The American Petroleum Institute (API) recently announced that Vesco Oil, a five-location motor oil distributor headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, has been licensed under API's Motor Oil Matters (MOM) program. API awarded the licenses after Vesco demonstrated the company's compliance with API's motor oil chain-of-custody standard.

"MOM makes it her mission to ensure consumers are receiving only the best quality motor oil in their vehicles, and in the end, much of this depends on the middle man – the distributor," said Kevin Ferrick, API's engine oil licensing and certification system manager. "The MOM certification confirms that Vesco has proven its ability to properly identify, label and deliver quality oils."

Vesco provides motor oil to a wide range of installers from lube centers and car dealers to heavy-duty lubricants customers, including construction, aggregate and fleet accounts. The company's distributor locations in Michigan can be found in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Saginaw and Mancelona, along with one location in Medina, Ohio.

"Vesco Oil is proud to become a MOM-licensed distributor," said Vesco general sales manager Bruce Baringer. "The API MOM program continues our long history of providing quality lubricants to our automotive dealer, quick lube and fleet customers, while bringing peace of mind to the consumer."

Motor Oil Matters is a consumer education and protection program run by the American Petroleum Institute. API relies on MOM to promote the benefits of API-quality motor oils and ensure consumers know the brand, viscosity grade and performance level of the motor oils installed in their cars and trucks.

For more information, visit www.MotorOilMatters.org.