2006 Honda Civic Q&A
2006 Honda Civic Question: Oil Filter Quality
You mention in an oil change article: "We recommend using a high-quality engine oil filter. Cheap filters wear more quickly and may not properly keep contaminants out of the engine." If you do your own oil changes, sure, no problem. You can buy a Fram or Purolator. But what about the oil change places like Jiffy Lube and the myriads of other independents? How do you know their no-name oil filter isn't junk? Has anyone ever brought their own filter to an oil change place, and then asked for a price break to compensate? I've thought of doing that. Thanks for the great site!! Dan Kap, Whittier, CA - DanK5
I would absolutely voice my concerns about this to whomever is is servicing my car. Quality varies widely on parts , oil filters are critical. - spyder
Quality of filters and filtration material in these filters vary greatly. I saw a great article a few years ago (I think it was Consumer Reports, sorry I didn't keep it), I use OE filters or Wix brand on all my cars. For liability reasons and profit/labor price structure many shops will not fit "customer supplied parts". - patrick mannion
Yes, you can bring your own oil filter and receive a discount on the total bill. I have done it. - Visitor
Thanks, Pat. The variable quality of oil filters has bothered me. At the oil change places, it's like Forrest Gump said about a box of chocolates..."You never know what you're gonna get." A few, ...