|Frequently Asked Questions
|A few of the most |
Do you sell other drain plugs? (ie:
transmission, differential, axle)
The problem with transmission,
differential, and axle drain plugs is there are so
many variations even inside the same model year!
We do not have an complete accurate database for all these variations.
you know the diameter, pitch, and head style, we can almost always help.
Otherwise, we have only a small database to find the correct size. This
is not the case with engine drain plugs though. We have
120,000+ year, make, and model
combinations in our database. If our search engine does not show
your vehicle, just e-mail us or use the unknown drain plug form. We will look into it.
I have a newer car with an aluminum
engine. Will a magnetic drain plug
do anything for my
Yes, most of your engine is made of
aluminum, but that is all in the engine case.
All moving parts
are ferrous metal (attracted to magnet) or brass bushings (non-
ferrous). OK, the brass bushings will not be caught by the magnet,
but they are
still only a small amount of the moving metal.
biggest items that wear, the piston rings and cylinder walls are ferrous.
your gears in the transmission are ferrous. The piston
rods are ferrous, but are
not wearing because of the brass bushing.
The list goes on.
I don't change my own oil. Will
the dealership or mechanic install this for
Yes, just bring the magnetic drain
plug with you to the next oil change. Explain to
that this replaces your current engine oil drain plug. It's not a bad
idea to mention to the mechanic that the magnetic drain plug needs to be
off and reinstalled when you go back in for future oil changes.
Some shops will
not wipe the magnet off unless you mention
I have never heard of magnetic drain
plugs. How do I know this is not just
another “Snake oil”
I have found that many people have
never heard of magnetic engine oil drain
plugs. I had the same
reaction when I first heard of them. Trust me, they are not a
scam, they are a good idea. We use them in every motorized vehicle we
would never own a car without one.
When we started making magnetic drain plug in 2002, we starting making sizes that no one else did. 10 years later we have seen many competitors come and go. We created the idea of a company that ONLY sells magnetic drain plug. Since then, our descriptions and pictures have been used by others as they start similar businesses. We were the first and still the best value on the market!
If this was a scam we
would charge A LOT more for these drain plugs, make our
fast money, and
get out. We prefer to make our customers happy and stay in
business as a respectable company. Our repeat customer list and OEM clients grow by
Magnetic drain plugs have been around since the 30's.
They are endorsed by the
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE),
they are used in high end cars, the
military uses them, aircraft use
them, some bike makers, etc. Many of these
stock magnetic drain
plugs are a weak attempt at protecting the engine as they
any magnetic pull. Case in point - Suzuki uses a magnetic drain plug
in most of their new bikes. This magnet cannot hold the weight of the
drain plug if
hung from a piece of metal. We designed our drain
plugs with the strongest
magnets around to catch and hold on to the
particles the stock drain plugs
cannot. We did not invent the
idea, just redesigned it!
Standard Neodymium is sensitive to
high temps. What temperature are
your magnets designed to operate
Our magnets are not standard
Neodymium. The temp range is well past the
Fahrenheit operating temps. We have tested this magnet in many
our vehicles and one still has its original magnetic pull after 10 years in a
driver Ford Ranger.
Should I order extra washers for
We suggest replacing your drain plug
washer at every oil change. The washer is
meant to crush with
every use to seal from oil leaks. Replacing your washer every
time is cheap insurance. All drain plugs come with one
Do you accept personal checks or
Yes, we do. Please see our
Payments Page for more
Do you have a phone number I can
Yes, we do. 1-888-578-3851. We can accept orders
over the phone with your
credit card. If you have questions
about order status or applications, we find it
works best to email us
so we can research the answer.
Do you accept credit cards over the
Yes we do, just call.
If for any reason you are not
comfortable using a credit card
for payment, we do accept checks and
When will my order
After you place your order with us,
we will do our best to ship the same or next
day. Most orders are
shipped with in 2 business days. If your item is back
will let you know via e-mail ASAP.
Can you e-mail me a tracking number
for my order?
We ship all small orders via USPS
First Class mail with delivery confirmation.
confirmation number will not show any activity until the package is
delivered to you.
Do you offer Dealer
We do offer dealer discounts to
verified resellers, repair shops, and dealers.
Please see our
Dealer page for more info.
1. Do you sell other
2. Will a magnetic drain plug help an
3. What if I don't change my own oil?
4. Are magnetic
drain plugs a scam?
5. Will your drain plugs withstand the high
temperatures inside my engine?
6. Should I order extra washers
7. Do you accept personal checks or
8. Do you have a phone number I can
9. Do you accept credit cards over the phone?
10. When will
my order ship?
11. Can you e-mail me a tracking number for
12. Do you offer dealer discounts?