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Use Total Lubricants this winter to protect against costly breakdowns


When it comes to the protection of vital engine components, which is especially crucial in winter months, Total Lubricants, represented in Ireland by Finol Oils, has the ideal high-quality range of antifreezes and oils to keep your business on the road.

Coolants are important all-year-round, but the winter brings new challenges that can affect the performance of the cooling system, and making vehicles harder to start on those freezing cold mornings. When commercial vehicles are due a service, be sure to use premium coolants for better winter performance.

The cooling system in a commercial vehicle’s engine helps prevent damage caused by freezing, cavitation, corrosion, overheating and the formation of deposits. Should this not function correctly, the engine will begin to fail – as could the radiator, water pump, head gasket or engine block. At worst, the engine can be destroyed.

Total offers a range of premium quality and officially approved OEM products formulated based on special OAT technology, for vans, trucks, buses, construction machines and agricultural tractors. The range includes both ready-to-use and concentrate types, including many products that provide protection against freezing, even as low as -37°C. Total coolants have much longer service life compared to conventional products. They allow for extended drain intervals, which means less maintenance downtime, less coolant replacement costs and less possibility of harm to the environment.

Total COOLELF & GLACELF coolants both contain the additives required to protect a full range of different types of vehicles, while providing exceptional performance in the winter freeze, which is why using a worry-free coolant with official approvals from leading OEMs and different official authorities should provide the driver with piece of mind throughout the winter period.

The advantages of OAT Technology:
·         Increases heat transfer efficiency
·         Extends life of the coolant
·         Has superior high temperature aluminium protection
·         Extends water pump life by 50%
·         Offers excellent cavitation protection
·         Offers high temperature oxidation stability
·         Reduces cooling system scaling and deposits
·         Requires less product disposal
·         Decreases a level of maintenance

But it’s not just coolant that is imperative during winter months. Using premium quality oils on your fleet is also crucial to performance and durability during colder seasons.

When servicing commercial vehicles, it is important to insist on oils that provide outstanding wear protection.

The entire RUBIA Fuel Economy (FE) range offers excellent engine protection, reduced component wear, enhanced fuel economy and improved performance. Take RUBIA TIR 9900 FE 5W-30, which offers highly extended oil drain intervals due to outstanding anti-oxidant and corrosion properties, resulting in improved added value through cost savings in maintenance, plus outstanding engine protection and piston cleanliness.

When the weather takes a turn for the worse, having your engine in peak condition and using the right antifreeze is essential. Your business cannot afford to be grounded due to non-starting engines or freezing issues. That’s why when it comes to winter services for commercial vehicles, use Total.

To find out more about Total COOLELF, GLACELF and RUBIA, contact Finol Oils in Dublin. Telephone: 01 455 5484