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Your guide to the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships 2019

Total is partnering with the HSBC BWF World Tour Super 100 badminton category. It’s coming to the UK, 6th - 10th March, with the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships.

How Total TIG 6 maintenance and lubrication planning helps manufacturing succeed

If you’re a fleet or plant manager, chances are you have to constantly respond to the challenge of improving the efficiency and performance of your operations.

Motor oil viscosity grades explained

5W30, 15W40, 10W40 – we’ve all encountered designations like these when choosing engine lubricants, but what do they mean and why do they matter when choosing motor oil? These figures represent the engine oil’s viscosity grade, which is the lubricant’s level of fluidity and efficiency at low and high temperatures. In this guide, we look at the various types of vehicle lube grades and what they mean – here are viscosity grades explained.


What is motor oil used for and what are its benefits?

Machines require lubricants in order to run properly, making motor oil an essential element of every vehicle or equipment engine. But what is motor oil specifically used for and what are its benefits?

What is motor oil composed of?

Whether mineral, synthetic or semi-synthetic, motor oil consists of a base oil and additives.

Understanding motor oil standards

When choosing a motor oil, you can refer to the standards of the product. This information allows you to understand the type of engine the motor oil is designed for (diesel or petrol), its performance level and whether the oil meets your automotive manufacturer’s recommendations.

How to check and change your motor oil

To ensure that your vehicle and the mechanical components that comprise it work properly, it’s essential to check your motor oil and change it regularly. Unsure how? In this guide, we provide all the steps you should follow to successfully check your oil level and change your engine lubricant.

Total Bitumen and Tarmac – Collaborative resurfacing to minimise disruption

While quality, reliability and cost are imperative to the success of any road resurfacing project...

Total partners with ChargePoint to develop UK EV infrastructure

Up until recently, the mass adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles was viewed as a distinctly future development...

The current state and growth of electric vehicles in the UK

Alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) such as battery electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids are currently the focus of a global innovation drive...