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Wolf’s Head, SMB, Kendall, and XADO

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Wolf’s Head, SMB, Kendall, and XADO Samples of the following four brands are the most recent examined by PQIA and the tests conducted on the samples meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories. The test results for one… Read More ›

PQIA Quality Reports »

Wolf’s Head, SMB, Kendall, and XADO

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Wolf’s Head, SMB, Kendall, and XADO Samples of the following four brands are the most recent examined by PQIA and the tests conducted on the samples meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories. The test results for one… Read More ›

Motor Oil »

Read the Labels on Motor Oil Before You Buy

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Know how to read the labels and what to look for on both the front and back labels of the motor oil you buy, or you may be using product that can cause unsatisfactory performance or damage to your engine. The following are some key items to look for on motor oil labels and to… Read More ›

Automatic Transmission Fluid »

Three ATFs Examined

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The Petroleum Quality Institute of America examined samples of three brands of Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and the results of the tests conducted on these samples are consistent with DEXRON®-III/MERCON® fluids. NAPA DEX/MERC ATF SHEETZ Multi-Purpose DM ATF Wolf’s Head DX III-H/M ATF Click for other ATF sample examined by PQIA

Antifreeze/Coolant Program »

PQIA Takes a Look at Two Antifreeze Samples

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The results of the tests conducted on samples of antifreeze/coolant shown below meet the products’ labeled freeze point claims and, based on the results of the other physical properties and ion chromatography tests performed, there are no issues with the products. CLICK BOTTLES BELOW FOR ASSESSMENT DETAILS ACE Extended Life AUTOGUARD Is Your Vehicle Prepare… Read More ›

Other »

A Must-Attend Event for Lubricant Distributors, Manufacturers, Buyers and Others

Ron Hayes Joins Other Distinguished Speakers at the PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit Hayes will speak about the work the State of Missouri is doing to help protect consumers from obsolete and off-spec Tractor Hydraulic Fluids The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is pleased to announce that Ron Hayes, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Division of… Read More ›