VLS receives Four New Cases

VLS, the Verification of Lubricant Specifications, has opened four new cases following receipt of product complaints. Two product complaints concern 5W30 automotive engine oils and all four concern the performance standards and technical specification of the product. The complaints have been reviewed by the Technical Review Panel.

The cases relate to the ability of the products involved to meet their own technical specifications and the claims they make regarding OEM specifications.

David Wright, Company Secretary said “Misleading packaging is an issue that VLS has been keen to address, and we released guidance around the use of marketing claims on our website last year. These new cases suggest there may still be work to be done within our industry to educate manufacturers. It is vital that workshops, fleet managers, haulage operators and motorists alike can have confidence that lubricants products can do what they claim.”


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