Automotive Oil Filter

Written by Rachel Arieff
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Automotive oil filters need to do two seemingly conflicting things at once. First, they need to filter out all the dirt and impurities in your oil supply that they possibly can. Your fuel efficiency and engine's health depend on it. Second, they need to do it in a way that doesn't compromise oil rate of flow throughout the system.

Automotive oil filters differ in many ways, from quality in workmanship to price to name recognition. It's important to do your homework before purchasing automotive equipment, even things as small as oil filters and air filters. There are so many things on the market of such varying quality, you don't want to put something in your car that will end up causing you trouble later.

Things You Should Look for in an Automotive Oil Filter

First of all, an automotive oil filter should provide excellent filtration of impurities. It should also allow for good oil flow. Some oil filters even come with a safety valve to ensure a good flow, just in case the oil filter isn't changed quickly enough and it becomes saturated.

Also, good oil filters should last longer than the cheaper brands. Remember, every used-up oil filter is an extra purchase for you, so invest in filters that not only do an excellent job, but last longer. Better filters are also designed with strength in mind, so they won't warp or tear with sudden road shocks or surges in pressure.

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