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. Thanks, RM
Manufacturer's Oil Filter? on 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT
by mimron2001 in Canoga Park, CA on April 13, 2009
ANSWER by patrick mannion on April 13, 2009
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.