FactNet Connections

Collecting good information is only possible when you make the right connections. In this section, you’ll find some of the most useful information on automatic transmissions in the ATF game. Click any of the links for resources for everything from manufacturer sites to industry regulators and associations.

Manufacturer Connections

Afton Chemical
List of license-holders of DEXRON®-VI

Ford Parts
List of MERCON® transmission fluids license holders

GM Powertrain
List of license-holders of DEXRON®-VI

GM News/United States
News you can use from GM

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Association Connections

American Petroleum Institute
The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Our more than 600 corporate members, from the largest major oil company to the smallest of independents, come from all segments of the industry. They are producers, refiners, suppliers, pipeline operators and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support all segments of the industry.

Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association
The Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA) is a not-for-profit trade association that represents the interests, common policies and purposes of companies engaged in providing automotive maintenance and repair services, their suppliers and related companies in the automotive industry when dealing with consumers.

Autocare Association
The Auto Care Association (formerly AAIA: Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association) is the voice of the $300 billion -plus auto care industry. It provides advocacy, educational, networking, technology, market intelligence, and communications resources to serve the collective interests of its members.

Automotive Oil Change Association
AOCA is dedicated to providing its members with the business tools, resources, and education to professionally and successfully deliver convenient automotive oil changes and other preventive maintenance services.

Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association
Trusted since 1954, ATRA is the oldest and largest transmission service organization in the world and is a premier source for transmission repair information and transmission problem solving.

Center for Quality Assurance
CQA develops, implements, and administers licensing programs for OEM-specified fluids, such as transmission fluids and engine oils.

Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association
ILMA was established in 1948 in order to meet the needs of its members by providing advocacy, networking, and a collaborative effort to succeed in today’s business world. The trade association is the principal voice for the industry before Congress, federal regulatory agencies, and other industry groups.

Petroleum Quality Institute of America
PQIA is an independent resource for information and insights on the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace.

Society of Automotive Engineers
SAE International is a global body of scientists, engineers, and practitioners that advances self-propelled vehicle and system knowledge in a neutral forum for the benefit of society and is dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide.

Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
The STLE mission is to advance the science of tribology and the practice of lubrication engineering in order to foster innovation, improve the performance of equipment and products, conserve resources, and protect the environment.

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Publication Connections

Created by experts, for experts, ALLDATA is the leading provider of OEM service and repair information to the professional automotive service and collision industries. Trusted worldwide by over 300,000 technicians in 80,000 shops, ALLDATA provides repair and collision shops a suite of products to increase shops’ traffic, improve processes and repair quality.

Online article on the need to change transmission fluids.

GEARS Magazine
Searchable information geared to the transmission rebuilding industry.

Lubes’n’Greases Magazine
Award-winning monthly magazine for the global lubricants and grease industry.

National Oil and Lube News
NOLN helps fast lube operators with every facet of business, from operations to technical issues that can help fast lube businesses grow and prosper. This site contains technical tips, recall announcements, and service guides, as well as information on brand-building and maximizing business the best it can be.

Ratchet+Wrench is the leading progressive media brand exclusively serving auto care center owners and operators through examining in-depth real world struggles, successes and solutions from the industry. It provides our readers and users the inspiration, tools and motivation to help them succeed in the auto care center industry.

Transmission Digest
Beyond the missions of providing education and reference materials, Transmission Digest serves as a prime resource used as shops find the parts, supplies and services necessary for successful and profitable operation.

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