Total engine oils can increase the life of your engine and cut down on repairs. They do this in three main ways:
- Engine cleanliness
A dirty engine will fail earlier. Contaminants and particulate matter impair the smooth running of the engine, causing wear and corrosion.
- Engine wear protection
Total lubricants reduce engine wear by providing an unbroken film of lubricants between all moving parts. This cuts down engine wear as moving parts no longer abrade and wear each other down through friction. This reduced friction also helps keep your engine cool.
- Exhaust aftertreatment system protection
Because they produce less particulate pollution and are cleaner, Total engine oils protect your exhaust aftertreatment system.
Total engine oils are formulated to resist both heat and cold.
- Control of pumpability
In cold weather, engine oils can become more viscous. Inferior lubricants may become too thick to pump freely, preventing them from working as effectively. Total engine oils retain their low viscosity even in very cold weather.
- Control of fluidity
In hot weather, lubricants can become more fluid. Lower-quality engine oils may cease to provide protection for your engine as they lack sufficient viscosity to coat all the moving parts. Total engine oils are formulated to retain an optimal level of viscosity even on the hottest days.
- Reduction of oil change interval
Total engine oils need to be changed less frequently, saving you money on oil changes.
- Fuel economy
Improved economy means you pay less for fuel.
- Reduction of power loss at gearbox
If your gearbox isn't properly lubricated, your engine will lose power due to friction. Total engine oils allow your gearbox to function smoothly.