VehicleDNA’s “Portable Lab” Performs Professional-Grade Tests

*Methodology: ASTM D7889 (IR), ASTM D8092 (viscosity)
*Calibration: Factory, verification standards: NIST traceable verification standards provided

  1. Viscosity:  How thick or thin is the lube being tested?  A viscosity significantly out of specification can cause huge problems.
  2. Lubricant condition:  Is the lube “worn out”?  Does it contain harmful contaminants such as water or glycol (i.e., anti-freeze)?
  3. Particle count:  How dirty is the lube?  Dirt can substantially shorten engine life.
  4. Wear contaminants:  Does the lube contain abnormal levels of wear metals such as iron, copper, or aluminum?  At elevated concentrations, these elements can be indicators of abnormal wear.

Sample Test Results


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Industry data indicate that one in five engines needs immediate attention.

The contaminants in a used lubricant sample tell a story…

Over 60 years ago, the railroad industry began analyzing the contaminants in used lube samples to detect potential problems in engines, transmissions, and gearboxes.

This scientifically proven process is widely used today in industry, trucking, aviation, the military and by racing teams throughout the world.

VehicleDNA uses  a military-grade “suitcase lab” to identify over a dozen contaminants in a small sample of engine lube, coolant, or transmission fluid.  Some contaminants may be normal, while others may indicate

emerging technical problems.  Our software analyzes these data, identifies abnormalities and produces a comprehensive mechanical status report.

VehicleDNA reports provide critical information you need to make a good decision when buying a used vehicle.

Avoid costly repairs: Demand a VehicleDNA test.

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