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Hot off the Press – HDEO Timeline

In addition to the “Caring for Your Car – Engine Oil Timeline,” PQIA developed to help educate consumers about the American Petroleum Institute (API) Service Categories for passenger car motor oils, we now have a similar, and simple timeline designed to help educate consumers about the Service Categories for diesel engine oils. CLICK TO ENLARGE… Read More ›

PQIA is "Taking it to the Streets"

PQIA IS “TAKING IT TO THE STREETS” WITH THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF REGIONAL LUBRICANT QUALITY SUMMITS METUCHEN, NJ, August 1, 2017 — The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is pleased to announce that the first in its series of regional lubricant quality summits will take place September 14, 2017. This summit will be… Read More ›

PQIA is “Taking it to the Streets”

PQIA IS “TAKING IT TO THE STREETS” WITH THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF REGIONAL LUBRICANT QUALITY SUMMITS METUCHEN, NJ, August 1, 2017 — The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is pleased to announce that the first in its series of regional lubricant quality summits will take place September 14, 2017. This summit will be… Read More ›

PQIA Releases National Survey Findings on ATF

METUCHEN, NJ – June 21, 2017 – The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) today announced the findings of a national survey (Automatic Transmission Fluid – Survey 2017) focused on the quality and integrity of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) in the US market. According to Thomas F. Glenn, President of PQIA, “The findings of the survey… Read More ›

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

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 ›

An Epicenter of Bad Motor Oils

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 ›

Concerns Continue – PQIA Issues Four More Consumer Alerts on Motor Oils on Store Shelves in the Midwest Market

Last week the Petroleum Quality Institute of America issued four Consumer Alerts on motor oils purchased in the Midwest market, including AP Supertech 5W20, REV360 5W-30 and 10W-30, and Super XX 10W30. The PQIA now adds four more Consumer Alerts to the list of motor oils recently purchased in the Midwest that can cause harm… Read More ›

PQIA Examines Four Motor Oils from Midwest

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America issues four Consumer Alerts on motor oils purchased in the Midwest. The four motor oils shown below will likely cause harm to your engine. Consumers are cautioned to not use these products and contact PQIA if you see them on the shelves. PQIA can be contacted at 732-201-4033, or… Read More ›

PQIA Examines Four ATF Samples and Issues an Advisory on One

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 ›

PQIA Examines Four Motor Oil Samples, One Raised Eyebrows

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 ›