Test Results: truenorth, CITGO, SHEETZ, and Simply Done

Revised: September 10, 2020

Recent Samples Tested:

The results of the tests conducted on the truenorth Premium, CITGO SUPERGARD, SHEETZ Premium, and Simply Done 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.

Product: truenorth
Viscosity Grade: SAE 10W-30
Labeled: API SN/ILSAC GF-5
Distributed By: Lyden Oil Company, Youngstown, OH

The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.

Product: CITGO SUPERGARD Ultra Life
Viscosity Grade: SAE 5W-30
Labeled: API SN PLUS/ILSAC GF-5
Manufactured By: CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Houston, TX.

The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.

Product: SHEETZ Premium Motor Oil
Viscosity Grade: SAE 5W-30
Labeled: API SN PLUS/ILSAC GF-5
Distributed By: Sheetz, Inc., Altoona, PA

The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.

Product: Simply Done Gold Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
Viscosity Grade: SAE “10W 30” 
Labeled: API SN/ILSAC GF-5
Distributed By: TOPCO Associates, LLC, Elk Grove Village, IL

The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.

Revised Assessment: September 10, 2020

The results of the tests conducted on this Simply Done sample meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.

Whereas the labels on the Simply Done motor oil tested display the American Petroleum Institute’s Engine Oil Quality Marks—the API Service Symbol “Donut” and API Certification Mark “Starburst,” PQIA has confirmed with the API that the Topco Simply Done motor oil in the marketplace is not API licensed to display the marks. Consumers are cautioned that use of a motor oil that is not API licensed could void a vehicle’s warranty.

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