All About Oil Filters

How To Choose The Best Oil Filter For Your Vehicle

An oil filter is a critical part to the health of your vehicle. Without an oil filter, your vehicle would be susceptible to contaminants that could cause wear and damage to parts inside your engine.

The oil filter removes contaminants such as dirt, carbon and particles of metal from your car’s oil before they wreak havoc on your engine. For such a cheap part, the oil filter is a critical component to your engine. With all that in mind, how do you find the best oil filter? Here are a few things to consider.

Don’t be cheap
Oil filters can range in price from $5 to $20. While you may be tempted to go for the cheaper oil filter, the more expensive oil filters will be able to remove more contaminants on a single pass than cheaper ones.

Get the right one
A common problem is purchasing the correct oil filter for your vehicle. Most oil filters look the same so it can be deceiving. Read the product catalogue to make sure you are buying the right filter.

Know your filter
Some filters are meant to last 3,000 miles. Others last longer at 6,000 miles. If you purchase a 3,000 mile filter you need to change it every 3,000 miles. The filter loses its effectiveness once you go beyond it’s suggested lifespan.

Be sure to always use quality parts when changing your oil filter and consult your local Brake Masters® if you have any questions.