Founded in 1921 by the Shaler Company, Rislone was one of the original automotive chemical additives.
The machining tolerances for early automobiles were not what they are today. Subsequently, one of the major problems was improper piston ring seating. Engines often had to be torn down every 2,000 to 3,000 miles and re-ringed.
Rislone was originally sold in glass bottles through service stations along with Shaler Hot Patches, a vulcanizing system for tire repair. In the 1930s, Shaler built product awareness by combining showmanship and salesmanship with the Shaler Traveling Circus.
Along with the engine performance benefits, Rislone was instrumental in coining one of the most common phrases in automotive vernacular: the Tune-up. In the late 1930s, Shaler developed a training system for mechanics called the Shaler Rislone Tune-Up System. The benefits of a Tune-Up to both customer and service provider were numerous. By enhancing a regular oil change with the addition of Rislone and Karbout, a Shaler product for cleaning carburetors, the mechanic was able to guarantee the customer "Feel-able Improvement" in the car’s performance. Locations that followed the system were designated as "Authorized Tune-Up Service Stations.”
During the 1940s and 50s, Rislone was offering a "Money-Back Guarantee of Smooth-Driving Satisfaction." Advertisements in publications such as Life and The Saturday Evening Post challenged drivers to add Rislone during an oil change, and then drive 10 miles. If the beneficial effects of the additive were not felt within 10 miles, they could return to the dealer for a full refund. Of the more than 20 million guarantee cards issued with the purchase of Rislone, fewer than one half of one percent were returned for a refund.
Rislone – Modernizing a Legendary Brand
Bar's Products, Inc. announced its purchase of the Shaler Company and Rislone name brand in May of 2006. The goal was to maintain the integrity of the original Rislone formula while updating the overall look of the products you see in stores today. Rislone Engine Treatment still provides penetrating lubrication and contains a proprietary additive package to remove sludge and prevent harmful engine deposits from forming. Additionally, wear protection and improved engine cleanliness can be expected. The inclusion of SJ additive package helps ensure compatibility with manufactures new vehicle warranty. Rislone is fully compatible with all petroleum-based and synthetic motor oils.As the Rislone name brand enters its 100th year of business, the product line includes Rislone Ring Seal, Gas and Diesel Fuel Treatments, Stop Leak and Repair Products, and our newest products for 2021 including One Seal, and a updated packaging along with being cobranded with Hy-per Lube.
The original premium automotive chemical company, was founded in 1921. Over the years, the company gained popularity in the international realm with over a century of innovation and millions of loyal customers. We continue to evolve alongside the industry’s automotive technological changes in order to create the most complete line of products that serve the broadest range of automotive needs – from repairs, to maintenance, to getting peak performance from your engine. REPAIR.RESTORE.RENEW.RISLONE.
What drives us?
Our company is driven by the promise to give our customers control over their car’s health and performance. Even with today’s detergent fuels, modern oils and new manufacturing technology, we believe taking care of your car is a commitment and a passion, and with over 90 years of experience under our belt, you can trust that our products will help you boost your car’s performance and health to another level. Our products are specially formulated to repair, restore and renew your car across a broad range of conditions.
The award-winning Rislone team of chemical engineers continuously work to give you the best automotive additives in the industry. Whether you’re looking to maintain, boost, or extend your car’s performance – or even if you have a leak that you need to stop quickly and effectively – we create the perfect product to meet those goals. Want proof? Just ask millions of racing and off-road enthusiasts worldwide. We keep your car’s performance in top shape so you can rest assured that it will get you where you need to be – whether it’s out to dinner, to the office, or off the line faster.