What Should I Use?

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The importance of using the correct engine oil

Engine oil is vital to ensure the optimal performance of your vehicle; it needs the right amount to keep it running smoothly while avoiding any expensive repairs. Primarily, its main function is to lubricate moving parts; it also cleans the engine, inhibits corrosion, improves sealing, and cools the engine by carrying heat away from moving parts. Engine oil disperses heat and reduces wear, protecting the engine.

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If you are looking to optimize the performance of your vehicle, it’s essential that you get your oil right. Using the correct oil keeps your engine running smoothly.

On top of this, the correct oil prevents deposits building up by keeping them in suspension. Motor oil even protects against sludge and fights oxidation, keeping the oil fresh and minimizing acids which can cause corrosion.

Why you should use Q8 Oils

Q8Oils engine oil has been selected to meet the manufacturer’s requirements, providing ultimate protection and reduced wear. It will allow you to conveniently top up as necessary knowing that it will match the oil used at time of service and meet warranty requirements.

The use of Q8Oils will ensure that the vehicles emissions systems (Catalyst and Exhaust Filters) especially Euro IV & V systems are not damaged by high levels of chemicals found in some oils, thereby protecting the environment and avoiding the need for expensive repairs. Q8Oils produces a range of products matched to your vehicle requirements; ask your service agent or Topaz staff member for further details.

Using the wrong oil

Without frequent oil changes, deposits can build up in the engine. Old stagnant/dirty oil won't lubricate the moving parts as well as new fresh oil will. Using the wrong engine oil increases exhaust pressure causing increased fuel consumption. The wrong oil can also block the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) in your car which and can be quite expensive to repairing some cases it can cost thousands of euro. In some cases incorrect oil can breach vehicle warranty, and where applicable can result in your vehicle requiring early servicing due to due to filter blocking and oil thickening.

* While the above recommendations provide a reasonable guide to correct lubrication for your vehicle’s engine, they should be used as a guide only. In order to meet full vehicle manufacturers requirements and maximise service intervals, please contact your vehicle manufacturer or the Topaz Lubricants Team.