Gasoline Additives Overview

MidContinental Chemical has the latest generation of gasoline detergents, designed to meet current government regulations and performance needs of today's engine technology. 


Since the minimum gasoline detergent additive performance standards were first established by the EPA in 1995, the detergency level in most gasoline has actually been reduced--by as much as 50%. As a result, engine performance has been affected by engine deposits, which can have a significant impact on in-use emissions and driver satisfaction.

Detergent additives are important chemicals in the prevention of deposits being formed in engine combustion systems. Dirty combustion systems lead to loss of horsepower, poor fuel economy, poor idling and increased emissions. MCC has an extensive line of detergent additives for both gasoline and diesel-powered engines. Additive and treat rate recommendations are available for one-tank cleanup or to maintain cleanliness on an on-going basis.


TOP TIER™ Detergent Gasoline

TOP TIER™ Detergent Gasoline is the premium standard established by engine manufacturers for gasoline performance, brought about by the recognition that the current EPA minimum detergent requirements are not extensive enough to ensure robust engine cleanliness and top performance. TOP TIER™ Detergent Gasoline reduces engine deposits and in-use emissions, while improving engine performance and driver satisfaction. Eight of the world’s top automakers (BMW, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and Audi) recognize the need to raise the bar on minimum detergent requirements for the optimal engine performance.