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Oil Filter

Oil Filter

Oil Filter Buyer's Guide

What is an Oil Filter?

Unfiltered motor oil contains minuscule particles that can wear down the surfaces of your engine, leading to accelerated wear and tear. Oil filters are vital for removing these unwanted contaminants from your engine’s motor oil. AllMoparParts carries a wide range of genuine Mopar oil filter that are compatible with select model-years of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram.

Keep Your Engine Running Smoothly with OEM Mopar Oil Filter

The engine motor oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle and the oil filter plays a vital role in keeping this oil clean and optimized to meet your engine’s performance needs. Oil left unfiltered for a period of time can become saturated with debris and harmful particles that can wear your oil pump’s machined components and damage the bearing surfaces in your engine. Without clean motor oil, your engine cannot perform at an optimum level. 

The process starts with your engine motor oil passing through the oil pump, where the filter does its job of purifying the oil and pumps its back into the engine for reuse. This filtration system removes waste and captures all contaminants from your engine motor oil before pumping it back into your engine. 

Since these filters are constantly running, they accumulate dirt and wear, making them less effective over time. This, in turn, hinders fuel flow and impairs your engine’s performance. The most common indicators of a worn or malfunctioning filtration system include reduced oil pressure, acceleration problems, and metallic noises under the hood.

Tips on How to Choose an Oil Filter

When choosing an oil filter for your vehicle, you’ll need to consider the drain and oil change intervals, as well as the filter’s compatibility with your car engine.

Drain & Oil Change Interval

Choosing the best oil filter requires multiple considerations. Among these include:

  • The type of oil in your engine (regular vs synthetic)

  • The drain and oil change interval of your vehicle

  • You’d also want to ensure that the filter is rated to last for the recommended drain interval (i.e. oil change interval) of your vehicle.

Compatibility

Engines have specific oil filters depending on the engine design and type of oil that it uses. This means oil filters that are too big or small may not fit or mount the engine properly. It also affects threading, which means that the filter cannot be tightened properly and will loosen over time, causing oil leaks. Make sure to check your car engine or the information provided by your auto manufacturer to learn what type of oil filter your engine is compatible with it.

Engine Oil Filters: Repair or Replace?

While common knowledge is that one should replace oil filters every oil change, most car manufacturers say these components should be changed every three months or after 3,000 miles. However, since no car is made equal, the better gauge to follow is to replace the filter every 7,500 miles.

Keep in mind that if the Service Engine light of your car is on, it means that your engine system is not working efficiently due to possible grime or debris in the circulating oil. It’s better to check whether or not you have to replace your car’s oil filter ahead of schedule rather than risk spending on expensive engine diagnostics and repairs. Also, take note that driving regularly under severe weather conditions could lead to more frequent engine oil filter replacements.

How to Install an Oil Filter

  1. Start your engine and run it for a few minutes to warm the oil for easier draining during the oil and filter change process.

  2. Drive your car onto a ramp and apply the parking brake.

  3. Find your car’s oil drain plug and put the oil pan below before loosening the plug with a socket wrench.

  4. Push the plug back towards the pan as you unscrew it to keep the oil from rushing out or until you’re ready to remove the plug from the hole.

  5. Locate your car’s filler cap and remove it to drain old oil faster and easier.

  6. Replace the oil drain plug and screw it tightly. Make sure not to over-tighten it.

  7. Remove the existing filtration and make sure the gasket from the old filter is not stuck to the mounting surface of your engine.

  8. Coat the rubber seal of the new filter with fresh oil.

  9. Lubricate the new oil filter before screwing it into place.

  10. Pour in the new oil using a clean funnel. Use oil that’s specified for your vehicle.

  11. Replace the cap after pouring in the appropriate amount of oil.

  12. Run your engine to check for leaks around the oil drain plug and filter.

  13. Correct leaks if there are any.

  14. Check your engine oil level and dispose of the used oil and oil filter after.

Frequently Asked Questions about Mopar Oil Filters

Here are the frequently asked questions about Oil Filters.

How often should I change the oil filter of my car?

The better average mileage to follow for oil filter changes or replacements is every 7,500 miles. Most car manufacturers recommend changing the filtration every 3,000 miles or every oil change, whichever comes first. However, this is not always the case since not all vehicles are made the same or driven in the same conditions.

Can I reuse an oil filter?

It is better to replace your car oil filter whenever necessary, be it every oil change or once it has reached a certain amount of mileage. This accessory is designed to capture contaminants and keep the engine oil as clean as possible. Over time, soot, dirt particles, and other debris will accumulate and will open the oil filter bypass. This will lead to no filtration and can damage your engine.

What oil filter do I need?

Check if your vehicle is using either regular oil or synthetic oil, or if it requires a specific size or threading for that oil type. Install the right component after checking so that the oil filter will mount properly and not loosen and cause oil leaks.

Shop Genuine Mopar Oil Filters Online at AllMoparParts

To keep your engine running smoothly, it’s important to replace your oil filter regularly or as recommended by your auto manufacturer. If you’re looking for genuine Mopar parts and accessories for your vehicle, look no further than AllMoparParts. We carry the best oil filters and other brand-new Mopar parts and accessories.

Need to perform a Mopar oil filter lookup? To ensure the correct fitment, email us your VIN number prior to placing your order and we’ll confirm vehicle fitment. Browse the various categories to discover more discounted 100% original Mopar parts and accessories.