Believe it or not, it is normal for your engine to get dirty and dark as your engine runs. As the motor oil flows through the engine, it tends to pick up contaminants and metal shavings. Fortunately, the oil gets pushed through the filter to get rid of the debris before entering the engine again. This is why oil change services and filter replacements are imperative to preserve your engine.
Oil filters will get clogged enough so much that oil won’t be able to flow through the filter efficiently. Nowadays, most cars can go beyond 3,000 miles before needing service. In fact, most automakers have intervals every 5k, 10k, and sometimes even 15k miles. That is why most oil filters are built with a higher capacity to match.
In other words, you should replace your oil filter every time you get an oil change. That makes things easier to remember, and you’ll have peace of mind that your engine parts are protected from damage.
If you switch from conventional oil to synthetic oil or a different type of oil, please remember to adjust your oil filter accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your oil changes or oil filters, please do not hesitate to contact the team at City Garage.
The team at City Garage is equipped to handle all your automotive needs, including maintenance and major repairs. We welcome you to give us a call or fill out our online form to schedule your upcoming oil change service today.