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Advanced Auto Parts

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Advanced Auto Parts
CQ Sourcing, Inc.
4721 Hargrove Road
Raleigh, NC 27616

Website(s): www.carquest.com

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serves both the professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of January 3, 2015 Advance operated 5,261 stores, 111 Worldpac branches, and served approximately 1,328 independently-owned Carquest branded stores in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Canada. Advance employs approximately 73,000 Team Members.

Automatic Transmission Fluid


The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is an independent resource for information and insights on the quality of lubricants in the marketplace. Our mission is to serve the consumer of lubricants by randomly sampling and independently testing lubricants taken from the field. Test results are posted along with the brand names on the PQIA website. This webpage provides an analysis on the brand detailed below.

The following are the test results for the sample examined.

Automatic Transmission Fluid

Automatic Transmission Fluid

Distributed By: Advance Auto Parts for CQ Sourcing, Inc., Raleigh, NC

Purchased at: Edison, NJ

Date of purchase: 6-10-2016


Website(s): www.carquest.com

Test Results and Assessment:

The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the requirements for Dexron III/Mercon.

bottle icon Physical Properties pass
Elemental Analysis pass
Labeling pass

Note: Although the laboratory tests conducted cannot alone be used to establish if an Automatic Transmission Fluid meets all of its labeled specifications, they can be used to determine if it doesn't.

PHYSICAL TESTS (click for test details) - a Standard CarQuest
Flash Point in ºC (ASTM D92) 170/177 Min-c 229
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 6.8 Min 6.9
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 34.3
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 166
Brookfield Viscosity @-40ºC mPa s (cP) 20,000 Max 14,840
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium 191
Magnesium 1
Phosphorus, ppm 172
Zinc, ppm 8
Molybdenum,  ppm 0
Barium, ppm 0
Boron, ppm 45
Silicon, ppm 3
Potassium, ppm 4
Manganese, ppm 0
Titanium, ppm 0
Copper, ppm 0
Sodium, ppm 2
Vanadium, ppm 0
Silver, ppm 0
Aluminum, ppm 0
Chromium, ppm 0
Iron, ppm 0
Nickel, ppm 0
Lead, ppm 0
Antimony, ppm 0
Tin, ppm 0
  1. Standards, shown in yellow are established by API, SAE and others.
  2. Test Method for metal analysis is ASTM D5185.
  3. Dexron® III, 170°C minimum, Mercon®, 177 °C minimum.