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Two ATFs Tested: One with Labeling Issues

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested two sample of Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and whereas the results of the tests conducted on these sample are consistent with their labeled claims, PQIA has concerns that the language on the back label of the Wolf’s Head DX III-H/M ATF does not advise consumers of its limited… Read More ›

Consumer Alert: Petrola Motor Oil and ATF

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America recently shopped a convenience store in Ohio and found a brand on the shelves that consumers are advised not to buy. The product is labeled as “Petrola” and the samples tested include: Petrola “Premium 5-30 Motor Oil” Petrola “Premium ATF” Use of these products in virtually any automobile currently… Read More ›

Four More ATFs Tested: Always Read the Labels

The results of the tests conducted on samples of the brands shown below are consistent with their labeled claims. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS     It should be noted that whereas each of the products examined include language referencing use in applications where DEXRON®-III/MERCON® fluids are recommended, with the exception of the label on one… Read More ›

Tests in on Four More Samples

The results of the tests conducted on samples of the brands below meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories. CLICK BOTTLES BELOW FOR TEST RESULTS SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil     The results of the tests conducted on… Read More ›

The First PQIA Regional Lubricant Quality Summit was a Success!

With nearly 100 in attendance, the first regional PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit on September 14th, in Wickliffe, Ohio, was deemed a success by attendees, speakers, supporters, and sponsors. The theme of the PQIA Summit was “Taking it to the Streets” and by all indications, it hit its mark by raising awareness about the quality and… Read More ›

A Must-Attend Event for Lubricant Distributors, Manufacturers, Buyers and Others

Ron Hayes Joins Other Distinguished Speakers at the PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit Hayes will speak about the work the State of Missouri is doing to help protect consumers from obsolete and off-spec Tractor Hydraulic Fluids The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is pleased to announce that Ron Hayes, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Division of… 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 ›

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.  

PQIA Examines Five Brands of ATF, One Has Issues

The PQIA Examines Five Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) Brands and Issues an Advisory on One The results of the tests conducted on samples of MidWest Guard, NaviGuard, SuperS Custom Plus, and Vantage shown below meet the requirements for DEXRON III/MERCON. The sample of PolyGuard tested does not meet the specification for a Type A transmission… Read More ›

The PQIA Examines Five Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) Brands and Issues an Advisory on One

Advisory: The MORGAS ATF D/M label states that the product is suitable for use in transmissions where DEXRON® III or MERCON® is specified.  PQIA’s test results for this sample do not meet the DEXRON III and MERCON specification for Flash Point and Kinematic Viscosity at 100ºC. CLICK FOR DETAILS  Note: This is not the first time PQIA has found issues… Read More ›