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PQIA Releases National Survey Findings on ATF

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June 21, 2017

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 ›

Results in on Four ATFs…

The results of the tests conducted on the most recent samples of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) check out fine. The samples are consistent with their labeled claims.  

A Look at Five More Antifreeze/Coolants

The results of the tests conducted on these samples are consistent with their labeled claims.

AAA Releases Report on Synthetic Motor Oils

The American Automobile Association (AAA) released a comprehensive research report announcing that “synthetic oil outperformed conventional oil by an average of nearly 50 percent in its independent evaluation, offering vehicles significantly better engine protection for only $5 more per month when following a factory-recommended oil change schedule.” The Petroleum Quality Institute of America applauds AAA’s efforts… Read More ›

Four 5W-30s and They All Look Good

The results of the tests conducted on the four samples of SAE 5W-30 shown below meet the SAE J300 specifications for a SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade and are consistent with the API Service Categories shown on the labels. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS A Look Back at the SAE 5W-30s PQIA Reported on in 2016 The… Read More ›

Five 5W-20s and They All Look Good

The results of the tests conducted on the five samples of SAE 5W-20 shown below meet the SAE J300 specifications a SAE 5W-20 viscosity grade and are consistent with the API Service Categories shown on the labels. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS      

Consumer Alerts Issued on Three “Q Motor Oil” Viscosity Grades

Q Motor Oil 5•30, 10•40, and 10•30 The test results on samples of the Q Motor Oil® brand indicate the products are NOT suitable for use in virtually all automobile engines currently on the road.  Use of the products in automobile engines will likely cause harm to the engine. Similarly, although the back label on the products… Read More ›

Results in on Five 5W-20 Passenger Car Motor Oils

Results in on Five Brands of 5W-20 The results are in on five brands of 5W-20 and the tests conducted on the samples meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product labels, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories. Havoline Synthetic Pro DS 5W-20 Phillips 66 Trop… Read More ›

Results in on Four API CK-4 Diesel Engine Oils

The results are in on the first four samples of diesel engine oil PQIA observed in the market labeled with the new API CK-4 performance specification. Each of the samples examined meet the SAE J300 specification for an SAE 15W-40 along with the phosphorus and Noack volatility requirements needed to meet the new API CK-4… Read More ›

PQIA Enhances Website to Include User Friendly Search and Sort Features

Visitors to the PQIA website can now search and sort PQIA’s sample database by brand, date of sample, SAE viscosity grade, API Service Category, and the PQIA Sample Assessments. The search feature also provides a direct link to the analysis reports for each of the samples tested by PQIA. The following is a Quick Start… Read More ›