The engine at the heart of your Honda requires clean motor oil running through it. The problem is, even the newest motor oil contains impurities. If those make their way to your engine, they can collect on the engine parts and create performance issues. That's why your vehicle came with a factory oil filter.
How an Oil Filter Works
Your factory oil filter strains those pollutants out of the oil before it travels to your engine to lubricate the various moving parts. Since motor oil also collects contaminants that build up in your engine, it's important that those be removed before the oil returns to the engine. Once again, the filter handles that job. In time, though, even the highest quality oil filter will get clogged or degrade. That's not ideal.
How to Tell if Your Oil Filter is Going Bad
Check your owner's manual to determine how often you should change your oil filter. However, if you notice any of these signs you should check yours immediately:
- The oil pressure dash light comes in
- Engine performance worsens
- Sputtering engine
- Dirty smoke from your exhaust
- Your engine is making odd noises
When you do change your oil filter, make sure to only use genuine OEM oil filters. That ensures that you're using the filter designed to work with your model and its engine. An aftermarket filter may not be the right size, which can lead to the gasket not sealing. In worst case scenarios a poorly-fitting filter can come completely loose and result in engine damage. Choose the best oil filter for your Honda. Our online auto parts department is well-stocked and ready to ship at once. Order today!
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