auto maintenance December 14, 2017

Changing Your Oil Filter as Part of the Oil Change Process

Your car’s oil filter works to trap large particles, such as dirt, carbon, and metal particles, from oil before they can damage your engine. The more dirt and particles an oil filter can catch and hold, the better. The oil filter also protects the engine by retaining a small amount of oil when the car is turned off, which circulates quickly into the engine right after the car is started, restoring proper lubrication.

It’s imperative that an oil filter be changed before it becomes clogged. Therefore, changing your car’s oil filter is an important part of the oil change process. If you wait too long to change the oil and oil filter, the oil filter may become ineffective, as the contaminants it’s holding build up and restrict the flow of oil through the filter. A clogged filter will prevent lubrication from reaching all parts of the engine, which can cause serious damage and lead to significant, expensive repairs.

For more information changing your car’s oil filter as part of the oil change process, contact Wiygul Automotive Clinic. Specializing in complete foreign and domestic repair service, Wiygul Automotive Clinic has been serving the Burke, Virginia and surrounding area since 1996.

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