Auto Systems and Repair: Oil Filter
Symptoms of Wear or Failure
- Abnormal knocking noise from engine
- Engine oil leak
Related Repair Advice
- Manufacturers differ in their recommended guidelines for when engine oil and oil filters should be changed. As a general rule, however, engine oil should be changed every 3,000 miles to keep the engine healthy and to prolong its life.
- We recommend using a high-quality engine oil filter. Cheap filters wear more quickly and may not properly keep contaminants out of the engine.
- We recommend replacing the drain plug gasket along with the oil and oil filter