Petra Oil Company  

Cypress,  TX 
United States
https://www.petraoilco.com
  • Booth: 5022

Petra is a manufacturer of Automotive Chemicals, Detail/ Appearance Products & Specialty Products. We have a wide variety of automotive fluids such as Gear Oil, Synthetic Oil & Brake fluid. We also manufacture chemicals such as Sealants, Cleaners, Fuel additives & kits such as Fuel System Cleaning Kits, Transmission System Cleaning Kits and Radiator/Cooling System Cleaning Kits. We offer shop supplies such as Brake Cleaners & Rust Penetrant and more.

PetraShield is our detail line. We have all you need to detail your vehicle. etail shop, body shop and car wash tunnel.

PetraFlate is our nitrogen program. We offer nitrogen generators, valve caps and programs to go along with nitrogen exchanges.

Petra is your source for automotive service chemicals, fluids and maintenance products!  

(We Export)

Brands: Petra , PetraShield, PetraFlate, PetraSync, Petra Oil Company


 Show Specials

  • (Sep 23, 2019)
    Petra Summer Sales Event! Only available for dealers looking to grow their business, exceed goals, and save on product costs. Call today to see if you qualify!
  • PetraICE Aerosol is a biodegradable High-Performance Automotive R-134a  AC Additive that complies with the SAE J2760 compatibility standard. It is suitable for all common automotive AC lubricants—such as PAGs and POEs—various HFC systems, and with all elastomer types used in MAC systems. This product does not contain chlorinated or sulfonated chemistry.

    *While supplies last. Offer ends November 7, 2019. Cannot be combined with any other offer or product. 


 Press Releases

  • CYPRESS, TEXAS– On Thursday, August 8, 2019, employees of Petra Oil Company (Cypress, TX) boarded a plane at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and headed south to Lapão, Brazil. 

    No, this was not for some industry trade show or international sales meeting. It was much more important and personal. It was to attend the grand opening of Hope House, a children’s home built specifically to offer hope to youth whose homelives have been affected by abandonment, family abuse, alcohol or drug use.

    But why would these Petra employees make the 9,138-mile round-trip for a grand opening so far from home? Quite simply, they had a personal interest. They had, 12 months earlier, made a commitment to help build the facility so that disadvantaged children could experience an optimistic future. 

    “At the forefront of everything we do at Petra is the desire to not just build a successful business, but to make an impact in the lives of others,” says Arnold Gacita, President & CEO of Petra Oil, “Children have always held a special place in our hearts, especially those that have been abandoned and left to fend for themselves. Scripture tells us to care of orphans. With Hope House, we had an incredible opportunity to do just that.”

    To help raise funds, Petra Oil also reached out to customers and vendors for added support. “We are so appreciative and thankful for customers and vendors who have supported this initiative,” says Gacita, “it’s their generous contributions that have made the construction of Hope Housepossible.” 

    Petra Oil is thankful to have joined forces with Giving Hopeand Aquavivaon this project. “There is still so much to be done. When you go there you realize that, no matter how much you’ve accomplished, its small compared to the need,” says Gacita. In addition to funds contributed and raised, Petra Oil also committed to partnering again with Giving Hopeand Aquavivato help build a water well in one of most rural villages visited.  “Part of this trip is not just the financial aid side, but also to provide emotional support, a human touch,” says Gacita, “as a group, with our partners, we are simply honored to be making a difference.”

    Petra Oil wants to let anyone with a desire to help know their support is welcomed. Anyone wishing to contribute to this wonderful opportunity, that of providing hope to children in need, please send a gift to Petra Oil Company, 11085 Regency Drive, Cypress, Texas 77429. On the donation, simply write “Giving Hope/Petra Hope House Project.” A receipt will be forwarded. All gifts are a tax deductible (501c3 contribution). 

    About Petra Oil Company, Inc.

