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.

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.

About Hot Shot’s Secret®

Powered by science and with a commitment to environmental stewardship, Hot Shot’s Secret® offers a diverse line of high-performance and preventative maintenance products including fuel and oil additives, engine and gear oil, greases, lubricants, and coolants developed as problem-specific solutions for gas- and diesel-powered vehicles. Major markets include automotive, racing, heavy-duty, fleet, powersports, RV, and agriculture. As the USA’s fastest-growing high-performance lubricant brand, Hot Shot’s Secret is manufactured by Lubrication Specialties® Inc. (LSI) in Mount Gilead, OH. LSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gold Eagle® Company (Chicago).


For over 100 years, MOTOR Magazine, now, has provided reliable and authoritative information, primarily to auto repair shop owners and technicians for multiple industries – service and repair providers, parts suppliers, fleets, OEMs, and technology providers. The MOTOR Top 20 Awards is the industry’s longest running and most recognized award program for the automotive aftermarket.

For more information about EDT+ Winter Defense view this video, visit, or call 800.341.6516. Keep up with the latest Hot Shot’s Secret company and product news on Facebook and Instagram, or by following #hotshotsecret.


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