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Auto Club, LLC

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
New York, NY 11237

Website(s): No Websites Found

Petroleum Quality Institute of America

Antifreeze/Coolant Test Program

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.

ANTI-FREEZE COOLANT Ready to Use Formula


Distributed by: Auto Club, LLC in Brooklyn, NY

Purchased at: Baltimore, MD

Date of purchase: 8/5/2015


Website(s): No Websites Found

Test Results and Assessment:


This product does not meet any known industry coolant standards. Although the label on the front of the product states “WINTER-ALL SEASON ANTI-FREEZE COOLANT,” the information on the side of the jug says it provides “Protection Against Boil Overs & Freeze Ups Freeze Point 0°.” (No units shown).  Laboratory test results show the product protects only down to 10.9°F. It is important to note that nearly all states in the US have experienced temperatures below 0°F. As such, caution is advised if considering use of this product to protect engines from freeze up damage.

In addition, the percentage of antifreeze, and the pH of the product are low, and the degradation acids (glycolate and formate), chlorides and sulfates are very high. The levels detected are indicative of used and/or poorly recycled antifreeze.

Although, technically, the product tested contains bitterant at 6 parts per million (ppm), this level is below the 30 ppm minimum required by the state of Maryland, where the product was purchase, and several other states requiring bitterant.

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Note: Although laboratory tests alone cannot be used to establish if coolant meets standards, they can be used to determine if it doesn't.

Physical Properties and Chemical Analysis  Ultra Guard
Percent Antifreeze, (Based on Percent Glycol) 33
Freeze Point, (ASTM D3321) in ⁰F 10.9-a
Bitterant, (ASTM D7704) in ppm 6
pH, (ASTM D1287) 6.46
Color, (Visual) Green
Chloride and Other Anions by Ion Chromatography (ASTM D5827)  
Glycolate, ppm 2623
Formate, ppm 2333
Chloride, ppm 367
Sulfate, ppm 145
Nitrite, ppm 131
Nitrate, ppm 168
Phosphate, ppm 219
  1. ASTM D1177