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PQIA Issues a DON’T BUY on Spirit Oil MD-III

Buyer Beware! SPIRIT OIL MD-III Are you putting motor oil in your transmission or transmission fluid in your engine? There is a lubricant currently on the shelves in the Midwest that has caught the attention of the Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA), and for good reason. The product is Spirit Oil MD-III from Spirit… 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 ›

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 Issues Consumer Alerts/Don’t Buys on two of six samples of Automatic Transmission Fluids (ATF)

PQIA recently examined six ATFs and found two that have significant issues that can result in damage to most transmissions currently on the road. These brands are not new to the products PQIA has issued Consumer Alerts on, they include Everclear and MaxiGuard. In fact, this is the eleventh time PQIA has issued Consumer Alerts… Read More ›