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Don’t be fooled!

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March 20, 2014 • Labeling

…And the reason it should be NO is because the labels on this fictitious product include techniques and language that is sometimes used by unscrupulous companies to mislead consumers into believing the product is good stuff, when IT’S NOT. Click on the image to ENLARGE and let us know what you KNOW about reading the labels… Read More ›

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Silogram – Trouble in the Drum

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In response to numerous calls received on the PQIA HOTLINE coming from the NY metro area where Silogram is sold, the Petroleum Quality Institute of America arranged for the purchase of Silogram 5W-30 API SN, GF-5 motor oil in drums, and we cracked the bung to see what was inside. In doing so, we understand… Read More ›

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Inconvenient Truth About Convenience Store Motor Oil

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We expect the motor oils we purchase for our cars to protect our engines from wear, sludge, and rust, and indeed most of the oils on retail shelves do so quite well.  But there are some products out there that will not only fail to protect your engine; instead they will actually damage it!  And… Read More ›

Labeling »

Don’t be fooled!

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…And the reason it should be NO is because the labels on this fictitious product include techniques and language that is sometimes used by unscrupulous companies to mislead consumers into believing the product is good stuff, when IT’S NOT. Click on the image to ENLARGE and let us know what you KNOW about reading the labels… Read More ›

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More on MaxLife ATF

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PQIA received a number of calls and emails following the update it published last week on the assessment of the Valvoline MaxLife DEX/MERC ATF. Understandably, due to the label on the product prominently stating “DEX/MERC,” and the Product Information sheet stating “Suitable for use in: Ford MERCON®” most of the questions were directed at asking… Read More ›

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