How does oil contribute to my vehicle's performance?
The role of the lubricant is first and foremost to reduce the engine or gearbox's internal friction, limiting wear and power loss. As such, the oil guarantees the engine's integrity, thus preserving its performance. Moreover, reducing energy loss through mechanical friction keeps more power for vehicle propulsion.For this reason, TOTAL's researchers have been working on two important points:
→ Optimisation of lubricant viscosity (rheology), guaranteeing a sufficient oil film thickness between moving parts
→ Development of efficient additive blending to prevent wear, reduce friction, ensure that oil change intervals are met, prevent foaming, etc.