Low emission lubricants
Our low emissions - or "Low SAPS" - lubricants contain low levels of sulphated ash, phosphorus and sulphur (SAPS). SAPS contained in traditional lubricants can have a harmful effect on the depolluting post-treatment systems that eliminate pollutant emissions. It is very important that a lubricant contains a low level of SAPS in order to provide adequate protection to the depollution systems, especially when it comes to diesel engines fitted with particulate filters (DPF - diesel particulate filter). By optimizing the performance of these depolluting systems, low emission technology reduces your environmental impact.
Diesel particulate filters (DPF)
There has been an unprecedented R&D focus on depolluting systems in the automotive field during recent years. Automakers have thus introduced particulate filters. Designed for diesel engines, the filters trap accumulated particulates and produce a diesel injection, which finally burns off the undesirable components. This has presented a new challenge for lubricants, and TOTAL has risen to it. We have designed oils adapted to the new physical and chemical conditions of post-treatment systems such as particulate filters, catering to the needs of the most up-to-date engines.
Our low SAPS lubricants form just one part of the TOTAL Ecosolutions program.
The advantages of our low emission lubricants:
- A new generation of lubricants for all gasoline and diesel engines
- Optimal performance of depolluting systems
- Reduced car servicing costs for the user
- Appropriate for all uses, even the most intensive
Here you can find out more about our Low SAPS offer by simply ticking the Low SAPS option contained in the “Auto benefits” filter.
If you are not sure which oil suits your engine best, our Lub advisor can help you find that out. In order to have a precise result, first choose the type of vehicle, then select the vehicle make, the model and finally, the engine type. The software will then display recommendations for all types of lubricants that are appropriate for your car.