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Carb Defender™ Provides Critical Wintertime Storage Protection

Huntersville, NCDriven Carb Defender™ is an ultra-concentrated fuel additive that protects your car’s fuel system from damaging Ethanol corrosion during wintertime storage.

Before you put your hot rod in storage for the winter off-season, it’s crucial to make sure it has the correct protection so that it will be in proper running condition when it’s time to take it back out for cruising and show season. Designed for carbureted classic and performance vehicles, Driven Carb Defender™ will save you the hassle of costly post-storage repairs resulting from corrosion that happens at an accelerated pace over the winter due to temperature swings. Because it is specifically formulated to protect against Ethanol corrosion and induction deposits, Driven Carb Defender™ and its special corrosion inhibitors work to counteract the damaging moisture buildup resulting from the hygroscopic characteristics of Ethanol-blended fuel. Over the winter months, the Ethanol in your fuel tank absorbs moisture which if left unprotected will lead to rust, corrosion and other costly problems. In addition, this race-proven additive stabilizes the fuel as well as cleans existing deposits in the combustion chamber. With Driven Carb Defender™, you can rest assured that once it’s Spring and you’re ready to bring your hot rod back out on the  road, its performance will remain the same.

Frequently Asked Questions – Oil Products

Where can I purchase Driven Racing Oil products?

Please see our dealer search feature to find the Driven Racing Oil dealer nearest you. Click Here For Dealer Locator

How often should I change the oil?

Because Driven Racing Oil is designed to be shear stable, it does not lose viscosity even after 500 miles of racing. As a result, you can run five 100 lap races without changing the oil. After each 100 lap race (or after four 25 lap races), change the oil filter and replace any lost oil. Make sure to properly warm up the engine before changing the filter to ensure no sediment builds up in the engine. This system keeps your engine clean and saves you money. Compared to buying a conventional oil and changing it every 100 laps, using Driven Racing Oil can save you approx. $25 every 500 laps.

Do I need to flush out my current oil before running Driven oil?

Yes, we recommend using the Driven BR Break-In oil to flush the old oil out of your oil system before going to one of the Driven Racing Oils. This cleans out the system and eliminates the risk of additive clash.

Is Driven Racing Oil compatible with Alcohol fuels? Nitrous Oxide, Nitromethane?

Driven Racing Oil is compatible with both Alcohol Fuels (Methanol) and Nitrous Oxide. We recommend the use of XP4 with Nitrous Oxide systems. We currently do not offer oils designed for Nitromethane fueled engines.

How long can I leave the BR in my new engine?

Joe Gibbs Racing uses the BR for the first 2 hours on a new or rebuilt engine to break-in the cams and seat the rings. After 2 hours on the dyno, JGR switches to the correct viscosity synthetic oil for that engine build.

Do I need an aftermarket additive in with the BR for flat-tappet break-in?

No. Driven Racing Oils are properly balanced to protect your racing engine and reduce friction. Adding an aftermarket additive can not enhance the performance of the oil. In fact, adding an aftermarket additive could change the balance of the oil, which could lead to engine failure. This is known as additive clash, and should be avoided.

Do your products contain any chlorinated additives?

The composition of our oils is proprietary and exclusive to Driven, but they do not contain any chlorinated additives. Our Brake Cleaner is also non-chlorinated.

What’s the proper way to store and handle lubricants?

Keeping lubricants and fuel clean and contaminant free is very important. Proper storage and handling techniques can prevent contamination related engine and equipment failures. Read our article on Proper Lubricant, Fluid and Fuel Storage and Handling