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PQIA Examines Four More Motor Oil Samples, All Check Out Fine

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March 17, 2017 • Motor Oil, PQIA Quality Reports

The results of the tests conducted on the samples below meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on their product label, and are consistent with their listed API Service Categories. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS CarQuest   Navi Guard Ultra Navi Guard Elite  CITGO Supergard   Enhanced Sample Reports PQIA is pleased to… Read More ›

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PQIA Examines Four More Motor Oil Samples, All Check Out Fine

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The results of the tests conducted on the samples below meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on their product label, and are consistent with their listed API Service Categories. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS CarQuest   Navi Guard Ultra Navi Guard Elite  CITGO Supergard   Enhanced Sample Reports PQIA is pleased to… Read More ›

Motor Oil »

PQIA Issues Two Consumer Alerts on ATF

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PQIA examines five samples of automatic transmission fluid purchased in the Midwest market. While the results of the tests conducted on three of the samples meet the requirements for their labeled claims, PQIA issues Consumer Alerts/Don’t Buys on two. The two samples are branded under names all too familiar to PQIA. One is the Everclear… Read More ›

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PQIA Issues Consumer Alerts on Two AntiFreeze/Coolant Samples

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Two of the five coolant/antifreeze samples recently examined by PQIA fail to meet their label claims for freeze point protection. Polar Zone: Test results on the sample of Polar Zone examined has a freeze point of -2.2°F. This freeze point is above the labeled claim stating “Protects to -20°F,” and well above the industry standard… Read More ›

Retail Sales »

PQIA on GMA – Good Morning America – Read the Labels!

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Good Morning America “GMA” ran a story today about Dollar General (DG) Stores Facing Multiple Lawsuits Over Allegedly “Obsolete” Motor Oils.  GMA went undercover to four of DG’s New Jersey outlets to take a look at the motor oils on the shelves. They were accompanied by Tom Glenn, president of the Petroleum Quality Institute of… Read More ›

Labeling »

PQIA Examines Four ATF Samples and Issues an Advisory on One

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PQIA examines four Automatic Transmission Fluids and issues an advisory on one. Advisory: The front label on GX20 states “Universal TYPE A Automatic Transmission Fluid”, and the back label states “Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid”, and “This fluid may be used in automatic transmissions and power steering units of automobiles and light trucks manufactured by: General… Read More ›

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Royal Mfg Co. LP. Joins to Support PQIA’s Efforts to Help Assure the Quality and Integrity of Lubricants in the Market

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The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is pleased to announce Royal Mfg Co. LP. has joined PQIA’s growing list of lubricant manufacturers, marketers, additive suppliers, and other supporters working to help assure the quality and integrity of motor oils, transmission fluids, and other lubricants in the market. Royal Mfg Co. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of lubricants… 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 ›