Frequent oil filters replacing extends your vehicle's life and its trouble-free operation!
Replacing the oil filters is a mandatory procedure that accompanies the oil change in the engine. It is carried out by default at the mechanic shops. When the time comes to drain off the engine oil, the oil filter cartridge is heavily-clogged at 100% of the cases by this time. The oil filter holds all the excess sludge and grime that the oil catches while lubricating the engine. In this situation, when the engine is running, oil goes around the filter and is not used for cleaning. Engine wear is inevitable although the dashboard does not signal a malfunction. Therefore, engine oil filter replacing is a necessary step.
Service or self-replacement of the oil filters or engine oil filter cartridge
If you have enough experience in replacing the oil filters and free time, you can carry out the procedure yourself. But in order not to risk and to make mistakes, we recommend you contact a professional. Each service expert has enough experience working with different brands of cars in order to choose the right and quality type of oil, replace it and engine oil filters.
Tips for self-installing of oil filters
- Leave the pallet under the car and locate the oil filter.
- Loosen the filter using the oil filter wrench by turning it counterclockwise. Remove the old filter by hand but be careful when taking it off - it has hot oil inside it.
- Before installing a new one, apply a little bit of clean engine oil to the new rubber gasket (check the operating instructions for your car) so it will not stick and crack, in addition, it is a good protection against oil leaks.
- Finally, install and screw the new filter with the oil filter wrench by hand.
Please, check your car's manual to find out what size oil filter you need. If you have any doubts about oil filters choosing, contact the Great Lakes Lubricants online auto parts store’ manager by phone or e-mail to get all necessary advice.