Lubricants |

Car Engine Oil – How it Works To Give A Smooth Ride

It is important to know how car engine oil works so you can enjoy optimum performance from your car. Engine oil performs several vital functions including lubrication, cooling, cleaning, and sealing. Here is a brief explanation of these functions:

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Access to Health / CSR |

Why You Should be a frequent Blood Donor

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The power of blood! Have you ever wondered about the life saving power of blood? Especially to a road accident victim, a mother in the delivery theatre, to someone battling cancer, someone undergoing medical surgery or any other patient in need?

Isn’t it incredible what a deliverance a single pint of human blood can bring? Did you know that a single pint of blood can save up to three human beings?

Our hospitals are always in need of blood for patients therein; a fact that informs the importance of maintaining a blood bank in a society. In Kenya, it is estimated that the practice of donating blood is at a 70 per cent deficit compared to the national population size; and the responsibility for managing blood collection and transfusion is managed by the National Blood Transfusion service which is supported by several other organizations to achieve its mandate.

Total Kenya actively contributes towards the efforts of the National Blood Transfusion service by holding two annual blood donation drives for its employees at the Head Quarters and the Depots. This year (2015) the company has dedicated the first drive to the victims of the Garissa Terror attack by holding a public blood transfusion drive at Total Limuru Road service station on 24/04/2015. This drive is open to all Total employees, customers and the neighbourhood.

Benefits of donating blood

There are several benefits associated with donating blood, namely:

  1. Personal fulfillment – Human blood has no perfect substitute; therefore, it is always deeply fulfilling to know that you have helped a doctor save a life.
  2. Free Health Check-up – The blood donation exercise consists of a series of health check-ups that are performed on the donor free of cost. This will help you know of any blood pressure abnormalities, blood temperature, haemoglobin levels and check your pulse rate.
  3. Reduces Risk of Heart Disease – Regular blood donations help to keep the levels of iron in the body in check, especially in males. This has shown to reduce heart disease.
  4. Burns Calories – One blood donation session can help you shed 650 Kcal thus help in body weight control
  5. Reduce the Risk of Cancer – Frequent blood donation is said to help reduce high levels of iron which are believed to be a key contributor for cancer. It is therefore believed that donating blood will reduce the risk of cancers.

You have more than one reason to donate blood. Donate blood whenever you can and help save lives.

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Featured / Fuel |

Five Best Ways to Reduce Fuel Consumption Even Today

Car owners will tell you for free that getting one is not difficult: you have the money it shouldn’t be a problem. However if not properly maintained, owning a car may turn out to be your worst nightmare. Maintenance starts with you watching out for the amount of fuel your car consumes. It is not cool to walk into a gas station every second.  The feeling is worse when you realize that price of the fuel has been increased.

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Featured / Road Safety |

Top 4 Strategies For Maintaining Kenyan Road Safety During Easter

As the Easter weekend approaches, schools are closing, families all around Kenya are planning road trips to various parts of the country. A major concern for transport authorities across the country is Road Safety over the long Easter weekend. Kenya has had some of the worst Easter weekend accident statistics in the past. This isn’t something we want to experience again.

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Featured / Road Safety / Service Stations |

Tire Maintenance and Safety Golden Rules

You probably are a proud owner of Mercedes and all you do is drive. You are overwhelmed and cannot wait for the night to end just to get in your car. But how well do you take care of the car when you are always on the steering? When was the last time you made an appointment to visit your mechanic? When did you last check your tires to see if they are properly inflated?

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Service Stations |

How To Keep The Best Tyres For Your Car (7 Tyre Maintenance Tips)

There are many advantages in ensuring that your tyres work. Along with helping us evade potential accidents or other road troubles, we can enjoy these benefits if we take care of our tires.

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Total Gas |

Total Gas- Top Tips for Cooking Safely with Total Gas

The rate at which gas cylinders are being purchased is overwhelmingly high. You probably are wondering why gas and not the traditional Jikos. First off, cooking gas is extremely convenient- it takes shorter period of time to prepare a meal compared to any other forms of cooking. Total Gas promotes kitchen hygiene- you cook without experiencing smoke. Considering the low price tag on cooking gas, what prevents you from buying one?

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Lubricants / Service Stations |

Most Common Causes Of Engine Oil Leakage ( With Fixes)

Oil is one of the major components of the engine. It protects the moving parts from the effects of friction and loss of shape. Oil leakage has negative impact on both the engine, and the environment. Therefore, leakages should be fixed immediately they are realized.

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Fuel / Road Safety / Service Stations |

How To Make Sure You Have The Right Tyres For Your Vehicle 

Vehicle tyres are not only functionally important to your car, but also essential for safety and fuel consumption aspects of driving. According to most experts, the duty of buying the right car tyres is often neglected by many car owners. Truth is, if your car has the wrong tyres, you’re not only prone to causing accidents on the road, but also risk being arrested by law enforcement for driving around in an unroad worthy vehicle. This article will give you some of the tips to consider when buying tyres for your car.

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Lubricants |

Engine Oil Burning- How to Effectively Manage

Many issues will trigger engine oil burning. You should figure out if your engine oil is burning, leaking, or just being used at a higher rate than typical.

Top signs of burnt oil include increased pressure in crankcase, enhanced oil usage, exhaust smoke, and reduced engine pressure (triggered by washed valve seals).

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Road Safety / Service Stations |

Driving Tips -Ways to Drive Better In The Hot Sun

Have you been experiencing the extremity of the heat on Kenyan roads lately? To most, this amount of heat has been unprecedented while some think Kenya is slipping into the effects of global warming. Truth is, this heat has a lot of negative effects on how we drive, subsequently compromising road safety.

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Total Gas |

Cooking Gas -5 best Money saving Tips

We all aware of the exponentially increasing cost of energy. With researchers putting 4% as the average total cost of household cooking (gas) in median households, there are a few easy ways you can use to save energy when using a cooking gas. The tips below are a guide on saving cooking gas in your kitchen, so, indulge us for one minute.

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Fuel / Lubricants / Service Stations |

Manual vs. Automatic Transmission Vehicles

Manual vs. Automatic Transmission Vehicles? You may have already decided on the vehicle which you would like to purchase, however, you may be torn in between choosing a manual transmission and an automatic transmission model.

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Lubricants / Service Stations |

Top 3 Signs Which Show That Your Vehicle’s Engine Has Trouble

We have all experienced it; while seated in traffic, or cruising the super highway, your ears are up, and you listen. Did I just hear a whirring sound somewhere? Do I know where it’s coming from? Is it coming from my car’s engine?

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Fuel |

Technical Question- How Can I Determine Accurate Fuel Consumption For My Car?

There are many reasons as to why it’s important to know your car’s fuel consumption. Basically, the key top reason is to help you improve your car’s fuel efficiency. But, to be able you do that, you have to be knowledgeable about the right way of doing your vehicle’s fuel consumption calculation:

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