American Petroleum Institute Archives - Counterman Magazine
API Updates Licensing and Certification System for Engine Oil

“This new standard helps to ensure consumers have the peace of mind that they’re putting the highest-quality engine oils in their cars or trucks,” said Kevin Ferrick, director, API product programs.

Conventional Oils vs. Synthetics: It’s All About that Base

The base oil is what determines if the oil is considered a synthetic or conventional oil.

Valvoline Introduces Low-Speed Pre-Ignition Protection Across Motor Oil Portfolio

Valvoline is introducing protection against an issue in newer engines called low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) across its line of North American motor oils for gasoline-powered vehicles.

Doin’ Donuts: API Licensed And Certified Motor Oils

“Donuts and Starburst” sounds like what passes for lunch to a busy parts specialist, but in this case, it refers to the American Petroleum Institute (API) symbols and marks used to identify quality lubricants used in gas and diesel engines.