A modern oil filter is vital for filtering out contaminants and impurities from engine oil, and thereby protecting the engine’s interior from damage. A well maintained and regularly serviced oil filter is therefore as important as having good wiper blades – it is absolutely essential. Oil filters help prolong the life of an engine, helping you to avoid more costly problems which may occur due to the engine’s exposure to poorly filtered oil. Make sure that your oil filter is in good working condition and that your vehicle filters air correctly, both will ensure your vehicle functions at optimum performance levels.
Modern oil filters’ designs are focused on simplicity and ease of replacement, allowing even the most amateur home mechanic to avoid a costly professional servicing. The spin-on design, which comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, can be easily removed and replaced within a few minutes, as the oil filter can be screwed on and off by hand. Although the process is simple, it is important that it is done correctly so that it filters oil effectively and doesn’t leak.
Filters in modern vehicles have undergone major advancements over the years, including the designs of air filters, fuel filters and, very importantly, oil filters. Filter effectiveness has advanced greatly, with chief technological breakthroughs being improved performance and a longer lifespan. With new materials being used in the filtering process, not only is oil being filtered more thoroughly then ever before, but the use of corrosion-resistant materials means a longer life for oil filters, saving money and offering maximum convenience.