Published on April 30, 2014

Universal Lubricants nets API recertification

WASHINGTON (April 30, 2014) — The American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Motor Oil Matters (MOM) program has renewed its certification of Universal Lubricants, a 16-location motor oil distributor headquartered in Wichita, Kan.

“MOM makes it its mission to safeguard that consumers are receiving only the best quality motor oil in their vehicles, and, in the end, much of this depends on the middle man — the distributor,” said Kevin Ferrick, API’s Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System manager. “The MOM certification renewal acts as a confirmation that Universal Lubricants has again validated their aptitude for ensuring that their oils are labeled, delivered and represented exactly as they should be, every time.”

Universal Lubricants has been with the Motor Oil Matters program since its inception, having participated in the pilot program and then signing up once the program launched. After demonstrating that Universal Lubricants has continued to meet all of the API chain-of-custody standards, the company earned the designation of a MOM-certified motor oil distributor.

“Since 1929, our company has maintained a level of quality and performance that allows our products to excel in the most severe applications,” said Mike Wyant, manager of technical services for Universal Lubricants. “The MOM program is another avenue to assure our level of performance and a means to raise the bar for our competitors as our company continues to strive to build superior performance products that meet or exceed industry and OEM standards.”

Universal Lubricants provides motor oil to installers at lube centers and car dealerships and heavy duty lubricants to construction, aggregate and fleet accounts. The company’s distributor locations include Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas.

Motor Oil Matters is a consumer education and industry watchdog program run by the American Petroleum Institute, established to stress the benefits of quality motor oils and bring together consumers and all parts of the motor oil business to ensure drivers get the right motor oil for their cars and trucks.

For more information concerning Motor Oil Matters or to enroll in the program, visit the MOM website.

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