Skip To Content

Best Auto Repair, Brandon

901 W Brandon Blvd
Suite A Brandon, FL 33511

813-654-8686
Opening Hours
  • Mon 7:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Tue 7:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 7:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Thu 7:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 7:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed
CONTACT US

No Strain, No Gain (The Basics of Oil Filters)

Posted November 1, 2020 7:20 AM

Ever wonder what one of the best things is to ever happen to your vehicle's engine?  It's the little thing that usually looks like a can, the oil filter.

Just like your kitchen sink strainer filters out errant particles of food from clogging your drain, the oil filter cleans out small particles that could cause your engine harm.

Your engine operates in a dirty, hot environment and gathers a lot of tiny contaminants like dirt, dust, little metal shards and unlucky bugs that get sucked in.  Get those things circulating in your engine and those little particles can cause friction, which starts wearing out those finely machined metal parts. 

You know how important it is to change your oil regularly.  It's vital that you change your oil filter at the same time to keep the oil as close to brand new as possible.

Most oil filters look like a metal can with some holes in the bottom.  Inside there are carefully chosen materials that can screen out the contaminants while at the same time allow the lubricating oil to pass through.  Early oil filters had steel wool, metal mesh or actual screens.  Then they tried fabric filters using material such as linen and cotton.  Finally, a less expensive disposable filter using paper and cellulose did the trick.

Cellulose or other synthetic media are used in most oil filters today.  Cellulose is inexpensive and effective.  Fibers filter out particulates and let the oil flow.  The other synthetic media have the ability to screen out even tinier particles while not significantly restricting the oil from getting through.  Engineers continue to work on even more advanced filter material.

Choosing the right oil filter is something our pros at autoclinic of brandon can help you with  because there are a lot of them out there.  Factoring into that decision are your driving habits, how far you drive and the temperatures to which your engine will be subjected.  While some filters will cost more than others, they may be worth it to extend the life of your engine. 

But most important is remembering to come have your oil changed at autoclinic of brandon regularly at the intervals recommended by the vehicle's manufacturer. Just like you wouldn't want to have a plumber come over to fix a clogged kitchen drain, you certainly wouldn't want to have to pay for major engine repairs if they could be prevented by regular oil and filter changes.


autoclinic of brandon
901A WEST BRANDON BLVD
brandon, florida 33511
813-654-8686



Search



Archive

December 2009 (3)
January 2010 (3)
February 2010 (4)
March 2010 (4)
April 2010 (5)
May 2010 (2)
June 2010 (1)
July 2010 (4)
August 2010 (4)
September 2010 (3)
October 2010 (3)
November 2010 (4)
December 2010 (5)
January 2011 (4)
February 2011 (4)
March 2011 (5)
April 2011 (4)
May 2011 (4)
June 2011 (1)
August 2011 (3)
September 2011 (3)
October 2011 (2)
December 2011 (4)
February 2012 (2)
March 2012 (4)
April 2012 (4)
May 2012 (1)
June 2012 (3)
July 2012 (1)
August 2012 (1)
November 2012 (1)
December 2012 (2)
March 2013 (1)
April 2013 (4)
May 2013 (1)
September 2013 (1)
October 2013 (5)
November 2013 (2)
January 2014 (2)
February 2014 (4)
March 2014 (1)
July 2014 (4)
August 2014 (7)
September 2014 (4)
October 2014 (5)
November 2014 (4)
December 2014 (4)
January 2015 (5)
February 2015 (4)
March 2015 (4)
April 2015 (4)
May 2015 (3)
June 2015 (5)
July 2015 (1)
September 2015 (2)
October 2015 (4)
November 2015 (5)
December 2015 (2)
February 2016 (2)
March 2016 (3)
April 2016 (4)
May 2016 (5)
June 2016 (4)
July 2016 (5)
August 2016 (4)
September 2016 (4)
October 2016 (4)
November 2016 (5)
December 2016 (4)
January 2017 (5)
February 2017 (4)
March 2017 (4)
April 2017 (4)
May 2017 (5)
June 2017 (4)
July 2017 (5)
August 2017 (3)
September 2017 (3)
October 2017 (4)
November 2017 (5)
December 2017 (3)
January 2018 (5)
February 2018 (4)
March 2018 (4)
April 2018 (5)
May 2018 (4)
June 2018 (3)
July 2018 (5)
August 2018 (4)
September 2018 (5)
October 2018 (4)
November 2018 (4)
December 2018 (5)
January 2019 (5)
February 2019 (4)
March 2019 (5)
April 2019 (4)
May 2019 (4)
June 2019 (5)
July 2019 (4)
August 2019 (4)
September 2019 (5)
October 2019 (4)
November 2019 (4)
December 2019 (5)
January 2020 (5)
February 2020 (4)
March 2020 (5)
April 2020 (4)
May 2020 (5)
June 2020 (4)
July 2020 (4)
August 2020 (5)
September 2020 (4)
October 2020 (4)
November 2020 (5)

Categories

Air Conditioning (12)Alignment (15)Alternator (1)Auto Safety (7)Automotive News (7)Battery (13)Battery Replacement (1)Brake Service (2)Brakes (14)Cabin Air Filter (7)Check Engine Light (3)Cooling System (14)Customer Detective Work (1)Dashboard (3)Diagnostics (6)Did You Know (4)Diesel Maintenance (1)Differential Service (2)Drive Train (9)Emergency Items (1)Engine Air Filter (2)Exhaust (8)Fluids (16)Following Recommended Intervals (3)Fuel Economy (7)Fuel Filter (1)Fuel Pump (1)Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil (1)Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down (2)Fuel System (44)Headlamps (3)Inspection (5)Keys to a long lasting vehicle (5)Maintenance (56)Making Your Vehicle Last (1)Monitoring System (3)Oil Change (5)Older Vehicles (4)Parts (9)Safe Driving (1)Safety (6)Serpentine Belt (3)Service Intervals (9)Service Standards (12)Shocks & Struts (7)Spark Plugs (1)Steering (9)Suspension (2)Timing Belt (8)Tire Rotation and Balancing (1)Tires (2)Tires and Wheels (41)Transfer Case (1)Transmission (7)Warranty (1)What Customers Should Know (40)Wheel Bearings (1)Windshield Wipers (7)

coupons

Oil Change Special!

view coupon

$14.95 Conventional Oil up to 5 qts
(by appointment only)

  • TECH-NET Professional Service Center
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • CARQUEST
  • BBB Reviews
  • Car Care Aware
TAP TO CALL NOW 813-654-8686 X