuel tank cap, the breather hole in the cap, and the condition of the flexible fuel lines. Repair or replace the parts, as necessary.