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A Look at the 0W-20s Examined by PQIA in 2014 to 2017(YTD)

April 11, 2017

Although SAE 5W-30 accounts for the majority of the passenger car motor oil (PCMO) consumed in the US, demand for the grade continues to decline as some of the leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) shift to lower viscosity grade PCMOs in an effort to improve fuel economy. The biggest beneficiary of the shift is SAE… Read More ›

More on MaxLife ATF

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 MERCONĀ®” most of the questions were directed at asking… Read More ›

Do you know what you are buying?

Ninety percent of those in the know in our industry would not have their car serviced with engine oil without knowing the brand, viscosity grade, and API Service Classification of the product used. The Petroleum Quality Institute of America conducted a survey completed by 161 industry participants, including major oil companies, independent lubricant manufacturers, lubricant… Read More ›