Putting the future of oil to the test.

The future is no place for a product that can't stand up to scrutiny.

That's why Universal Lubricants' Laboratory Services are so critical to our company, our customers, and to the oil industry. Our innovations must be more than simply good ideas - they must be verified, proven performers. 

Every day, Universal engineers and scientists test diverse lines of oils, greases, and other fluids. Our proprietary research and development facility is dedicated to quality control and ensuring that every Universal product exceeds performance specifications.

The lab is also the site of our company's Engine Guard oil analysis program, which runs approximately 100,000 used oil samples every year, and performs more than 10,000 annual quality-control checks on raw materials, finished products, research and development projects and customers' oil testing needs.

Universal's web-based LifeLines program allows customers to customize maintenance schedules and services. The online tool can be adapted to fit the needs of each company and customer. The system can also be programmed for specific service levels, special instructions, as well as used to track repairs and costs. 

Universal Lubricants' laboratory:

  • Runs 100,000 used oil samples per year for Engine Guard for participating customers
  • Performs 10,000 quality control checks per year on raw materials, finished products, research and development projects and customer's Engine Guard needs
  • Is staffed by professionally educated and trained personnel with more than 60 years of combined oil industry experience
  • Receives samples from customer-submitted, postage-paid Engine Guard kits
  • Generates reports within 24 hours of receiving samples
  • Adheres to the American Society for Testing Materials' methods and procedures in which accuracy is determined by participation in cross-check programs
  • Immediately notifies customers concerning abnormal/critical results
Testing is crucial. At Universal we conduct on-site testing for all customers at the time of pickup.
Jerry Kutsch, Universal Lubricants Branch Manager, Spring Grove, Illinois.