Manufacturer's Oil Filter? on 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT

I had thought I had heard in the past that the oil filter for my car should only be replaced by the manufacturers' oil filter. True? I had heard it was specifically made for my car.

Can I just go to Firestone or some place like that and have them put on any filter they say fits my car?

Please advise.



Asked by for the 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT
1 answer
Everyone has there own preference. The filter designed by the manufacturer of course meets manufacturer specification. An American manufacturer called Wix makes great filters. Consumer Reports did a test on filters some faired better than others.
I dislike Fram and some cheaper filters as they don't seem to have the same filtration that other filters claim to have.