After buying a quality used car from The Auto Connection, do you know enough about oil filters to keep your car at peak performance? There’s a lot to learn about oil filters. So, how well do you know your oil filter?

Oil is the life blood of your engine. But as it circulates throughout the engine, it picks up hitchhikers along the way. These are known as contaminants. Or, if you will, dirt. As you can imagine, this dirt can be damaging to your engine—even lead to the engine’s demise. That’s where oil filters come in to keep your engine running smoothly.

From race cars to mini vans, every engine has an oil filter to fit its needs. Though we all want to save money, be careful when choosing an oil filter. In most cases, you get what you pay for.

Because the filter’s design impacts the performance of your vehicle, if you’re driving a quality used car, you’ll want to purchase a quality oil filter. When an oil filter does its job, it protects internal engine components from damage caused by contaminants.

Some oil filters may actually void your warranty if they’re deemed unsuitable by your vehicle’s manufacturer. Be sure to check your owner’s manual for details.

If you’re still having trouble, give us a call. We’d be happy to help—that’s why they call us the car buyer’s best friend.

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