In conjunction with car air filters, oil filters are a vital component in creating efficient engine performance. An oil filter replacement should be incorporated with an oil and filter change to ensure both deliver maximum results.
We recommend that you change your oil filter around each 5,000 miles and our team are on hand to ensure you purchase the correct oil filter for your vehicle as many are bespoke to individual vehicle types.
Here is an explanation of the terms used to help you choose the right Oil Filter for your car
Oil Filter Removes contaminants from oil within the engine.
Eco Filter Enviromently friendly cartridge filter producing less waste than traditional metal spin on filters
PRV Pressure Release Valve
PRV 12-16 Release valve pressure of between 12 to 16 pounds per square inch.
Anti-Drain Prevents oil draining back out of the feed pipe it entered the filter.
Spin-On Type Metal cylinder type filter which 'spins' on to a thread on the engine block
(->ch.12335) To suit vehicles with a chassis number up to 12345.
(ch.12345->) To suit vehicles with a chassis number greater than 12345.
(Eng.CJCA) To suit vehicles with engine type CJCA.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to change an oil filter?
We recommend that all oil filters are professionally fitted by a mechanic to ensure engine performance is maintained and maximised.
What size oil filter do I need?
We can help you find the correct size oil filters from the make and model details of your vehicle to ensure the part supplied is correct
What kind of oil filter do I need?
We can help you find the correct oil filters from the make and model details of your vehicle. Each vehicle requires different oil filters and this allows us to specify the correct part.
What to do with used oil filters?
We recommend professional recycling of used oil filters through reputable waste management channels and companies.
How to take an oil filter off?
Removing an oil filter can be a tricky procedure for the non-professional and this is why we recommend that you seek the services of an automotive professional to assist.
Removing an oil filter
When fitting an oil filter it is important not to tighten them too much as this then allows easy removal at the next service or replacement. However, there is an oil filter wrench tool available which can be useful in dealing with those filters that are stubborn to remove.
How often should I change my oil filter?
Car manufacturers often suggest that you should change your oil filter every time you change your oil. This can be as little as every 3 months or 3,000 miles. It is important to refer to your vehicle handbook and to seek professional advice if you are at all unsure.