TOP TIER™ Approved Fuels Program Welcomes Subaru of America, Inc.

The TOP TIER™ Approved Fuels Program, recognized for promoting high-quality fuel detergency standards and founded by a consortium of leading global automakers, is excited to announce its latest Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) program sponsor, Subaru of America, Inc., a leading automotive manufacturer known for its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Mike Campbell, Vice President, Subaru of America, Inc., remarked, “At Subaru, we continually look for ways to ensure that our vehicles perform just as our engineers intended, and supporting the TOP TIER™ Program is an extension of that philosophy. We welcome fuel retailers to provide TOP TIER™ Approved Fuels to help our customers maintain their vehicles in peak condition while helping to minimize vehicle emissions.”

Now a member of the TOP TIER™ Program, Subaru joins Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Daimler Truck, Mercedes-Benz, Navistar, Stellantis, Toyota and Volkswagen.  Together, these leading automotive and heavy-duty equipment manufacturers strive to develop and promote high-quality fuel performance standards that benefit vehicles worldwide.

TOP TIER™ Approved Fuels contain specific levels of detergent additives and quality controls to protect engines from deposit build-up, which helps maintain optimal vehicle performance and minimizes vehicle emissions. 

“We are pleased to welcome Subaru of America to the TOP TIER™ Approved Fuels Program,” said William Studzinski, Program Manager for the Center for Quality Assurance, Administrator of the TOP TIER™ Program.  “This sponsorship marks an important step for industry leaders like Subaru who are committed to promoting high-quality fuel detergency performance standards.  By becoming part of TOP TIER™, Subaru can now help shape future fuel quality standards.  

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About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $165 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.


The Center for Quality Assurance (CQA) develops, implements, and administers licensing programs for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specified materials such as oils, lubricants, transmission fluids, fuels, additives, and greases. By working with CQA, OEMs can focus on developing their next generation of equipment and material specifications, while CQA manages the programs that support those developments.  Through dedicated customer care and the pursuit of business excellence, our mission is to create and administer world-class licensing and quality control programs within the industries we serve.

TOP TIER™ FUEL PROGRAM – The TOP TIER™ Fuel Program was established by OEMs to develop fuel offering cleaner engine performance, lower emissions, and optimal fuel economy for drivers everywhere.

FCA ATF+4® PROGRAM – Marketplace demands and evolving transmission technology prompted FCA US LLC to establish a licensing program for advanced synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid – ATF+4.

IFC VEHICLE FLUIDS PROGRAM – Vehicle technologies are evolving at a faster pace than ever before, placing a greater emphasis on fluid performance, availability, and quality. OEMs established a licensing program to provide consumers with optimized fluid performance to meet advanced vehicle requirements.

NLGI HPM GREASE PROGRAM – The High-Performance Multiuse (HPM) Grease Program is a licensing and product certification program for greases used in various lubricating applications.

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