Quick Answer: Can I Use Any Oil Filter For My Car??

You will want to check with your vehicle’s manufacturer to make sure, but typically any automotive filters that are made for modern vehicles can be used with any type of oil.

Every major motor oil manufacturer says you do not need a special or different oil filter when using synthetic oil.

Does it matter what kind of oil filter you use?

Filter manufacturers usually make several grades of filters—good, better, best. If you use a mineral oil and change it and your filter on schedule, you don’t need to spend more for a better filter. But if you use a synthetic oil or intend to go longer between oil changes, buy a top-of-the-line name-brand filter.

How do I know what size oil filter I need?

The other three sizes are thread size, filter height and filter diameter.

  • Remove the oil filter and drain the oil into a catch pan. Use a ruler to measure the diameter of the screw hole on the old filter.
  • Measure the diameter of the filter.
  • Measure the height of the filter.

What is the best oil filter to use with synthetic oil?

Mobil 1 Extended Performance Oil Filters offer the ultimate protection for your engine – especially when used with Mobil 1 fully synthetic motor oil. In fact, Mobil 1 oil filters provide up to 15,000 miles of guaranteed protection when used with synthetic motor oil.

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