The QUARTZ Innovation

The QUARTZ Innovation

The Quartz Innovation

The Quartz Product Range was developed using TOTAL Lubricants' cutting edge technology. Due to TOTAL’s commitment to research and development, the Quartz product range has garnered recognition and attention from end users.

Developed in partnership with major manufacturers, TOTAL Performance Engine Oils not only meet, but exceed international ACEA and API standards. Having been designed to meet the latest requirements of the most stringent automotive manufacturers, it is no wonder Quartz products carry nearly all official OEM approvals.

All Quartz 9000 and INEO products are full synthetic lubricants, which TOTAL Oils protect engines from wear, transmit power, facilitate gear shifting and are designed to enhance the engine’s performance as well as provide fuel savings. For performance at its best, you need the right oil for the right engine, which is why TOTAL offers a wide range of synthetic oils.

TOTAL has an oil for every engine and since no two vehicles are alike and not all engine oils are created equal, TOTAL is “the right choice.”

The Quartz Innovation

HTHS Viscosity Specifications

HTHS stands for High Temperature – High Shear viscosity. For OEMs, the differentiation between “high-HTHS” and “low-HTHS” can have a significant impact on your engine. Carmakers will recommend the use of either “high-HTHS” or “low-HTHS” engine oils. Drivers should refer to their Owner’s Manual or the Car Manufacturer’s Oil Specification to find which is recommended for your vehicle. 

For example, within the popular 5W-30 viscosity category, the recommendations from carmakers will vary. Generally, “low-HTHS" oils are recommended to get better fuel economy, but only if the engine parts can take it. Using a “lowHTHS” 5W-30 oil will cause premature wear in an engine needing a “high-HTHS” 5W-30 oil. For better protection, generally, “high-HTHS” oils are recommended as they are able to protect against wear even in an engine where a “low-HTHS” 5W30 is recommended.

HTHS Viscosity Specifications

HTHS Viscosity Specifications