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No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart.

Posted By: LeakySeals

No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 11:56 AM

The website says Maxlife multi-vehicle ATF (red jug) is sold out at Walmart at all stores near me. Can't order it online either which is unusual. Wondering if they are not selling it anymore, or maybe its a website glitch?
Posted By: Reddy45

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 12:10 PM

Give it time
Posted By: supton

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 12:22 PM

Was in Walmart a couple days ago and both had Maxlife ATF. Strangely one had it at $18/gallon and the other at $14/gallon. I was tempted to grab all the $14 ones but held off.
Posted By: blupupher

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 01:03 PM

It seems to come and go from them.
I have bought it on clearance one day, then a month later it was back at full price.
Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 01:19 PM

The word is getting around... Good stuff.
Posted By: Jimzz

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 01:32 PM

Looks like the contract was up again and they are clearing out. Hopefully they come back as its a good product that has proven to work well.
Posted By: MetalSlug

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 01:52 PM

still at my walmart. I love this stuff, i can use on my older transmission and power steering....
Posted By: hallstevenson

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 02:33 PM

I think there's a "?" missing from the topic title
Posted By: mattwithcats

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 02:34 PM

Mobil 1 Delvac ATF, a TES 295 fluid, is my choice over Dexron VI...

https://www.mobil.com/en/mobil-delvac/products/automatic-transmission-fluids/mobil-delvac-1-atf
Posted By: HorseThief

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 03:22 PM

Try using brickseek to locate some. Otherwise supertech brand is solid atf. I've been running their supertech synthetic mercon LV for about 20k miles. Only trouble is that I can't find it in gallons anymore and $6.50/qt is outrageous compared to $18/gal.
Posted By: Mainia

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 04:01 PM

Originally Posted by hallstevenson
I think there's a "?" missing from the topic title


You have GOT to be kidding me??
Posted By: SirTanon

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 04:52 PM

This has come up before. It has disappeared from WM, only to pop up on the shelf again a month or two later. It will come back, in time.

My suspicion is that this time it is missing/clearing out because they're gearing up to change jug shape/design and want the old jugs gone. Just a hunch.
Posted By: JTK

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 05:14 PM

Indeed this has come up before and I agree, the oil, fluid and filter selection at WM isn't what it used to be. Based on a conversation I had with a WM employee in the automotive section, they stock the shelves with what sells at that particular store. Apparently people don't buy ATF at my closest Super Wally. No selection.
Posted By: hallstevenson

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 05:26 PM

Originally Posted by Mainia
You have GOT to be kidding me??


Not at all and clearly you missed why. The OP can't get it from nearby stores but others have posted that it IS available at stores near them. The subject is a statement and in this case, incorrect. Maxlife is available at Walmart.
Posted By: slacktide_bitog

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 05:45 PM

Sometimes they have it. Sometimes they don't shrug

Too bad the WPP ST syn LV ATF is so overpriced. It is not worth $22! It should cost about $15, you know, less than Maxlife mad
Posted By: dave1251

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/14/18 07:51 PM

Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog
Sometimes they have it. Sometimes they don't shrug

Too bad the WPP ST syn LV ATF is so overpriced. It is not worth $22! It should cost about $15, you know, less than Maxlife mad



Why should a product with a license, production, transport, and packaging cost equal to the competition's cost be priced 30-40% less?
Posted By: slacktide_bitog

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/15/18 12:36 AM

Originally Posted by dave1251
Why should a product with a license, production, transport, and packaging cost equal to the competition's cost be priced 30-40% less?


Well, you know, a store brand usually costs less than a name brand. Plus, there is a difference in marketing costs as well. And of course, the volumes Walmart sells and buys at smile

AFAIK, GM does not charge any licensing fees for Dexron VI. At the most, the cost is minimal, if that.
Posted By: -SyN-

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/15/18 01:42 PM

This is one of the reasons: When we are in the local WM shopping, I always take a stroll over to that section and see if they have it in stock.
If they do I normally pickup a gallon. I try to keep 4 gallons at the house for the wife & daughters Ford Edges and the sons 2014 GMC Sierra Z71.
Posted By: MolaKule

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/15/18 02:01 PM

Originally Posted by mattwithcats
Mobil 1 Delvac ATF, a TES 295 fluid, is my choice over Dexron VI...

https://www.mobil.com/en/mobil-delvac/products/automatic-transmission-fluids/mobil-delvac-1-atf


But, Mobil Delvac 1 is NOT a low viscosity replacement for Dex VI.
Posted By: KD0AXS

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/16/18 03:12 AM

I just bought 3 gallon jugs of Maxlife ATF at Walmart today, and they had plenty more in stock.
Posted By: dubber09

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/16/18 05:37 AM

Well, I recently bought a couple of 5L jugs in Canada, at CAD$15.99 (about $12.30). 5L is about 1.3 gal.

https://i.imgur.com/EKYCwio.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/MZFhAB4.jpg
Posted By: Piston_slap

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 09/17/18 01:57 PM

Originally Posted by blupupher
It seems to come and go from them.
I have bought it on clearance one day, then a month later it was back at full price.

Just adjusting inventory. Warehouse space is at a premium.
Posted By: greyghost

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 11/16/18 11:25 PM

Both the stock and price of the gallon size seem to have random variations at my local WM
Posted By: djkurious

Re: No more Maxlife ATF at Walmart. - 11/17/18 12:38 AM

It leaves and comes back.
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