System Fluids FAQ
Motor Oil &
Other Product FAQ
Whether you have questions pertaining to motor oil performance, synthetic oils or how to recycle your used oil, you can get the answers you’re looking for below. First, narrow the options down by choosing the closest-related category to your question.
Power Steering Fluid FAQ
What is the shelf life of the remaining Valvoline power steering fluid after it has been opened?
Automatic Transmission Fluid FAQ
I had my vehicle’s transmission fluid changed using Valvoline MaxLife™ ATF Fully Synthetic. Conventional transmission fluid was used for all previous changes. Will this cause a problem?
What is the difference between DEXRON® III/MERCON® and type F transmission fluid?
Does Valvoline make a synthetic ATF?
The Valvoline Company does not have a documented shelf life exposure on finished motor oil or automatic transmission fluid. We would expect under optimal conditions (in an enclosed space, protected from the weather) that the product would be stable for an extended period of time. We recommend two things: 1) Make sure the rating meets or exceeds your requirements, and 2) Shake the container before use. If the fluid sits for an extended period of time, sometimes the additives may settle in the bottom of the container.
Is it OK to mix synthetic ATF with a conventional and/or synthetic blend ATF?
Is MaxLife ATF compatible with other brands of automatic transmission fluid?
Is MaxLife automatic transmission fluid an SP-III fluid?
Can MaxLife ATF be used in Volvos with a Geartronic Transmission?
Can MaxLife ATF be used where a Dexron VI fluid is required?
Can MaxLife ATF be mixed with Dexron VI or does the fluid need to be purged prior to installing MaxLIfe ATF?
Is MaxLife ATF OK to use in applications requiring Mercon-V fluid?
*Ford and MERCON V are registered trademarks of Ford Motor Company. This is not a licensed Ford product.