Frequently Asked Questions

Please find the most common questions we get and our best answer. We are more than happy to answer any additional inquiries.

Absorbants

Yes! In fact we carry several types and brands of absorbants in variuos sizes to suit your needs. We also have absorbing pads available

we carry 10lb and 25 lb bags of rags.

we are the exclusive local distributor for the Isorb brand of absorbant  which is 100% natural attapulgite and dust free (see below)

Antifreeze Coolant - Automotive / Light Truck

Yes!  Just as each vehicle requires it's own specific oil as per the manufacture, coolants are now very often vehicle specific.

We carry a full line of coolants to meet the manufactures specifications.  Give us a call or send us a message and we'd be glad to help with your needs.

Yes. we carry both to be able to meet every individuals needs

DEF Fluid

The answer is yes.  DEF must meet ISO 22241 (Which is an international standard that defines the quality requirements for DEF including production, storage and distribution). We only sell product that meets or exceeds ISO 22241.

The production, handling and transportation of DEF is governed by the ISO 22241 standards. The main points to be aware of are:

  • Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) must have a urea concentration of 32.5% by weight. This concentration was chosen because it is has the lowest freezing temperature, 12°F.
  • The maximum level of impurities such as calcium and various metals such as iron, copper, zinc and aluminum are clearly specified. These limits are extremely low, to ensure reliable operation of the SCR system

Another important thing to note is that diesel exhaust fluid normally has a shelf life of about two years. That being said, exposure to sunlight or sustained high temperatures can compromise it. Using DEF that is past it's shelf life can cause performance issues and potential maintenance problems.

We sell a large amount of DEF, we order regularly so you can be assured that it is recently manufactured product.

It is  important  to note  that diesel exhaust fluid normally has a shelf life of about two years. That being said, exposure to sunlight or sustained high temperatures can compromise it. Using DEF that is past it's shelf life can cause performance issues and potential maintenance problems.

At Sunlight we sell a large amount of DEF, we order regularly so you can be assured that it is recently manufactured product.

Heat Transfer Fluids

Yes we do.  In fact we carry large amounts as we know that emergencies come up at all time's of the year and we're ready to help! We carry propylene and ethylene in pails, drums as well as in 1000L totes.

Yes.  We carry it in various formats as well as concentrated or pre mixed depending on your preference or need.

Inventory

Yes! In fact we have many products available in bulk and we are equipped to deliver it. Our professional team have years of experience and we're here to help!

Some examples would be Passenger car motor oils, heavy duty oil, transmission oil, hydraulic oil just to name a few. Please contact us if you have any specific needs!

Because we service the Ottawa, Gatineau, Eastern Ontario and the Valley area we try to schedule our deliveries to minimize wait times.  Delivery will range from a day to a few weeks at most, depending where you are located and when we plan to be in your area. Please feel free to contact us if you have any specific questions regarding your needs.

Yes!  In fact many of our products are available in various formats. Common sizes for oil and transmission fluids are in quarts, litres, 3.78 Gallons, 5 Litre, 18.9 and 20L pails, 22.7l Bay boxes, 60L kegs, 205L drums as well as bulk.

We carry a variety of greases in tubes, pails etc. Antifreeze of coolant in 5l jugs

Diesel Exhaust Fluid in 9.78L boxes as well as drums, 1000L totes

Propylene and ethylene glycol in pails, drums, 1000L totes

Call us or leave us a note for specific inquiries

 

No!  In fact we're so much more. We carry automotive A/C products like R134A and R1234YF, automotive chemicals and fluids such as brake cleaner, brake and power steering fluids, windshield washer and antifreeze, several brands of absorbants. Bags of Rags, heat transfer fluids (propylene and ethylene glycol)

Because of Sunlight's  combined experience and background as well as industry partners, we can practically source anything related to the various industries that we service.  So if you have a specific need feel free to contact us and we will go to work to help you find what you're looking for!

Yes.  In fact it's always great to see familiar faces and we're always happy to serve new customers too!  We're here to help and to answer any questions you might have!

It's totally up to you!  As in many industries there are busier times than others.  If you call ahead we can prepare the order for you and have it ready to go to get you on your way quickly. If you walk in, we will  serve you as rapidly as we can!

Passenger Car Motor Oil

That is a great question and an important one! Today's oil are often tailormade to the needs of the engine. There are many contributing factors such as turbo powered engines, fuel delivery type, emissions etc. Here are a few links you can use to see which oil is right for your vehicle.

https://dash.valvolineglobal.com/portal/index.html#/productFinderLite/productFinder

https://totalenergies.ca/en/lubconsult

Still not sure?  Give us a call and we'll be happy to help!

 

 

 

Yes! Although we have access to other brands, our customers seem to really like the Valvoline VR1  Racing motor oil with High Zinc and phosphorus formula.

We carry it in 10W30 and 20W50 both conventional as well as synthetic

Part#               description

679083         10W30 synthetic

822388         10W30 conventional

679082         20W50 synthetic

822568         20W50 conventional

Below is a link to Valvoline VR1 for more info!

https://www.valvolineglobal.com/en-ca/vr1-racing-oil/

 

 

Typically there are four basic types of engine oil that can be found:
  • Conventional Motor Oil.  (historically, the most common type of motor oil)
  • High-Mileage Engine Oil. (as stated, for high mileage vehicles)
  • Synthetic Motor Oil. (found in many modern engines)
  • Synthetic Blend Motor Oil. (a combination of conventional and Synthetic technologies)

 

 

Refrigerant Air Conditioning - Automotive

Yes.  The ODP/ODS certification is mandatory for the handling of refrigerants.  The details can be found at https://www.hrai.ca

Undercoating

Yes. We carry both.  Also we carry a few different types of undercoating to suit individual needs. Some have wax, some have a solvent for better flow when applied cold. and we have it in smaller 4L jugs as well as pails and drums