    Petra Oil Company is family-owned and headquartered in Cypress, TX, just outside of Houston. Founded in 2010, the company’s mission is to create automotive maintenance products and services that facilitate superior vehicle performance and provide world-class customer service through automotive dealers, auto chains and independent vehicle repair facilities. To date, Petra has created over 270 offerings and is the fastest growing premium automotive products distributor in the world, delivering Petra Oil branded product to 34 countries worldwide. Since its inception, Petra has continued to build product strength and value through the offering of innovative warranty programs and vehicle maintenance training. To learn more, visit www.petraoilco.com or call 1-888-Petra-61.

  • CYPRESS, TEXAS – With a focus on investing in the future and a commitment to continue the evolution and growth of their product offerings and customer service capabilities, Petra Oil Company broke ground this past May 19, 2019 on an expansion that will nearly double their manufacturing, warehousing and R&D capabilities.

    “This new construction emphasizes our commitment to maintaining a competitive edge so that we can continue to provide our customers with the highest quality, competitively priced product,” says Arnold Gacita, President & CEO of Petra Oil, “this investment will allow us to continue the evolution of our product and service offerings across the board.”

    In addition to virtually doubling square footage, the expansion will allow Petra Oil to boost product kit production by 30%, increase warehousing by an impressive 35%, and double the size of both their R&D department and training center.
    “With this expansion, we’ll be able to ensure the continuation of the outstanding service our customers have come to expect,” says Gacita. “Plus, we’ll be able to continue to meet growing product demands and bring new product offerings to market more quickly, all while maintaining the superior quality control our customers have come to rely on.”

    Petra Oil offers a full lineup of over 270 premium automotive service and car-care products available through over 1,200 automotive dealerships in the U.S. and distributes to 30 countries worldwide.

    For more information, visit petraoilco.com

  • CYPRESS, TEXAS – Petra Oil Company has announced the launch of a new automotive dealer Digital Service Menu designed with the service manager’s needs in mind. This unique package, christened PetraSync®, combines the most desired service lane features with the convenience and practical application of a tablet.

    Compatible with either Android or iPad tablet technology, the new PetraSync® package includes wireless and Web-based applications designed to improve and expedite both the intake of service orders and the comprehensive accuracy of the inspection process.

    “All of us are acutely aware of how hectic the service drive can be, especially in the morning hours,” says Arnold Gacita, Jr., National Sales Manager of Petra Oil, “so we wanted to provide an exceptional customer service tool that will streamline the service lane to help keep up with traffic.”

    To develop the most effective tool, Petra Oil went straight to the customer. “Prior to software development,” says Gacita, “and with a focus on improving the customer experience and increasing efficiency and speed of service, we surveyed our dealer managers and asked them what they would like to see in a service lane tool.”

    With PetraSync®, service advisors can quickly view customer in-dealership service history, access VIN specific OEM data, present pricing menus, perform digital walkaround inspections, present educational service videos and more. The tool will also allow advisor to identify items needing repair, attach notes to the RO, and email their parts department with an alert that a certain vehicle is in service and that specific parts will now be required to service that customer. In addition, to assist in managing the performance of the department, PetraSync® tracks key performance indicators, including closing rates, usage rates, dollar volumes and the most popular types of services and packages.

    “Improving vehicle quality translates into longer maintenance intervals, which means fewer visits to the service lane,” say Gacita, “and that means every service visit becomes more important. To help offset this trend, PetraSync® was designed to not only increase speed and efficiency, but to better engage customers so that advisors never miss revenue opportunities.”

    For more information on PetraSync® and Petra Oil Company, contact us now.

  • Petra Oil Company, a leading U.S. automotive aftermarket chemical company selling to professional installers, has broken ground on Phase I of its planned 65,000 square foot corporate campus in Northwest Houston. Petra purchased the land at 11085 Regency Green Drive and expects to complete and occupy Phase I of the planned Five Phase campus by January of 2016.

    According to Arnold J. Gacita, Petra Oil President and CEO, the company’s 300 percent revenue growth over the past five years equates to doubling the company’s business revenue three times and results in the physical need for a significantly larger operations facility as it expands operations worldwide to Asia and Latin America.

