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Our passion for motorcycles drives us to do more than simply sell automotive lubricants: we also provide a range of services for motorcyclists. Ride in to one of our Moto Zone garages and let our experts take excellent care of your two-wheeler.
Moto Zone is a network of garages, workshops and bike wash points for two-wheelers. You can ride in to get an oil change and - depending on the outlet - an array of other services.
TOTAL has developed its Moto Zone network to make motorcycle maintenance hassle-free. In our Moto Zones, you get expert guidance to help select the most suitable lubricants as well as professional recommendations regarding bike maintenance.
Here are some of our most frequently asked questions
Q: Why change the oil?
The right oil provides essential protection for your motorcycle : the lubricants ensure better engine performance and prevent wear and oxidation.
Q: What are lubricants for?
Better engine performance and protection against wear and corrosion. They reduce the risk of breakdown and prolong your engine's life.
Q: How do I choose the best oil change package for my motorcycle?
Our professional mechanics will advise you in choosing the best lubricant for your motorcycle . Their recommendation is based on a range of criteria, including the manufacturer's recommendations and your two-wheeler's age, motorization, engine power, mileage and conditions of use.
Q: What is a lubricant's "viscosity"?
Lubricants behave differently at high and low temperatures. One way to assess oil is by its viscosity. Viscosity varies according to temperature in the following manner: the higher the temperature, the more fluid the oil and the lower its viscosity.
This means is that if the engine is to perform at its best, the oil must be able to retain its viscosity whatever the heat conditions: it must stay fluid at cold temperatures (to allow the engine to start) and it must be viscous at hot temperatures (to stop the various moving parts from coming into contact with each other). It's easy to learn to read the standard notation for viscosity on our product labels, always noted by two numbers + one letter, for example: 10W 40
- The letter W stands for "winter".
- The first number (10) represents the lowest temperature (°C) at which the oil retains fluidity. The lower the number, the more the oil retains its fluidity in cold weather, ensuring a good distribution in the engine even at very low temperatures.
- The second number (40) is for high temperatures: the higher it is, the more viscous the lubricant will be when it's hot, so lubrication is maintained at high temperature.
Q: Why use TOTAL or ELF lubricants?
From competition to daily use, we develop lubricants that are adapted to the most demanding uses and designed for the most efficient engine technologies. Our lubricants meet international standards and are approved by leading manufacturers. In addition, we have developed lubricants that reduce environmental impact and fuel consumption.