Anyone who has operated heavy machinery will be familiar with this story. Waking up early on a cold winter morning to start up a vehicle, only to discover the engine is still asleep. It may briefly roll over, cough, sputter, grumble and then turn back around, unaware that there are places to go and urgent work that needs to get done.   

It is in these moments, that the CRC AEROSTART solution can play a vital role in getting an engine, and the day started. 

The AEROSTART formula contains about 26% ether which repels the surface of the engine, becoming airborne and creating an instant combustion effect that jerks the engine awake.  

But the story behind AEROSTART involves more than jumpstarting vehicles. 

Headquartered in Australia, CRC Industries has long been recognised as a supplier of premium quality aerosol products. 

According to David Bailey, the National Business Development Manager, CRC had been trying to create a competitor to the AEROSTART line for several years. 

“What we discovered was that Australian customers were extremely loyal to the AEROSTART brand and its performance, so we ended up acquiring the company as CRC.” 

Before acquiring AEROSTART, the product was CRC’s largest competitor in the starting products market. 

What made them the market leader? According to David, it is the AEROSTART secret formula.

“The AEROSTART formula has the perfect balance of active and volatile solvents, upper cylinder lubricant, and what we call ‘anti-knock’ ingredients in the base,” he explains. “The ingredients are carefully blended to ensure the correct type of initial starting in the combustion chamber and to promote immediate combustion.”  

David explains the point of difference with CRC AEROSTART is its blended approach. 

“A lot of companies tend to believe that adding more ether to their starting products is a better approach. However, that takes away from the lubricating properties of the formula and can cause a knock in your engine that will result in further breakdown and require repair maintenance,” he elaborates. “The ingredients in the CRC AEROSTART product are carefully blended to ensure the correct type of initial start occurs in the combustion chamber, and promote immediate combustion.” 

Russell Randal, the National Segment Manager for Agriculture with BSC highlights the product’s versatility.

“AEROSTART is ideal for use in diesel, petrol and kerosene engines for trucks and tractors, as well as standard vehicles like cars, motorcycles and boats,” he says. “We recommend it to farmers during harvest season for all of their stationary engines and heavy-duty vehicles.” 

David, who is also the former Training Manager for the CRC Agricultural sector in New South Wales and Queensland, points out that AEROSTART is a handy product to always have on the shelf. 

“Particularly in the agricultural industry, where vehicles can be sitting idle for months on end. Being that most farming equipment run on diesel engines, it can become very difficult to start them, especially in the colder months,” he expands. “It’s wise to keep a can on hand for when you pull out your vehicles at the start of the season.” 

As pictured, CRC has recently reintroduced the classic design of the AEROSTART yellow label cans, which are available in preparation for the harvest season at one of the 70 BSC storefronts located Australia-wide.  

AEROSTART Features and Benefits

• High volatility to obtain a combustible air/fuel mixture

• Works in low temperatures and high humidity

• Ensures fast, economical starting of all diesel, petrol, and kerosene engines

• Reduces starter motor and engine wear 

• Reduces spark plug and battery wear

• Saves time and reduces repair costs