    “Petra’s products have been so well received in the global automotive aftermarket that since the company’s beginning in 2010, we’ve already outgrown three buildings,” said Gacita. “Petra’s new world headquarters will be a home able to keep pace with the company’s continued growth and success. As of today, Petra is providing products and services to more than 23 countries, and that number is increasing, on average, every month. Petra Oil was founded on the principle of manufacturing top quality automotive aftermarket products and marketing them to professional installers through truly innovative programs. In the five years since its founding, Petra has become recognized in the industry for unmatched service, excellent products and an ability to drive revenue for its professional installer customers.”

    The Petra story is one of triumph in the midst of a challenging economy that has seen Petra’s competitors lose market share. Gacita says Petra’s ability to weather the economic storm and maintain its growth is due to its customer focus. According to Greg May, Owner of Waco, Texas based Greg May Honda, the number one U.S. Honda dealer to work for according to a recent ranking by Automotive News, “ In the past 12 months, our Petra sales revenue has reached $200,000. Petra is a huge boost to our gross and shop hours and gives our customers a wide variety of great products to help increase the life of their automobiles.”

  • HOUSTON, TX, November 20, 2017 – Arnold Gacita, President & CEO of Petra Oil Company, a Houston-based leader in the aftermarket automobile industry, was named 2017 Hispanic Male Entrepreneur of the Year by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards gala November 18.

    Gacita, who emigrated to the United States from Cuba with his family when he was seven months old, was chosen for his outstanding leadership capabilities and strong commitment to community service. The founder of Petra Oil, which produces automotive maintenance products and service programs, Gacita has grown the company to its position as a trusted brand throughout the United States and in 28 countries in a record seven years’ time.

    His business success is matched by his commitment to community service. For example, every year, the entire staff of Petra Oil takes a day off to give back to the community – this year for a project to feed the homeless. In addition, Gacita is a strong supporter of area schools and teachers, regularly hosting teacher appreciation days, providing meals for all the teachers and staff. He is also a mentor for Christian colleges, has sent trucks of food and supplies to help flood victims, and is currently working on a project to build an orphanage in Brazil.

    “I am truly honored to be the recipient of this award,” said Gacita. “The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is an extremely important resource for Houston’s Hispanic business community, and I deeply appreciate being recognized by such an outstanding organization.”

    “The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce represents the largest demographic group in the region and $60 billion in annual economic activity,” said Dr. Laura G. Murillo, President and CEO. “The Annual Awards is our opportunity to recognize and celebrate the Hispanic leaders in Houston who make this economic progress possible.”

    Six separate awards will be presented at the gala, which recognizes successful executives, entrepreneurs and community leaders chosen from hundreds of nominations every year.

  • HOUSTON (November 2, 2015) – Petra Oil Company, Inc., a leading U.S. automotive aftermarket company, will announce and demonstrate its “PetraSync” technology at AAPEX 2015, Nov. 3-5, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas (booth #5022). PetraSync will give dealers, for the first time, the technology to remotely manage their parts and service departments for increased efficiency and sales performance.

    According to Petra Oil President Arnold Gacita, “PetraSync is a game-changing technology for dealers.” The PetraSync software will provide dealers the never-before ability to easily read and monitor – even remotely – their parts and service departments for real-time insight on sales effectiveness, optimizing inventory, and calculating commissions.

    PetraSync will “redefine what it means to effectively manage parts and service departments, as well as your service technicians, even when you’re hundreds of miles away from the dealership” according to Gacita. Specifically, PetraSync’s technology will:

    • Provide information that identifies weak points in the service offering;
    • Identify missed sales opportunities;
    • Assist in correcting weak points and missed opportunities that hurt profitability;
    • Visualize your Parts Department inventory and profits;
    • Capitalize on Service Department sales, profits and opportunities;
    • Show who is selling and who isn’t;
    • Permit dialing-in to the dealer DMS.

    The reaction from several early-adopters supports Gacita’s claims that the PetraSync technology opens new levels of transparency into the service area. Tom Sheehan, Dealer Principal, with Sheehan Buick GMC, says “We’ve been able to use the insights from the PetraSync system to raise Petra-related parts and service revenue by 50% over the past year.” Similarly, David Puterbaugh, Sales Manager with FEA Distributors, reports “The PetraSync system allows us to have much more intelligent conversations with our dealers.  It also allows us to do targeted training campaigns to improve sales outcomes.”

