Minimise Downtime With Correct LCV Lubrication

Minimise Downtime With Correct LCV Lubrication

TOTAL Lubricants says it has forged a reputation for quality lubricants in the heavy duty commercial vehicle market with its RUBIA brand. The company says that LCVs have significantly different technical demands, and that’s where its TOTAL QUARTZ range comes into play.

The main difference between the oils used in light commercial and commercial vehicles is in their detergency and dispersancy attributes. Heavy duty diesel engines require greater detergency and dispersancy because their engines are much larger. Using the right oil in the right vehicle helps prevent soot from getting past the piston heads and into the engine. If this happens it can thicken the oil and create blockages in smaller pipes, resulting in mechanical problems which could lead to the vehicle being off the road.

The RUBIA line of lubricants is said to be ideal for hauliers, thanks to the high-quality makeup, enhanced performance and protection, increased fuel economy and reduced emissions provided. These attributes are core to the entire TOTAL Lubricants business, and even though the oil is produced for smaller engines as part of TOTAL’s QUARTZ offerings for cars and vans, the company says that the aim remains the same, to provide customers with superior vehicle efficiency.

TOTAL says its QUARTZ range is comprehensive and suitable diesel engines, especially Transit and Sprinter vans. Whether a workshop is looking for rationalisation or tailored products for specific vehicles, TOTAL claims to have the correct choice of lubricants for LCV service management.

OEM partnerships are at the core of the TOTAL QUARTZ range, according to the company, with it being the preferred oil partner to 22% of the UK’s car parc, and the knowledge from these close relationships is passed across into the light commercial vehicle oil range.


With LCVs covering large distances each year, they need to be reliable to keep a business running. The QUARTZ range features Age Resistant Technology (ART) which fights against friction, corrosion and deposits within the engine. This reduces the chances of sludge build up, helping to maintain peak engine performance and increase fuel economy. The improved reliability and consumption combine to offer significant long-term savings for businesses.

To help select the right products, TOTAL provides all the detailed application information in an online tool, Lub Advisor. This simple tool allows you to search by make and model of van, helping you select the right lubricant with confidence every time.

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