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What happens if you put too much oil in your car?

Engines need to be topped up with oil to keep them well-lubricated and safe from damage, wear and corrosion. But what happens if you put too much oil in your vehicle during a lubricant top-up or change?

How do oil additives work?

Engine oils, greases and lubricants have come a long way from the viscous mineral oils of yesteryear. Today’s equipment and vehicles are lubricated with highly formulated oils featuring synthetic chemical compounds and oil additives to push their capabilities even further. But what are oil additives and how do they work to protect components and enhance performance?

Total ELF and The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride celebrate classic and vintage motorcycling style

When people think of motorcycling, all too often thoughts drift to lightning-fast superbikes or brash cruisers. But away from these heavyweights are a whole host of distinguished two-wheeled classics, owned by riders just as fanatic about their machines as any Hells Angel.

The differences between gear oil grades

If you’re looking for a gear oil that will protect your gearbox and/or transmission, you need to make sure your oil has the correct grade. While this can be found out via Total Lub Advisor or your owner’s manual, it’s worth understanding the meaning behind and differences between gear oil grades. Here’s everything you need to know, from base oil grades, to additives, to common gearbox oil grading systems.

When and how to check and change your gear oil and filter

Your gear oil is constantly working to reduce the stresses placed on your gearbox, keeping it operating at its peak.

How does Total Aviation’s fuel logistics crew keep their cool during high-pressure operations?

Supplying aviation fuel to countless airports across the world, Total Aviation’s fuel logistics team must tackle their fair share of high-pressure situations as they ensure the airports and airfields that use Total’s fuels can cope with demand. But what issues do they come across, and how do they make sure that aviators stay soaring?

How to check and top up your brake fluid

Keeping your brake fluid topped up is incredibly important. Without it, your braking system will cease to function, putting you and your passengers’ lives in jeopardy, and potentially damaging your vehicle. Thankfully, checking your brake fluid level and topping it up is a simple task. Here’s how.

The history and evolution of lubricants

Lubricants are constantly at work all around us. They safeguard our vehicles, machinery and much, much more, and they’ve been doing so for a staggering length of time – far longer than you might think. As lubricant specialists, we know an awful lot about the development of lubricants. Here’s how they evolved into the high-performance products we rely on today.

The ultimate guide to Adblue

If you own a diesel, chances are you need to use AdBlue – a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is used in millions of cars, light commercial vehicles, HGVs, buses and coaches across the world. But what is it, what does it do, how does it work and how do you use it to ensure your car performs efficiently and safely? Read on to learn more.

The ultimate guide to construction vehicle lubrication

Behind every large construction project is a fleet of hard-working vehicles, plus expert operators whose job it is to keep high-horsepower equipment running perfectly. Whatever the job, these heavy-duty vehicles need the...