    About Petra Oil Company

    Petra Oil Company, the fastest growing chemical companies in the United States, has extensive experience in the aftermarket automotive industry. Petra has more than 100 years of combined experience in the automotive industry, from service products & programs, to finance & innovative front end sales. Petra offers more than 150 products and specialized automotive service equipment & maintenance chemicals, including a full line of detail and appearance products. The company is supported by three major brands: Petra, PetraShield and PetraFlate. Petra is a trusted brand in the United States and 23 countries around the world. Petra is presently headquartered at 6100 West by Northwest Blvd, Suite 190 in Houston, Texas.

  • HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston based, Petra Oil Company, a leader in aftermarket automotive maintenance products and service programs, celebrates 5 years of innovation and product development for the automotive aftermarket industry.

    Arnold J. Gacita, President & CEO of Petra Oil Co, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Norman M. Abrams as North America Sales Manager for Petra Oil Co., Inc.

    Norm comes to Petra with an extensive background in the automotive aftermarket industry spanning greater than a decade, including recently as North American Professional Products Division Sales Manager for ITW Professional Automotive Products Division.

    Norm holds graduate degrees in Law and Business Administration (Temple University: J.D.) and (Widener University: M.H.A.). His corporate career has included assignments with Coca-Cola, International Paper Co. and Illinois Tool Works (ITW) among others.

    He brings a thorough knowledge of the automotive chemical industry in North America and has worked extensively with the distribution segment, OE automotive manufacturing across the world, and the DIY retail segment in North America.

    “I am convinced that the products Petra makes are superior and the testament of this is the acceptance of the products with distribution throughout the world. I am amazed by the quality, programs and the rave comments from distributors regarding Petra all across the world.” Norm Abrams

    Petra Oil has unmatched experience in the automotive industry: from service products & programs, to finance & front end sales, Petra Oil knows the automotive business.

  • HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston based, Petra Oil Company, a leader in aftermarket automotive maintenance products and service programs, celebrates 5 years of innovation and product development for the automotive aftermarket industry.

    Petra Oil has unmatched experience in the automotive industry; from service products & programs, to finance & front end sales. Petra Oil knows the automotive business.

    Petra Oil is one of the fastest growing chemical companies in the US with over 150 products and specialized automotive service equipment. The company is supported by three major brands: Petra, PetraShield, PetraFlate; and is available in 23 countries and growing.

    Petra Oil was founded on the principle of manufacturing top quality products with innovative programs. In addition comes an unprecedented level of training enabling Petra to deliver unmatched service, top tier industry results and strong customer loyalty programs that fuel Petra’s worldwide expansion.

    Here is what our customers are saying about us:

    “It is wonderful to know that you are going to be celebrating your 5th Anniversary. We take the opportunity to wish your company a very bright and prosperous future both in America and Asia.
    Our warmest congratulations!” – Li, S-W-F in China

    “Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary! With a great product line and excellent distributor support we look forward to growing the Texas market with Petra for many years to come!”
    – Hector Gonzalez, Managing Partner, JR Marketing Group, LLC

    Happy 5th anniversary Petra!
    We are very pleased to be partners with your company. Thanks for all you do!
    – Jerry Jackson, Fixed Operations Director, Freedom Chevrolet Buick GMC, Freedom Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Love Field Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

    “Congratulations Arnold and the Petra staff on five years! It has been a pleasure doing business with Petra and I look forward to many more years of prosperity.” – John Hightower, Premier Automotive

    “Congratulations Petra Team on reaching a very exciting milestone of 5th Corporate Anniversary. That is a great accomplishment, especially in this day and age when it is so tough to succeed. It just shows Company commitment to deliver Quality products with strong work ethics. I know there will be many more years of success and service to your customers. I look forward to many years working together.”
    – Sandeep Ghai, Precision Tune GCC – Oman

    “Congratulations to Petra Oil on their 5th anniversary. It has been a real pleasure working with a company that shares our value for quality and be responsive to our needs to better service our customers.” – Jeff and Greg Beck, FEA Florida/Georgia

  • HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston based Petra Oil Company, a leader in aftermarket automotive maintenance products and service programs, travels to Dubai for Automechanika 2014.

