How to choose the right lubricant
You're planning to change your engine oil, and you're wondering which of the lubricants available on the market you should choose. It's really a choice that depends on your vehicle.
The right lubricant has to meet international standards (ACEA, API, ILSAC, JASO), as well as the specifications of each manufacturer (ex: Renault RN0710, PSA B71 2290, BMW LL-04 etc.)
In order to decide, first check your vehicle's maintenance manual to find the standard or authorized lubricant recommended by the manufacturer. This should match the information on the back of the product packaging.
You should also select a lubricant whose viscosity matches your vehicle's needs. Viscosity is a measure of resistance to free flow and includes two grades: a cold and a hot grade.
Total Lubricants offers a wide variety of high-performance lubricants on the market. For example, Low SAPS lubricants avoid particle filter clogging and protect your engine's longevity. Particles are captured and burned in a particle filter, significantly reducing the amount of particles emitted into the air.
There are also Fuel Economy lubricants from Total Quartz product line that help considerably lower your fuel consumption.
When should you change your oil? Oil change frequency depends on several factors: the manufacturer's recommendation, generally listed in km or in years, and the kind of driving you do most often: city, rural, or highway.
Please note that all these are mainly recommendations. You should follow the steps carefully and remember that you are responsible for these actions. So, be sure that you have both necessary equipment and skills. If not, we suggest that you should address to a qualified mechanic so as to implement these operations. We also recommend that you recycle your used oil by taking it to an oil change center or a waste recycling facility. Any type of oil can be reused: car oil, motorbike oil, truck oil, tractor oil, boat oil and others. In recycling, do not mix different products such as brake fluid, coolant and engine oil. Each fluid has to be recycled separately. Even small quantities of coolant or brake fluid in used engine oil could disrupt or halt the recycling process.