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Five More Samples From the Midwest-Consumer Alert Issued on One

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February 6, 2017 • Labeling, Motor Oil, PQIA Quality Reports

PQIA examines five more motor oil samples purchased in the midwest and issues a Consumer Alert on one and an Advisory on another. Cautions consumer not to Buy SUPER XXX Platinum 10W30.  Consumer Alert: A Consumer Alert is issued on SUPER XXX Platinum “10W30 API SM/GF-3” manufactured by Chi-Town Lubricants located in Dolton, IL. The results… Read More ›

PQIA Quality Reports »

Five More Samples From the Midwest-Consumer Alert Issued on One

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PQIA examines five more motor oil samples purchased in the midwest and issues a Consumer Alert on one and an Advisory on another. Cautions consumer not to Buy SUPER XXX Platinum 10W30.  Consumer Alert: A Consumer Alert is issued on SUPER XXX Platinum “10W30 API SM/GF-3” manufactured by Chi-Town Lubricants located in Dolton, IL. The results… Read More ›

Motor Oil »

An Epicenter of Bad Motor Oils

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The two most recent rounds of samples PQIA reported on provided a revealing insight that may help address the issue of potentially engine damaging motor oils in the Midwest market.  A particularly telling observation is seen when one maps the locations of the companies producing the motor oils that PQIA recently issued Consumer Alerts on. When… Read More ›

Antifreeze/Coolant Program »

PQIA Examines Four More Antifreeze/Coolant Samples

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The results of the tests conducted on these samples are consistent with their labeled claims. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS  Polar LONGLIFE Shell Rotella Ultra ELC  Signature Home SMB

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 Motor Oil Samples, One Raised Eyebrows

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Motor oils recently examined by the Petroleum Quality Institute of America include three brands of SAE 5W-30 grades (Circle K, Quantum X-5, RPMaximum) and XCEL SAE 10W-40. The XCEL product tested raised eyebrows. And the reason it does is because the label on the XCEL product claims that this is a multigrade 10W-40 motor oil… Read More ›

New Supporter »

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 ›