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PETROLEUM QUALITY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
SAMPLE SUMMARY/AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID

Automatic Transmission Fluids are carefully balanced to lubricate and protect your transmission while providing smooth and efficient shifting. Numerous specifications have been issued by equipment builders, often creating confusion among consumers. Formulations vary and many products claim compliance with obsolete specifications, making critical analysis important.

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID​

Sample Status Key:

No Issues
Note
Advisory
Consumer Alert

Below is a list of all the Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) samples tested. Click links to view sample assessment and details.

BrandDateTypeStatus
Circle K ATF DM9/3/2018Dexron III 1 Green No Issues
GTC Multi-Purpose DexMerc® ATF8/6/2018Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Klondike MD3 ATF8/6/2018Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Road-Tech Multi Purpose ATF8/6/2018Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
SuperS Multi-Purpose D/M ATF8/6/2018Dexron III/Mercon2 Advisory Yellow
ACCEL Premium ATF5/10/2018Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
DuraMAX Liquid Armor Global Full Synthetic ATF5/10/2018Global ATFSee Page
Thorntons Automatic Transmission Fluid Premium Multi-Purpose5/10/2018Multi-PurposeSee Page
MAG1 Automatic Transmission Fluid4/25/2018Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Par Mar Stores Automatic Transmission Fluid4/25/2018Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
SuperS Custom Plus Multipurpose D/M ATF4/25/2018Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Q Automatic Transmission Fluid4/25/20183 Consumer Alert Red
Mileage 365 Lubricants4/25/20183 Consumer Alert Red
Bullseye High Mileage Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF-A4/25/2018Type A3 Consumer Alert Red
Petrola Premium ATF12/3/20173 Consumer Alert Red
Formula 500 M/DIII ATF9/15/2017Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Murphy USA Multi-Purpose ATF9/15/2017Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Traveller Multi-Purpose ATF9/15/2017Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Warren Multi-Purpose DexMerc® ATF9/15/2017Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Par Mar Stores Automatic Transmission Fluid9/15/2017Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Wolf’s Head DX III-H/M ATF9/15/2017Dexron III/Mercon
Zecol-Max D3/M ATF5/14/2017Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
SHEETZ Multi-Purpose DM ATF5/14/2017Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
AutoQuest by meijer Multi-Purpose ATF3/30/2017Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Kendall Classic ATF3/29/2017Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Road-Tech Multi Purpose ATF3/29/2017Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
RacePro MD-3 ATF3/28/2017Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
MileMaster Multi-Purpose ATF12/11/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
CITGO TRANSGARD Multi-Purpose ATF11/15/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
O’Reilly Premium ATF11/15/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
ServicePro Multi-Purpose ATF11/15/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
National Multi-Purpose DM ATF11/15/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
PolyGUARD D3/M Premium ATF11/15/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Parts Master Dex/Merc ATF11/15/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
MidWest Guard Premium D/M ATF11/15/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
SuperS Custom Plus MULTIPURPOSE D/M ATF11/15/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Vantage Multi-Purpose D/M III ATF11/15/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
MORGAS D/M ATF11/15/2016Dexron III/Mercon2 Advisory Yellow
PolyGuard ATF-A11/15/2016Type A2 Advisory Yellow
REV 360 ATF-A11/15/2016Type A3 Consumer Alert Red
Everclear ATF11/15/20163 Consumer Alert Red
Speedway Multi-Purpose DM ATF8/26/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
RPMaximum Multi-Purpose ATF D/M8/26/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Pennzoil Dex/Merc ATF8/26/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Circle K ATF DM8/26/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
XCEL Type A ATF8/26/2016Type A2 Advisory Yellow
GX 20 Universal Type A8/26/2016Type A2 Advisory Yellow
Shop-Rite Multi-Purpose ATF8/10/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
STP DEX/MERC ATF6/10/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Castrol Transmax DEX/MERC ATF6/10/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
CarQuest DEX/MERC ATF6/10/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
SuperS Multi-Purpose D/M ATF5/25/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Everclear ATF5/25/20163 Consumer Alert Red
MaxiGuard Universal Multi Purpose ATF Type D-M5/25/2016Dexron III/Mercon3 Consumer Alert Red
Navi Guard Multi Purpose D/M ATF2/16/2016Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Everclear ATF3/25/20143 Consumer Alert Red
Orbit Type A ATF12/31/2013Type A3 Consumer Alert Red
Arrow Mart Yellow Goose ATF6/20/20132 Advisory Yellow
LMX6/2/2013Multi Purpose2 Advisory Yellow
SMB Superior Motoring Benefits Multi-Purpose Premium4/13/20133 Consumer Alert Red
MAG1 Premium ATF4/6/2013Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Wolf’s Head DX III-H/M ATF3/1/2013Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
MaxiGuard Universal Multi Purpose2/23/20133 Consumer Alert Red
Gulfpride Multi-Purpose ATF2/5/2013Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Traveller Multi-Purpose ATF2/5/2013Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Certified ATF2/2/2013DexronIII/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Valvoline MAXLife ATF1/30/2013Dexron III/Mercon LV 1 Green No Issues
Auto Xtra DEX/MERC ATF1/29/2013Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Advantage 5000 Premium Multi-Purpose ATF1/29/2013Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
LUKOIL Multipurpose ATF1/29/2013Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
NAPA Premium Performance ATF1/25/2013Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
CAM2 D/M11/24/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Advanced Auto Parts ATF DEXIII/DM11/15/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Blue Mountain11/14/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Marathon Multi-Purpose DM ATF11/14/2012Dexron III/Mercon4 Grey Gray Note
Liberty Gold Plus ATF11/4/20123 Consumer Alert Red
Blain’s Farm & Fleet9/15/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Auto Gold ATF DM CENEX9/15/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Brad Penn IIIH® ATF9/2/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
SuperS Multi-Purpose D/M ATF9/2/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Sunoco Multi-Purpose ATF9/2/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Everclear ATF8/29/20123 Consumer Alert Red
PolyGUARD Universal-ATF8/27/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Super Star8/27/20123 Consumer Alert Red
City Star ATF8/26/20123 Consumer Alert Red
Tru Star6/9/2012Type A2 Advisory Yellow
SureGuard6/2/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Road-Tech6/2/2012Dexron III/Mercon2 Advisory Yellow
Auto Club6/2/2012Dexron III/Mercon3 Consumer Alert Red
Ace Hardware5/12/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
QT ATF XP5/12/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Home Basics5/9/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Pennzoil ATF1/17/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Formula Shell ATF1/17/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Mobil ATF D/M1/17/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Valvoline Dex/Merc1/17/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
AutoZone Dex/Merc1/17/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Advanced Auto Parts Dex III/M1/17/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
Castrol Dex/Merc1/17/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
ProLine ATF1/17/2012Dexron III/Mercon 1 Green No Issues
TriStar ATF1/17/2012Type A3 Consumer Alert Red
Sunoco Multi-Purpose ATF1/17/2012Dexron III/Mercon4 Grey Gray Note
Smitty’s SuperS D/M Multi-Purpose ATF1/17/2012Dexron III/Mercon4 Grey Gray Note
REV 360 ATF-A 5/13/2019Type A3 Consumer Alert Red

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