What Is An Oil Filter?

We are all familiar with an oil change, but did you know that you have to get your oil filter changed too. As your engine operates, dirt and debris seep into the oil, and oil sludge can build up as a result. Fortunately, motor oil contains surfactants that move the contaminants through the oil filter. Consequently, an oil filter can eventually get clogged up — so much so that oil cannot flow freely through the filter material anymore. Once your filter becomes clogged, dirty oil will be circulating through the system, making the engine run inefficiently.


Modern vehicles typically have longer recommended oil change intervals. They can sometimes go up to 5,000, 10,000, and even 15,000 miles before needing an oil change due to synthetic and synthetic blend oils. Of course, you need to follow the manufacturer's recommendations on what type and grade of oil should be used — but you also need to use higher quality and higher capacity oil filters.


A standard capacity oil filter, tailored for traditional motor oil, can last for many months and several thousands of miles or kilometers before the recommended change interval. Today, many drivers choose to switch to synthetic lubricant for better protection and increase their oil change interval. If you do make this change, remember that you need an oil filter with an extended capacity to match.


Oil Change in Coppell, TX

It is highly recommended that you consult with your service technician at Bimmer Motor Specialists regarding the type of oil your vehicle should use and your oil change interval. Our team of experts can help you determine your motor oil needs and ensure that your oil filter is compatible with the performance of your oil. Please also do not hesitate to refer to your owner's manual in the meantime. 


If your vehicle is due for an oil change, give us a call or visit today!