Licensing Programs

The International Fluids Consortium (IFC)


The International Fluids Consortium (IFC) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2020 and created by vehicle manufacturers to encourage fluid innovation and improve fluid performance to meet the needs of vehicle owners. IFC’s mission is to develop and maintain performance-based fluid specifications for proper vehicle performance, while promoting global awareness, availability, and use of approved fluids. A key component of IFC’s programs is the certification and auditing of approved fluids. The IFC ultimately creates a beneficial relationship between vehicle manufacturers and industry participants by providing the consumer with certified products, which are easier to identify and will enhance the total vehicle ownership experience. The IFC’s acting administrator is The Center for Quality Assurance.

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FCA ATF+4® Licensing Program

FCA US LLC established a licensing program for its advanced synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid, ATF+4® in 2005. This program allows ATF+4 to be made available at retail outlets and through independent repair facilities for Chrysler®, Jeep® and Dodge vehicle automatic transmissions.

Licensing ATF+4 product allows millions of Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge owners to receive transmission fluid that is designed exactly for their vehicle. Using ATF+4 ensures a longer transmission life with regular servicing as described in the vehicle owner's manual.

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TOP TIER™ Licensing Program

TOP TIER™ is recognized as a premier fuel performance specification developed and enforced by leading automotive and heavy duty equipment manufacturers. The intention is to create a winning situation for retailers, auto manufacturers and drivers.

Vehicle and equipment manufacturer sponsors have a specification by which they can drive market fuel improvements to meet the ever changing demands of engine technology when regulations or specifications may not go far enough.

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High Performance Multiuse (HPM) Grease

Chrysler ATF+4 program information

NLGI is a not-for-profit trade association, primarily composed of companies who manufacture and market all types of lubricating grease. Membership is by company rather than by individual. Associated with the manufacturers are companies who serve them with equipment, supplies, and services. Additionally, there are research and educational groups and member companies whose interests are primarily technical. Another category for membership “Consumer” is for organizations that are users of lubricating grease. The Institute thus works continuously to strengthen its association by rendering service to the end-user of grease as well as those on the manufacturing side.

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