    Automechanika Dubai is an international hub providing hard to reach products and services to an intermediate market. With almost 25,000 visitors from 130 countries, Automechanika Dubai is a great platform to find out more about Petra’s new products, programs and support.

    Customers are raving about Petra’s offering.

    Petra Oil has over 60 years of combined experience in the automotive industry; from service products & programs, to finance & front end sales. Petra Oil knows the automotive business.

    Petra Oil was founded on the principle of manufacturing top quality products with innovative programs. In addition, comes an unprecedented level training enabling Petra to deliver unmatched service, top tier industry results and strong customer loyalty programs that fuel Petra’s worldwide expansion.

    Petra Oil continues its growth throughout the United States and is available in over 22 countries.

    About Petra Oil Company
    Petra Oil Company, one of the fastest growing chemical companies in the United States, bringing high-quality products and services along with decades of experience to the aftermarket automotive industry. Petra Oil Company is located at 6100 West by Northwest Blvd, Suite 190 in Houston, Texas.
    For more information, call 888-Petra-61 or 713-856-5700.

  • HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston based Petra Oil Company, a leader in aftermarket automotive maintenance products and service programs, introduces Petra’s Pre-Owned Protection Kit & Plan.

    Petra’s latest product line adds to a long list of high-quality products and services for pre-owned vehicles. The added benefit of Petra’s Pre-Owned Kit (Used Car Kit) comes with a Pre-Owned Protection Plan available for both Gasoline and Diesel engines. Even if a vehicle has 120,000 miles; it can still qualify for Petra’s Pre-Owned Protection Plan with the use of their kits.

    President of Petra Oil, Arnold Gacita, specifically pointed out that “By using our products in these vehicles: fuel, power steering, cooling, oil and transmission system you can rest assured that the components are being treated for optimum performance and durability. In addition to the five products that go into the pre-owned vehicle, it comes with a 4,000-mile protection plan for greater peace of mind when purchasing a pre-owned vehicle. Last, but not least it also comes with six months of roadside assistance and road hazard protection that provides the consumer with additional insurance and protection.”

    Petra’s Pre-Owned Car Kit is separated into two categories: Gasoline and Diesel.
    The Gasoline Kit (P/N 9900G) includes Oil Enhance (P/N 1002), Fuel Power II (P/N 2011), Synthetic Trans. Cond & Sealer (P/N 5002), Universal Cooling System Treatment (P/N 4003), and Power Steering Fluid & Cond. (P/N 7006)

    The Diesel Kit (P/N 9900D) includes Oil Enhance (P/N 1002), Diesel Power (P/N 3001), Synthetic Trans. Cond & Sealer (P/N 5002), Universal Cooling System Treatment (P/N 4003), and Power Steering Fluid & Cond. (P/N 7006)

    Car Dealers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico are already offering new products to their customers.


 Products

  • Petra Octane Boost with Superior Injector Cleaner
    Dirty engines and poor-quality fuel can lower a vehicle’s fuel economy and lead to poor combustion. Petra Octane Boost with Superior Injector Cleaner helps clean fuel injectors and improves overall performance....

  • • Helps stop knocks, pings, and other noises.
    • Helps boost octane rating.
    • Helps clean injectors.
    • Helps improve performance.
    • Helps clean fuel system.
    • Helps restore horsepower.
    • Helps stop hesitation.
    • Helps reduce the need for higer octane fuels.

 Onsite Contact

Onsite Contact Name
Arnold Gacita Jr
Onsite Contact Title
National Sales Manager
Export Contact Name & Title
Arnold Gacita Sr
Products we export:
Chemicals/Lubricants/Oil, Cleaner/Wax/Polish & Supplies
Regions we export to:
Asia, Canada, Europe, Mexico/South & Central America/Caribbean, Middle East, Oceania/South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
Trading arrangements we seek:
Direct Sales, Foreign Agents/Distributors
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