What does Aloha Petroleum have in common with major automakers BMW, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Audi, Volkswagon, Mercedes-Benz, Navistar, Ford and Fiat Chrysler?
The answer is the company's gasoline has been certified to meet
stringent standards for TOP TIERTM detergent gasoline performance by each of
"The decision was made several years ago to exceed the EPA's detergency
requirements because we wanted to deliver high quality gasoline to our customers," says
company president Richard Parry.
The TOP TIERTM rating was established in 2004, when the major automakers noted
that the average level of detergent in gasoline had slipped dramatically in
the wake of additive standards the EPA established in 1997.
This development resulted in declining detergent additive levels that led to
increased deposits on critical engine parts, which contributed
to reduced engine performance.
In response, the world's leading automakers joined together to raise the bar
on detergent level requirements and set a new industry standard they named "TOP TIERTM" gasoline.
This new rating recognizes companies that demonstrate their commitment to selling
only the highest quality gasoline.
"The TOP TIERTM rating recognizes the superior detergencies of the additives
in Aloha's gasoline," says Parry, whose company employs more than
350 Hawaii residents and operates over 50 fueling locations on Oahu and the Big
Parry notes that Aloha's gasoline contains two to three times the
amount of cleaning agents required by the EPA and that continued use of Aloha
gasoline will help clean a vehicle's entire intake system.
As an added benefit, it will help prevent rough idle, hesitation and stalling;
optimize fuel economy; improve vehicle emissions; and restore vehicle performance.