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What Does an Oil Filter Do?

What Does an Oil Filter Do?

There’s more to an oil change than replacing the oil itself. At most auto service shops, they will inspect other aspects under the hood to ensure everything works. Another aspect of an oil service is the oil filter. The oil filter is a little cylinder component that can do wonders on keeping your motor clean. Read on to learn more about the oil filter and what it does. Oil Filter Basics Your engine has many components that all require lubrication from motor oil. Engine oil improves efficiency and reduces wear and tear on those components, allowing more power production. Before oil flows through the engine, it needs to be filtered through the oil filter. The oil running through the engine can only be effective for so long until it gets dirty. As motor oil flows in and out, it can pick up dirt, metal fragments, and other contaminants. To keep the nasty stuff out of the engine, the oil is kept clean with the oil filter. It traps these harmful particles, so your oil can last long ... read more

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