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Is Your Vehicle Prepared for the Upcoming Winter?

With snow making an early season appearance in Chicago today, it is a good reminder, if you haven’t already done so, to consult your vehicle owner’s manual to determine the recommended change interval and type of antifreeze/coolant to use in your vehicle. Although extended-life antifreeze/coolant can last up to 5 years, many recommend changing conventional… Read More ›

PQIA Takes a Look at Two Antifreeze Samples

The results of the tests conducted on samples of antifreeze/coolant shown below meet the products’ labeled freeze point claims and, based on the results of the other physical properties and ion chromatography tests performed, there are no issues with the products. CLICK BOTTLES BELOW FOR ASSESSMENT DETAILS ACE Extended Life AUTOGUARD

PQIA takes a look at AmazonBasics motor oil and three more brands

A look at AmazonBasics Motor Oil Amazon added its own line of private label passenger car motor oil to the Amazon marketplace on July 23, 2018. The products are sold under the Amazon trademark, “AmazonBasics,” and although it initially entered the market with little fanfare, the brand recently received a good deal of ink in… Read More ›

Class Action Suit filed Against Amalie AOC, LTD. For Its Marketing and Sale of Obsolete Motor Oil in Florida

Class Action Suit filed Against Amalie AOC, LTD. For Its Marketing and Sale of Obsolete Motor Oil in Florida Kanner & Whiteley, along with its co-counsel, have filed a class action lawsuit against Amalie AOC, LTD. At issue is Amalie’s XCEL Premium Motor Oil. The product is rated API SA, a motor oil service category… Read More ›

Five ATFs Examined – PQIA Issues an Advisory one, and Shines a Light on Exemplary Labeling for Another

Five ATFs Examined – PQIA Issues one Advisory The PQIA recently examined four automatic transmission fluids (ATF) labeled to meet the requirements for DEXRON®-III/MERCON® specifications and one ATF labeled to meet the DEXRON®-III specification. Although the results of the tests conducted on samples of four brands are consistent with their labeled claims, PQIA issues an… Read More ›

Three SAE 10W-30s tested – No issues

The PQIA recently purchased three brands of SAE 10W-30 motor oils in the south, and the results of the tests conducted on the products meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories. Although SAE 10W-30 accounts for only about… Read More ›

Results for a Fourth Group of 15W-40s are in

The results are in on four more heavy duty diesel engine oils, and the tests conducted on the samples meet the SAE J300 specifications for

Mining the Minds in the Lubricants Industry

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America receives emails and phone calls nearly every day from consumers, marketers, blenders, and a number of others with questions about lubricant quality, performance, and other lubricant related issues on their minds. Whereas PQIA makes every effort to answer these questions, we take a pass on some because they are… Read More ›

Results in on More CK-4 HDEOs, Mining the Minds

Results for a Third Group of CK-4s are in In addition to PQIA’s ongoing effort to provide consumers with information about the quality of lubricants in the market, we present our readers with information and insights about trends and changes in the industry that can sometimes be seen in the data from the samples PQIA… Read More ›

Results for a Second Group of CK-4 HDEO – No Issues

Results for a Second Group of CK-4s are in In addition to PQIA’s ongoing effort to provide consumers with information about the quality of lubricants in the market, we present our readers with information and insights about trends and changes in the industry that can sometimes be seen in the data from the samples PQIA… Read More ›